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Grenfell Tower fire


A huge fire has engulfed a tower block in Latimer Road, west London, with eyewitnesses claiming people are trapped in their homes. The fire at Grenfell Tower on the Lancaster West Estate was reported at 01:16 BST and about 200 ...

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DR Congo jailbreak frees 900 inmates


Eleven people were killed when militants attacked a prison in the Democratic Republic of Congo and freed more than 900 inmates, officials say. The governor of North Kivu province said the attackers had used heavy weapons in the raid on ...

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Manchester Arena blast: 19 dead and about 50 hurt


Nineteen people have been killed and about 50 injured in a suspected terror attack at Manchester Arena. Police were called to reports of an explosion at the venue at about 22:35 BST following a pop concert by the US singer ...

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Trump: I’d be honored to meet Kim Jong-un under ‘right circumstances’


US President Donald Trump said Monday he would be willing to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “under the right circumstances” to defuse tensions over North Korea’s nuclear program. “If it would be appropriate for me to meet ...

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20 dead, 15 critical as truck runs over protesters, cops in India


In one of the worst accidents ever in India’s Rayalaseema region, 20 persons were killed and 15 others critically injured when a lorry ran over them at Yerpedu in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, on Friday afternoon. The accident happened ...

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At least 68 children among 126 killed’ in bus bombing


At least 68 children were among 126 people killed in Saturday’s bomb attack on buses carrying evacuees from besieged Syrian towns, activists say. A vehicle filled with explosives hit the convoy near Aleppo. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights ...

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US drops ‘mother of all bombs’ in Afghanistan killing 36 ISIS militants


Up to 36 suspected Islamic State militants were killed in Afghanistan when the US dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb ever used in combat, the Guardian reported quoting the Afghan defence ministry on Friday. To target a “tunnel complex” used by ...

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Syria conflict: ‘Chemical attack’ in Idlib kills 58


At least 58 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a suspected chemical attack on a rebel-held town in north-western Syria, the BBC reported. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has reported that strikes on Khan Sheikhoun by Syrian ...

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UK Parliament shooting: Police officer ‘stabbed’


A police officer has been stabbed in the Houses of Parliament in central London, in what police are treating as a terrorist incident. The attacker, who was shot by police officers, is reported to have earlier mowed down several pedestrians ...

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Guatemala mourns after children’s home fire kills 31 girls


Guatemala has declared three days of national mourning after a fire killed at least 21 teenage girls at a children’s care home. Yesterday’s blaze at the government-run Virgen de Asuncion shelter in San Jose Pinula, near Guatemala City, has focused ...

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