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Another witness said a family friend was "stuck on the eighth floor with her 5-year-old daughter" until 5 a.m., nearly four hours after the fire broke out. "People are still trapped on their windows screaming for their lives saying they can't get out", tweeted a man who identified himself as Fabio Bebber.
  • May starts DUP talks in bid to keep power

    May starts DUP talks in bid to keep power

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    As the Prime Minister came under pressure from senior Tories to modify her negotiating strategy, key figures in the bloc expressed frustration over the party's internal wrangling and the government's conflicting signals on Brexit . "The focus has to be on plan A, which is to get the institutions in place, that is our focus and we would like to think it will be the focus of the incoming taoiseach", he said.
  • DUP hopeful of deal with Conservatives sooner rather than later, says Foster

    DUP hopeful of deal with Conservatives sooner rather than later, says Foster

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    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. The DUP, which is Northern Ireland's largest unionist party, won 10 seats in last week's election, enough to give the Conservatives a slim majority in the House of Commons.
  • Manchester bomber's brother released by police

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    A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said they were unable to confirm or deny Abedi's contact with the terror group as it was an ongoing investigation. Tasha Hough shared two more photos of Jaden, adding: "I think she's a little star struck". Isaac Forjani told the BBC it's "not easy" being connected to "22 lost, innocent lives".
  • No longer out of bounds: Trump allies question Mueller investigation

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    A top US Justice Department official today denied rumored plans to sack Robert Mueller , the special counsel running the probe into Russia's election meddling, amid reports President Donald Trump wants him fired. "There's no debate that's going on here", Ryan said after a reporter asked about suggestions from Trump friends Ruddy and Newt Gingrich that Mueller could be axed.
  • Hungary DEFIES European Union as Orban cracks down on foreign-funded NGOs

    Hungary DEFIES European Union as Orban cracks down on foreign-funded NGOs

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    Government-backed billboard and media campaigns have already targeted Soros, while a questionnaire sent to households nationwide pressed support for the registration of foreign-funded NGOs. "Foreign interest groups strive to take advantage of civil organisations". "We would not be democracies without strong and free civil societies", he said in the most recent European Parliament debate on Hungary.
  • South Korea coach Stielike on the brink after Qatar defeat

    South Korea coach Stielike on the brink after Qatar defeat

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    Qatar largely owed their victory to the industry and finishing of Al-Haydos and young forward Akram Afif. Meanwhile, South Korea remains a point ahead of Uzbekistan in the race for the automatic second qualifying spot in the group. They're winless away from home with one draw and three losses. Fossati resigned a few hours after leading his team to a 3-2 win over South Korea, a result that kept the nation's faint hopes of reaching next year's World Cup finals in Russian Federation alive .
  • DC, Maryland attorneys general to file a lawsuit against President Trump

    DC, Maryland attorneys general to file a lawsuit against President Trump

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    Frosh and DC Attorney General Karl Racine - both Democrats - filed the suit in US District Court in Maryland on Monday. Racine and Frosh insisted that the lawsuit wasn't political, with Racine saying they would pursue a similar lawsuit against any future president - he proffered Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg as one possible example - who held onto substantial business ties after taking office.
  • Student released by North Korea now at hospital

    Student released by North Korea now at hospital

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    Warmbier, a student at the University of Virginia, was arrested for removing a political banner from a wall in a North Korean hotel during a visit. THOMPSON: Dierker has known the Warmbier family for years and was heartbroken when she heard the University of Virginia student had been detained while visiting North Korea 18 months ago.
  • AG Sessions Denies Improper Russia Contacts During Senate Hearing

    AG Sessions Denies Improper Russia Contacts During Senate Hearing

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    Not only did she push him to discuss his role in the firing James Comey despite having recused himself from the Russian Federation investigations - "this Russian Federation thing" being the reason Comey was sacked - Senator Dianne Feinstein also made it clear that Mr Sessions' choice to avoid answering some questions when he could just say no says a lot.
  • Cosby won't testify, defense rests in sex assault trial

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    They asked the judge to repeat two different parts of Cosby's statements to authorities, asked the court to define the phrase "without her knowledge" in one of the charges, and asked to hear repeat testimony from the Canadian detective who interviewed Constand .