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The first fire crews arrived at the scene within minutes, and the London Fire Brigade soon declared it a major incident. "In my 29 years of being a firefighter, I have never seen anything of this scale", she said. "We can see how quick the fire spreads via the external panels". As he walked to his kitchen to investigate, he saw "sparks coming up" from the window.
  • May to meet Sinn Fein Northern Ireland leader on Thursday - Sinn Fein

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    Most definitely be clear on the difference between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and the relationship between the two. "We need to hope for the best but be prepared for the worst". However Lord Trimble, leader of the UUP from September 1995 until May 2005 and one of the architects of the Good Friday Agreement, said the British government was also "taking a risk".
  • May ministers hold 'secret talks' with Labour to force soft Brexit

    May ministers hold 'secret talks' with Labour to force soft Brexit

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    Downing Street said Cabinet ministers had discussed the Government's legislative programme when they met earlier but refused to be drawn on discussions about plans to deal with the DUP. The Evening Standard, edited by ex-Treasury chief George Osborne, reported that Cabinet ministers have initiated talks with opposition Labour lawmakers to come up with a "softer", less hard-line divorce from the EU.
  • Highlanders fightback to defeat the Lions

    Highlanders fightback to defeat the Lions

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    The tourists return to action against the Maori All Blacks on Saturday (08:35 BST) - their fifth of six warm-up matches before the first of three Tests against the All Blacks on 24 June. Biggar looped around his center and passed to Joseph, who burst through a hole in the Highlanders' defense. Sopoaga converted and the hosts had a 10-3 lead.
  • Davis not injured in shooting at baseball practice

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    Steve Scalise , R-La., were injured. A gunman has opened fire on members of Congress practicing for a charity baseball game in Alexandria , Virginia , injuring House of Representatives majority whip Steve Scalise and several security officers.
  • London tower block fire claims lives

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    The company said it would not be commenting further "given the ongoing nature of the incident and the tragic events overnight". London mayor Sadiq Khan has said the fire has been declared a "major incident". Firefighters were on the scene within six minutes. London ambulance services are responding to a major fire burned in west London . A hazardous area response team were also dispatched.
  • Blaze engulfs apartment block in London

    Blaze engulfs apartment block in London

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    Cotton told reporters she'd never seen anything like the fire in her almost 30 years as a firefighter. The tower, built in 1974, contains 120 apartments, according to its management company Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation.
  • Jeff Sessions blamed for impeding investigation at hearing

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    In a dramatic and packed Senate hearing, Sessions vowed to defend his honor "against scurrilous and false allegations" and declared it a "detestable and appalling lie" to suggest he was aware of or took part in any collusion between Russian Federation and the election campaign that sent Trump to the White House.
  • May keeps mum after DUP talks

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    A spokesperson for the PM said an update on the timing of the Queen's speech will be revealed "in due course". Chuka Umunna, the centrist MP who has been a fierce critic of Mr Corbyn, said: "Unity is the watchword, government is our aim".
  • No UK govt deal likely Wednesday due to London fire: DUP

    No UK govt deal likely Wednesday due to London fire: DUP

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    May's Conservative Party needs the support of the DUP's 10 MPs in order to retain power in the House of Commons , after losing her majority in last weeks "snap" United Kingdom election. Under the proposed deal, the DUP would likely support May's Conservatives on big issues such as the budget, Brexit and defence legislation on a vote-by-vote-basis.
  • Modi-Putin meet: Officials working overtime to iron out nuclear pact details

    Modi-Putin meet: Officials working overtime to iron out nuclear pact details

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    Spain is India s seventh largest trading partner in the European Union. The two nations are targeting to raise the trade to $30 billion in the next five years. Modi also said that both the countries can not and should not be satisfied with the achievements and must strive to open new vistas. Modi, officials said, will articulate India's concerns to Putin and seek his support against the Pakistan corridor.