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Final human remains recovered from London fire tower


The devastating Grenfell Tower fire in London on 14 June 2017, in which 79 people have died, has rekindled the insulation discussion in Germany. Victims' families and survivors yesterday had their first official meeting with Commander Cundy and Fiona Wilcox, the coroner tasked with identifying the dead. Read More »

Backed Syrian forces breach Raqqa's wall in IS fight


US backed fighters have breached the ancient wall of the Islamic State's self-proclaimed capital, the Syrian city of Raqqa, marking new progress in the battle to rout the militants from their most important strongholds, the USA military said Tuesday. Read More »

Rory McIlory bans self from Twitter, gives wife control of account


McIlroy make the big reveal ahead of the $7 million Dubai Duty Free Irish Open which he is hosting this week at Portstewart. I actually gave my wife Erica my phone and said "change my Twitter password and don't tell me what it is". Meanwhile, McIlroy - now ranked fourth in the world - may only be aged 28, but he has already been handing down some tips to the next generation. "I can understand the discord involving politics, religion and war, but what is there to argue about in golf, I mean, ... Read More »

Chinese state-run media threatens India of dire consequences


The Indian embassy note quoted a Chinese note as saying that the border between Sikkim and Tibet had been officially defined, and there was no divergence or disputes in the map drawing as well as in practice. "As far as China is concerned, they are actually indicating that they are going to dig in where they are". India says China is occupying 15,000 square miles of its territory on the Aksai Chin plateau. Read More »

Stagecoach Group plc (LON:SGC) Insider Ross Paterson Acquires 71 Shares

The SI to Image Sensing Systems Incorporated's float is 3.25%. About 166,404 shares traded. It is down 0.00% since July 5, 2016 and is. It has outperformed by 12.21% the S&P500. The firm earned "Equal Weight" rating on Friday, May 13 by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by Peel Hunt on Tuesday, March 14 with "Hold". Read More »

India trampled on Panchsheel pact, says China


China appeared frustrated that India refused to sign on this year to its continent-wide "One Belt, One Road" infrastructure initiative, which includes a component in Pakistan and a part of Kashmir that is contested by India. India is acting shamelessly before the worldwide community", it said. "I want to point that the relevant actions by the Indian side violated the purposes and principles of the U.N. Read More »

Fed weighing when to start selling off trillions in bonds


The details of the meeting, at which the USA central bank voted to raise interest rates, also showed that several officials wanted to announce a start to the process of reducing the Fed's large portfolio of Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities by the end of August but others wanted to wait until later in the year. Read More »

Qatar responds to demands from Saudi Arabia-led alliance

The four states have called on Doha to stop its support for the Muslim Brotherhood, shut down the Qatar-based broadcaster Al-Jazeera, reduce its diplomatic dealings with Iran and close a Turkish military base located in the emirate, along with other demands. Read More »

European Union chief to European Union parliament: "You are ridiculous"


Tajani kept asking that Juncker adopt a "more respectful attitude" and he added: "You may criticise the Parliament but the Commission does not control the Parliament". The commission can not compel MEPs to attend parliament but the testy exchange means more people will be counting MEPs in seats when Estonia's prime minister, Jüri Ratas, is in Strasbourg on Wednesday. Read More »

There's nothing inappropriate in Jab Harry Met Sejal: SRK


We respect CBFC a lot. "It's our department. They are doing their job and we are doing ours and as far as that scene is concerned, I don't think there is anything objectionable in that". "I haven't been to many clubs. I hope I have been able to justify the huge talent the man ( SRK ) is", Imtiaz said here on Monday at the launch of a new song " Beech beech mein" from the film. Read More »

Atlantic storm to be tropical threat for SC?


Latest update on what is likely our next tropical cyclone. The low is expected to move slowly westward today, and then move toward the west-northwest at 10 to 15 miles per hour by tonight and on Wednesday. National Hurricane Center forecasters have given it a 70 percent chance of formation over the next five days. Of course, each day will bring the threat for showers and storms mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. Read More »

Omar Khadr to get apology, compensation


Lawyers Dennis Edney and John Phillips had argued in the case that has been ongoing since 2004, that Canada, a world leader for the rights for child soldiers, violated global law by not protecting its own citizen and conspiring with the U.S.in its abuse of Khadr. Read More »

Four things to know about the Nathan's hot dog eating contest


In the end, Chestnut took down Stonie by 17 hot dogs . Last year's winners - the legendary Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo - will be back this year. Sonya Thomas holds the record for women with 45 hots dogs eaten in 10 minutes in 2012. Carmen Cincotti finished the competition in second place with 68 hot dogs , while Stonie placed in third with 48. Read More »

Philander Fit for Lord's Test


Vernon Philander believes South Africa have the resources to cope without two senior batsmen when the first Test against England starts at Lord's on Thursday (July 6). "Our focus is on the team". The current squad has a completely different look and feel to the class of 2012 - Philander, Hashim Amla, JP Duminy and Morne Morkel are the only players from that squad - but the objectives and desire remains the same ahead of the series-opener. Read More »

Aapka swaagat hai mere dost: Israeli PM Netanyahu welcomes PM Modi


Netanyahu further described Prime Minister Modi as a great leader and a "world leader". This year marks the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries. 'India is a very old civilisation, but a young nation, ' Modi says. Prime Minister Modi also signed the Visitors' Book at Yad Vashem. India is the world's biggest importer of defence equipment, and Israel has become one of its major suppliers. Read More »

Tour de France 2017: Patxi Vila: The finish was pretty nasty


Sagan had jutted out an elbow around 100 metres from the finish line of the fourth stage in Vittel, knocking Cavendish into the metal safety barriers and sending him crashing to the tarmac. The second crash came as riders begun to launch their sprint to the line and move towards the right-hand side of the road, with Dimension Data rider Mark Cavendish of Britain making contact with Bora-Hansgrohe's Sagan before hitting the barriers. Read More »

China-Russia ties at 'best time in history': Xi


The decision to step up pressure on China comes as several prominent Trump administration officials have warned further action was needed against North Korea's nuclear missile program. "China has expressed its position to the United States". In exchange for Xi's agreement to help restrain North Korea, the Trump administration loosened or withdrew USA pressure in other areas, including the South China Sea and Trump's previous campaign pledge to label China a currency manipulator. Read More »

Donald Trump may make 'sneak' visit to United Kingdom within fortnight


The Government is ready to welcome the President to Downing Street , although the President will only give Theresa May's team 24 hours to prepare. It's unclear whether he will return to the USA before travelling to France the following Friday, but the Guardian reports that Whitehall sources believe Trump could visit one of his golf courses in Scotland during the interim. Read More »

Nigerian Elder statesman Maitama Sule is dead


Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that the Kano state government on Monday July 3 declared tomorrow (Tuesday) July 4 public holiday to mourn the passing away of its illustrious son, Alhaji Maitama Sule, (Danmasanin Kano ), who joined his ancestors at the early hours of today at an undisclosed hospital in Cairo, where he was rushed to for medical attention. Read More »

Iran to sign landmark gas deal with France's Total and China's CNPC


The suite of worldwide sanctions imposed on Iran in 2010 prompted the cancellation of three LNG projects, involving Total, Shell, Repsol, OMV and CNOOC. Monday's signing would mark Total's return to Iran , which had the second-largest gas reserves and fourth-largest oil reserves in the world. On July 14, Iran and the Western countries came to an agreement about the cancellation of a significant part of the sanctions in exchange for Iran ending its nuclear program. Read More »

Trump Offers Help For Critically Ill British Child


Specialists at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London, where terminally-ill Charlie is being cared for, said therapy proposed by a United States doctor was experimental and wouldn't help. Supreme Court upheld the decision, denying Charlie's parents the ability to regain custody of their child from the hospital. The High Court ruled that Charlie faced significant harm if his suffering were to be prolonged without any realistic prospect of improvement. Read More »

EPL: Chelsea legend John Terry joins Aston Villa

While Terry's performances for Chelsea last season showed he is not quite the dominant centre-back he once was, perhaps his biggest asset for the Villans will be the leadership qualities he will bring - something which could benefit the club's youngsters in particular. Read More »

Fifa president Gianni Infantino insists criticised VAR is "the future of football"

Apart from 2014 FIFA World Cup Champions Germany and 2015 Copa America Champions Chile, participants in the 2017 Confederations Cup were hosts Russian Federation, 2015 AFC Asian Cup Champion Australia, 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup winners Mexico, 2016 UEFA Euro Cup champs Portugal, OFC (Oceania Football Confederation) Nations Cup victors New Zealand and 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations Champion Cameroon. Read More »

Eight people injured after gunmen open fire outside mosque in France


The witness said a auto had pulled up with four people inside. The man allegedly said he wanted to attack Muslims for past terrorist actions by Islamist extremists. "It was a black Renault auto". France remains under a State of Emergency following recent terrorist attacks by Isis and al-Qaeda operatives. The prosecutor's office said that even though the incident took place outside a religious establishment, it had no connection with it and took place as a result of a fallout between ... Read More »

Trump White House Staff Payroll Nearly $36 Million And Top-Heavy

Of the 22 employees making the highest salary of $179,700, only six were found to be women. On Friday afternoon, the #White House shared the salaries of the executive office which likewise uncovered that nearly two dozen assistants are earning an annual salary of approximately $180,000. Read More »

Vehicle Strikes Pedestrians at Boston Airport, Police Say


Speaking at a news conference, Massachusetts State Police Maj. Police sources told WBZ-TV that the driver was a 57-year-old man from Cambridge, and said that he was cooperating with authorities. State police spokesman David Procopio said 10 people were injured, some seriously. Ten people were taken to Boston hospitals after a taxi went out of control and struck several people in East Boston. Read More »

Carmelo eager to ruin Rockets


Unless the Rockets are able to get George, Hayward, or an all-star big man in free agency like Paul Millsap , this season could be a long one for Houston . It's a good job sports aren't played on paper as they would be really boring. If, as rumored, they can land Paul George or Carmelo Anthony too, the Western Conference may turn into a proper battle. Read More »