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Multiple deaths as 'unprecedented' blaze engulfs tower block

Pictures from the scene showed flames engulfing the block and a plume of smoke visible across the capital, while others showed residents looking out of windows in the block. The area is being evacuated and the people who have escaped from the horrific scenes can not believe they are still alive to talk about what happened. Read More »

London Firefighters Battle High-Rise Inferno, At Least 6 Fatalities Reported

Commander Stuart Cundy , from the Metropolitan Police , confirmed at least six deaths but said this figure was likely to rise. London Mayor Sadiq Khan has declared the fire a "major incident". Although the cause of the fire is not yet clear, some residents have pointed to plastic cladding, which can be found on the ground, as a possible cause. Read More »

Grenfell Tower fire: What we know so far

There are 120 apartments in the building, which was constructed in 1974. The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage. Another witness told Sky News that the "fire climbed up the side of the building.as if it was paper. In a statement posted to Twitter, London police said people are being treated for a range of injuries. "I walked out and saw the tower on fire", he said. Read More »

Five key takeaways from Jeff Sessions' testimony

Comey testified last week that he spoke with Sessions day after that meeting and told him he was not comfortable being alone with the president in that situation. Sessions said the decision to fire Comey was so as to have "a fresh start" at the FBI and had nothing to do with Comey's handling of the Bureau's Russian Federation probe. Read More »

London tower block fire injures 50

Residents were told to stay in their apartments in the event of fire, the Independent reported. "And I have seen people jump". He said he saw people waving flashlights from the top levels of the building and saw rescuers "doing an incredible job" trying to get people out. Read More »

Huge fire rips through Grenfell Tower in London

The cause of the fire, which broke out just before 1 a.m. (0000 GMT), was not known, the Fire Brigade said. Khan had been called to respond after reports that people had been advised in advance to remain in their flats in the event of fire. Read More »

Jeff Sessions blamed for impeding investigation at hearing

Sessions denied all of it and shielded his boss from any potential damage. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., pressed Sessions on why the attorney general actually recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation. "It's conceivable that that occurred", Sessions said. But Comey was kept on for months after they were both confirmed. He refused to say whether he had discussed pardons with Trump; or whether they had talked about the Russian Federation investigation; or how Trump had made the ... Read More »

India waiting with open arms for German investments: Modi

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The details of this meeting have not been finalised but MEA said the aim was to work towards a speedy resolution of an agreement in light of the Indo-German bilateral trade treaty having expired in March this year. "It is important we join forces in pushing to reopen negotiations, to ensure stable trade relations for the future", he said. "We want to attract tourism, infrastructure, energy and defence firms", Modi said in an interview published in Spanish business daily Expansion . Read More »

Ellwood City Area board approves tax hike

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The council would place $500,000 in that fund. The Central High School District Board of Education passed a resolution on June 6 to ask the New York State Commissioner of Education to intervene if board members from District 24 do not recuse themselves from future meetings concerning possible litigation against District 24. Read More »

Presidential poll: Opposition meet, no names discussed, says Ghulam Nabi Azad

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Sources said the opposition leaders would discuss the probable names for the highest constitutional post in the country, but would await a government initiative in this regard. "All parties are totally united", he said. The term of the country's 13th President Pranab Mukherjee will end on July 24. Misra of the BSP said Naidu had called him, too, and asked for a meeting with party leader Mayawati. Read More »

Sessions Denies Improper Contacts With Russians

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before Congress Tuesday in another point of high drama regarding the Russian Federation election meddling probe, under pressure to explain his role in the scandal battering President Donald Trump's administration. Read More »

Flight turns back after passenger threatens to blow it up

Former Melbourne AFL footballer Andrew Leoncelli , who was also on the flight and tried to stop the alleged bomber, said passengers remained on the plane on the tarmac for more than an hour before police boarded. The plane landed at 11:41 p.m. without any problems and there were no injuries reported . Passengers started leaving the plane about 1.30am. Nonetheless passengers on board were extremely frightened as the men was shouting that he was going to blow up the plane. Read More »

Lawmakers Praise Hero Capitol Police Officers

Hodgkinson was taken into custody and has died, officials said. One female and one male Capitol police officer were shot while returning fire. Around 10:50 a.m., CBS News reported the shooter has been identified as James T. She survived, but the shooting left her disabled and resulted in her resignation from Congress. Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-Sc., and Rep. Ron Desantis, R-Fl., were getting into Duncan's vehicle when the man asked them about the political affiliation. Read More »

Senate bars journalists from filming senators in Capitol hallways

And that fact was not lost on Democratic Senators, who called for Senate Republicans to give reporters the same access they've had for years. Today we were on the verge of entering unsafe waters as a country, when Senate Rules Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) chose to go against the long-standing norm to grant news reporters permission to gather in the hallways of Congress. Read More »

Ed Gillespie narrowly wins GOP primary for Governor

Northam essentially had been campaigning for years, making key contacts with influential power brokers like prominent African-American politicians and religious leaders, and building up a large cash advantage that let him outspend Perriello on TV advertising in the closing weeks of the race. Read More »

England go down to 10 men France

Harry Kane provided England with the ideal start when he turned in Ryan Bertrand's cross after only nine minutes - but the pace and movement of the France attack was soon proving too much for manager Gareth Southgate's experimental three-man defence. Read More »

Structural engineer monitoring stability of London tower block hit by fire

A third person wrote on the social media site: "That's so frightful that 6 people died, so heartbreaking but competition time! rolls eyes". Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said a "major incident" had been declared. George Clarke, from Channel 4's Amazing Spaces, has spoken of witnessing fire tear through Grenfell Tower in west London . "This is because Grenfell was designed according to rigorous fire safety standards", KCTMO said in a newsletter to residents in July 2014. Read More »

Deputy Minister at Afghan Peace Conference

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The U.S. and its allies officially ended combat missions in the country in 2014 and now fulfill a support and counter-terrorism role. He called for peace talks with the group. The president also used the opportunity to lash out at Pakistan and accused it of unleashing an "undeclared war of aggression" against Afghanistan. Read More »

Deadly fire engulfs high-rise in London

She added: "I could see people from all angles, banging and screaming for help. Some of them could have found safe refuges in the homes of their neighbours or their friends", Khan told Sky News television as smoke billowed from the charred 24-storey building. Read More »

London fire: baby dropped from 10th floor caught by man on

Grenfell Tower is a concrete block built in 1974 in the working-class area of north Kensington in west London . "The whole building is just crumbling". "Somebody did. A gentleman ran forward and managed to grab the baby". Some people threw their children from windows and others jumped from upper floors. Read More »

Safety warning after Grenfell Tower building fire in London

George Clarke , from Channel 4's Amazing Spaces , has spoken of witnessing fire tear through Grenfell Tower in west London . Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said hundreds of firefighters expected to be on the scene for at least another 24 hours and she would not speculate about the cause of the blaze at this stage. Read More »

US House Majority Whip Steve Scalise & several others shot in VA

Their names have not been given out, but the two officers were there to protect Republican Congressman Steve Scalise , who was shot in the incident. Rep. Robert Aderholt, whose district includes the Shoals and Lawrence County, was not at the baseball practice this morning. "I'm a former prosecutor and, yeah, he was going after elected officials, congressmen". Read More »