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A website run by the "Grenfell Action Group" said residents of the tower had expressed concerns over the safety of the building, specifically pointing to fire risks. Several dozen dazed survivors gathered at the nearby Portobello Rugby Center. One person, who did not want to be identified, told the British newspaper The Guardian , "I'm lucky to be alive - and lots of people have not got out of the building".
  • UK leader holds alliance talks with Northern Ireland party chief

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    They are the two most senior Conservatives to urge May to change course on Brexit after last week's disastrous election result for the party. Ruth Davidson, the increasingly influential leader of the Scottish Conservatives, told Mrs May in a meeting yesterday that she must "reach out" to other parties and "work with others on Brexit".
  • Centre rushes forces to help flood hit NE states

    Centre rushes forces to help flood hit NE states

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    It will also remain constant over neighbouring states like Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya, and Assam . Eight people were killed in Tlabung, Lunglei district, south Mizoram, in the past two days. In Assam, the districts of Lakhimpur, Darrang and Hailakandi have been hit by floods affecting almost 14,000 people in 39 villages there, a report from the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) stated on Wednesday.
  • UN's Zeid: Gulf states must respect rights in Qatar row

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    Businesses in Qatar say they are pulling the plug on UAE and Saudi contracts, and don't expect to resume them even if the diplomatic storm blows over. Factories in Qatar, which until the action imported 80% of its supplies from the participating countries, have been working around the clock to process increased fresh food imports from non-Arab nations.
  • Election result 2017: DUP-Tory deal announcement due

    Election result 2017: DUP-Tory deal announcement due

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    Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, who were the Prime Minister's joint chiefs of staff, resigned amid intense Tory criticism in the wake of the snap election that cost the Conservatives their Commons majority. She added: What the public want to see now is rather than the parties using this as an excuse to constantly be sniping, what the public will judge all politicians on is how prepared are we to work together in the national interest.
  • Republican leader, Capitol officers and aide shot at congressional baseball practice

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    The shooting occurred in Alexandria, Virginia's Del Ray neighborhood. In a dramatic blow-by-blow account, Representative Mo Brooks of Alabama told CNN the gunman was armed with a rifle and appeared to be a white male. He said the shooter was behind the third base dugout and didn't say anything. "Eventually it seems that the shooter shot both of our security detail people", he continued.
  • Alleged Gunman in Congressional Baseball Attack Identified

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    Rodney Davis, who was at the practice, told CNN's Brianna Keilar Wednesday morning before Hodgkinson had been publicly identified as the alleged shooter. "He was a sitting duck". U.S. Capitol police chief Matthew Verderosa, said his officers who were shot are in good condition. President Donald Trump is calling for unity after a shooting that injured a top House Republican leader.
  • Hindu Sena celebrates Trump's 71st birthday

    Hindu Sena celebrates Trump's 71st birthday

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    But, the invite does promise a photo exhibition, presumably on the life and times of President Trump. "I have lot of hopes from the Modi-Trump meeting". The group's event page on its website says, "Rise and Resist will be protesting Trump's birthday by marching to Trump Tower in NY and delivering his present: one-way tickets to Russian Federation".
  • Jeff Sessions Testifies in Senate Intelligence Hearing

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    Attorney General Jeff Sessions is contradicting fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey's testimony about his concerns over a meeting he had with Trump . While he had recused himself from the Russian Federation probe, Sessions said, "I did not recuse myself from defending my honor against scurrilous and false allegations".
  • Six killed as Grenfell Tower engulfed

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    A high street pub has become a donation centre for people who want to help the victims of the Grenfell Tower blaze. Many residents who evacuated said the fire had spread incredibly quickly with nearly no warning. Witnesses report that they heard no alarms and saw no sprinklers, despite a recent "renovation". Witnesses said that they saw people jumping from the upper floors.
  • Sisters organise Barking bus for Grenfell Tower donations

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    Fire chiefs said it was too early to speculate on the cause of the blaze. At St. Clement's Church, where evacuees gathered, Hadra Hassad was trying to find one of her closest friends, who lived on the 21st floor. Families caught up in the catastrophe have lost of their belongings, strangers from the community have pooled together to help by offering food, water and clothes.