• 12 dead in London high-rise blaze, police confirm
12 dead in London high-rise blaze, police confirm

It said the causes of the fire would be fully investigated. "I spoke to a lady that lives on the 21st floor". By mid-morning, the building looked to be just smoking ruins but the fire took hold once again. "There was no fire around at all and after around 40 minutes a friend of ours called us from the 17th floor to tell us to get out - there ...

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  • Gordon Brown Successor Lesley Laird Given Shadow Cabinet Post In Labour Reshuffle
Gordon Brown Successor Lesley Laird Given Shadow Cabinet Post In Labour Reshuffle

Speaking on the Today programme, former interim Labour leader Harriet Harman said Corbyn "has shown us he can lead us forward" after previously expecting him to send the party "into the abyss". There had been speculation that the likes of Yvette Cooper and Hilary Benn might return to the shadow cabinet but they are likely to focus on securing re-...

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  • United Kingdom prime minister, N Ireland party to hold alliance talks
United Kingdom prime minister, N Ireland party to hold alliance talks

May began talks with the Northern Ireland-based party to see if they can create an alliance to push through the Conservative Party's agenda after a disastrous snap election left her short of a majority in Parliament. One possible effect of Brexit is the "hardening" of the border between UK-controlled Northern Ireland and the state of Ireland. Some ...

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  • May says DUP talks continue but London fire a real focus
May says DUP talks continue but London fire a real focus

Despite the uncertainty over her ability to govern, May had confirmed that Brexit negotiations - expected to be the most complex global talks Britain has held for decades - would begin as planned next week. The BBC said that would now not happen, a delay which could possibly postpone Brexit talks due to begin next week. Nigel Farage, former h...

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  • US consumer prices slipped 0.1 percent in May
US consumer prices slipped 0.1 percent in May

If inflation doesn't pick up, he said, the Fed will find that raising rates and reducing its balance sheet is "going to be a hard maneuver". The report is the Fed's last peek at inflation before officials conclude a two-day policy meeting Wednesday afternoon.

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  • At least six dead in London apartment fire
At least six dead in London apartment fire

Prime Minister Theresa May was said to be "deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life" and newly appointed police and fire minister Nick Hurd will chair a meeting of the Civil Contingencies Secretariat to co-ordinate the response. By early morning, most of the block was a smouldering hulk as firefighters sprayed water onto floors within reach of ap...

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  • Lankford: Trump's Flynn Comments to Comey Had a 'Light Touch'
Lankford: Trump's Flynn Comments to Comey Had a 'Light Touch'

JAMES COMEY , Former Director, FBI: I need to get that out into the public square. During his testimony, Comey explained why he recorded his private talks with the United States president, saying that he was afraid Trump might "lie" about them.

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  • Hostages Held, Nine Killed in Attack at Somalia Restaurant
Hostages Held, Nine Killed in Attack at Somalia Restaurant

An eyewitness said a bomber rammed his vehicle loaded with explosives at the entrance of Posh restaurant and a Hotel near Benadir junction, then 4 gunmen were reported to have stormed the building. Al Shabaab, which has carried out a campaign of suicide bombings in its bid to topple the Somali government and impose its strict interpretation of Isla...

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  • Grenfell Tower fire: Death toll rises to 12
Grenfell Tower fire: Death toll rises to 12

Another witness, Saimar Lleshi, saw people tying together sheets in an attempt to escape. People were reportedly treated for a range of injuries, including smoke inhalation. "That was the last time I heard from her", he said. Our thoughts go to the people who lived in the building and their families. "My reaction was; "This was a tragedy waitin...

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  • More people may still be inside burning London tower block
More people may still be inside burning London tower block

We could do nothing and we could see the stuff on the side was falling off, collapsing. Samira Lamrani, a witness, said one woman dropped a baby from a window on the ninth or 10th floor to people on the sidewalk. She said the first fire trucks were on the scene within six minutes. There was nothing they could do for these people with sheer terr...

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  • No Verdict Tonight: Cosby Jury Breaks for the Evening
No Verdict Tonight: Cosby Jury Breaks for the Evening

In his closing arguments, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele laid out why Cosby was charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault. The lawyer wound down by saying that while Cosby was "not perfect" what was happening was an injustice. "This ain't right!" bellowed McMonagle.

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  • Brexit talks left hanging as May tries to form alliance
Brexit talks left hanging as May tries to form alliance

DUP leader Arlene Foster signalled that the party was likely to stay away negotiating on controversial issues when she meets with May on Tuesday. May apologised to Conservative MPs on Monday, accepting personal responsibility for failing to win an outright victory and sacrificing the parliamentary majority she inherited from her predecessor ...

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  • Sessions' Testimony Denies Russia Collusion
Sessions' Testimony Denies Russia Collusion

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions tried to have his cake and eat it too when it came to his explanations during congressional testimony Tuesday for the firing of FBI Director James Comey . If so, it could lead investigators to further explore whether the president and Sessions had obstructed justice by firing Comey, and whether...

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  • Turkish economy minister to accompany FM on Qatar visit
Turkish economy minister to accompany FM on Qatar visit

WASHINGTON — The United States should consider moving its air base out of Qatar, the Emirati ambassador to the USA said Tuesday, encouraging the Trump administration to use its leverage to further pressure Qatar over alleged support for extremism.

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  • DC police say 2 arrests made in Turkish embassy melee case
DC police say 2 arrests made in Turkish embassy melee case

New Jersey contractor Eyup Yildirim - seen in video footage attacking protestors with Erdogan's bodyguards and kicking a woman - was charged with assault with significant bodily injury and aggravated assault. A man with a bullhorn was repeatedly kicked in the face. Eleven people were hurt in the fracas, nine of whom needed hospital treatment. A...

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  • Man shot in ankle after argument near NYC's Barclay Center
Man shot in ankle after argument near NYC's Barclay Center

At first, investigators said they were looking for two people, but now believe it's only one. A nearby hot dog vendor, Mohammed Ali, said "I walked down a little bit and saw someone on the floor". This is in close proximity to Barclays Center . In San Francisco, a gunman shot three people before turning the gun on himself and committed suicide a...

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  • 11-year-old Indiana boy dies when ATV ejects, flips onto him
11-year-old Indiana boy dies when ATV ejects, flips onto him

Mitchell Steckler, 11, of Haubstadt was taken to the Gibson General Hospital in Princeton following an ATV crash. According to conservation officers, the vehicle flipped over and the boy was ejected, with the ATV landing on top of him. The 11 year old driver suffered minor injuries, the 9 year old passenger was not injured and the 11 year old p...

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  • British PM May to meet Sinn Fein, other Northern Ireland parties
British PM May to meet Sinn Fein, other Northern Ireland parties

She told the BBC: "I'm suggesting that the Conservative Party works with those both within the House of Commons and with people without to ensure that as we leave the European Union , we have a Brexit that works for the economy and puts that first ".

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  • Turkey slams Arab countries for isolating Qatar
Turkey slams Arab countries for isolating Qatar

The crisis has put Turkey in a hard position as it views Qatar as one of its chief allies in the region, but Ankara also seeks to avoid damaging relations with Saudi Arabia and other Arab states. At Qatar's Hamad port on Wednesday workers were busy unloading containers of food and building materials, while another ship carrying livestock, i...

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  • 6 dead in London highrise fire
6 dead in London highrise fire

Drones were used to assess the building's stability. Metropolitan Police were called to reports of the fire at Grenfell Tower apartment block on Latimer Road at 1:16 am local time (00:16 GMT). But London Mayor Sadiq Khan cautioned that "a lot" of people are unaccounted for. The causes of the fire, one of the biggest in London in memo...

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