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Pakistan marks grim Eid after oil tanker inferno kills 153

The explosion ignited early on Sunday as crowds ignored warnings to stay away from the tanker which had overturned on a main highway from Karachi to Lahore, spilling some 40,000 litres of fuel. 

Panama Papers case 'a joke', says Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif

Panama Papers case 'a joke', says Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has described the ongoing case in the Panama Papers Leaks case as a joke, rather than as an effort on accountability.

 

United Kingdom to maintain duty-free access for developing countries after Brexit

The government said around 48 countries would continue to benefit from tariff-free exports on all goods other than arms and ammunition to the UK and that once it had left the EU in 2019 it would explore options to expand trade relations further. 

 

Thousands evacuated as 27 UK high-rise towers fail safety test

The estates evacuated were found to have cladding similar to Grenfell Tower, which Scotland Yard confirmed as a factor for the fire spreading rapidly through the 24-storey building after a fridge-freezer burst in one of the flats.
 

British government says 27 apartment blocks fail fire safety tests

British government says 27 apartment blocks fail fire safety tests

Late on Friday nearly 4,000 residents were forced to leave five tower blocks in north London after firefighters said it was unsafe for them to stay. 

London tower fire: Arconic knowingly supplied flammable panels for use in tower, reveal e-mails

The emails, dating from 2014 and seen by Reuters, were between Deborah French, Arconic`s UK sales manager, and executives at the contractors involved in the bidding process for the refurbishment contract at Grenfell Tower in London, where 79 people died in a blaze last week. 

UK PM Theresa May welcomes Donald Trump's pick for US ambassador: Spokeswoman

The planned appointment of National Football League team owner Woody Johnson as US ambassador to London shows President Donald Trump`s commitment to close ties with Britain.

London mosque driver charged with `terrorism-related murder`

One man died in the incident early Monday near Finsbury Park Mosque in north London, and another 11 people were injured. 
 

European Union migrants decry Theresa May's Brexit offer as stingy

In the year since the Brexit referendum, British employers have been increasingly sounding the alarm about the impact on their businesses.

Britain's Labour leader Corbyn overtakes PM May in YouGov poll

Britain's Labour leader Corbyn overtakes PM May in YouGov poll

When asked who make the best prime minister, the YouGov poll for The Times showed 35 percent of voters would prefer Corbyn, while 34 percent favoured May. 

 

Heatwave scorches Europe, from London to Siberia

Europe sizzled under a continent-wide heatwave on Wednesday, with London bracing for Britain`s hottest June day since 1976 as Portugal struggled to stamp out deadly forest fires.

Britain's Prince Philip hospitalised with infection but is in 'good spirits'

Philip, who is also known as the Duke of Edinburgh and has sometimes drawn attention with headline-grabbing gaffes, has been by the queen's side throughout her 65 years on the throne and she has described him as "my strength and stay".

Talks with Northern Ireland's DUP may take time, no sticking point: UK Minister

"There`s no individual sticking point. Talks are progressing," First Secretary of State Damian Green, who is effectively May`s deputy, told the BBC

British Police question `troubled` anti-Muslim van attacker

Police on Tuesday questioned a man suspected of deliberately mowing down Muslims in London, as the interior minister said Britain was "bruised but not broken" by a series of terror attacks.

Man arrested near UK Parliament charged with possessing offensive weapon

A man arrested outside the British Parliament in central London has been charged with possession of an offensive weapon and assaulting an officer, police said on Tuesday.

UK mosque attack suspect cursed Muslims day before incident

A 47-year-old man arrested after a terror attack near a London mosque had been kicked out of a pub 'for cursing Muslims' just a day before the incident, a media report said.

79 people presumed dead in London fire: Police

At least 79 people have been presumed dead in the massive fire that engulfed a 24-storey tower here, the Scotland Yard said on Monday.

London van incident: British PM Theresa May vows to fight terror 'whoever is responsible'

London van incident: British PM Theresa May vows to fight terror 'whoever is responsible'

British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to fight terrorism and extremism "whoever is responsible", after a white van driver ploughed through a crowd of Muslim worshippers near a London mosque on Monday.

London van incident is 'potential terrorist attack': PM Theresa May

London van incident is 'potential terrorist attack': PM Theresa May

British Prime Minister Theresa May said an incident in which one person was killed and eight others were injured after a van rammed into a crowd of worshippers near a north London mosque was being treated "as a potential terrorist attack".

Van driver deliberately ploughed into worshippers in London: Muslim Council of Britain

Van driver deliberately ploughed into worshippers in London: Muslim Council of Britain

A white man deliberately ploughed a van into worshippers near a north London mosque, the Muslim Council of Britain said on Monday, citing witnesses and video from the incident which left several people injured.