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London council evacuates residents amid fire safety concerns

Camden Council will evacuate 800 households from five tower blocks tonight amid fire safety concerns. In a statement this evening Ms Gould said firefighters and council officials had inspected the estate today. Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack told reporters that "we are looking at every criminal offense from manslaughter onwards". As police continued to unpick the roots of the disaster, Ms McCormack said a string of criminal offences were now being considered. Read More

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Spanish state prosecutor accuses Jose Mourinho of tax fraud

The Manchester United boss released a statement tonight to state that "neither the Spanish tax authorities nor the public prosecutor have contacted him or his advisers". Other clients of Mendes who have ended up in Spain include the Portuguese full-back Fabio Coentrao - on the verge of joining Sporting Lisbon on loan from Real Madrid - and Colombian striker Radamel Falcao , now with Monaco but formerly at Atletico Madrid . Read More

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Iran warns missile attack on IS in Syria can be repeated

Iran warns missile attack on IS in Syria can be repeated

As well as punishing "terrorists", it was meant to show that Iran is capable of projecting military power across the region, officials and experts said . The past 48 hours have been busy in Eastern Syria. Iran has targeted jihadists in Syria with missiles in retaliation for deadly attacks in Tehran , but the strike was also a message to its regional rivals and Washington , experts say. Read More

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US says it shot down Iranian-made drone in Syria

US says it shot down Iranian-made drone in Syria

The U.S. military's Central Command said the drone shot down Tuesday was a Shaheed 129 and appeared to have been operated by "pro-regime" forces, a term which U.S. The U.S. backs the SDF and American special forces soldiers often accompany SDF troops as advisers and trainers. On June 8, USA officials reported that a drone likely connected to Iranian-supported Hezbollah forces fired on US -backed troops and was shot down by an American fighter jet. Read More

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India wants to strengthen strategic partnership with China

India wants to strengthen strategic partnership with China

A media note of the meeting said the ministers deplored the continued terrorist attacks, including in some BRICS countries. "China opposes terror in all forms". Singh, said the grouping needed to cooperate on counter-terror measures. South Africa will assume the rotational BRICS chair in 2018. Chinese President Xi Jinping later met with the officials at the Great Hall of the People in central Beijing , saying the six hours of discussion among the nations had produced "a lot of consensus", ... Read More

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Helmut Kohl, Germany's reunification chancellor, dies aged 87

Helmut Kohl, Germany's reunification chancellor, dies aged 87

His great achievement was to supervise the reunification of Germany , and another of his political endeavors was the construction of a Europe of peace and prosperity , founded above all on Franco-German friendship. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, who served as Luxembourg's prime minister while Kohl was in office, tweeted: "Helmut's death hurts me deeply". Read More

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South Sudan's displaced see little chance of peace

International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau announced the additional funding today on trip to the country where millions have been displaced by a civil war. The report shows more than 10 million were newly displaced previous year. At the same time, returns of refugees and internally displaced people to their homes, combined with other solutions such as resettlement in third countries meant that for some, 2016 brought the prospect of improvement. Read More

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White House doesn't deny Trump considering firing Mueller

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Tuesday that Trump called him Monday night because of Gingrich's concerns about the Russian Federation probe. Mueller, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, was appointed on May 17 and is tasked with investigating Russian interference in last year's presidential election and if associates of the Trump campaign colluded with Russian officials. Read More

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To North Korea and back: Otto Warmbier's strange, sad trip

This is at least the fifth trip to North Korea for the heavily pierced and tattooed former basketball star. Extremely safe! Despite what you may hear, North Korea is probably one of the safest places on Earth to visit. Yun boarded a private aircraft along with two doctors and arrived last Monday in Pyongyang, where they were met by North Korean officials and saw Warmbier in a hospital. Read More

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Jury deadlocks in Cosby trial; mistrial declared

Jury deadlocks in Cosby trial; mistrial declared

That means for the next four months, Cosby will be a free man, as he was released on bail. Prosecutors say they will retry the case. The revelations led newly elected Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele to seek charges. The jury could not reach a verdict in the trial of Bill Cosby . Cosby was was accused of sexual assault with Andrea Constand , claiming that he drugged and attacked her at his Philadelphia home in 2004. Read More

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Heat advisory issued for next week

Heat advisory issued for next week

Daily record highs will be within reach: 115 degrees for Sunday , 118 degrees for Monday and 116 degrees for Tuesday . Bay City News reports that the National Weather Service predicts that inland Bay Area cities face "temperatures in the triple digits, up to 20 degrees higher than normal". Read More

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Trump lashes out over probe into possible obstruction of justice

Also unclear was whether the president's comment confirming he was under investigation was based on direct knowledge or media reports that Mueller is examining whether the president obstructed justice by firing Comey last month. The reference to "bad and conflicted people" appeared to endorse the whisper campaign against Special Counsel Mueller by some Trump's associates who say he (Mueller) has hired investigators with ties to the Democratic Party and the Clinton campaign, and therefore ... Read More

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Trump investigated for obstruction of justice

Trump investigated for obstruction of justice

The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election is interviewing three senior intelligence officials to determine whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice . Meanwhile Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Charles Grassley said his panel would investigate the removal of Mr Comey and "any alleged improper partisan interference in law enforcement investigations". Read More

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