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More than 200 firefighters were sent to tackle the blaze which was reported just after 1.15am on Wednesday. AN ILFORD man travelled to North Kensington this morning to help people hurt in the Grenfell Tower block blaze. People inside the building were seen flashing torches or mobile phones to attract help and a witness described seeing at least one person falling from an upper floor.
  • Shooting in suburban DC, House Majority Whip possible victim

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    Multiple reports said two U.S. Capitol Police officers who were part of Mr. Scalise's protective detail were also shot. The shooting happened during a baseball practice for congressional Republicans. Alexandria police say other victims have been transported to nearby hospitals. The game is scheduled for Thursday. Check back for updates on this developing story .
  • Huge fire engulfs London tower block, 30 people injured

    Huge fire engulfs London tower block, 30 people injured

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    Some people were trapped in the fire, with residents desperately shouting for help from windows on upper floors as the fire spread, some British media reported. "We have over 20 ambulance crews at the scene as well as our hazardous area response team and trauma teams from London's air ambulance who travelled to the scene by auto", the statement added.
  • Theresa May re-appoints minister she had fired

    Theresa May re-appoints minister she had fired

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    Theresa May is facing a showdown with Conservative MPs amid anger over the way the party saw its majority wiped out in the General Election . However, incoming Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has indicated he is overall more optimistic about the outcome, telling the Belfast Telegraph that the results could provide an "opportunity for Ireland" given the lack of mandate for a hard Brexit.
  • U.S. states form Climate Alliance, vow to uphold Paris Agreement

    U.S. states form Climate Alliance, vow to uphold Paris Agreement

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    The list of those opposed to President Donald Trump's decision to leave the Paris climate agreement , meant to lower greenhouse gas emissions, keeps getting longer - and now it includes a host of major energy companies . In 2016, Boulder adopted climate commitment goals - which exceeded the original US commitment in the Paris climate accord, according to officials - that included a target for 100 percent renewable electricity throughout the city by 2030.
  • Don't waste time, EU Brexit chief tells Britain

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    Jeremy Corbyn , leader of the opposition Labour Party, which saw its number of parliamentary seats and share of the vote increase, said there could be another election this year or early in 2018 after Thursday's vote produced no clear victor.
  • Talks to prop up May's government continue with DUP

    Talks to prop up May's government continue with DUP

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    Prime Minister Theresa May to seek closer ties to the European Union after Britain leaves the bloc in March 2019, following her election setback last Thursday. She is now seeking an alliance with a hardline unionist party in Northern Ireland to cling on to power. Prime Minister Theresa May will seek to strike a deal with a Northern Irish Protestant party to save her premiership on Tuesday as she comes under intense pressure to soften her approach to Brexit days before formal European Union ...
  • Secret Service says they don't have Trump tapes

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    And yet his own story is a kind of paradox. "That's one of the reasons I want people to make sure we have a very, very strong force [among North Atlantic Treaty Organisation nations]". But he has also suggested he doesn't believe it, saying Russian Federation is a "ruse" and calling the investigation into the matter a "witch hunt". He said the FBI became "aware of facts that I can't discuss in an open setting that would make (Sessions') continued engagement in a Russia-related ...
  • Qatar pulls all its troops from Djibouti-Eritrea border

    Qatar pulls all its troops from Djibouti-Eritrea border

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    Moving U.S. air operations would involve a massive undertaking by the U.S. military, which coordinates its air campaigns in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan from Qatar. Sharif left for Pakistan late on Monday night. There has been no breakthrough in Kuwaiti efforts to mediate in the crisis, but a USA official in the region said Kuwait was continuing with what is seen as a "slow, painstaking, deliberate" process focused inside the Gulf Cooperation Council .
  • UK's May holds alliance talks with NIreland party chief

    UK's May holds alliance talks with NIreland party chief

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    A senior Conservative source said: "We are making a lot of progress, it's all being done in the spirit of cooperation, with a real focus on strengthening the union and providing stability at this time". In an attack aimed at the Tory hierarchy - and campaign guru Sir Lynton Crosby - Mr Halfon said: "Our election campaign portrayed us as a party devoid of values".
  • South Korea names new unification minister to handle North Korea ties

    South Korea names new unification minister to handle North Korea ties

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    Infantino said he would discuss the proposal with Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to a statement by South Korea's Presidential Office, the Blue House. Over the past few weeks, the North has tested four new systems. The North and the South have been divided since Korea's liberation from the Japanese at the end of World War II.