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Grenfell Tower fire began in refrigerator freezer

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A Hotpoint FF175BP model was found to have been the fridge at the centre of the tragedy and followed witness reports from June 14 that one resident claimed his appliance was responsible. In total, 151 homes were destroyed in the fire , May said. "We are now taking legal advice", the letter continues. These include round-the-clock fire patrols on estate corridors and additional fire safety checks, it said. Read More »

'Trolling' over Brexit? The Queen's hat resembles European Union flag

There was no mention of plans to end free school meals for primary school children or restrict benefits for pensioners. And "dementia tax" proposals for social care reform were downgraded to "options" in a public consultation. "This is a Government without a majority, without a mandate, without a serious legislative programme, led by a Prime Minister who has lost her personal authority and is struggling even today to stitch up a deal to stay in office", he said . Read More »

USA emphasizes shared concerns over North Korea after China meeting

Blue and white ribbons, the colours of the high school, were still tied to trees in the city of about 8,000 to show support for Warmbier's family after Otto's recent return. The cause of Warmbier's death is not known, and his family objected to an autopsy, a request the Hamilton County Coroner's Office in OH honored. Warmbier's friends and relatives described him as a bright young man beloved in his community. Read More »

New White House chief usher moves from Trump hotel

She said their 11-year-old son Barron was settling in well and "loves it here". Hosted on the South Lawn of the property, the grounds underwent a NY transformation as they were decorated to resemble the iconic Central Park. It's the latest example of the remarkable co-mingling between President Donald Trump's White House and his business world. The picnic was held on the South Lawn of the White House, on June 22, and even though Barron wasn't photographed at the picnic , as reported by the ... Read More »

Grenfell Tower: Deadly London fire started in fridge, police say

McCormack also said the fire last week started in a Hotpoint fridge, but said the model had not been subject to a product recall. "The initial tests on equivalent aluminum composite tiles failed the safety tests". Officials are concerned that they don't have the full picture of who, exactly, was in the tower on the night of the blaze. "That's the number I'm really anxious about, that there might have been other innocent people in there". Read More »

Hundreds attend funeral for student killed in North Korea

At the time of Warmbier's release, a White House official said Joseph Yun, the USA envoy on North Korea, had met with North Korean foreign ministry representatives in Norway the previous month. The casket of Otto Warmbier is carried out from his funeral at Wyoming High School June 22, 2017 in Wyoming, Ohio . " Otto Warmbier's life was cut short but he had so much promise he was everything he was outgoing, athletic, bright, curious", he said . Read More »

Choa leaves AOA after taking hiatus for depression

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First reported by allkpop, ChoA told fans that she has dealt with depression and insomnia for the past two years. Her exit was followed by renewed reports Friday that she is dating Lee. I've taken medication and reduced my schedule for the last two years. "After discussions with my agency, I made a decision to leave AOA as of today and cheer up my fellow members". Read More »

USA jet 'downs Iranian-made drone' in southern Syria

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The competition between the Syrian army and the militias and USA -backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels has stepped up in the Badia desert that stretches to the Iraqi border after Islamic State abandoned large swathes of territory as it defends Raqqa and Deir Zor. Read More »

Deadly London tower blaze began in fridge freezer

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The number of people to have died, including those classed as missing presumed dead, remains at 79. Nine people have been formally identified as dead. The working conditions are hard and distressing in many ways. The operation is so complicated it could take until the end of the year. She told reporters: "There is a bad reality that we may not find or identify all those who died in the fire ". Read More »

Japan, S. Korea foreign ministers agree to boost pressure on N. Korea

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Seoul started voting for the annual resolutions again in 2008. The task force team of South Korea was forecast to inspect the procedure of negotiations between director-level diplomats of South Korea and Japan and whether the opinions of the comfort women victims were reflected enough in the agreement. Read More »

Melania Trump says she 'loves' the White House in first Washington interview

Prior to working at Mr. Trump's hotel, Mr. Harleth served in various management positions at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington and NY, including director of rooms and director of front office operations. "It's been wonderful the recovery is going now well for two days they were saying it's really tough but today I can report things are looking very, very good so we're very happy about that". Read More »

Safety tests at tower blocks in Wales after Grenfell Tower fire

The Department for Communities and Local Government later said that the first wave of building test have revealed at least three other council towers fitted with combustible cladding. "Camden Council will immediately take steps to begin the removal of these external cladding panels from the fiver tower blocks on the Chalcots Estate". Read More »

US shoots down drone close to Iraqi-Syrian border: statement

On Sunday, a U.S. fighter jet downed a Syrian government warplane for the first time in the country s conflict south of Raqa, sparking an angry reaction from regime ally Russian Federation. The growing tensions come as the coalition supports the Kurdish-Arab Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighting to take Raqqa from Daesh. But for now, they have stopped operations over Syria, "as a precautionary measure". Read More »

'Very good' chance of DUP deal with Tories, says Donaldson

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We're both obviously very concerned with combating terrorism, we both have similar views about delivering a good Brexit for this country and obviously, we're both very, very concerned with the Irish border issue. The sources said there had been some problems with the Treasury in regard to concessions the DUP is seeking for the Northern Ireland economy, including the abolition or cutting of air passenger duty tax. Read More »

Arab states present 13 point demands to settle Qatar crisis

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Qatar must hand over all designated terrorists, wanted by the four countries; freeze their assets; stop hosting others in the future. - Cut ties to terrorist organizations. The move suggests a harder foreign policy line for the key USA ally in a region fraught with instability. Doha has said that it will not negotiate until the Arab countries lift their economic blockade. Read More »

President Trump says there are 'no tapes' of conversations with James Comey

On May 17, Robert Mueller was appointed by the Justice Department as special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 USA elections. Comey later testified to keeping contemporaneous written records of his meetings with Trump, including of Trump saying he hoped Comey could let go of an inquiry into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Read More »

Moroccan Astronomers to Sight Eid El Fitr Crescent Saturday Evening

A statement signed by Hall Abdel Manan Abdel Rahman, the General Secretary of COMOG, and issued to the Ghana News Agency in Accra, said: "Like Ramadan, Eid ul-Fitr is a time for love, perseverance, kindness, forgiveness and tolerance". The Fiji Muslim League humbly requests employers to grant leave to their Muslim employees to attend to the obligatory Eid-ul-Fitr prayer and other commitments for the day, he adds. Read More »

Mexico 2-1 New Zealand ends in massive brawl at Confederations Cup

Hosts Russia are in third with three points and New Zealand have none. In a frantic second half Raul Jimenez and Oribe Peralta scored to turn the result on its head. "But my players understand their roles". Teams who voluntarily kicked the ball out also got a raw deal because the ball would be returned to them deep in their own half rather than where play stopped. Read More »

Will Hold Wide Consultations on Brexit, Says UK PM May

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Prime Minister Theresa May set out what she called a "fair deal" for European Union citizens living in Britain yesterday, saying in her first test of negotiating strength that she did not want anyone to have to leave because of Brexit or to split up families. Read More »

Australia suspends air ops as crisis escalates

Coalition forces were manning a combat outpost northeast of At Tanf where they are training and advising partner ground forces in the fight against the so-called Islamic State , also known as ISIS . The U.S. said it acted after the Syrian plane bombed fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces, an alliance of Kurds and Syrian Arab groups that the U.S. Read More »