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The problem is not tower blocks: it's capitalism and cost-cutting

Police said both the insulation and tiles used in cladding at the 24-storey Grenfell Tower block failed all post-fire safety tests. Local authorities in London's Camden neighbourhood said on Thursday they will remove cladding from five tower blocks due fire concerns, raising questions about the status of the thousands now living in cladded blocks. Read More »

Why it would be tough for Dems to quit Nancy Pelosi

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Popular Video This young teenage singer was shocked when Keith Urban invited her on stage at his concert. In a written statement the California Democrat didn't directly respond to the criticism, but stressed that now was the time for Democrats to come together. Read More »

Theresa May: EU citizens offer 'very fair,' 'very serious'

She made it clear that Britain wants reciprocal measures for the 1.5 million British citizens living in the EU. Everyone would be given a two-year "grace period" to "regularise their status under new laws", she said . Joseph Muscat, the prime minister of Malta - who now holds the rotating presidency of the European Union - warned of the danger of "pitfalls", in which people were "treated differently" depending on when they arrived in the UK. Read More »

Four more farmers end lives in Madhya Pradesh, 21 in a fortnight

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While two suicides were reported from Chhatarpur and Sagar districts of the backward Bundelkhand region, one was reported from Budni, the assembly segment of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan , and yet another from a village in Chhindwara, the parliamentary seat of senior Congress leader Kamal Nath . Read More »

Prosecutors seek to uphold 'Making a Murderer' confession

Wisconsin has 90 days to retry Dassey, or he will be released from prison. "The above is in accordance with the decision of this court entered on this date". Court documents stated that Dassey IQ's was "assessed as being in the low average to borderline range". Both men were convicted and sentenced to life in prison, where they've remained for the last 10 years. Read More »

Delay in reporting of deadly US destroyer collision raises questions

Two of three injured crew members who were evacuated from the ship by helicopter, including the ship's commanding officer, Commander Bryce Benson, were released from the U.S. "They are known as the "Fighting Fitz" and the crew lived up to that name". But if the container vessel was approaching from the United States ship's right side, the destroyer had the obligation to give it the right of way , a Japanese coastguard spokesman said. Read More »

New moon to mark end of Ramadan end

In a statement seen by Nyasa Times , Secretary for Local Government and Rural Development Ministery, Kiswell Dakamau said Monday will be Eid Al-Fitr public holiday. Chief Supt. Reuben Theodore Sindac, director of the Police Regional Office-ARMM, said yesterday that ample number of policemen will be deployed around the venues of the outdoor congregational prayers to prevent saboteurs from getting close. Read More »

With grace marks, 50.12 per cent students clear Bihar Class X exam

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Generally unheard of in other boards, the verification was "necessitated" following the back-to-back "topper" emabarrassments, which brought global humiliation to the state exam board. "As there had been very strict examination this year and new technique such as bar-coding was introduced to maintain secrecy of students during evaluation, we chose to use the board's regulation to provide grace marks to borderline students after an amendment". Read More »

Carrie Fischer's autopsy report shows evidence of cocaine, heroi

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The Los Angeles acting chief coroner Dr Christopher Rogers recorded her cause of death as sleep apnoea, where breathing cuts out during slumber, and various other "undetermined factors". Lourd's statement was a reminder of how Fisher openly discussed her addiction issues, shedding a compassionate light on a topic frequently considered somewhat taboo. Read More »

Rubio a maybe, Nelson a no on Republican health care bill

Others who took a similar stance included John McCain (R-AZ), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Shelley Capito (R-WV), who said in a press release that she would examine the bill to see "whether it provides access to affordable health care for West Virginians, including those on the Medicaid expansion and those struggling with drug addiction". Read More »

U.S. shoots down pro-regime drone in Syria

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This is the same location where another pro-regime UAV dropped munitions near Coalition forces before it was shot down on June 8. The incident put a spotlight on the intensifying proxy war in Syria between forces backed by Russian Federation and those supported by the United States, a conflict that has the potential to increasingly pit the two countries directly against each other in the battle over the future of Syria. Read More »

GOP's challenge: finding votes for Senate health care bill

However, the four senators do appear open to negotiations and amendments that could turn their "no" to a "yes". At the same time, I was careful to say again and again that while the Affordable Care Act represented a significant step forward for America, it was not ideal, nor could it be the end of our efforts - and that if Republicans could put together a plan that is demonstrably better than the improvements we made to our health care system, that covers as many people at less ... Read More »

More rain heads to Cherokee, county under flash flood watch

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Over three inches has already fallen west of Carbondale, and two inch totals are common in several IL counties. Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Karen Minton says 1 to 2 inches of rain is possible later in the day, with some isolated areas receiving as much as 3 inches. Read More »

Opposition picks Meira Kumar as Presidential candidate

In the latest development Meira Kumar was fielded by NDA's opposition parties as an Indian presidential candidate for 2017 elections . Both the ruling regional parties from Bihar-Lalu Prasad-led Rashtriya Janata Dal ( RJD ) and Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal (United )-have repeatedly evoked the "Bihari" sentiment in supporting their choices of Meira Kumar and Kovind, respectively. Read More »

House Dem: Pelosi's Time Has 'Come And Gone'

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Eboni Williams said that Democrats are "delusional" and "living in an echo chamber" if they want to stick with Pelosi in the face of mounting losses. But an Ossoff victory would help Democrats raise money and recruit candidates as they try to win back control of the House of Representatives in 2018. Read More »

Timeline of events surrounding Michigan airport stabbing

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Clemens days before the attack , officials said. Dave Gelios, the lead FBI investigator in the case, told a news conference there is still no evidence Ftouhi has ties to any organization connected with the stabbing. "I'm proud of all of our responders, and I'm especially proud of him because he jumped out there and did something that's courageous". "I'm really surprised. Read More »

Opposition's Presidential nominee Meira Kumar - 'A sacrificial goat' ?

She was asked about whether she was upset with Nitish Kumar's decision. "I will meet and appeal him", Lalu said adding that only Nitish knows whether he has cheated us or not. "She is from Bihar, a Dalit and daughter of Jagjivan Ram", the analyst says. The soft-spoken 72-year-old was the Lok Sabha's first woman speaker, a former union minister and has held senior organizational positions in the Congress , including the post of general secretary. Read More »

Fact check: Trump tweets he was `vindicated´ by Comey testimony - not quite

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Verification of Comey's claims are seen as an important next step in determining if Congressional investigators should start focusing on possible obstruction of justice. Detailing one-on-one talks with a sitting president - which under normal circumstances are private - Comey said he took painstaking notes for fear Trump might "lie" about the unusual encounters. Read More »

Deputy SP Mohammed Ayub Pandith Killed By Mob Outside Srinagar's Jamia Masjid

The Chief Minister while paying tributes to Deputy Superintendent Mohammad Ayub Pandith , who was lynched outside a mosque on Thursday night said, "The murder is actually a murder of trust". "We can not allow state brutality to snatch our humanity & values". After the initial shock and outrage, news channels are now wondering how to cover this particular incident of mob lynching. Read More »

People with 'secular ideology' should stand with Meira Kumar: Congress

The election will be held on July 17 and counting will be done on July 20. Prasad pointed out she was also the daughter of former deputy prime minister Jagjivan Ram, who was a dalit icon. "I appeal to all political parties to support our candidate". "I would humbly appeal to the party members that if they want to continue to sail with the Opposition, which they are saying, then they must reconsider now and apply their mind in an absolutely non-political way between Meira Kumar and ... Read More »

Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind seeks support from all political parties

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An "opportunity" has been provided for a member of the Dalit community to be elected to the Presidents office, and "for providing that opportunity (to Kovind), we have made a decision to support him", Panneerselvam added. Earlier in the day, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar paid a courtesy visit to Kovind at the Raj Bhawan after the latter's name was announced by BJP president Amit Shah as NDA's presidential candidate. Read More »

66% premium increase for age 50+ under Senate GOP health care bill

Obama law: Insurers can not charge their oldest customers more than 3 times what they charge young adults. They said GOP characterisations of the law as failing are wrong and claimed the Republican plan would boot millions off coverage and leave others facing higher out-of-pocket costs. Read More »