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Grenfell Tower fire: Death toll rises to 12

He told LBC Radio: "When we turned up we could only see one side on fire but in a couple hours that whole building was engulfed". "I could hear them screaming for their lives". "The biggest concern is getting old people out because we have an ageing population and a lot of them live in tower blocks and it is a huge concern trying to get old people out of tower blocks who may not be very mobile". Read More »

May to meet Sinn Fein in No 10

Mr Brown said Labour would challenge the Government and test whether it had the support of the House of Commons, but will play a "constructive and positive" role. Arguing the Parliament "deserves a say" on any deal, he said: "Perhaps [there is] an opportunity to consult more widely with the other parties on how best we can achieve it". Read More »

'Are you with us or Qatar,' Saudi King Salman asks Nawaz Sharif

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The decision has come following Saudi Arabia's insistence for Islamabad to take a clear position on the gulf crisis. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain , the Maldives , and Egypt snapped their diplomatic ties with Qatar over accusations that the Qatari government sponsors extremist groups, including the Taliban. Read More »

Ronaldo accused of $16.5 million tax fraud

He's accused of hiding his image rights income in those years. In the past, the world's highest paid athlete denied any wrongdoing, and he maintains is innocence on the most recent allegations. In a statement on Tuesday GestiFute said: "There is no offshore structure for evading taxes ..." The prosecutor said that after Ronaldo signed a contract to join Real Madrid in December 2008 he ceded his image rights to a company called Tollin Associates Ltd . Read More »

ICC calls for 'immediate arrest' of Kadhafi son

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The warrant "remains valid and Libya is obliged to immediately arrest and surrender [Saif al-Islam] Gaddafi to the ICC, regardless of any purported amnesty law in Libya", Bensouda said in a statement. Libya descended into chaos after Gaddafi's toppling. Saif al-Islam was sentenced to death in absentia in July 2015 by the Tripoli appeal court for genocide, recruiting of mercenaries and forming armed groups during the 2011 uprising that overthrew his father's regime. Read More »

Kamala Harris Just Handed Jeff Sessions His Ass

Sessions recused himself in March from a federal investigation into contacts between Russia and the Trump presidential campaign after acknowledging that he had met twice previous year with the Russian ambassador to the United States. "Our committee will want to hear what you are doing to ensure that the Russians - or any other foreign adversaries - can not attack our democratic process like this ever again". Read More »

Which insiders are trading Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY)?

Summit Securities Group Llc sold 209 shares as Bristol Myers Squibb Co (Put) ( BMY)'s stock declined 1.04%. Shufro Rose & Co Llc bought 448,670 shares as the company's stock declined 1.04% while stock markets rallied. Therefore 46% are positive. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company is engaged in the discovery, development, licensing, manufacturing, marketing, distribution and sale of biopharmaceutical products. Read More »

Fed raises key interest rate for the fourth time since 2015

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Benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury notes were up 20/32 in price to yield 2.1377 percent, from 2.207 percent late on Tuesday. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index advanced 0.1 percent and Seoul's Kospi retreated 0.1 percent to 2,372.64. This would reduce its holdings of Treasury and mortgage-backed bonds, which they acquired in the wake of the financial crisis to support economic growth. Read More »

No reason to fire special counsel: US Justice Dept

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Rosenstein said "no, I have not", when asked by Sen. Sessions criticized Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, which the White House had initially cited as the ostensible reason for his firing. Rosenstein said that if he fired Mueller , he would be required to explain it in writing. I do believe it was considered as an option. "These were one-off conversations and terse.' Or he could say 'I forgot'". Read More »

Woman disguised dog to visit grandma in hospital

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Her grandma, Donna, had a bad reaction to one of her medications and it nearly paralyzed her, she was unable to walk for two days and continued to fall over. She tweeted people were reaching out to her from all over the world. Hennick also initially fooled her grandmother into thinking the bundle beneath the blanket was her sister's baby, but when Hennick placed Patsy on her lap the two shared an embrace as the dog barked and cuddled up to the ailing grandmother. Read More »

SNP urges voters to stem 'unprecedented' Tory assault

In those seats we are the people that can change the direction of this country. Following the broadcast, Scottish Conservative MSP for the North East Ross Thomson said: "Once again, we've seen the First Minister taken to task on her party's terrible record on education". Read More »

Lauren backs new Arsenal deal for Wenger

ARSENE WENGER has urged Arsenal fans to come together and give him their support after the long and fractious saga over his future at the club was finally resolved yesterday. The Arsenal legend, who who made 564 appearances for the club and won eight major trophies, told talkSPORT: "They have got to tighten it up at the back". Read More »

Turkey says Qatar crisis harms Islamic world, working for resolution

He also complained about Washington's massive military presence in the monarchy. "The nation of Qatar, unfortunately, has been a funder of terrorism at a very high level". Meanwhile, Kuwait is acting as a mediator to resolve the crisis and Qatar has agreed to listen to the concerns of Gulf Arab states. Otaiba said the White House was supportive of the Arab powers' position. Read More »

Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy Enter Second Round of Indonesia Open

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Praneeth, who recently won the Thailand Open, lost to 14-21, 18-21 to world No. 1 Son Wan Ho of South Korea . The Indian shuttler dominated throughout the match and ended up clinching the game. The second game turned out to be yet another close encounter which went against the Indian duo. The men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also suffered a 9-21 19-21 loss against Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto . Read More »

United States attorney general dodges Trump questions, angering Democrats

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday, and late-night TV stars all took their best shots at one of Donald Trump's top cabinet member for his forgetfulness. Although Sessions, a genteel 70-year-old from the southern state of Alabama, backed Trump's campaign, he was also one of the first administration officials to fly into turbulence. Read More »

Tech drags Wall St lower; financials buoy Dow

H&R Block rose 10.6 percent to $29.79 after the tax preparation service provider's fourth-quarter revenue and profit beat analysts' expectations. In China, the Shanghai Composite Index was trading 0.56% lower. "The market should take confidence in the fact that they're being very transparent in setting clear policy steps in terms of how they normalise the balance sheet", said Heidi Learner, chief economist for Savills Studley, a unit of Savills Plc, in NY. Read More »

Huge fire engulfs 27-storey London tower block, people injured

Oh my goodness, it spread so quickly. The London Ambulance Service said it had taken 64 patients to six hospitals, and that 10 others had gone on their own . "They have also been providing food and clothes ". Michael Paramasivan, who was in his seventh floor flat with girlfriend Hannah West, 23, and her daughter Thea, five, said: "If we'd listened to them and stayed in the flat we'd have perished". Read More »

Angela Rayner stays as shadow education secretary in Labour reshuffle

On Friday, May 27, Goodwin announced on Twitter that he would eat his new book about the Brexit vote if the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn polled at 38 percent or higher. In addition to his job as party chairman Ian Lavery will be joint election campaign coordinator, serving with Andrew Gwynne. Speaking across from British Prime Minister Theresa May , Corbyn told the House of Commons that the Labour party is ready to provide "strong and stable" leadership should the Tories' ... Read More »

Kate Middleton Surprises Victims of the London Bridge Terror Attack

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Taking the time to chat to some of the hospital staff who were working on the night, Kate heard about their shocking experiences. Meanwhile, evidence of the attack can still be seen in Borough Market, with bullet holes clearly visible in the metal shuttering on the fruit and veg stall opposite the Wheatsheaf pub where the three attackers were killed . Read More »

Massive fire breaks out in London high-rise

Authorities said the death toll was expected to rise. Make sure your neighbours know about the fire. London Fire Brigade said the fire engulfed all floors from the second to the top of the 24-story block. He said part of the building appeared to be "completely burned away". London Ambulances' hazardous environments team has also rushed to the scene. Read More »

Mass. congressional delegation safe; sends thoughts, prayers after shooting

Flake says Scalise was playing second base when he was shot by a man standing off the third-base side of the field. "Everyone on that field is a public servant: Our courageous police, our congressional aides who work so tirelessly behind the scenes with enormous devotion and our dedicated members of Congress who represent our people ", the president said. Read More »

Reward increases to $70000 for escaped inmates

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Hours later, the pair broke into a home in Madison , Georgia, where they stole clothing and left their white prison uniforms behind, authorities said. The Putnam County Sheriff's office says about 30 other inmates were on the transport bus when two inmates overpowered the guards , and one of the inmates then fatally shot them. Read More »

Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate on Russia

Sessions denied any collusion with Russian Federation to meddle in the USA presidential election, saying the accusations are "scurrilous", "appalling", "detestable". "You might have been very critical of me if I, as an active part of the campaign, was seeking intelligence relating to something that might be relevant to the campaign", Sessions said. Read More »