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London fire: 58 missing people from Grenfell Tower presumed dead, police say toll likely to rise

The Police has announced that the fifty-eight people who are still missing after the Grenfell Tower fire, are being presumed dead.

Russia claims it killed two more Islamic State commanders in Syria

The Russian defence ministry said on Saturday it killed around 180 militants and the two commanders al-Beljiki and al-Masri in air strikes close to Deir al-Zor on June 6 and June 8.

At least 58 feared dead in London tower fire, PM Theresa May admits failings At least 58 feared dead in London tower fire, PM Theresa May admits failings

On Friday angry protesters chanting "We want justice" stormed their way into the Kensington and Chelsea town hall to try to confront the leaders of the local council. 
 

London fire blaze likely killed at least 58 people: Police London fire blaze likely killed at least 58 people: Police

Prime Minister Theresa May`s government earlier sought to quell anger over the fire, pledging to support the victims of the blaze after protesters jeered her when she visited local residents.
 

Railway track near London tower blaze closed at fire brigade's request Railway track near London tower blaze closed at fire brigade's request

- A railway track which lies in the shadow of a London tower block that was gutted by a deadly blaze this week was closed on Saturday at the request of the fire brigade, the city`s transport authority said.

British PM Theresa May tries to quell public anger after deadly London fire British PM Theresa May tries to quell public anger after deadly London fire

May was rushed away from a meeting with residents on Friday under heavy police guard as protesters shouted "Shame on you" and hundreds stormed a local town hall calling for justice.

53 years later, Australia leaves Cyprus peacekeeping force

Three Australians were killed in the line of duty in what was the country's first policing contribution to a peacekeeping mission.

Amid turmoil, Queen Elizabeth says Britain sombre but steadfast Amid turmoil, Queen Elizabeth says Britain sombre but steadfast

Amid the turmoil of militant attacks, political crisis and a deadly fire disaster, Queen Elizabeth said Britain was in a deeply sombre mood but that its people were resolute in the face of adversity.

Germany opens its first liberal mosque in Berlin

 A female imam from the United States, Ani Zonneveld, called for prayer as the faithful kneeled behind her in rows, all turned in the direction of Mecca.

Helmut Kohl, father of German reunification, dies at 87 Helmut Kohl, father of German reunification, dies at 87

Bild reported in its online edition that Kohl died in the morning in his home in Ludwigshafen, in western Germany.

Faced with mounting criticism, British PM Theresa May visits London fire victims

British Prime Minister Theresa May visited the injured in hospital on Friday as the death toll rose to 30. 

Spanish school kids seek heat relief in funeral home

"Five students had been taken to hospital, one for heatstroke, the others because they were nervous" due to the heat, the spokesman said.

Britain says no EU exit deal unless future relationship taken into account

 Britain said on Friday that no deal could be struck on exiting the European Union unless the future relationship with the bloc was taken into account. 

Turkey opposition chief accuses Recep Tayyip Erdogan of 'second coup' with purge

Turkey`s main opposition leader accused President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday of staging a "second coup" with the crackdown that followed last July`s failed coup, as he presses on with a protest march to Istanbul from Ankara.

Close your legs please: Madrid bus manspreading ban starts

The practice of men sitting in public transport with their legs wide apart, taking up more than one seat, has long been an irritant and the term "manspreading" appeared in 2014 in New York following a campaign against it there.

Islamist militants rapidly increasing in Sweden: Security Chief Islamist militants rapidly increasing in Sweden: Security Chief

The biggest concentrations of militants are in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmo and Orebro, according to Sapo.
 

Armed police fire stun gun at knife-wielding man near British Parliament Armed police fire stun gun at knife-wielding man near British Parliament

The spate of recent attacks were the deadliest in Britain since four British Islamist suicide bombers killed 52 people on the London transport system in July 2005.

Emmanuel Macron's alliance on track for huge parliamentary majority: Odoxa poll

The survey projected centrist Macron`s Republic on the Move party and its MoDem ally would win between 430 and 460 seats in the 577-seat lower house.

Death toll in London tower fire rises to 30, figure expected to rise Death toll in London tower fire rises to 30, figure expected to rise

The death toll from the London tower block fire has risen to at least 30 and police are considering whether criminal offences had been committed.

Germany hits out at new US sanctions against Russia

Germany on Friday lashed out at Washington over new sanctions against Russia that target the planned Nord Stream two gas pipeline to Europe.

London fire victims ''may never be identified'' London fire victims ''may never be identified''

Six victims had been provisionally identified. Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy said there was a "risk" that investigators would "not be able to identify everybody".
 

Emmanuel Macron holds a meetings with European leaders in Paris

Macron successively meets today with Dutch Prime minister Mark Rutte, Estonian Prime minister Juri Ratas and has a working lunch with Spanish head of government Mariano Rajoy.

London: Police launch criminal probe into Grenfell Tower fire

The Police have launched a criminal inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire incident that has killed 17 people so far and injured 30 others, 15 of whom are critical.

New high-level UN office set up to fight terrorism globally, India welcomes move

According to diplomats, Russia is lobbying for the crucial new post of Under Secretary General for counter terrorism.

Serbia president names gay woman as PM in Balkan first

The appointment makes her Serbia`s first female prime minister and the first openly gay premier in the Balkans, where homosexuality remains a taboo in many parts of the region.