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7 killed, 59 injured in explosion at China kindergarten

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The blast occurred as children were being picked up from school in the city of Xuzhou in Jiangsu province on Thursday, police said. "Videos purportedly shot in the aftermath of the explosion showed children and adults lying on the ground, many bleeding", NPR's Rob Schmitz reports from Shanghai. Read More »

Former PM John Major urges Theresa May to withdraw from DUP deal

The Assembly election campaign exposed many more divisions between the two main parties on issues such as legislative protections for Irish language speakers and how to deal with the legacy of the Troubles. His remarks came as the faltering talks process took another effective pause, only 24 hours after it resumed. With Northern Ireland having been without a powersharing executive since March and without a first and deputy first minister since January, a new three-week process to salvage ... Read More »

Mueller now investigating Trump

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It is unclear whether Ledgett had direct contact with Trump or other top officials about the Russian Federation probe, but he wrote an internal NSA memo documenting the president's phone call with Rogers, according to officials. A spokesman for Mueller declined to comment. "There is no case for obstruction of justice". The legal definition of obstruction of justice as a federal crime targets anyone who "influences, obstructs or impedes" federal proceedings such as FBI investigations. Read More »

London fire - Police launch criminal investigation into the Grenfell Tower tragedy

The project included installing insulated exterior cladding, double-glazed windows and a communal heating system. "There will be many questions about this whole incident and so you will appreciate that it would not be appropriate for us to comment or for others to speculate on any aspect of fire, or it causes, in advance of these inquiries", managing director Ray Bailey said. Read More »

Senate backs legislation to slap new sanctions on Russia

And he's also cautioned against taking steps that might close off promising avenues of communication between the two former Cold War foes. The agreement has also established a process for the Congress to review any attempt by Presidnent Donald Trump to relax, suspend or terminate the sanctions. Read More »

What does Trump believe about climate change?

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Believe me, this is not what we need. Wang Yao, vice-president of China's Green Finance Committee, said, "Whatever it brings to the USA, the key thing now is to deal with challenges left by the withdrawal of one of the world's largest emitters". Read More »

Steph Curry doesn't want to visit the White House

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Iguodala said that the Warriors would ultimately follow the decision made by star player Stephen Curry . The Golden State Warriors twirled T-shirts over their heads and waved to the crowd from atop double-decker buses as blue and yellow confetti rained down on them during a parade Thursday to celebrate the team's latest championship. Read More »

Death toll from Afghanistan bombing rises to at least 150

As of late previous year, the Taliban contest or control about 40 percent of the country. He was speaking at the Kabul Process - a multinational peace conference hosted by Afghanistan - which began on Tuesday under the chair of the Afghan president. Read More »

Soldier dies in Pak firing in Naushera

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He commended troops for keeping a constant vigil and valiant action taken by them to thwart the inimical designs of Pakistan. An army jawan was killed today when Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked firing on forward posts of Indian Army along the LoC in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, prompting Indian Army to retaliate strongly and effectively. Read More »

With agreement signed, Horgan and Weaver gear up to govern

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Clark said the Liberals will follow constitutional advice and historical precedence, and test the confidence of her minority government inside the legislature. Dance Bennick says that the clock is ticking for both party leaders to deliver on their promises, "They have to deliver on this". With the support of the Greens, the Liberals would have 46 seats. Read More »

Puducherry passes resolution to clip wings of Kiran Bedi

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But it is a clear indication about the breakdown of relations between the V Narayanasamy government and Kiran Bedi . Friday's assembly resolution to amend the Government of Union Territories Act, 1963 that would require approval from parliament suggests that the Congress and the DMK legislators weren't looking at a quick fix solution. Read More »

Twitter Responds To Trump's Allegations Of Hillary Clinton's Russia Ties

Though Trump was told by Comey on multiple occasions that he was not under investigation by the FBI, the president reportedly became the focus of Mueller's investigation after firing Comey. The Times report corroborates a separate bombshell Washington Post article , published Wednesday, that said in addition to possible obstruction, investigators are also "looking for any evidence of possible financial crimes among Trump associates". Read More »

Unclear when inmates will return to Georgia

According to sources with the Jones County, GA Sheriff's Office, the two inmates committed a home invasion of an elderly couple and stole a vehicle. Before the capture , a lead developed when a couple in Shelbyville, Tennessee, reported that they had been tied up in their home by the escaped inmates, Bedford County Sheriff Austin Swing told NBC affiliate WSMV . Read More »

Warriors Unanimously Decline White House Invite, According To Reports

Ten years after becoming the No. 2 draft pick behind Greg Oden, Durant has reached the pinnacle. On Monday, Golden State used a 27-4 second-quarter run to take charge - just after it appeared Durant should have been called for a third foul on a basket by James - and got to celebrate right at home in Oakland surrounded by a deafening home crowd waving yellow rally towels and holding up phones to shoot video and photos as the final minute of the clock ticked away. Read More »

Father of freed student says son was 'brutalized' by captors

A United Nations human rights investigator called on North Korea on Friday to explain why an American student was in a coma when he was returned home this week after more than a year in detention there. City councilwoman Jenni McCauley said the tight-knit community was "thrilled" to have Warmbier back. "We're just really glad that he's able to come back". Read More »

Comey should have stood up to Trump -- Ali Bram

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The obstruction of justice investigation into Trump began days after Comey was sacked on May 9, according to people familiar with the matter, the Washington Post said. He said he didn't know if Trump obstructed justice, but said it was for Mueller to decide. Several congressional panels are also investigating the Russian Federation issue, which has cast a shadow over the early months of Trump's presidency. Read More »

May orders public inquiry as 100 feared dead in Grenfell Tower fire

Witnesses have spoken about hearing screams as the tower block burnt, and a baby was caught after getting dropped from the 10th floor of the building. They also promised that those who had lost their homes would be rehoused in the local area. "And when they raise fire safety, when they raise life-threatening issues, they need to be listened to..." John Healey, the shadow housing minister, said the need for the special session showed the government was "in paralysis". Read More »

Kate Middleton Meets With Victims of London Bridge Attack

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Middleton personally talked to doctors, nurses and staff members from the hospital's Emergency Department who where on shift during the attack . Eight people have died in the London terror attacks by three attackers, who crashed into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed others at nearby restaurants and bars in Borough Market. Read More »

UK PM misses out on meeting fire survivors

He said there should be "no stone unturned on this because we completely understand the shock, the concern, the anger, the frustration, the fear that is out there". "I could see the flames behind, there's a new cladding system put on the outsides that looks like a new skin, there's an air gap an insulation behind that, to me that looks like a fantastic chimney for the fire to rage around". Read More »

Donald Trump says no one has any proof on Russian Federation

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An official of Trump's transition confirmed the laywer's internal order sent Thursday. Numerous Republican lawmakers have hailed the testimony as a vindication of Trump, as Comey confirmed he told the USA president he was not under the FBI investigation in the alleged Russian Federation collusion case and had informed the Senate of that fact. Read More »