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79 people presumed dead in London tower block fire

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The fire has prompted warnings about fire safety risks in many other council tower blocks built in the same era. "The terrible reality is, as I've said before, is that due to the intensity of the fire and the devastation within Grenfell Tower that we may not be able to identify everybody that died", he said. Read More »

7 lakh throng Puri to witness auto festival

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The Mahesh Rath Yatra is considered to be the second oldest chariot festival in the world and the oldest in Bengal, having been celebrated since 1396. People thronged on roads, went up to roof tops to have a glance of their beloved Lord Jagannath, as the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) marked the 46th edition of the chariot festival in the state capital. Read More »

China asks Pakistan, Afghan to meet halfway to improve ties

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In response, Aziz said that Pakistan is willing to intensify communication and improve relations with the Afghan side and to support the political reconciliation process. Aziz said that during talks with the Chinese leader, Pakistan emphasised that it wants peaceful relations with all its neighbours, including India. Read More »

US warplane blasts Syrian drone from sky

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The larger problem, the officials and analysts said , is that Trump and his national security team have not advanced a long-term political strategy for Syria's future. Moscow's warning on Monday to US-allied warplanes west of the Euphrates escalated the threat of a direct Russian-American confrontation in Syria , following the first U.S. Read More »

London Mosque Suspect Charged With 'Terrorism-Related Murder'

Darren Osborne , 47, will appear before magistrates in central London later Friday in relation to the charges, police and prosecutors said. A statement from Mr Ali's family read: "We are devastated by the loss of a husband, father, brother and grandfather, Makram Ali , in this tragic event". Read More »

North Korea tests rocket engine

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The news comes amid rising tensions between Washington and Pyongyang over the North's nuclear ambitions . But a U.S. official conceded to Fox News that although spy satellites have spotted increased activity around the test site, "nobody knows what that means". Read More »

Modi, Shah to be present when Kovind files nomination on Friday

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Panneerselvam said BJP national president Amit Shah had sought support from him for Kovind and the matter was discussed with senior functionaries of the faction today, besides the MPs and the MLAs owing allegiance to him. An "opportunity" has been provided for a member of the Dalit community to be elected to the President's office, and "for providing that opportunity [to Mr. Read More »

Police carry demonstrators away from protest

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A police spokeswoman said numerous protesters "removed themselves from their wheelchairs and lay themselves on the floor". The protest came as Senate Republicans released a 142-page draft of its long-awaited healthcare reform bill yesterday, following weeks of secret talks within the GOP , which allowed no Senate hearings and no Democratic amendments. Read More »

Tear gas, checkpoints greet LGBT pride in Turkey

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The police officers also barred people from entering Istiklal Avenue and turned back all those thought to be linked to the banned event. But at least 100 protesters gathered in the nearby Cihangir neighbourhood, beating drums and chanting: 'Don't be quiet, shout out, gays exist!' Footage posted on the internet appeared to show police firing tear gas and nationalists were seen clashing with LGBT activists. Read More »

Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul

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The Senate GOP unveiled its proposal Thursday. That means that Republican supporters of the legislation can only lose two Republican votes, with Vice President Mike Pence casting a tie-breaking vote if the Senate splits 50-50. The leader of the minority Senate Democrats, Senator Charles Schumer, said Sunday that Republicans have "at best a 50-50 chance" of approving their Senate proposal. Read More »

AP analysis indicates Idaho district lines favor Republicans

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An Associated Press analysis shows that congressional districts drawn by Texas' Republican-controlled Legislature helped the party gain almost four extra U.S. How the court rules could influence congressional redistricting and legislative reapportionment nationwide after the 2020 Census. "Obviously if you're the party in power and your members wanted to draw districts that helped themselves get elected, to a certain extent that's naturally going to benefit the majority", Kottkamp noted. Read More »

Andres Romero wins first title in nine years in Munich

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The Spaniard's chip was well-struck but just a few inches to the right of the hole, while Bland allowed too much break with his eagle putt to leave Romero celebrating his second European Tour win, and his first since making his breakthrough at the Deutsche Bank Players Championship of Europe in July 2007. Read More »

S. Koreans march to protest US missile defence system

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The United States has invested billions of dollars in these systems in the hope that they would be able to shoot down North Korean ballistic missiles in the event of a conflict. "Resumption of dialogue with North Korea may need to be pursued in close cooperation and consultation with the United States, but South Korea does not need to be allowed by the U.S. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn gets rock star welcome at Glastonbury Festival

Corbyn was pictured at the event pulling pints of beer for joyful music fans, and his name has also become a festival chant for revelers. Chants of " Corbyn , Corbyn" began as the festival gates opened at Worthy Farm at 7am on Wednesday and have continued ever since. Read More »

Japan enacts controversial anti-terror law

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The government also said the legislation is needed to ratify a United Nations treaty on global organized crime, though critics said it could empower the authorities on surveillance and endanger civil liberties. Opposition Democratic Party leader Renho, who goes by only one name, made a statement that deemed the legislation "brutal" and a violation of free thought. Read More »

Colorado officer escorting Pence motorcade hurt in crash

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Daly was talking about Satan - not the vice president. When Pence wasn't talking up the work of Focus on the Family , he was promoting the administration's agenda, and presenting Trump as a president who was one of them. FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2004, file photograph, the administrative headquarters of Focus on the Family is shown on the north side of Colorado Springs, Colo . Read More »

Daniel Ricciardo would have bet all his money on not winning

Up ahead, Hamilton asked over the radio where Bottas was, perhaps concerned his teammate would not be able to protect him from Vettel later in the race. He entered the pit lane. A sullen-looking Vettel chatted to Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene, while Hamilton slipped on his headphones as he listened to music with his sunglasses on. Read More »

House Democrat: 'We need new leadership'

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Handel, who left an abusive home as a teen, will be the first Republican woman to represent Georgia in Congress. Republicans also control most of the state legislative chambers, and most state governorships. Some Democrats have blamed Pelosi for the party's loss in the Georgia special election on Tuesday. "It should be a wake-up call for Democrats". Read More »

Toll from Pakistan tanker fire climbs to 148

The fire occurred near Ahmedpur Sharqia, Bahawalpur in Punjab when the locals gathered near the tanker to collect fuel that had leaked out of it. A series of deadly militant attacks across the country Friday unnerved many Pakistanis, with officials increasing the death toll from the assaults in three cities Sunday to a total of 69. Read More »

Trump breaks with tradition, forgoes Ramadan dinner

The post included a video that urged the public to also celebrate the Eid al-Fitr, which Tsai said was a significant holiday for Muslims around the world and a celebration of bonds among families and friends. During this month of fasting from dawn to dusk, many Muslims in America and around the world will find meaning and inspiration in acts of charity and meditation that strengthen our communities. Read More »

Anti-police protesters disrupt Twin Cities Pride Parade

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Twin Cities Pride executive director Dot Belstler wrote in a Facebook post that a lone police auto would be clearing the parade route prior to the parade as is required by Minneapolis statute. At Pride Toronto's AGM, a vote on the demands was held, with board members narrowly deciding to agree to ban police. Over the megaphone, they said Twin Cities Pride has perpetuated white supremacy and urged parade-goers to join them in protest, although few did. Read More »

Shuttler Srikanth wins Australian Open Super Series title

The Badminton Association of India announced a cash award of Rs five lakh to Srikanth for clinching the Australian Open Super Series title in Sydney on Sunday. The Indian seized the opportunity with a straight smash which left his opponent stranded. Srikanth had a comfortable lead towards the end of the game which helped him get past Chen easily. Read More »

Arab states don't seek 'regime change' in Qatar

Emirati Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash told reporters in Dubai on Saturday that his country and its allies, Saudi Arabia , Egypt and Bahrain , do not want "regime change" in Qatar, but a "behavioral change". The four countries have given Doha a 10-day deadline to meet the demands. Qatar is yet to comment on the demands, although officials have previously said that they will not negotiate until the blockade is lifted. Read More »

Cable auto snaps in Gulmarg, 5 die, 4 from one Delhi family

Three Kashmiri tourist guides, Mukhtar Ahmad of Chonti Patri Babareshi , and Jahangir Ahmad and Farooq Ahmad Chopan , both residents of Tangmarg-were also killed in the accident, the official said. The cable auto at Gulmarg ferries passengers to a height of 4,100 metres (13,450 feet) for panoramic views of the snow-clad Himalayas. As per former Chief Minister of J&K, Omar Abdullah's tweet ( @abdullah_omar ) this is first-of-its-kind accident in the valley. Read More »

Republicans, Democrats Play Ball for 'Team Scalise'

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The bullet damaged blood vessels, bones, and internal organs, Sava said . The Congressional Baseball Game Facebook page will also carry a live stream of the game and it will be broadcast on C-SPAN, a spokeswoman for the Congressional Baseball Game said. Read More »

34 high-rise tower blocks across UK fail fire safety test

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Every high-rise building tested by British government officials in the wake of the Grenfell Tower inferno has failed to meet fire safety regulations. Around 4,000 residents from all five Chalcots towers were initially evacuated, but one of the five was deemed safe and residents allowed to return. Read More »

Hillary Clinton: Republicans Will be "Death Party" if Obamacare Repeal Passes

Last month, the House passed their version of the bill, which would strip health care from 24 million people , according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office . We reached her in Aspen, Colo., where she's attending a conference. "But I think we all ought to be very sober to the fact that there's nothing really that can be done to fix the situation that they're in right now". Read More »

UAE condemns "terrorist crime" targeting Grand Mosque in Makkah

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The ministry "confirms that this terrorist network, whose. plan was thwarted, violated - in what they would have perpetrated - all sanctities by targeting the security of the Grand Mosque, the holiest place on Earth". The country has seen many deadly blasts in recent years, majority were carried out by Islamic State militant group. In July 2016, a suicide bombing there killed four members of Saudi Arabia's security forces. Read More »