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Firefighters battling massive blaze in London high-rise

She said "fire" and I thought it was the school across the road. Commander Stuart Cundy , of the Metropolitan Police , said the recovery operation would be "complex and lengthy", and the number of fatalities was expected to rise. "I'm standing here in everything I've got", one survivor said. It is understood that "several hundred" people would have been in the block when the fire broke out shortly after midnight, majority sleeping. Read More

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Trump "100%" willing to testify under oath

Comey testified that while he was FBI director, Trump was not under investigation by the FBI - not in a criminal investigation, and not in a counter-intelligence investigation, which, in Comey's words, "tend to be centered on individuals the FBI suspects to be witting or unwitting agents" or "covertly acting as an agent" of a hostile foreign nation, or "targeted for recruitment". Read More

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Banks penalty gives Highlanders win over Lions

Banks penalty gives Highlanders win over Lions

British and Irish Lions team to face the Highlanders on Tuesday: J Payne (Ireland), J Nowell, J Joseph (both England), R Henshaw (Ireland), T Seymour (Scotland), D Biggar, R Webb (both Wales ), J Marler (England), R Best (Ireland), K Sinckler, C Lawes (both England), I Henderson (Ireland), J Haskell (England), S Warburton (Wales, capt), CJ Stander (Ireland). Read More

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May determined to form new government despite election shock

May determined to form new government despite election shock

They couldn't possibly vote for Jeremy Corbyn , the quasi-Marxist, left-wing Labour Party leader who campaigned on high taxes for the rich, heavy spending and deep skepticism toward Britain's traditional defense and foreign policies. The problem is that, even if May wanted to soften her approach to Brexit (and there is no evidence that she does), she now lacks the authority to stand up to hard Brexiteers on her own benches and in the Conservative-supporting press. Read More

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Philippines at a grave risk of

Philippines at a grave risk of "contamination" by Isis

Two civilians were also confirmed killed inside a hospital that the gunmen had occupied on Tuesday, and the military has said nine other people may have been murdered at a militant checkpoint. Martial law allows the use of the military to enforce order, and the detention of people without charge for long periods. It is also estimated that there are between 200 to 500 militants in Mindanao. Read More

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Cavs not looking to slow down pace of Finals with Warriors

Cavs not looking to slow down pace of Finals with Warriors

The reigning coach of the year had been absent since Game 3 of the Warriors first round series against the Portland Trail Blazers due to pain and discomfort caused by complications from a back surgery he underwent two years ago. Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors are manhandling the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2017 NBA Finals . He, too , shrugged off individual glory. Read More

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Accuser's mother bolsters story Cosby drugged, assaulted her

Accuser's mother bolsters story Cosby drugged, assaulted her

Andrea Constand , a former Temple University basketball coach, said Cosby was "somebody I trusted, a mentor", when he handed her three blue pills and told her to take them during a get-together at his suburban Philadelphia home . He described her behavior as she told him about the alleged incident as "nervous, maybe a little embarrassed". The criminal case was reopened in 2015, after his previously-sealed testimony from the civil proceedings was made public. Read More

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Cavs try to adjust on both ends after Game 1 beating

And they went 8-3 in those games (a 60-win pace). For the Cavs to win they have to play almost perfectly or the Warriors have to play poorly - perhaps even both things must happen. For three quarters, it seemed Game 2 could have gone either way. I'm not a ball handler. "It's the same guy I've always seen - attacking, making shots, making huge plays for our team". Read More

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Trump's shaky claims on climate accord

John Schellnhuber, the director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, told the Associated Press that the U.S.' withdrawal from the Paris accord isn't the end of the world. " President Trump talked a lot about fairness, and the fact that India and China could keep burning coal and growing, whereas the U.S. was going to be hampered", she said. Read More

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Blues powerhouse Fifita named man of the match

That's the conclusion it's nearly impossible not to reach, after an incredibly dominant performance by the Blues . A fresh-faced and better than ever NSW team wasted no time in the first half. Andrew Fifita has revealed he's prepared to choose footy over family and miss the birth of his third child for a NSW jumper. "But when he goes into the run thinking about the offload first and trying to make something happen first, that's generally when he comes up with errors". Read More

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'Wonder Woman' banned in Lebanon due to star Gal Gadot's background

The post also pointed out that she supported Israel's military policies against the Gaza Strip, a coastal Palestinian territory run by Hamas. Israel has signaled that the targets were smuggling sophisticated weapons to Lebanon . The movie, based on the DC Comics character, has earned acclaim for Gadot for landing a rare leading role for a woman in a super hero movie. Wonder Woman can be very charming and warm and have so much compassion and love for the world. Read More

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Theresa May accused of "manifesto meltdown" after 'dementia tax' U-turn

On Sunday, three cabinet ministers including Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson all defended the previous policy in interviews without mentioning the possibility of a cap. Asked what level the cap would be set at, she said that would be a matter for the consultation. "Second to ensure this is fair". In 2015, the Conservatives announced a total cap on social care of £72,000, which appeared to have been abandoned on Friday when the party published its manifesto. Read More

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President Trump keeps up criticism of Germany

This will change", he tweeted . On local issues, there were discussions on how India-Germany must together standby strengthen rule based global orders. "He said, 'I don't have a problem with Germany , I have a problem with German trade, '" Cohn added. According to differing estimates, Germany did between 17 and nearly 20 billion euros in trade with India in 2016, with Germany enjoying a 0.3 percent trade surplus. Read More

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Texas OKs requiring schools to teach sex abuse prevention

Texas OKs requiring schools to teach sex abuse prevention

It also took a shot at Patrick, who, in an effort to appeal to Republican primary voters, has made the passage of a bathroom bill a central part of his agenda for this legislative session. With state health officials on the verge of implementing the payment cut past year, House Speaker Joe Straus vowed in November - just a few weeks before the start of the 2017 session - to restore some of the Medicaid funding. Read More

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Chelsea Manning takes her first steps of freedom

The 29-year-old soldier was born Bradley Manning. Producers say Manning granted filmmakers "unprecedented access". During Manning's trial in 2013, testimony showed that she had been deteriorating, mentally and emotionally. Manning took to Twitter after her release, photographing her " first steps of freedom " in civilian clothes. She had to cut her hair, exacerbating her gender dysphoria, Strangio said. Read More

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Clark, Horgan, Weaver all say they're willing to work with other parties

Clark, Horgan, Weaver all say they're willing to work with other parties

Johnston said if the results remain a Liberal minority government with the Greens holding the balance of power, Weaver has to be careful. The Green Party won three seats, but is now poised to have disproportionate sway. "And they want us to find a way to get along so that we can all work for the province that all of us love so very, very much". "We both agree the BC Liberals have failed British Columbians in a number of areas, and we have a range of issues in common but our focus is on the ... Read More

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Spurs face quick turnaround before conference finals

Spurs face quick turnaround before conference finals

Pau Gasol tallied 10 points with 11 rebounds for San Antonio, which trailed 5-4 in the first quarter before coasting to the win. The short answer for how the Spurs' defense can stop the Warriors is ... Meanwhile, the San Antonio Spurs were pushed to six games against the Grizzlies in the first round and six games to the Rockets in the second round. Read More

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GOP Health Plan Cuts Coverage for Poor Kids in Florida

GOP Health Plan Cuts Coverage for Poor Kids in Florida

NY collected about $71 billion in tax revenue a year ago. "Our study shows that the ACA continues to improve medical care and health among low-income patients and those with chronic illnesses", said study author Benjamin Sommers. As for the fear of rationed access, [economist Gerald] Friedman [the department chair of the University of MA at Amherst's economics program] told the Voice that "the current system already involves rationing - New Yorkers are rationed by lack of health insurance". Read More

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Iran's Rouhani wins 2nd term by a wide margin

Iran's Rouhani wins 2nd term by a wide margin

Millions of Iranians voted late. Vice President Eshagh Jahangiri, who briefly contested the presidency before dropping out and supporting Rouhani, tweeted congratulations to Rouhani and all Iranians for the "gigantic victory". "His renewed term promises tougher economic reforms inside the country to boost the confidence of foreign companies looking to invest in Iran". The two figures, Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mahdi Karroubi, both endorsed Raisi, as did Mohammad Khatami, another reformist who ... Read More

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