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World News Grenfell Tower: Jacob Rees-Mogg criticised for 'insulting' comments
Author: 0 Grenfell Tower: Jacob Rees-Mogg criticised for 'insulting' comments

The council "saved" £293,000 by draping Grenfell Tower with this rather than fire-resistant cladding. In addition, Architect's Journal reported that "the "decorative" architectural crown of the tower also played a 'significant role in enabling the fire to spread around the building.'" The cladding was made by the US company Arconic and the fire is believed to have been sparked by a faulty Whirlpool refrigerator.

Author: 0 ‘Coup has started’: Whistleblower’s Attorney said in 2017

Mark Zaid, an attorney representing the anonymous whistleblower, whose complaint sparked an impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump, in 2017 posted a series of tweets announcing his plan to take down the 45th president, straightforwardly calling it a "coup".

World News 'Shark Tank' star sued over fatal boat crash
Author: 0 'Shark Tank' star sued over fatal boat crash

It's not a prison cost, and if discovered responsible, she can be fined however not jailed. The statement of claim argues that Brito's death was the result of negligence, and it alleges the O'Learys were impaired by alcohol and drugs, distracted by mobile or other electronic devices and did not have Boat Operators Licenses at the time of the collision.

World News China, U.S. Agree to Phased Tariff Rollback as Deal Progresses
Author: 0 China, U.S. Agree to Phased Tariff Rollback as Deal Progresses

The amount of tariff relief that would come in the first phase, set to be signed in the coming weeks, would depend on the content of that agreement, spokesman Gao Feng said Thursday without giving further details. US locations for a Trump-Xi meeting that had been proposed by the White House, including Iowa and Alaska, have been ruled out, according to a person familiar with the matter.

World News Kanpur witnesses poor air quality due to burning of paddy straw
Author: 0 Kanpur witnesses poor air quality due to burning of paddy straw

According to Safar, the Indian government's air quality regulator, 46% of Delhi's pollution this week could be attributed to stubble burning. "I have a headache every day I wake up". Fourteen Indian cities including the capital are among the world's top 15 most polluted cities, according to the World Health Organization. "In developing countries like India, we need multi-sectoral approaches that consider both industrial and traditional practices that impact air pollution, and these solutions ...

World News Two More White House Officials Don’t Appear to Testify in Impeachment Probe
Author: 0 Two More White House Officials Don’t Appear to Testify in Impeachment Probe

Mr Sondland said he knows that proposed arrangement to be a fact because he was the one who carried the message to a Ukrainian official on the sidelines of a conference in Warsaw with vice president Mike Pence. Democrats on Capitol Hill responded to the complaint by launching an impeachment inquiry to examine the allegations, which have since been largely confirmed through testimony offered by current and former administration officials in congressional testimony.

World News Fentanyl Trafficking Gang Leader Given Death Sentence in China
Author: 0 Fentanyl Trafficking Gang Leader Given Death Sentence in China

One man received a suspended death sentence and eight others prison sentences for smuggling the prescription opiate , which is 50 times more potent than heroin, into the US. Yu Haibin, a senior official with China's National Narcotics Control Commission, praised the case as the first successful joint investigation by Beijing and U.S.

World News Woman who owned Great Danes bled to death from bites
Author: 0 Woman who owned Great Danes bled to death from bites

According to Matthews' husband, Dale Matthews, one of the dogs was known to be "vicious" and had attacked him and several other people on previous occasions. "Due to this history, it is felt that [Mary Matthews] may not have been in a clear-minded state to judge the severity of her situation and thus failed to call for help", the police report said.

World News ABC News is Caught With Its Pants Down on the Epstein Story
Author: 0 ABC News is Caught With Its Pants Down on the Epstein Story

She additionally stated she was abused by Prince Andrew twice later, as soon as in Epstein's NY mansion and one other time at his Virgin Islands' property. She was in hiding for 12 years. We convinced her to talk to us. "It was unbelievable what we had, Clinton , we had everything". Clinton - we had everything.

World News Hong Kong leader Lam 'saddened' by protesters' injuries
Author: 0 Hong Kong leader Lam 'saddened' by protesters' injuries

Chinese President Xi Jinping has expressed a "high degree of trust" in Hong Kong's unpopular leader Carrie Lam as the two met after months of increasingly violent protests in the semi-autonomous city. Most of the rallies didn't pan out as scores of riot police took positions, searching and arresting people, dispersing crowds and blocking access to a park next to the office of the city's leader, Carrie Lam.

World News Family recounts harrowing Tales of Youthful survivors of Mexican Street
Author: 0 Family recounts harrowing Tales of Youthful survivors of Mexican Street

Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said in a tweet on Tuesday, "Through communication with Trump, I send my deepest condolences to the family and friends of those who were killed on the borders of Chihuahua and Sonora ". The messages reveal confusion among participants about which children had returned to the enclave, but one fact was clear: The family was in trouble.

World News Pilot Grounded After Letting Woman in Cockpit
Author: 0 Pilot Grounded After Letting Woman in Cockpit

As per the blogger, the image was of the Air Guilin plane. The photo was discovered by a Chinese blogger who was related to the aviation department. "Air Guilin has made a decision to ban the pilot from flying for life". "This is putting passengers' lives in the entire aircraft at risk", one person commented.

World News Killed In Attack On Canadian Mining Convoy In Africa's Burkina Faso
Author: 0 Killed In Attack On Canadian Mining Convoy In Africa's Burkina Faso

After last year's incidents, which Semafo said were the work of "armed bandits", the company reinforced its escorts and made a decision to transport all expatriate employees by helicopter between the Boungou mine and Ouagadougou. The attacks - typically hit-and-run raids on villages, road mines and suicide bombings - have claimed more than 630 lives nationally, according to an AFP toll.

World News Enjoy our last day of warmer temperatures
Author: 0 Enjoy our last day of warmer temperatures

Temperatures could dramatically drop Monday night with lows well into the 20s. The 2019-2020 season, according to forecasters, will be another "wild ride" with heavy snow across much of the country, and they described it as a "polar coaster".

World News 56 percent of voters expect Trump will win again in 2020
Author: 0 56 percent of voters expect Trump will win again in 2020

Forty percent said they approved of the way Democrats were handling the impeachment inquiry compared to 46 percent who disapproved. More than 90 percent of voters said they are likely to turn out, and 69 percent describe themselves as "very motivated".

World News Saudis recruited Twitter workers to spy on thousands of users
Author: 0 Saudis recruited Twitter workers to spy on thousands of users

A Twitter security engineer told the Federal Bureau of Investigation that Alzabarah, whose job was to maintain the site, had no "legitimate business purpose" to access the user accounts, according to the complaint . "We recognize the lengths bad actors will go to try and undermine our service", Twitter said in a statement. Abouammo allegedly began accessing private Twitter user information within a week of the meeting in London, according to the complaint.

World News California murder suspects escaped jail through 22-inch hole
Author: 0 California murder suspects escaped jail through 22-inch hole

Police SWAT arrived by 6 p.m. and used a bullhorn to call out both in English and Spanish "All occupants of Room 235, come out with your hands up", Oakland, Calif.'s Fox 2 reported. Salazar was arrested on July 7, 2018 for a murder that was committed in October 2017, according to the Salinas Police Department. Fonseca is charged with shooting Lorenzo Gomez Acosta, 37, to death on June 2, 2018, while the victim sat in his vehicle on a video call with his wife in Mexico, the Californian ...

World News Chile leader Pinera says will not resign over protests
Author: 0 Chile leader Pinera says will not resign over protests

Clashes between protesters and police have turned parts of the capital Santiago into a battleground over recent nights. South American football authorities were meeting in Asuncion to consider whether to maintain the troubled Chilean capital as the venue for the showpiece final.

World News Luciana Berger: Leaving Labour Party was in the 'national interest'
Author: 0 Luciana Berger: Leaving Labour Party was in the 'national interest'

He has called for the splintered country's third general election in four years in a bid to resolve the crisis that has unfolded since voters opted in 2016 to break away from the European Union after almost 50 years. Watson, a vocal proponent of remaining in the European Union, has been highly critical of Corbyn's leadership on a number of issues including Brexit.

World News Facebook isn't cooperating with privacy probe, California AG says
Author: 0 Facebook isn't cooperating with privacy probe, California AG says

Facebook's vice president of state and local policy, Will Castleberry, said in a statement to NBC News the company has been working with Becerra's office. The Massachusetts attorney general launched a similar privacy focused investigation into the company a year ago after the Cambridge Analytica revelations surfaced, while Washington, D.C.'s attorney general announced in December that he was suing Facebook over the scandal.

World News Trump's staff spoke of imposing a delay on his tweets, report says
Author: 0 Trump's staff spoke of imposing a delay on his tweets, report says

Half of Trump's tweets since taking office have attacked a person, group, or institution. White House officials early on in Trump's presidency discussed a possibility of a 15-minute delay on Trump's account, but the president anxious it would make his tweets irrelevant, The Times reports, citing a former White House official.

World News M23 closed: Major accident in Surrey close to M25 - one man dead
Author: 0 M23 closed: Major accident in Surrey close to M25 - one man dead

Mr Carey, who founded Canadian oil company J&L Supply, owned a £3.8million classic auto collection and contributed vintage vehicles to Gasoline Alley Museum in his native Calgary, Alberta. 'The driver of the auto, an 80 year old man, was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after the collision, and a female passenger has been taken to hospital by ambulance with serious injuries.

World News Airbnb Bans
Author: 0 Airbnb Bans "Party Houses" After California Shooting That Killed 5 People

Airbnb is banning "party houses" following a fatal shooting incident at a Halloween party at a California property rented through the platform, according to tweets by chief executive Brian Chesky . A fifth person died in the hospital late Friday night, the sheriff said in a statement . Do not miss out on the latest news. An online platform for booking private accommodation Airbnb chose to prohibit the surrender of a residential house for private parties.

World News Boeing chairman says CEO won't get bonus until Max flies
Author: 0 Boeing chairman says CEO won't get bonus until Max flies

After last week's Congressional hearings, Muilenburg made a decision to forgo short-term and long-term bonuses until the Max fleet is back in service, saying doing so would "send a message of responsibility". However, Muilenburg has conceded that fixing MCAS has taken far longer than Boeing expected. He added the FAA told Boeing "it's really better to be very methodical and very detailed rather than try to rush a partially completed product and then say, 'We'll get back to you with the rest ...

World News Dutch military police probing 'suspicious situation' on plane at Schiphol airport
Author: 0 Dutch military police probing 'suspicious situation' on plane at Schiphol airport

The details of the situation are still unclear. Reports on Twitter suggest three men armed with knives were trying to hijack an outbound flight - and there are suggestions hostages have been taken on board a plane. Passengers and crew have been evacuated from a plane at the airport, one of Europe's busiest hubs. We keep you posted. The plane was carrying 27 passengers, it said.

World News Woman Fired for Flipping Bird at Trump's Motorcade Wins Election
Author: 0 Woman Fired for Flipping Bird at Trump's Motorcade Wins Election

The photo quickly went viral and earned the 52-year-old both praise and criticism online. Briskman was sacked from her job at Akima LLC, after her middle-finger salute to the president, according to The Washington Post . "It's time for a change". Briskman, who was sacked from her job for violating its "code-of-conduct policy" after making the photo her social media profile photo, won the race with 54 percent of the vote, according to the Virginia Department of Elections website .

World News Yemen’s government signs deal with separatists to stop infighting
Author: 0 Yemen’s government signs deal with separatists to stop infighting

Yemen's internationally recognized government signed a power-sharing deal with southern separatists on Tuesday, in a Saudi-brokered initiative to end a conflict simmering within the country's civil war. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced the deal on state television on Tuesday, saying it was a crucial step to ending Yemen's four-year war.

World News Queen Elizabeth is going fur-free with new outfits, Buckingham Palace says
Author: 0 Queen Elizabeth is going fur-free with new outfits, Buckingham Palace says

She has had a floor-length coat on rotation for more than 60 years. "Times are changing and we congratulate the Queen for having changed with them". The move was welcomed by animal rights campaigners PETA with Director of International Programmes, Mimi Bekhechi, telling HELLO! "Queen Elizabeth's decision to "go faux" is the ideal reflection of the mood of the British public, the vast majority of whom detest cruel fur and want nothing to do with it", said Claire Bass , director of the ...

World News High Court: London police exceeded authority with ‘Extinction’ ban
Author: 0 High Court: London police exceeded authority with ‘Extinction’ ban

In their decision, the judges agreed with Extinction Rebellion's lawyers that police were wrong to use Section 14 of the Public Order Act 1986 to prohibit upcoming protests planned as part of the movement's two-week "Autumn Uprising". XR's stated tactics are to cause "maximum disruption" and to overwhelm the capacity in police custody, including by refusing bail after being arrested.

World News Chinese nationalists rally against Hong Kong's 'cockroaches', blaming Central Intelligence Agency for unrest
Author: 0 Chinese nationalists rally against Hong Kong's 'cockroaches', blaming Central Intelligence Agency for unrest

A police spokesman said three men including Ho were injured in the attack. Han Zheng, China's vice premier, at an official meeting with Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam in Beijing , said anti-government protests were damaging the "one country, two systems" formula under which the city has been governed since its handover from Britain to Beijing in 1997.

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