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Nursery school blast which killed eight in China 'caused by home-made bomb'

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Police say an explosion has struck the entrance to a kindergarten in eastern China, with reports saying there have been casualties. Two persons were killed on the spot, and another six died later in a hospital. BEIJING (AP) - The bombing at the front gate of a kindergarten in eastern China that killed eight people, including the suspected bomber, is the latest in a string of attacks on Chinese schools and students. Read More »

'70 per cent of tickets for Confed Cup already sold'

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Attending the handover ceremony, Jay Neuhaus, Fifa head of Rights Delivery & Hospitality, said: "Kia Motors has been our official partner since 2007 and we are grateful for its support in supplying tournament vehicles for this year's Fifa Confederations Cup in Russian Federation". Read More »

Oregon becomes first state to give non-gender option on driver's license

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Sponsored Content - Download our Executive Briefing to learn how agency and industry experts are hoping to reduce insider threats. Gorenberg said in a statement that when appearances don't appear to match gender markers on ID cards, people "endure insults and psychological trauma that could largely be averted if they had an option to use a gender marker that does not contradict who they are". Read More »

Wounded officer's first pitch highlights Congressional baseball game

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Rodney Davis and his wife recalled the horror of Wednesday's shooting at a congressional baseball practice. Republican House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is reportedly in critical condition after surgery meant to tend to serious wounds sustained in Wednesday's brutal shooting outside a Congressional charity baseball game practice . Read More »

Rihanna Is the Best Thing About DJ Khaled's New Video

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The single samples Santana and the Product G&B's 1999 hit "Maria, Maria" and it sees Bryson Tiller flex his smooths vocals, as Rihanna sings about her "cookie" and her " wild thoughts ". The cut is the latest from Khaled's forthcoming studio effort Grateful , which will be released on June 23. Fans can also expect a music video for the album's "It's Secured" track featuring Nas and Travis Scott. Read More »

Jo Cox's husband says 'family has not been broken'

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School pupils from across the Batley and Spen constituency, which Mrs Cox represented, gathered at 10am to sing a number of songs in memory of the mother-of-two, who was killed a year ago today. Mrs Cox who was a vocal campaigner for Syrian refugees and for Britain to stay in the European Union, was shot and stabbed to death by far-right extremist Thomas Mair, who is now serving a whole-life term. Read More »

Theresa May criticised for not meeting fire survivors on Grenfell Tower visit

The official cause may not be known for months. The Metropolitan Police has warned that the death toll is likely to rise and the London Fire Service has said they do not expect to find any more survivors. Mike Penning, a former fire minister, called for an urgent review into the use of the insulation material. Rydon, the firm responsible for the refit, said the project "met all required building regulations". Read More »

Now, Trump being probed for possible obstruction of justice

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Mueller inherited months of work already under way at the FBI , including criminal investigations of Flynn and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort . Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee he believes his dismissal was directly related to the FBI's Russian Federation probe. "That's Bob Mueller's job to sort that out". Read More »

Trump slams report on obstruction probe

The appearance was Mr Sessions' first sworn public testimony since being confirmed as attorney-general in February. Mr Sessions kicked off his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee by asserting that he had "never met or had any conversations with any Russians" about interference in last year's presidential race. Read More »

Government will do 'whatever is required' following Grenfell Tower blaze

But they expected the death toll to rise significantly. "The severity and the heat of the fire will mean that it will be an absolute miracle for anyone to be left alive". The cladding material added in that renovation is now being blamed by experts as one of the reasons the fire spread so quickly. "Within two-and-a-half hours that building melted in front of my eyes I must have seen over 25 people dying in front of my own eyes". Read More »

French center-right lawmaker in hospital after suspected assault

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Known in France by her initials " NKM ", Kosciusko-Morizet is a candidate in Paris for the conservative Republicans party. Prior to the assault, her attacker, a male in his 50's was heard calling Kosciusko Morizet a 'crappy bobo , ' reported AFP , a derogatory term for " bourgeois urban dwellers ". Read More »

17 dead, public investigation sought in London tower fire

About 600 people were believed to have been inside the tower's 120 flats, many of them asleep, when the blaze ripped through the building. Meanwhile, criticism of the management of Grenfell Tower has been growing. It comes after Prime Minister Theresa May ordered a full public inquiry into the disaster to establish what had happened. Southwark's deputy leader Stephanie Cryan, who is cabinet member for housing, said that the "terrible news" of the Grenfell Tower fire was ... Read More »

CNN sues Justice Department for copies of Comey's memos on Trump

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Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Trump's personal lawyer, had responded Wednesday evening to the Post report by saying: "The FBI leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal". Mueller has requested interviews with three current or former senior intelligence officials, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday. Comey said he believes Trump ultimately fired him "because of the Russian Federation investigation". Read More »

Two Young Sisters Found Alive After London's Grenfell Tower Fire

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Speaking about the girls discovery a local resident who has been working relentlessly over the past 48 hours, Ousama Itani, confirmed that the girls had recently been found in hospital. He added: 'It's such a shock for us and traumatic for people to be still unaccounted for even now 32 hours into the fire'. Mr Chaoui said he understands police are busy keeping people safe, but wonders why protocol means they can't reunite children with their families. Read More »

Cosby's wife arrives at court. Will either testify at sex assault trial?

Yesterday saw the jury begin deliberations in the trial of Bill Cosby , a trial many in the American media have called the biggest since the OJ Simpson trial. "It is not correct, and I can see only one objective for him coming here to do that, and that is to defame our client, and that is the goal of Mr. Cosby and his publicist". Read More »

After Gunman's Attack, Congress Seeks Unity on Baseball Diamond

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It appears that Scalise, his Republican colleagues and others, who were practicing for a charity baseball game, were targeted by a man - who died from his own wounds - who disagreed with Republicans' positions. "I want to thank Members of Congress, their staffs, and baseball fans across the country for supporting tonight's Congressional Baseball Game ". The wounded Capitol Police officers were identified as David Bailey , who was treated for a minor injury, and Crystal Griner, who was shot ... Read More »

Amazon Agrees To Pay $13.7B For Whole Foods

CEO John Mackey will remain at the helm at the company headquarters in Austin. CEO Jeff Bezos said Whole Foods will continue to operate stores under its brand. There are two Whole Foods Market stores near Indianapolis. "They're doing an incredible job and we want that to continue". Inc. will pay $42 per share of Whole Foods Market Inc. Read More »

On Twitter, Trump decries obstruction probe related to 'phony' Russia story

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As Mueller assembles his investigative team, statements by Trump's friend Christopher Ruddy this week set off new questions. Significantly, Preet Bharara, the India-born former top United States federal prosecutor, earlier this week had said that there was enough evidence to begin an obstruction of justice case against Trump over his alleged interference in the Russian Federation probe. Read More »

Mayor of London again calls on Trump to cancel state visit

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Reuters/Clodagh KilcoyneMayor of London Sadiq Khan visits the scene of the attack on London Bridge and Borough Market. "And there are many things about which Donald Trump is wrong". A spokesman for Mr Khan said he had more important things to be doing than responding to Mr Trump's "ill-informed" tweet - but yesterday the U.S. Read More »

Investigation Continues Into Congressional Baseball Practice Gunman

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Hodgkinson was there Wednesday morning, the YMCA manager told Euille, working out before leaving at about 7am and walking over toward the baseball field where the Republican lawmakers were practicing. In April 2006, Hodgkinson was charged with misdemeanor battery after he stormed into a neighbor's house in an attempt to force home a teenage girl who, according to the St. Read More »

Top Judiciary Democrat wants Comey subpoenaed

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White House frustrations with the Justice Department spilled into public view last week, when Trump on Twitter criticized the legal strategy in defending his proposed travel ban. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Sen. President Donald Trump will take questions from reporters a day after former FBI Director James Comey accused him of lying in stunning testimony. Read More »

Peterborough charity heads to London to aid Grenfell Tower fire victims

At least 17 people were killed in the disaster , although that figure is expected to rise . "There is going to be a long and complex recovery operation". Volunteers and charities helped feed and shelter people who could not return to their homes overnight. A tower once home to hundreds of people is now a blackened husk, still smoking as it looms over a neighborhood in grief. Read More »

Congressional charity baseball game to go on as planned

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Three others were shot Wednesday, including Matt Mika, director of government relations for Tysons Foods, who was in critical condition after being shot twice in the chest; Capitol Police Special Agent Crystal Griner, who was shot in the ankle; and Zack Barth, an aide to Rep. Read More »