• Grenfell Tower relief effort has been effective, insists council leader

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    Engineering experts say outside insulation panels installed on the 24-story Grenfell Tower may have helped the fire spread rapidly from one floor to the next. Construction firm Rydon, which carried out the refurbishment, said the work "met all required building control, fire regulation and health and safety standards".
  • Grenfell death toll put at 30 - but 69 people are still missing

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    A fire broke out at Grenfell Tower in the early hours of 14 June. The blaze engulfed the 24-storey apartment block of social housing on Wednesday. Firefighters were using drones and sniffer dogs to search the building, saying that some of the upper floors are still inaccessible to humans because of concerns about the stability of the structure.
  • 62 dead in Portugal forest fires

    62 dead in Portugal forest fires

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    Four of the firefighters are in critical condition Sunday, according to Paulo Santos , an operations and emergencies official with the National Relief Operations Command in Lisbon . "I am shocked with this death toll". The cause of death of the other victims is now unreported. The disaster - the worst tragedy Portugal has experienced in decades - shook the nation, with the president declaring that the country's pain "knows no end".
  • Troubled Ronaldo eyes more silver at Confederations Cup

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    Better known as "Chicharito" to football fans the world over, Javier Hernandez has recently become his nation's all-time record goal scorer, having netted number 47 in a friendly against Chile less than a month ago. Borussia Dortmund midfielder Raphael Guerreiro failed to deal with a cross into the box and Carlos Vela teed up Hernandez, who met the cross with a diving header.
  • Donald Trump says no one has any proof on Russia

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    Still, since Trump fired the former FBI director, James Comey , who was overseeing the Russian Federation probe little more than a month ago, the White House comments have stirred concern among members of Congress that Mueller might get the same treatment if the investigation goes against the president.
  • Dozens killed in Portuguese forest fires

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    Nearly 700 firefighters and more than 200 fire engines have been deployed to tackle the flames, according to the civil defence service. Interior Ministry official Jorge Gomes said Sunday that at least 30 people died inside their cars as they tried to flee.
  • Royals visit survivors of high-rise fire as death toll increases

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    Queen Elizabeth II , in a message released on her official birthday on Saturday, said the United Kingdom has been "resolute in the face of adversity" following recent tragedies in London and Manchester . The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge , along with Prince George and Princess Charlotte , joined other members of the royal family at the annual Trooping the Colour parade in London .
  • Bodies found on 'ripped' U.S. destroyer

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    The USS Fitzgerald sustained significant damage in the collision with the Philippine-flagged ACX Crystal around 2:20 a.m. Saturday . "Heroic efforts prevented the flooding from catastrophically spreading, which could have caused the ship to founder or sink", he added.
  • Tim Farron gives all his MPs a job in his frontbench team

    Tim Farron gives all his MPs a job in his frontbench team

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    Jo Swinson announced this afternoon that she would not be standing to replace Tim Farron as Lib Dem leader. Tom Brake will speak on Brexit and global, Ed Davey on home affairs, Norman Lamb on health and Alistair Carmichael on Northern Ireland as well as his duties as chief whip.
  • Shooting forces lawmakers to rethink their security

    Shooting forces lawmakers to rethink their security

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    Authorities also confirm Hodgkinson legally purchased a 9 mm handgun and an assault-style rifle from licensed firearms sellers. And he says Scalise is "in some trouble". So far, investigators have not linked Hodgkinson to any radical groups, said a law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity. In a final flourish of bipartisan camaraderie, Democrat Mike Doyle, his team's manager, accepted the trophy, then gave it to his Republican counterpart Joe Barton to put in Mr ...
  • President Trump "Considering Terminating" Russia Special Counsel Robert Mueller

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    Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a New Hampshire Democrat, pressed Rosenstein in a Senate appropriations subcommittee hearing after President Donald Trump's friend, Chris Ruddy , said Monday night that Trump is considering firing Mueller . Sources have told CNN that multiple advisers have counseled Trump against firing Mueller. "I am not going to follow any orders unless I believe those are proper and appropriate orders".