• London police considering manslaughter charge in Grenfell Tower fire
London police considering manslaughter charge in Grenfell Tower fire

Last week's Grenfell Tower fire was caused by a faulty fridge, and police are considering manslaughter charges after the insulation and tiles on the building failed safety tests , a Scotland Yard statement said Friday. The Metropolitan Police Service, which is leading the investigation, is examining the construction of the building, includin...

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  • Terrorist attack at Brussels train station carried out by Moroccan native
Terrorist attack at Brussels train station carried out by Moroccan native

Prime Minister Charles Michel is to hold a meeting with his top security advisers shortly, with a press conference expected afterwards. But he said that while security would be stepped up, the country's terror alert level would be kept stable.

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  • Deadly London tower blaze began in a Hotpoint fridge freezer
Deadly London tower blaze began in a Hotpoint fridge freezer

The investigation is one of the most complex ever undertaken by the Metropolitan Police, McCormack said. Ms McCormack said the tests carried out as part of the investigation were "small scale", but added: 'All I can say at the moment is they (tiles and insulation) don't pass any safety tests.

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  • British schoolboys wear skirts amid shorts ban in heatwave
British schoolboys wear skirts amid shorts ban in heatwave

The officials told boys no, citing the school's uniform code which does not allow shorts. The schoolboys at Isca Academy in the southwestern city of Exeter donned skirts instead of the officially mandated gray slacks. None of the boys involved in the protest will be punished, the statement added. Even in the world of fashion, pants are now se...

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  • Merkel calls Britain's residency stance, a 'good start'
Merkel calls Britain's residency stance, a 'good start'

Mr Tusk said that Brexit had taken up "very little time" in the two-day summit. "It's obvious that this is about reducing the citizens' rights", Tusk told reporters of his "first impression" of May's offer. Those with a shorter period of residency will be able to stay on to reach the five-year threshold and those arriving after a yet-to-be-define...

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  • London's Grenfell tower fire started with faulty fridge: Scotland Yard
London's Grenfell tower fire started with faulty fridge: Scotland Yard

Britain also ordered an immediate technical examination of the Whirlpool company's Hotpoint fridge model FF175BP, which had not been subject to any recall to establish whether further action should be taken, but said there was no need for owners to switch off their appliances.

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  • Erdogan criticized United States position on combating terrorism
Erdogan criticized United States position on combating terrorism

Both Saudi and Qatari officials appear to be seeking support from Ethiopia. UAE Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash, and key architect of the blockade on Qatar told CNN's John Defterios that Qatar offers "very, very huge logistical, financial support for extremist groups".

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  • US OKs sanctions bill to punish Russia
US OKs sanctions bill to punish Russia

Earlier Moscow said that the plans of the American senators threaten to turn into a new " sanctions peak". The measure flew in the face of President Donald Trump-who has both steadfastly called for better relations with Moscow and denied it had meddled in the election that saw him rise to power last year-now faces a hard decision on whether ...

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  • S. Korean leader observes missile test amid North's threats
S. Korean leader observes missile test amid North's threats

Moon observed the test-firing of a new midrange missile the country is developing to cope with growing threats from North Korea. The South Korean leader is set to hold a first summit meeting with his USA counterpart Donald Trump in Washington next week, with the threat posed by North Korea set to feature high on their agenda.

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  • Manslaughter charges eyed in deadly Grenfell Tower blaze
Manslaughter charges eyed in deadly Grenfell Tower blaze

The fire was not set deliberately but started in a Hotpoint fridge-freezer that was not previously part of any product recall, McCormack added. Investigators are also looking at the insulation behind the cladding and how the tiles were installed, she said.

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  • European Union citizens offered 'UK settled status' by PM May
European Union citizens offered 'UK settled status' by PM May

The proposals, which are subject to reciprocal arrangements being guaranteed for United Kingdom citizens in the remaining 27 European Union member states, have been given a cautious welcome by top Brussels figures. German Chancellor Angela Merkel , left, attends a round table meeting with, from left, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel , Port...

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  • Trevor Noah on Philando Castile footage: 'It broke me'
Trevor Noah on Philando Castile footage: 'It broke me'

A jury last Friday declared Yanez not guilty of second-degree manslaughter. The video was among thousands of files released Wednesday by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. A local Minnesota publication recounted Defense Attorney Earl Gray's closing argument from the trial: "Had it not been for Castile's decision to "get stoned" on ma...

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  • Trump says he's told 'a straight story' on Comey
Trump says he's told 'a straight story' on Comey

The interview, conducted Thursday at the White House and aired Friday morning, comes as Trump considers reducing the number of media briefings to once per week and requiring reporters to submit written questions in advance. His remarks came on the heels of Democrat Jon Ossoff's loss to Republican Karen Handel in the special election for Georgia's 6...

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  • Otto Warmbier funeral: 2500 celebrate life of North Korea detainee
Otto Warmbier funeral: 2500 celebrate life of North Korea detainee

Following Warmbier's death, the tour group that arranged his trip said it would no longer take Americans to North Korea . (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File). The comments published by the agency were North Korea's first reaction to Otto Warmbier's death in a US hospital Monday after it released him for what it called humanitarian reasons.

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  • Capitol Hill police break up health care bill protest
Capitol Hill police break up health care bill protest

As Capitol police conferred about what to do, the protesters chanted: "No cuts to Medicaid , save our liberty!" The protest was organized by the National ADAPT organization , a national grassroots disability rights organization "fighting to end the institutional bias".

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  • Pro-ISIS rebels storm school in Philippines, students held hostage
Pro-ISIS rebels storm school in Philippines, students held hostage

The school is in Pigcawayan in the North Cotabato province on Mindanaeo Island, where government troops and Islamists have been fighting for four weeks. Weakened by battle setbacks, some commanders have aligned themselves with the Islamic State in the hope of securing funding from the Middle East-based group, according to the military.

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  • Brexit: UK offer, a good start - Merkel
Brexit: UK offer, a good start - Merkel

Some are notably concerned about a lack of details and how family members of those citizens will be affected. Publicly, leaders said they looked forward to seeing the more technical details when Britain publishes a formal paper on the issue on Monday.

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  • Renewable energy sector could create more than 300000 jobs by 2020
Renewable energy sector could create more than 300000 jobs by 2020

More than one million total employment opportunities will be created by 2022, to achieve India's ambitious clean energy goals to install 160 GW of renewable power. For the past three years, CEEW and NRDC have annually surveyed India s solar and wind project developers, and now manufacturers, to collect accurate, market-based information on jobs cre...

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  • Political, Legal Experts Question Impartiality of Robert Mueller
Political, Legal Experts Question Impartiality of Robert Mueller

Michael Conaway and Adam Schiff , the leaders of the House Russia investigation, said in a joint statement following the meeting. Angus King, an independent from ME, said "we're 20 percent into" the collusion aspect of the investigation.

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  • British police: Manslaughter charges will be considered following deadly London fire
British police: Manslaughter charges will be considered following deadly London fire

They have also revealed that the building's insulation and cladding have failed safety tests . The number of people to have died in the fire , including those classed as missing presumed dead, remains at 79 , Det Supt McCormack said.

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