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Council knew of tower safety concerns

Harley Facades Limited (HFL) completed the refurbishment work to Grenfell Tower which included installing the exterior cladding. Khan said the advice would be looked into. The management organization's annual accounts for the year ending March 31, 2016, indicate that the company has been cited for fire-safety issues in the past. Read More »

At least 18 killed in Mogadishu restaurant attack

The explosion also hit Pizza House which is located opposite to Posh Restaurant. The Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility and says the attack is ongoing. Fighting continued through the night as Somalia's al-Shabab Islamic extremists fought off heavily armed soldiers in a bloody siege at a popular Mogadishu restaurant. Read More »

Adele Visits Site of Deadly London Grenfell Tower Fire

Speaking from the scene, as family and friends of Grenfell residents continued the desperate search for information about the whereabouts of their loved ones, Mr Cundy said: "There are still a number of people who are receiving treatment in hospital". Read More »

Russia Inquiry: President 'Probed For Obstruction Of Justice'

Mr. Mueller is examining whether the president fired Mr. Comey as part of a broader effort to alter the direction of a probe into allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election, which at the time was being led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Read More »

BJP ministers meet Sena leader on blanket loan waiver

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Talking to a Marathi news channel recently, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut had suggested that his party would withdraw support to the government if the loan waiver was not announced. Buoyed by the BJP's success in Maharashtra local governing bodies' polls, held in the recent past, Fadnavis exuded confidence that people of the state were with the saffron party notwithstanding various agitations. Read More »

Special counsel Mueller investigating Pres

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The move follows testimony Comey gave on June 8 to the Senate Intelligence Committee in which he said he thought he was sacked because of the Russian Federation probe. Comey's firing is a "central moment that's being looked at" in the investigation, Post reporter Devlin Barrett told NPR's Ari Shapiro, "but it's not the only thing". Read More »

Pennsylvania Congressman Almost Attended Baseball Practice Where Shooting Occurred

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Republicans charity baseball game, said police. The team was taking batting practice when a gunshot rang out and chaos erupted, lawmakers on the scene said. "Violence of any kind is unacceptable is our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms", he said. JEFF DUNCAN: As we were walking through the parking lot to our vehicle, we were approached by a gentleman who asked if the team on the field was the Republican or the Democrat team. Read More »

`Unknown numbers´ of dead remain in Grenfell Tower

Some residents threw a baby and other children out the window to escape the flames. There were other reports of adults jumping. "We like to think of ourselves as "roughty, toughty" and heroes - they are heroes - but they have feelings, and people were absolutely devastated by yesterday's events". Read More »

Explosion hits kindergarten in eastern China

Unconfirmed photos posted to social media and shared by Chinese news outlets appeared to show dozens of people on the ground, including injured children. It was not immediately clear what caused the blast, which came as parents were picking up children from school. Calls to the kindergarten and local hospitals rang unanswered. Read More »

24-Story London Tower Erupts in Flames

Twelve people have died in the fire which engulfed Grenfell Tower in North Kensington , but their identities have yet to be released. "It is also heartening to see the incredible generosity of community volunteers rallying to help those affected by this awful event". Read More »

Council confirms it received complaints over Grenfell Tower refurbishment

More than 200 firefighters worked through the night and were still finding pockets of fire inside later in the day. A local residents group said its previous warnings about the tower's safety had fallen on "deaf ears". It said the cause of the blaze would be "fully investigated". "The cladding went up like a matchstick". The £8.7 million ($11 million, 9.9 million euros) refit was completed in May 2016. Read More »

James T. Hodgkinson identified as suspect in Alexandria shooting

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He has been taken to a local hospital and we're awaiting word on his condition", the company said in a written statement. "They didn't really interact with anybody around here", said Schamleffel "They just were to themselves". "He could get heated about things he was interested in", Clark recalled. He was accused in 2006 of punching a woman in the face and of aiming a gun at her boyfriend. Read More »

Gunman who shot US Congressman was angry with President Trump

Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., said in an interview on Fox Business Network that before the shooting, a man "confronted us when we were going to our auto, and he wanted to know whether it was Republicans or Democrats that were out there". "He was a sitting duck". A year ago, Scalise and other Republican leaders blocked gun control legislation from coming to a vote on the House floor following a mass shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Read More »

Election result was a rejection of hard Brexit, says European Union negotiator

Theresa May and Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster will hold critical talks on a deal to prop up a Tory minority administration after the Government admitted the Queen's Speech could be delayed. However, the prospect of a deal has prompted warnings that it could upset Northern Ireland's fragile peace. The Evening Standard, where former Tory Chancellor George Osborne is editor, ran a front page stating: 'Who are the masters now?'. Read More »

London firefighters search for more building inferno victims

The Hello singer made no public announcement of her decision to visit the site, but was spotted by several fans who took to Twitter to praise their idol. Resident Hamid Wahbi said that as he fled, he asked about a neighbor's father but was told he was still inside. "The whole corridor went black with thick smoke". Read More »

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, aides shot near baseball field in Virginia

They were practicing for an annual, bipartisan charity baseball game set to take place on Thursday at Nationals Park. Tim Slater, the FBI special agent in charge of the Washington Field Office, said it was too early in the investigation to label the incident an act of terrorism or determine whether it constituted an assassination attempt. Read More »

Rosenstein Says He Wouldn't Fire Mueller Unless 'Lawful and Appropriate'

Before the sacking, Mr Trump had sought and received assurances from Mr Comey that he personally was not under investigation. I think it's pretty clear by what one of his lawyers said on television recently. Donald Trump is now being investigated over whether he personally tried to obstruct justice , according to United States media. The new talk about dismissing Mr Mueller appeared to be coming from Trump allies - including some close to White House strategist Steve Bannon - who ... Read More »

Baby tossed from 10th-story window during London fire caught by man

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The 24-story building is home to hundreds of people, and the fire blazed until early in the morning. And Harley Facades, the company that fitted the panels to the building, said in a statement: "At this time, we are not aware of any link between the fire and the exterior cladding to the tower". Read More »