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Russia to grant James Comey asylum if US persecutes him: Vladimir Putin

"If there is persecution against Comey, we will be ready to grant him political asylum as well," said Putin.

Britain, EU to begin Brexit negotiations on Monday

 Brexit negotiations between Britain and the European Union will begin on Monday, the British government said on Thursday.

Russia accuses US of deploying missiles in Syria

 "United States has moved two HIMARS multiple rocket launchers from Jordan to the Al-Tanaf US special forces base": Russian defence ministry

European Parliament slams Pakistan's poor human rights record, stand on Kulbhushan Jadhav European Parliament slams Pakistan's poor human rights record, stand on Kulbhushan Jadhav

European Parliament highlighted the case of Jadhav who was sentenced to death in April 2017 by a military court.

UN urges Russia, Iran and Turkey to free up aid to Syria

The Syrian government has given the United Nations permission to get aid to the Kurdish-dominated city of Qamishli by truck, the world body said on Wednesday.
 

London fire: British PM Theresa May orders inquiry as toll reaches 17

The death toll in the devastating fire that engulfed the 24-storey residential block in London rose to 17 on Thursday.

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull  pokes fun at Donald Trump in leaked audio Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull pokes fun at Donald Trump in leaked audio

In another leaked clip, Turnbull poked fun at the ongoing controversy surrounding the Trump administration's ties to Russia.

Syrian refugee named as first victim of London fire Syrian refugee named as first victim of London fire

About 600 people were believed to have been inside the tower's 120 flats, many of them asleep, when the blaze ripped through the building.

Asked about successor, Vladimir Putin says I'm still working

"I am still working," Vladimir Putin said during his annual question-and-answer session with Russian citizens, in response to a question as to whom he would leave as his successor.
 

Joint activities with Japan on disputed islands is possible: Vladimir Putin Joint activities with Japan on disputed islands is possible: Vladimir Putin

Russian joint economic activity with Japan is possible on the disputed Kurile islands in the Pacific.

State opening of UK Parliament on Jun 21

The announcement of the date indicates the Conservatives are confident they can agree a deal with the Democratic Unionists, whose 10 MPs that will allow them to get their agenda through the Commons.

Vladimir Putin jokes could offer asylum to ex-FBI chief James Comey Vladimir Putin jokes could offer asylum to ex-FBI chief James Comey

Putin granted asylum to Snowden after he leaked details of US surveillance programmes and was stranded in Moscow after his passport was cancelled.

UN court slams Turkey over judge jailed for 'coup link'

A UN court condemned Turkey on Thursday for sentencing a top judge to seven years in jail on charges of links to a group blamed for last year`s attempted coup.

French cold case: Arrests over 1984 killing of 4-year-old

The Burgundy gendarme service and Dijon appeals court said in a statement that three people were arrested on Wednesday.

Donald Trump blasts reported obstruction probe over 'phony' Russia story

Donald Trump derided claims of collusion between Moscow and his associates as "phony" Thursday after reports the head of a probe into Russia`s alleged election meddling is investigating him for obstructing justice.

Hungary could not have prevented deaths of 71 migrants in lorry: Prosecutors

The refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, 59 men, eight women and four children were crammed into the back of a small lorry by people smugglers and suffocated on the journey from Hungary.
 

London tower block inferno: What we know

The tower was home to about 600 residents and had only one stairway through which people could escape.

Italy moves to close judicial escape route for criminals

Unlike most countries, Italy counts the time when a first conviction is being appealed as part of the limitation period.
 

London tower block fire toll rises to 17, more feared dead

Fire engulfed the social housing block in the early hours of Wednesday, turning it into a flaming torch in minutes.

Firefighters yet to fully search burnt London tower block: Fire brigade chief Firefighters yet to fully search burnt London tower block: Fire brigade chief

Firefighters have not been able to conduct a comprehensive search of the 24-storey block of flats in west London that went up in flames because it is not safe for them to walk to the edges of the building, the fire brigade chief said on Thursday.

Oxford University Press launches English-English Assamese dictionary

The Oxford University Press (OUP) has launched Compact English-English Assamese dictionary here.

War crimes prosecutor calls for arrest of Saif Gaddafi, dictator's son War crimes prosecutor calls for arrest of Saif Gaddafi, dictator's son

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, whose whereabouts are not known, was last seen by an independent international observer in June 2014.

Indian-origin doctor Leo Varadkar becomes Ireland's youngest and first gay Prime Minister Indian-origin doctor Leo Varadkar becomes Ireland's youngest and first gay Prime Minister

Despite inheriting Europe`s fastest-growing economy, he will face immediate challenges in the shape of neighbouring Britain`s exit from the European Union.

Rain-screen cladding may have made London fire worse: Reports

Rain-screen cladding is a double-wall construction that makes use of a surface to keep the rain out.

London fire: baby dropped from 10th floor caught by man on ground London fire: baby dropped from 10th floor caught by man on ground

 A quick-thinking man caught a baby thrown from the "ninth or the tenth floor" window of a building by a desperate woman after a huge fire engulfed the 24-storey residential tower block here.