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  • Death toll from London fire rises to 17

    Death toll from London fire rises to 17

    The death toll from the Grenfell Tower fire in west London  has risen to 17. "We do believe that number will sadly increase",  Commander Stuart Cundy of the Metropolitan Police said in a statement. Many people are still missing and firefighters...

  • EU-wide Blue Card approved by European Parliament

    EU-wide Blue Card approved by European Parliament

    Today, the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs adopted a new law on the Blue Card working permits for highly-qualified non-EU nationals. The revised EU-wide rules for issuing Blue Cards which will replace...

  • Heathrow baggage handling problem resolved

    Heathrow baggage handling problem resolved

    Updated 10.57 - London Heathrow Airport has resolved an issue that prevented bags from being checked in at terminals 3 and 5 earlier today. It apologised to those passengers who had to fly without luggage on early morning flights. Heathrow, which...

  • Death toll of 12 expected to rise in London tower block fire

    Death toll of 12 expected to rise in London tower block fire

    The death toll in a fire disaster that destroyed a 24-storey block of flats in London was expected to rise today, with many people still missing and firefighters facing hazardous conditions as they searched the charred carcass. Smoke was still...

  • New Lesotho Prime Minister's wife shot dead

    The wife of Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane was shot dead late yesterday, just hours after her husband's inauguration, raising fears of another wave of political violence in the southern African mountain kingdom. Police spokesperson Clifford...

  • US shipping terminal reopens after 'dirty bomb' threat

    US shipping terminal reopens after 'dirty bomb' threat

    Updated 11am - A terminal at the Port of Charleston in South Carolina will reopen and the safety zone has been lifted, the US Coast Guard said today, after investigating a threat of a "dirty bomb" on a container ship. It said the "original...

  • Shooter of US Congressman was living in his car

    James Hodgkinson, the 66-year-old man who shot and injured a US Congressman yesterday had been in the Alexandria (US) area since March and was living out of his vehicle. Hodgkinson, who had posted angry messages against President Donald Trump and...

  • Gunman dead after shooting top Republican politician

    Gunman dead after shooting top Republican politician

    Updated at 7pm  The gunman who shot a top Republican politician at a congressional baseball practice has died from his injuries, US President Donald Trump said. Mr Trump said the assailant who shot Representative Steve Scalise, of Louisiana, had...

  • London fire: Baby thrown from tenth floor, caught safely

    London fire: Baby thrown from tenth floor, caught safely

    A baby was caught by a member of the public after being dropped from Grenfell Tower in London as it was engulfed with flames this morning, a witness said. At least six people died in the blaze. Samira Lamrani said she saw a woman try to save a...

  • US blames North Korea for spree of global hacking

    US blames North Korea for spree of global hacking

    The United States government has issued a rare alert squarely blaming North Korea for a series of cyber attacks stretching back to 2009. It has warned that more are likely on the way.   No specific victims have been named but the report refers to...

  • Watch: Huge fire engulfs London tower block

    Watch: Huge fire engulfs London tower block

    A number of people have been killed in a huge fire which has engulfed a 27-story block of flats in central London, the Fire Brigade said. At least 30 people have been injured in the fire which engulfed all floors from the second to the top of the...

  • Jeff Sessions denies 'false and scurrilous Russia allegations'

    Jeff Sessions denies 'false and scurrilous Russia allegations'

    US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has heatedly denied that he had any undisclosed meeting with the Russian ambassador or conversations with Russian officials about the US elections. He vowed to defend his honour "against scurrilous and false...

  • 'Let us come together in a spirit of national unity' - UK's May

    'Let us come together in a spirit of national unity' - UK's May

    The UK parliament returned today for the first time since last week's general election, with Prime Minister Theresa May saying "at least someone won a landslide" after John Bercow was re-elected unopposed as Speaker of the House of Commons. "As we...

  • North Korea releases US student, Tillerson says

    North Korea releases US student, Tillerson says

    North Korea has released Otto Warmbier, a US university student who has been held captive there since January 2016, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said today. Warmbier, a University of Virginia student from suburban Cincinnati, is on his way...

  • US senators reach deal on Russia sanctions

    US senators reach deal on Russia sanctions

    US senators reached an agreement on legislation imposing new sanctions on Russia, including a provision that would prevent the White House from easing, suspending or ending sanctions without congressional approval. Partisan acrimony in Washington...

  • Under pressure to soften Brexit, PM May meets Northern Irish 'kingmakers'

    Under pressure to soften Brexit, PM May meets Northern Irish 'kingmakers'

    British Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking a deal with a Northern Irish Protestant party to save her premiership today as she comes under intense pressure to soften her approach to Brexit days before formal EU divorce talks. May's botched...

  • Policewoman shot in the head in Munich

    Policewoman shot in the head in Munich

    A German man shot a 26-year old policewoman in the head this morning, using a gun he had grabbed from another officer at a Munich train station, police said, adding there was no indication of a link to terrorism. The 37-year-old man, who had been...

  • Likelihood of hard Brexit recedes after UK election - poll

    Likelihood of hard Brexit recedes after UK election - poll

    The chances of Britain ending up outside the single market when Brexit talks are concluded have receded somewhat after last week's election, although the pound might weaken further against other currencies, a Reuters poll of economists...

  • Powerful earthquake rattles Greece, Turkey

    Powerful earthquake rattles Greece, Turkey

    At least one person is reported dead after a powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck the western coast of Turkey and the Greek island of Lesbos. Officials say 10 people were injured.  The epicenter of the quake was about 52 miles northwest of...

  • 'I'll stay for as long as you want me,' British PM May tells Tory MPs

    'I'll stay for as long as you want me,' British PM May tells Tory MPs

    Britain's Theresa May told her party today she would serve as prime minister as long as they wanted after a botched election gamble cost the party its majority in parliament and weakened London's hand days before formal Brexit negotiations. With...