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Ministers in abrupt U-turn over fire safety in schools

The Guardian 112 sources

Government goes back to drawing board after deciding that cost-cutting rules ‘would have been a disaster’ in light of Grenfell Tower disaster

Trump accuses Obama of inaction over Russia meddling claim

BBC / News 21 sources

The president says his predecessor "did nothing" despite knowing of meddling claims before the poll.

Hopes fading in China for 118 still missing day after landslide

Reuters 55 sources

BEIJING (Reuters) - Rescue workers in China searched for 118 people still missing more than 24 hours after a landslide buried a mountain village, with hopes fading on Sunday after 15 bodies were pulled out of the rock and mud during the…

California father buries wrong man after coroner’s mistake

Eleven days after laying his son to rest, Frank J. Kerrigan got a call from a friend.

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Senate health-care bill faces serious resistance from GOP moderates

Washington Post 33 sources

A small group of centrists, worried that Medicaid cuts would fray the social safety net, could prove pivotal.

Yemen cholera outbreak now 'worst in the world'

Sky News / World 20 sources

The cholera outbreak in Yemen has now become the worst in the world, the United Nations says.

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Oklahoma doctor charged with murder for prescribing opioids that killed her patients

On Nov. 21, 2012, Sheila Bartels walked out of the Sunshine Medical Center in Oklahoma with a prescription for a "horrifyingly excessive" cocktail of drugs capable of killing her several times over. A short time later, she was at a…

Jeremy Corbyn Glastonbury Speech: Labour Leader Mocks Donald Trump

Jeremy Corbyn came out to cheers and crowds normally reserved for headline acts at Glastonbury on Saturday and couldn’t help but take a shot at Donald Trump.

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Hundreds of civilians free to leave Mosul

Reuters 24 sources

Iraqi forces free hundreds of civilians in Mosul Old City as troops battle to retake the ancient quarter from Islamic State militants, mounting a last stand in what was the de facto capital of their "caliphate". Pascale Davies reports.

Trump questions Obama's response to Russia information

Fox News 52 sources

A preview of Pete Hegseth's interview with the president

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Parliament hit by 'sustained' cyber-attack

BBC / UK 89 sources

MPs are unable to access emails remotely, as Westminster deals with a hacking attempt made on Friday.

Eid al-Fitr: Saudi Arabia declares Sunday first day

Al Jazeera 58 sources

Eid al-Fitr, which means 'festival of breaking the fast', marks the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan.

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Amnesty declared for 83 ISIL members in Syria's Raqqa

Al Jazeera 5 sources

Low-ranking fighters are pardoned as they do not have blood on their hands, the Raqqa Civil Council says.

Saudis foil attack on Grand Mosque

CNN / World 178 sources

Saudi security forces on Friday prevented an imminent attack on the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the country's Interior Ministry said on state-run TV.

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Cladding on 27 tower blocks fails fire safety tests

The Guardian 269 sources

High-rises in 15 local authority areas have failed tests prompted by Grenfell Tower blaze in which at least 79 people died

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Death Toll Climbs To At Least 70 In Pakistani Attacks

Radio Free Europe 79 sources

Pakistani officials say the death toll from twin explosions in the northwestern town of Parachinar has climbed to 50 overnight, bringing total deaths from multiple attacks across Pakistan on June 23 to more than 70.

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Andrea Leadsom's 'Patriotic' Brexit Broadcasting Call Slammed By Tim Farron As 'Sinister'

Calls by a Cabinet minister for broadcasters to be “patriotic” over Brexit have been branded “sinister” by Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron.

Al-Jazeera: the Qatar broadcaster at centre of diplomatic crisis

The Guardian / US 393 sources

Arab world’s leading TV channel is used to controversy – but now it fears for its future as Saudi Arabia wants it shut down

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China landslide: more than 140 people feared buried

The Guardian / AU 206 sources

Rescue operation is under way in Sichuan province after more than 40 homes in Xinmo village were engulfed by landslide

Saturday, Jun 24

Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says 'no'

Reuters 326 sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump made calls to fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Friday to mobilize support for their party's healthcare overhaul while acknowledging the legislation is on a "very, very narrow path" to…

Friday, Jun 23

Live: Theresa May says she wants to give certainty to EU nationals living in the UK

CNBC 197 sources

Our live blog is tracking reactions after Prime Minister Theresa May says she wants to give certainty to EU nationals.

Republican senators seek changes in Obamacare repeal bill they can all agree on. It won't be easy

Los Angeles Times 845 sources

Get ready for drama-filled days of mock hand-wringing, political jockeying and backroom brinkmanship as the Senate GOP healthcare plan heads toward a hoped-for vote next week.

'Close al-Jazeera': Saudi Arabia gives Qatar 13 demands to end blockade

The Guardian / AU 393 sources

List includes cutting back ties with Iran and severing all links to extremist and terrorist groups including Isis and Jabhat Fateh al-Sham

Grenfell Tower Investigators To Consider Manslaughter Charges

Huffington Post UK 293 sources

Police will consider manslaughter charges as part of the investigation into the Grenfell Tower blaze, which left at least 79 people dead.

Thursday, Jun 22

Senate GOP's Health Care Bill Would Slash Medicaid, Cut Taxes

NBC News / Politics 564 sources

Senate Republicans unveil a draft of health care legislation that will include big reductions to Medicaid, tax cuts and elimination of the insurance mandate.

Islamic State blows up historic Mosul mosque where it declared 'caliphate'

Reuters 194 sources

MOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State militants on Wednesday blew up the Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul and its famous leaning minaret, Iraq's military said in a statement, as Iraqi forces seeking to expel the group from the city…

Trump: I did not record ex-FBI chief James Comey

BBC / News 201 sources

Donald Trump says he did not make secret recordings of ex-FBI chief James Comey despite earlier hint to the contrary

Grenfell fire: Combustible cladding found on seven tower blocks in four areas, government says - Politics live

The Guardian 297 sources

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen

Wednesday, Jun 21

UPDATE 6-Saudi king empowers young reformer son in succession shake-up

Reuters 467 sources

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Salman made his son next in line to the throne on Wednesday, handing the 31-year-old sweeping powers as the kingdom seeks radical overhaul of its oil-dependent economy and faces mounting tensions with…

Donald Trump's State Visit To UK Shelved In Queen's Speech 2017

Huffington Post UK 183 sources

Donald Trump’s planned state visit to the UK appears to have been shelved after the Queen failed to mention it in her speech re-opening Parliament.

Republican Handel wins Georgia special House election

Fox News 374 sources

Republican Karen Handel on Tuesday night defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s record-spending, special-election House race, the Associated Press projected.

IS demolishes historic al-Nuri mosque

News.com.au / World 194 sources

ISLAMIC State jihadists have blown up Mosul’s iconic leaning minaret and the adjacent mosque where leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a “caliphate” in his only public appearance in 2014.

Tuesday, Jun 20

Senior Barclays bankers charged with fraud over credit crunch fundraising

The Guardian 166 sources

Bank, ex-CEO and three others accused of fraud, marking first time any senior bankers have faced charges over financial crisis

London attack: 'Aggressive' and 'strange' suspect vowed to 'do some damage'

One dead and 11 injured after van ploughs into Muslim worshippers in Finsbury Park in fourth UK attack in past three months

Man 'wearing explosive belt' shot in Brussels

Sky News 501 sources

Belgian officers have "neutralised" a person wearing an explosive belt at a major train station in Brussels, according to reports.

Otto Warmbier Dies After Return From North Korea

NBC News 496 sources

Otto Warmbier, the 22-year-old student who was returned in an unconscious state last week from North Korea, died Monday, his family said.