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Firefighters In London Battle Massive High-Rise Fire

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Former fire marshal Robert Rowe told CNN the fire appears to have been "moving very quickly". While the cause and exact location of the fire's beginning are now unknown, some media reports have claimed the fire began around the third or fourth floor, before spreading all the way up the side of the building. Read More »

'Major incident' declared in London as fire engulfs residential tower block

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Assistant Commissioner Dan Daly says on the London Fire Brigade's Facebook page that it's a large and very serious fire. Residents in London have had to stand helplessly watching a 24-storey apartment building in London go up in flames. Reports suggest people are still trapped in the 27-storey Grenfell Tower. Nassima Boutrig, who lives opposite the building, said she was awakened by sirens and smoke so thick that it filled her home as well. Read More »

UK earnings after inflation shrink at fastest pace since 2014

Average pay excluding bonuses grew by 1.7 per cent although after inflation this means earnings in the three-month period fell by 0.6 per cent year-on-year. "As yet it seems there is little evidence of this type of "wage-price spiral", which should give the Bank enough latitude to look through higher inflation and hold rates at 0.25% for now". Read More »

Daugaard signs nonmeandered waters compromise into law

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Susan Wismer, D-Britton, wrote on Twitter. The Senate followed 10 minutes later, voting 26-2 in favor. David Anderson, R-Hudson. Hugh Bartels, R-Watertown. Daugaard, a former senator, said Monday he's never known a study panel to work faster. Gov. Dennis Daugaard made a promise Monday, as he opened the Legislature's special session regarding nonmeandered waters that lay atop private land. Read More »

Trump allows Pentagon to set Afghan troop levels

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Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) questioned whether the USA is throwing good money after bad in Afghanistan, because the Pentagon doesn't appear to have a strategy. Mattis said he expects to offer an updated plan to the committee next month. The 3,000 to 5,000 additional forces being discussed at the Pentagon, some of which could be sent by US allies, would be largely comprised of air crews and trainers to support Afghan forces. Read More »

UK Conservatives Lose Majority After Stunning Loss for Theresa May

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May, who had campaigned against Brexit past year but took over the Conservative party after David Cameron lost last June's Brexit referendum, delivered her terms for withdrawal in March. Responding to the furor over the dementia tax, she insisted nothing had changed, prompting accusations of a mid-campaign U-turn. "She's a zombie prime minister". Read More »

US troops on ground in war-ravaged Philippine city

The militants have defied a US-backed military onslaught, which has seen relentless bombing of the residential areas of Marawi where they are holed up. There were tearful scenes in Marawi on Tuesday morning after five Muslim policemen and five Christian construction workers sprinted about two kilometres (1.2 miles) from the militant-controlled areas to safety. Read More »

Trump gives Pentagon authority to determine troop levels in Afghanistan

John McCain , who expressed exasperation that the administration is being so slow to outline its strategy, remarking that it's "Not a helluva lot to ask". USA forces and Afghan commandos in April in Asad Khil village, east of Kabul, Afghanistan. The Pentagon said 25-year-old Sgt. Eric Houck, 29-year-old Sgt. Read More »

Drone strike kills Haqqani network commander in Hangu

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Wang will work to discuss the possibility of organizing a meeting between Afghanistan, Pakistan, U.S and China , according to the statement. "Peace with Pakistan was our demand and this must be solved between government and government", an Afghan media outlet quoted the Afghan present as saying. Read More »

Sessions testifies before Senate panel on Russia, Comey firing

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Sessions refused to say whether he had ever discussed the Russian Federation investigation with Trump, arguing that he could not disclose private communications with the president. During his testimony last week, Comey said he had notes of meetings with Trump in which the president asked him for a pledge of personal loyalty and to drop the Russian Federation investigation as it pertained to former national security adviser Flynn. Read More »

G7 countries reaffirm climate commitment in Italy, leaving the United States isolated

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The U.S. said it would not sign up to a pledge by Italy , Canada, Japan , France , Britain and Germany which called the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change "irreversible" and key for the "security and prosperity of our planet". If the US follows through with its pledge to formally withdraw from the pact, which can not happen formally until November 4, 2020, the country would join just two others-Syria and Nicaragua-as non-parties to the agreement. Read More »

Cop at frat brothers' hearing: Pledge 'looked like a corpse'

Reading from the coroner's report, Scicchitano said the manner of Piazza's death was accidental and due to a fall, while the cause was "multiple traumatic injuries". "But that doesn't mean there's any intent involved in any of this". Only one witness, a detective, testified during about 10 hours of a preliminary hearing that will decide whether there's enough evidence to send the case against members of Beta Theta Pi and the fraternity itself to county court for trial in the pledge's death. Read More »

UK's May holds alliance talks with NIreland party chief

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A Downing Street spokesman declined to comment. A deal between the government and the DUP could also unsettle the precarious balance between Northern Ireland's British loyalist and Irish nationalist parties, whose power-sharing administration in Belfast collapsed earlier this year. Read More »

France and Britain announce anti-terror action plan

Mrs May's authority has been severely diminished after a disastrous general election which saw her lose her House of Commons majority. The two big screens at the stadium projected the cross of St. France is willing to provide financial incentives for the objective of making it easier for scientists to relocate; they will still be able to conduct research in English that will later be translated to French by academic partners. Read More »

Derek Pringle column - Hit-and-hope De Villiers is feeling the pressure

Instead of continuing Morkel's targeting of Malik and Babar Azam's ribcages, with a leg gully and two men on the hook to take advantage of any mistakes, De Villiers got Morkel to shift his line to off-stump and just outside. Not India , who improved to 4-0 against the South Africans in Champions Trophy history, and knocked them out for a third time . The onus was on du Plessis to then bat through the innings. Read More »

Downing Street talks fail to finalise DUP-Tory deal

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However, her governing style is set to change to become more consensus-based and it looks as if the "no deal is better than a bad deal" mantra will be retired. As he arrived at the Dail in Dublin ahead of Enda Kenny's formal resignation as taoiseach, Mr Adams said incoming Irish premier Leo Varadkar needed to put his efforts into restoring powersharing north of the border. Read More »

GM says it has made 130 self-driving Bolts

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The latest 130 cars will be equipped with a suite of cameras, sensors and other hardware that's been updated from the systems used on 50 self-driving Bolts already being tested in San Francisco , metro Detroit and Scottsdale, Arizona. When General Motors announced that it would start testing self-driving Bolt EVs in and around Detroit , it also said it would be building them up the street (give or take a few miles). Read More »

Theresa May will form a minority United Kingdom government

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The Prime Minister made a joke at her own expense, responding to the Speaker's re-election by saying: "At least someone got a landslide". While talks were ongoing, former Conservative Prime Minister John Major told BBC Radio 4's World at One that he was "wary" and "dubious" about the proposed Tory-DUP deal. Read More »

Man held over Manchester attack released without charge

A MAN has been arrested as police continue to investigate the Manchester Arena attack. Police investigating the Manchester suicide bombing have seized a auto which is believed to be "significant" to the case. Isaac Forjani said it was "not easy" being connected to "22 lost, innocent lives". Authorities said the cordon was a "precaution" and that people would temporarily be relocated. Read More »

United Nations agency seeks access to civilians in IS-held Syrian city

The military and economic importance of the victories of the Syrian Arab Army in the Syrian Badia are to be added to the strategic and political importance, as this success has proved to the whole world that the army and its allies are the only force capable of crushing terrorism despite of its direct and indirect supporters. Read More »

PS4 Pro vs Xbox One X comparison review

The new console contains the fastest processor chip ever used in a games console, Xbox said, and will offer "true" 4K gaming to users. Now Microsoft has released a bunch of pictures of the new consoles, with shots taken from all angles. Read More »