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Death toll climbs 2 weeks after London apartment inferno

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Some Grenfell residents expressed skepticism that a judge-led inquiry would uncover the truth behind the tragedy, but Moore-Bick said his inquiry would be "open, transparent and fair". It is also not yet known whether the hospital would have to be evacuated if it was found that the cladding was unsafe. "We will continue to prioritise and are now looking at the next areas of focus which will be any high-rise properties where people sleep overnight that have not already been captured by local ... Read More »

Jared Kushner holds first 'productive' Middle East peace talks with Israel PM

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The sources said that though the American delegation sympathized more with the Israeli side, Palestinian leaders will wait to see what comes of Abbas' meeting in Washington, slated for next month. Greenblatt and Kushner both accompanied Trump in May on his first visit as president to Israel and the Palestinian territories. Kushner touched down Tuesday for meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas . Read More »

Donald Trump's Latest Hire Is Plucked Directly From His DC Hotel

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President Donald Trump bragged again about his law-making capabilities on Twitter the morning of Friday, June 23. Major players in the drone industry including drone service provider Trumbull Unmanned , drone maker Kespry and airspace management company AirMap were among the companies in attendance at Thursday's White House meeting. Read More »

A key Republican senator has 'serious concerns' about the Senate's healthcare bill

Fox News aired a pre-recorded interview with President Trump on "Fox and Friends" Sunday morning which covered a number of topics, including the recently released Senate health care bill . Activists with the network have been more engaged in negotiations on the Senate bill , which is one reason they are in a wait-and-see mode. In Montana, 20 percent of residents didn't have medical insurance in 2013. Read More »

Ricciardo tops chaotic Azerbaijan GP as Hamilton accuses Vettel of 'disrespectful' driving

Vettel ( Ferrari ) 5. Hamilton ( Mercedes ) 6. "I think that was just not necessary". The stewards were clear in apportioning blame, imposing a 10 second stop-and-go penalty on the German for steering into Hamilton. If you overtake somebody and drive into him as a mistake then fine. Four safety cars and a topsy-turvy result kept fans on the edge of their seats and there is now heightened tension as the season reaches its midway phase. Read More »

Western Massachusetts Muslims celebrate the end of Ramadan

Eid el-Fitr was celebrated in Nigeria yesterday following the sighting of the moon of Shawwal and the subsequent announcement by the Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Muhammadu Sa'ad, who is also President General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs. Read More »

Britains' May to holds talks with DUP to secure deal

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Mrs May held talks at Downing Street with the other Northern Ireland political parties in an attempt to allay growing concerns that the expected DUP deal would undermine the peace process. But her election failure means she must now go into Britain's most complex negotiations since World War Two with her eye firmly on the different factions within her Conservative Party, which has been divided over European Union membership for a generation. Read More »

United States jet shoots down 'Iranian drone' in Syria

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USA warplanes launched three other airstrikes against the forces there. An ABC news report said that the Syrian plane actually dropped bombs on rebel forces fighting the Islamic State rather than just near them. Hussein signed up with the SDF after fleeing Raqqa, joining the ranks of its Kurdish and Arab fighters, many of them like him from Raqqa city. This comes less than 3 weeks after a similar incident and just days after the USA shot down a Syrian fighter jet. Read More »

Ed Sheeran divided Glastonbury festivalgoers with headline set

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Tens of thousands of revellers were making the great getaway from Glastonbury on Monday after Ed Sheeran closed the world's biggest greenfield music festival. "The irony of someone holding up a "punks not dead" flag whilst watching Ed Sheeran headline glasto", wrote another. "I'm definitely the one that's out of place on that list, but I think that's an exciting thing", Sheeran said. Read More »

Trump calls PM Modi a 'true friend' ahead of maiden meet

Amazon chief Jeff Bezos and Apple's Tim Cook also attended the meeting . During the hour-long interaction, at the Willard Hotel, where he is staying, Modi gave a patient hearing to the wish-list of the CEOs. "The entire world is suffering because of the menace of terrorism, which is against mankind", the Prime Minister said. It will pitch India as an indispensable partner of the USA, both in countering China in the Asia-Pacific and in dealing with Islamic radicalism. Read More »

Favourites advance as hosts bow out

Petersburg. The hosts took a deserved lead through Alexander Samedov midway through the first half, the midfielder capitalizing on confusion in the Mexican box to fire home and put Russian Federation provisionally top of Group A. Hirving Lozano subsequently completed the Mexican comeback after the interval. Nani sent a special message to his son after scoring Portugal's fourth goal in the closing stages of their win over New Zealand . Read More »

India seeks US Predator drones to counter Chinese threat

India continues to be a big beneficiary of this popular visa program, a key way Indian IT talent makes its way to the U.S.to work for Silicon Valley's biggest firms, such as Apple , Google and Accenture, among others. If they don't, billions of dollars could be a stake. Since 2008, India has signed more than $15 billion in U.S. defense contracts, including for C-130J and C-17 transport aircraft, P-8I maritime patrol aircraft, Harpoon missiles and Apache and Chinook helicopters. Read More »

Trump to welcome India's prime minister to White House

He is learnt to have told CEOs India's growth presented a "win-win" opportunity for both nations, referring to his government's attempts to improve the business climate. India is among nations singled out by the Trump administration for their trade surpluses with the U.S., which in India's case totaled $30.8 billion in 2016. Read More »

Turkish troops arrive in Qatar for joint war games amid Gulf tensions

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According to a report released by the NHRC on Thursday, the rights of more than 13,000 citizens of the four GCC countries involved in the crisis have been directly violated by the blockade. Yesterday, the state-run Qatar News Agency instructed a law firm to file a formal complaint with Ofcom, Britain's telecommunications regulator, against the Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya news channel and Sky News Arabia for their coverage of Qatar. Read More »

A New Political Party Could Be Taking Over French Politics

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The conservative Republicans had 16 percent, followed by the far-right National Front with 14 percent. Pollsters projected her party, which is still reeling from her disappointing showing in the presidential run-off vote against Macron , will next week win just a small handful of seats - perhaps as few as one. Read More »

USA warplane blasts Syrian drone from sky

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ISIS is an acronym for the Islamic State terror group. In the latest escalation between the US and the forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad, a U.S. "The Russian Federation has indicated that their objective in Syria, like ours, is to defeat ISIS", Dunford told reporters. Australia joined the US-led coalition in Syria in September 2015, but did not carry out any operations in the country between March and May this year, according to the defence department . Read More »

Cornyn: GOP won't delay ObamaCare repeal vote

But when fewer people had Medicaid , Providence lost even more money providing charity care to people who had no insurance and couldn't pay their emergency bills, Couture said. He said Democrats and Republicans coming together to reform healthcare "would be so great". "Forget death panels. If Republicans pass this bill, they're the death party", she tweeted . Read More »

Senate GOP health care bill vote: The whip count

It was unveiled earlier that day by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., who drafted it behind closed doors after numerous meetings among GOP senators. Moderates are concerned that the bill places caps on federal Medicaid funding, impacting millions of low-income Americans who rely on the Medicaid programs administered by their states. Read More »

Modi in Washington for 'no frills' Trump meet

During his meeting with business leaders, Mr Modi also raised India's "business friendly" climate. Mr Trump's protectionist instincts, however, are at odds with PM Modi's flagship pitch to Western manufacturers to " Make In India ". Read More »

Time for top pick Markelle Fultz to turn Philadelphia 76ers into winners

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Pasceniks, Bolden, and Lessort will remain overseas for at least another year. Expect to hear the word "freshman" frequently during the National Basketball Association draft on Thursday, June 22. As a result, outside of Fultz, the picks were made with the future in mind. And Nerlens Noel, Joel Embiid and Jahlil Okafor were not immediately available for comment. Read More »

You'll Never Guess Who the Republican Health-Care Bill Actually Helps

In a Facebook posting, Obama said Republican replacement health care plans "rushed through" the GOP-run House and Senate "would raise costs, reduce coverage, roll back protections, and ruin Medicaid as we know it". Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) wrote in a New York Times op-ed that the current bill from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) "leaves in place the pre-existing-condition rules that drive up the cost of insurance for everyone". Read More »

Modi greets nation on Eid-ul-Fitr

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Eid al-Fitr is the holy festival that brings joy and happiness. According to the Vice President, "this is indeed a great occasion to show gratitude to the Almighty Allah for taking us through a very successful period of fasting and to show kindness to our fellow human beings". Read More »

Hansen dismisses "desperate" Gatland's claims about Murray

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Time will tell, with the second Test team announcement later this week. "I am sure everyone will be looking forward to that already". The Cork Constitution blindside flanker was delighted with the amount of chances his side created in the first half but was disappointed that they weren't able to finish off more of them. Read More »

SKorean president calls for NKorean Olympic participation

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Among members of the delegation were Ri Yong-son, president of ITF, and Chang Ung, former ITF chief and the only North Korean member on the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Plans were also laid out for a staged coup to secure a friendly puppet-regime in North Korea , it has been reported. South Korea considered sharing some events at the Seoul 1988 Olympics with the North. Read More »

Castile family lawyer 'stunned' by dashcam footage

A popular megachurch pastor has described the acquittal of the Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile last July, as "dirty" and "demonic". Reynolds's 4-year-old daughter was in the backseat. This is the only video that actually shows the shooting. A fellow officer speaks repeatedly to Officer Yanez to get him away from the auto: "I'm going to take your spot". Read More »

South Korea tests missile with warning to North

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Moon's office did not disclose the details of the missile being tested, but South Korea has been working to develop ballistic missiles with a range of 800km, a voluntary cap under an agreement with the US. "The result is the reality you see today - North Korea continuing to advance its nuclear and missile program". There was no exchange of fire between the two sides when the North Korean soldier, a private, smuggled himself across the border to the south, the Yonhap report said. Read More »

Trump wishes Muslims 'warm greetings' for Eid holiday

Nagpur: Thousands and thousands of Muslim families celebrated Eid ul-Fitr, a festival celebrated to bolster peace and brotherhood marking the end of month-long Ramzan fasts on Monday. In the Philippines, fighting between government forces and Islamist rebels in the southern town of Marawi eased on Sunday as the military sought to enforce a temporary truce to mark the Eid holiday. Read More »

Whole world looking at India, says Modi

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He emphasised that close to 7,000 big and small steps have been taken by his government for ease of doing business in a bid to attract investments and make it easier for foreign companies. "Greatly look forward to my meeting and discussions with you @realDonaldTrump", the PM tweeted . Responding to a question about the H-1B visa program whose biggest recipient is India, the White House official said there are no plans to discuss the visa issue and that the United States administration ... Read More »

Justices side with government in property rights case

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The efficiency gap formula compares the statewide average share of the vote a party receives in each district with the statewide percentage of seats it wins, taking into account a common political expectation: For each 1 percentage point gain in its statewide vote share, a party normally increases its seat share by 2 percentage points. Read More »

PM Modi meets top CEOs of Global multinationals

Here are three thorny issues that could make for an uncomfortable visit. In his conference with US business honchos, Prime Minister Modi stressed that the whole world is looking at India today adding that growth for New Delhi also presents a win-win partnership for the United States. Read More »