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Anger mounts over London fire

He said later: "We must and will do everything in our power to ensure the truth about this tragedy comes out". The death toll is still expected to rise substantially. It has since emerged that the United States had banned the type of cladding thought to have been used on Grenfell Tower. The queen met locals on her way into the Westway Sports Center, which has been turned into a makeshift shelter after the blaze on Wednesday morning engulfed a 24-story tower block and killed at least ... Read More

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State gets extension on REAL ID

State gets extension on REAL ID

Department of Homeland Security. The law requiring Real ID-compliant identification for entry into federal facilities went into effect in January, and the government planned to begin stepping up enforcement in July. What this means is that until October 10, a regular driver's license or other form of identification will suffice to gain entry to military installations, federal courthouses or federal job sites. Read More

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Map: The state of the Paris agreement

Map: The state of the Paris agreement

Automobile giant General Motors announced on Thursday it would stay on the president's forum, but Ford said in a statement Thursday, "climate change is real". Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, applauded Bloomberg for the contribution. On Thursday, Trump announced the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate change pact, tapping into his "America First" campaign theme. Read More

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Health Experts Say Coconut Oil Health Benefits are a Myth

Health Experts Say Coconut Oil Health Benefits are a Myth

Researchers from American Heart Association say, coconut oil , a saturated fat increases bad cholesterol in us. Saturated fats are found in meat, full-fat dairy products and tropical oils such as coconut and palm. This advisory was commissioned to review the current evidence and explain the scientific framework behind the American Heart Association's long-standing recommendation to limit foods high in saturated fats. Read More

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Pakistan CT tie becomes highest-rated ODI in BARC history

In a shocking statement, Former Pakistani cricketer Aamer Sohail has indicated that Pakistan has reached finals due to external factors. "I'm really enjoying the way I'm batting", Kohli told reporters. Unless Bangladesh was able to repeat its superb performance of theICC Cricket World Cup 2007 displayed at Port of Spain, where it had thrown India out of the tournament in the initial round, India's win of Thursday was nearly certain. Read More

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Bild newspaper: Helmut Kohl, father of German reunification, dies

Flags at European institutions would be flying at half-staff as a tribute to the man who "filled the European house with life". " Helmut Kohl was the most important European statesman since World War Two", Bill Clinton , the former USA president, said in 2011, adding that Kohl answered the big questions of his time "correctly for Germany, correctly for Europe , correctly for the United States, correctly for the future of the world". Read More

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Record number of Brits take German citizenship

The Office said a total of 110,400 foreigners took up German citizenship last year, a 2.9 per cent increase from the previous year, with the biggest rate of rise among Britons. Other European countries have also seen a rise in applications from British citizens, including France and Italy . Under current rules, Britons can maintain dual citizenship even after Britain's scheduled exit from the European Union in 2019. Read More

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US banned cladding that was used on Grenfell Tower

The blaze in west London's North Kensington district also injured 74 others, 18 of them critically, and left an unknown number missing. Specialist sniffer dogs are on the scene to identify victims in the ashes . Residents and tenants groups allegedly complained repeatedly about the risk of fire in the tower due to poor safety measures taken by landlords. Thirty were still hospitalized on Thursday, with 15 in critical condition. Read More

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UK leader holds alliance talks with Northern Ireland party chief

SINN Féin are to meet Theresa May face-to-face in London over the British Prime Minister's proposed deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP ). The Conservatives have 317 MPs while the DUP have 10. He claimed such a deal could endanger the peace process. The 1998 peace accords in Northern Ireland set up a power-sharing executive in the British province, but this collapsed in January when Irish republicans Sinn Fein pulled out, citing a breakdown in trust. Read More

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London tower block fire toll rises to 17, more feared dead

With the death toll expected to keep rising, politics have been put on hold as the government confronts a national tragedy that has raised questions about the cause of the blaze and the role of austerity. Local residents say there had been repeated warnings about the safety of the building, which recently underwent an exterior refurbishment, which included new external cladding and windows. Read More

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Le Mans Q2: Kamui Kobayashi breaks lap record for Toyota

Le Mans Q2: Kamui Kobayashi breaks lap record for Toyota

Porsche released the video today, which features driver Marc Lieb taking a full-speed lap around the famous 8.5-mile Circuit de la Sarthe in the company's 919 Hybrid prototype auto. A bit further back in P6 was the sole LMP1 privateer with Dominik Kraihamer clocking a 3m28.887s in the #4 ByKolles ENSO CLM. Kobayashi had already put Toyota on provisional pole on Wednesday after lapping in 3:18.793 in the opening night session. Read More

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West Nile virus found in Tippecanoe County

West Nile virus found in Tippecanoe County

Apply insect repellent to clothing as well as exposed skin. The discovery means people need to be more vigilant in protecting themselves against mosquito bites, said Joan Theurer, health officer for the Marathon County Health Department. Turn them over to prevent them from refilling with water. The most vulnerable to serious illness are older adults and those with weakened immune systems. Read More

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GM marks Clean Air Day with green fund launch

GM marks Clean Air Day with green fund launch

The membership body has suggested that CAZs are similar to Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs), which have been operating across the United Kingdom for many years. Helen Smith, Transport for Greater Manchester's head of logistics, environment and active travel, said: "There's plenty going on across the region for everyone to join in and find out more about how air quality affects us all". Read More

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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise in critical condition, hospital says

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise in critical condition, hospital says

Mr Trump visited the Louisiana congressman at the hospital on Wednesday night, and Vice President Mike Pence paid a visit on Thursday morning. "We've had a very, very divided country for many years", Trump said . House Republicans met privately earlier to discuss the shootings , pray and sign oversized cards for the wounded. While this was a time to put political divisions aside, Pelosi said, she forcefully condemned Republicans who sought to blame the attack on liberals and the rise ... Read More

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Eating French Fires Doubles Early Death Risk, Study Finds

Eating French Fires Doubles Early Death Risk, Study Finds

The fact that potatoes consumed in boiling oil are an unhealthy choice is not really new. Eating normal potatoes wasn't tied to any greater likelihood of demise, they note . Veronese adds that apart from these trans fats there are other factors such as lack of exercise and being obese and overweight that can be the cause behind early deaths due to fried potatoes consumption. Read More

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Militants attack police party in Srinagar

Militants attack police party in Srinagar

Officials said the policemen were deployed on area domination duty when the attackers fired at them in the high security Hyderpora neighbourhood of Srinagar city. The police department had issued an advisory, asking policemen from south Kashmir to avoid visiting their villages in view of the threats. Meanwhile, militants attacked a patrol party of police near J&K Bank Hyderpora in outskirts of Srinagar this evening. Read More

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Big jolt to Congress: BJP's Shankaramurthy to continue as Council Chairman

Big jolt to Congress: BJP's Shankaramurthy to continue as Council Chairman

At present one seat is vacant in the upper house of the state legislature. Shankaramurthy on June 13 had allowed the notice for moving a no-confidence motion against him by Ugrappa and nine other Congress MLCs. However, the JD (S) decision to not side with the Congress in the Legislative Council proves that the party's support can not be relied upon. Sources said that a corruption case being faced by JD (S) state president H D Kumaraswamy that is likely to reach the Supreme Court, might ... Read More

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Special counsel Mueller investigating Trump for obstruction of justice

Special counsel Mueller investigating Trump for obstruction of justice

Speaking Thursday in live call-in show, Putin compared Comey's move to that of NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked thousands of secret documents from the National Security Agency. The move by special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate Trump's conduct marks a major turning point in the almost year-old investigation led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which until recently focused on Russian meddling during the presidential campaign and on whether there was any ... Read More

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TDP MP creates ruckus at Vizag airport

TDP MP creates ruckus at Vizag airport

He faced a ban on flying that was subsequently relaxed. Reddy, who had allegedly vandalised the Air India office at Gannavaram airport in Vijaywada previous year after he missed his flight, got into a verbal spat with the ground staff and threw a printer kept at the airlines counter after he was informed that boarding for his flight had closed. Read More

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Push to bolster college aid vetoed by Florida Gov. Scott

Push to bolster college aid vetoed by Florida Gov. Scott

HB 7069 was seen as a bargaining tool in last week's special legislative session to resolve budget issues that were left on the table when lawmakers ended their regular session last month. The budget contains $121 million for new programs to allow universities to hire "world class" professors and researchers and to reward top-performing medical, law and business schools. Read More

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Funeral arrangements made for slain corrections officer

Two escaped Georgia inmates sought in the killing of two corrections officers were apprehended following a vehicle chase in Tennessee, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said. "They're not concerned with anything regarding human life". Officials said Dubose, almost 20 years his junior, is also a hardened criminal despite his relatively young age, and is a member of the notorious "Ghostface Gangsters" white supremacist group. Read More

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Hodgkinson had rifle, pistol in GOP baseball practice attack

Hodgkinson had rifle, pistol in GOP baseball practice attack

The Capitol Police were directing their fire at the opposite dugout, over by third base, Brooks said. The bullet traveled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding. "Congressman Scalise is a friend, and a very good friend", Trump said. "We are strongest when we are unified and when we work together for the common good", Mr. Read More

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Army-trained Kashmir students crack IIT exam

Army-trained Kashmir students crack IIT exam

This time, considering five of 40 students didn't appear for the Mains, the success rate was 80%. "As of now, we are advising students to fill the form based on their choices alone", said an official. He said that in the Civil Services Exam Result declared recently, 14 students from Jammu and Kashmir have made it to the list. Meenakshi Shai, chief manager of the Army's Super-40 batch project (CSRL), said, "This Super-40 batch has been in existence for the last three years.'In the first ... Read More

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New Zealand economic growth misses expectations

New Zealand economic growth misses expectations

GDP is expected to add 0.7 percent on quarter and 2.7 percent on year after gaining 0.4 percent on quarter and 2.7 percent on year in the previous three months. Ending on a positive note: Overall investment was up despite all that lower building activity and less investment in transport equipment. While policy makers and economists had hoped for a better result to clarify that recent weakness in the economy was only temporary, analysts found enough positives in the data to remain optimistic ... Read More

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California firms up marijuana rules, will allow deliveries

California firms up marijuana rules, will allow deliveries

Goldberg has urged the committee to leave the authority for marijuana oversight within the Treasury, while other have suggested giving oversight to an independent authority akin to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. And interviews with lawmakers Wednesday offered a glimpse at some of the reasons why the bill may have been pulled. On Tuesday afternoon, almost 24 hours before the Legislature's Marijuana Policy Committee was scheduled to meet, the chair of the committee's Senate side, ... Read More

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