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Friday, June 16, 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017

Delinquents face off against police in Cancun gunfight in Mexico tourist hotspot of Cancun

Delinquents face off against police in gunfight in Mexico tourist hotspot of Cancun

Delinquents face off against police in gunfight in Cancun

The offenders were arrested following a 'spectacular' car chase in the popular tourist destination

Grenfell Tower: 'Alleged cladding was banned in the US over concerns of fire and smoke spread', says Times reporter

Grenfell Tower: 'Cladding reportedly used on building was banned in US over fire concerns'

'Cladding reportedly used on building was banned in US over fire concerns'

Sean O'Neill, Chief Reporter for the Times, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the type of cladding which reportedly covered the tower

Houses of Parliament on lockdown after man detained by police

Houses of Parliament put on lockdown after man detained by police

Houses of Parliament put on lockdown this morning as man tasered

Armed officers responded to an incident outside Parliament

Russians checking if airstrike near Raqqa killed Isis head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Russians say Raqqa airstrike could have killed Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Russians say airstrike could have killed Isis leader Al-Baghdadi

Russian authorities said they was checking through 'various channels' to see if Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a targeted airstrike in May

Grenfell Tower: 'Inquiry should not allow those responsible to dictate agenda like Hillsborough', says inquest lawyer

Grenfell Tower investigators should ensure no repeat of Hillsborough cover-up, says lawyer who worked on soccer disaster case

'Grenfell Tower inquiry should learn from mistakes of Hillsborough probe'

James Saunders, an inquest lawyer who worked on the Hillsborough case, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the inquiry into the deaths caused by the fire

'Empty homes of the rich should be temporarily requisitioned for Grenfell Tower victims', says Labour MP Jim Fitzpatrick

Grenfell Tower: Labour MP and former firefighter Jim Fitzpatrick backs Jeremy Corbyn's demand for home seizures

Labour MP Jim Fitzpatrick backs Jeremy Corbyn's demand for home seizures

Jeremy Corbyn has called for houses not being used by the rich to be requisitioned for those left homeless after the Grenfell Tower fire

Bomber at Chinese nursery had nervous disease and was killed in attack

Bomber at Chinese nursery had nervous system disorder and was killed in attack

Bomber at Chinese nursery had nervous system disorder and was killed in attack

Parents were picking up their children when eight people were killed in an explosion at a nursery in Fengxian, Shanghai

Jeremy Corbyn calls for empty homes owned by rich to be seized for Grenfell Tower residents

Jeremy Corbyn calls for rich people's empty homes to be seized for Grenfell Tower residents

Corbyn demands seizure of rich people's empty homes for Grenfell Tower residents

The Labour leader has said Kensington is a tale of two cities and one side is rich whereas the other is poor

Lily Allen dropped from BBC appearance after Grenfell Tower comments

Grenfell Tower: Lily Allen dropped from BBC after claiming death toll was being deliberately under-reported

Lily Allen dropped from BBC over Grenfell Tower death toll comments

The singer had said the media was playing down and government was trying to 'micro-manage' the tragedy in west London

'Answers have to come quicker than they are' - Linford Christie speaks to Sam Delaney about the Grenfell Tower tragedy

'Answers have to come quicker than they are' - Linford Christie speaks to Sam Delaney about the Grenfell Tower tragedy

Linford Christie speaks to Sam Delaney about the Grenfell Tower tragedy

The Olympic gold medallist, who is from the area, spoke to our presenter as he broadcasted from the area around the tower block

Search for Grenfell Tower victims continues as police fear death toll increasing

Search for Grenfell Tower victims continues as police fear death toll increasing

Search for Grenfell Tower victims continues as police fear death toll increasing

Dozens are feared dead in the inferno, which ravaged the west London tower block on Wednesday morning

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Hacker admits stealing data from US military communications system

Birmingham hacker admits stealing huge cache of data from US military system

Birmingham hacker admits stealing huge cache of data from US military system

Sean Caffrey admitted to stealing information about more than 800 users on a satellite communications system as well as data about 30,000 satellite phones

Iain Lee visits Trump Tower for an exclusive interview with Donald Trump

Iain Lee visits Trump Tower for an exclusive interview with Donald Trump - with hilarious consequences

Iain Lee visits Trump Tower for an exclusive interview with Donald Trump

Iain Lee popped over to Trump International Hotel and Tower for an interview with Donald Trump

Basketball star Dennis Rodman gives Kim Jong-un copy of Donald Trump's book

Basketball star Dennis Rodman gave Kim Jong-un copy of Donald Trump's book

Basketball star Dennis Rodman gave Kim Jong-un copy of Donald Trump's book

Dennis Rodman is also said to have given a Where's Waldo book, two sets of soap, a mermaid puzzle and two autographed jerseys

WATCH: Antelope suddenly viciously attacks resting giraffe in Netherlands zoo

WATCH: Antelope suddenly viciously attacks resting giraffe in Netherlands zoo

WATCH: Antelope suddenly viciously attacks resting giraffe in Netherlands zoo

A fight broke out between an antelope and a giraffe at Rotterdam Zoo in the Netherlands, despite the animals having no problems together before

Israeli minister accuses Al Jazeera of airing propaganda similar to Nazi Germany

Israeli minister accuses Al-Jazeera of airing Nazi-style propaganda

Israeli minister accuses Al-Jazeera of airing Nazi-style propaganda

Defense minister Avigdor Lieberman said he supported the closure of local offices of the Qatari broadcaster

NSA report links Wannacry ransomware to North Korea

NSA report links Wannacry ransomware to North Korea

NSA report links Wannacry ransomware to North Korea

The Washington Post is reporting there is 'moderate confidence' in the report's findings, though it remains disputed by several security firms

Vladimir Putin 'accuses BBC of supporting opposition leader Alexei Navalny'

Vladimir Putin 'accuses BBC of supporting opposition leader Alexei Navalny'

Vladimir Putin 'accuses BBC of supporting opposition leader Alexei Navalny'

Vladimir Putin has reportedly accused the BBC of supporting Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny

'Tim Farron couldn’t commit himself in either direction' - Lembit Opik comments on former Lib Dem Leader's resignation

'Tim Farron couldn’t commit himself on gay issue': Lembit Opik on former Lib Dem leader's resignation

Lembit Opik says Tim Farron 'couldn't commit himself on gay issue'

The former MP for Montgomeryshire told Jon Holmes the former couldn't decide where he stood in relation to the homosexuality questions

'The spirit of Londoners is what brought the community around Grenfell Tower together', says volunteer

Grenfell Tower: 'GCSE student escaped from 13th floor and sat exam in the same clothes'

'GCSE student escaped from 13th floor and sat exam in the same clothes'

A-Level student Rory Walsh helped survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire through the night, despite having an exam in the morning

US Coast Guard on alert after 'dirty bomb' threat on container ship in South Carolina port

US Coast Guard on alert after 'dirty bomb' threat on container ship in South Carolina port

US Coast Guard on alert after 'dirty bomb' threat on ship in South Carolina port

The threat was made against a ship belonging to the Maersk Line Company

Ural Airlines plane skids off runway in Russia

Ural Airlines plane skids off runway in Russia

Ural Airlines plane skids off runway in Russia

80 passengers were on board a plane when it skidded off the runway, however none were injured

Father stabs three of his children in Germany, leaving two dead

Father stabs three of his children in Germany, leaving two dead

Father stabs three of his children in Germany, leaving two dead

It is not yet clear what the motive was for the father to stab his children

Special prosecutor on Russia case investigating Donald Trump over alleged obstruction of justice

Donald Trump now being investigated over alleged obstruction of justice

Donald Trump now being investigated over alleged obstruction of justice

The US president is being investigated for alleged obstruction of justice relating to an inquiry into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn

Explosion rocks kindergarten in China, dozens feared dead

Explosion rocks kindergarten in China, dozens feared dead

Explosion rocks kindergarten in China, dozens feared dead

The incident happened at the Chuangxin Kindergarten in the Jiangsu province

Soldier killed in incident involving tank at Ministry of Defence base

Soldier killed in incident involving tank at Ministry of Defence base

Soldier killed in incident involving tank at Ministry of Defence base

A soldier who was part of the Royal Tank Regiment was injured at Castlemartin Range and is said to have passed away with his family at his bedside

'It feels like a Banana Republic' - Twitter users air fury at Heathrow Airport over baggage system failure

'It feels like a Banana Republic' - Passengers vent fury at Heathrow Airport over baggage system failure

Passengers vent fury at Heathrow Airport over baggage system failure

The airport had a failure this morning which brought chaos to passengers flying from Terminals 3 and 5

US completes billion-dollar deal with Qatar, despite previous terror criticism form Donald Trump

US inks billion-dollar arms deal with Qatar despite Trump terror claims

US inks billion-dollar arms deal with Qatar despite Trump terror claims

Qatar has bought a number of F-15 fighter jets from the US in a $12 billion (£9.4 billion) deal

'Owen Smith in shadow cabinet is a symbolic gesture by Jeremy Corbyn to show he wants unity'

Jeremy Corbyn advisors don't realise the battle that lies ahead, says moderate Labour blogger

'Corbyn's team don't realise the battle that lies ahead'

Owen Smith has been appointed as the shadow Northern Ireland secretary

'Adele can meet victims of Grenfell Tower, Theresa May can't' - Prime Minister criticised for visiting site of fire but not meeting residents

Grenfell Tower: Theresa May faces fury for declining to meet residents

Theresa May faces fury for declining to meet Grenfell Tower residents

The Prime Minister visited the site of the burnt tower block, but apparently did not meet the affected people for 'security reasons'

Nasa launch rocket which will create artificial auroras

Nasa launch rocket which will create its own artificial northern lights

Nasa launch rocket which will create its own artificial northern lights

The rocket will be launched as part of a research mission to gain a better understanding of the ionosphere

Queen's Speech will now take place next Wednesday

Queen's Speech will now take place next Wednesday

Queen's Speech will now take place next Wednesday

The Queen's Speech had been planned for June 19, but had to be delayed when no one reached a majority in the general election

Man robbed bank to escape wife by going to jail, but is given home confinement sentence

Man robbed bank to escape wife by going to jail - and is sentenced to home confinement

Man robbed bank to escape wife with jail time - and is given home confinement

Lawrence John Ripple said when he robbed the bank he was depressed and didn't feel like himself

Grenfell Tower: 'The building melted in front of my eyes', says witness

Grenfell Tower: 'I saw 25 people die in front of my eyes', says witness

'I saw 25 people die in front of my eyes', says witness

Anne Johnson had only moved to the area a month ago and witnessed the deadly fire on the tower block

Geologists falsely report 5.1 magnitude earthquake in Italy due to technical error

Geologists falsely report 5.1 magnitude earthquake in Italy due to technical error

Geologists falsely report 5.1 magnitude earthquake in Italy

An earthquake with a magnitude of 1.6 took place in Pieve Torina, but it was accidentally reported as a 5.1 magnitude earthquake

Julia Hartley-Brewer argues with editor over terms of leaving the EU

Julia Hartley-Brewer argues with Guardian Brexit editor over terms of leaving the EU

Julia Hartley-Brewer argues with editor over terms of leaving the EU

Dan Roberts from The Guardian spoke to Julia in the wake of comments made about potentially remaining by Guy Verhofstadt

Volkswagen executive 'arrested on drug charges in Japan'

Volkswagen executive 'arrested on drug charges in Japan'

Volkswagen executive 'arrested on drug charges in Japan'

Volkswagen has said Thomas Siebert has been detained by police, local media claims he admitted to using cocaine

Islamic State are attempting to capture Osama Bin Laden's old stronghold in Afghanistan, claim officials

Isis attempting to capture Osama Bin Laden's old stronghold in Afghanistan, claim local officials

Isis attempting to seize Bin Laden's old stronghold in Afghanistan - officials

Officials in Afghanistan report the group has seized territory around Tora Bora in Afghanistan

Grenfell Tower: anguished resident tells Paul Ross what she saw

Grenfell Tower: Sobbing resident tells horrific story of how neighbour lost his entire family

Sobbing resident tells horrific story of how neighbour lost his entire family

Agnes believes the final death toll will be far higher than 12

Liberal Democrats to hold leadership election after Tim Farron resigns

Lib Dem Tim Farron blasts critics of his homosexuality stance as he steps down

Tim Farron blasts critics of his homosexuality stance as he steps down

The former Lib Dem leader made the surprise announcement on Wednesday

Second London fire breaks out in Walthamstow

New London fire breaks out in Walthamstow

New London fire breaks out in Walthamstow

The fire appears to have broken out on the high street near Lidl, and there are no reported casualties

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Farron was in charge for two years

Tim Farron resigns as leader of Lib Dems

Tim Farron resigns as leader of Lib Dems

Farron took charge after 2015 election but oversaw improvement of just three seats in last week's vote

The shooter is reportedly in custody (Stock photo)

'Two dead' after shooting at UPS facility in San Francisco

'Two dead' after shooting at UPS facility in San Francisco

Attacker named by some outlets as a UPS driver

'Firefighters were just as amazed as the public at the speed Grenfell Tower fire spread' says Fire Brigades Union

Grenfell Tower: Firefighters' union boss says 'this could take a week for us to sort out'

Firefighter boss says 'this could take a week for us to sort out'

Ian Leahair of the Fire Brigades Union believes rescue workers will have been as surprised as anyone at the speed of the fire

Grenfell Tower: 'Privatisation has left the public unable to influence their own living standards', says Ken Livingstone

Grenfell Tower: Thatcher-era privatisation has left the public helpless, says Ken Livingstone

Thatcher-era privatisation has left the public helpless, says Ken Livingstone

Ken Livingstone tells Sam Delaney that the Mayor of London needs more power to oversee housing

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation

Steve Scalise shooting: Donald Trump says gunman James T Hodgkinson is dead

Steve Scalise shooting: Donald Trump confirms gunman dead

Hodgkinson was earlier named as the gunman in Virginia attack

This Nazi dagger was among the images found in the raid

Bust of Hitler, Nazi guns and ancient fossils found in amazing Buenos Aires raid

Bust of Hitler, Nazi guns and ancient fossils found in amazing Buenos Aires raid

The Argentine Federal Police found the items in two separate raids in the capital city

'Grenfell Tower fire wouldn't have happened if recommendations from Fire Safety and Rescue Group had been acted upon'

Grenfell Tower fire wouldn't have happened if our recommendations had been acted on, says chair of MPs' fire safety group

'Fire wouldn't have happened if our recommendations had been acted on'

MP David Amess says all fires in homes, tower blocks and offices can be avoided if there are sensible precautions in place

Marbella police investigating fight after one man allegedly molested a woman

WATCH Huge brawl between rival gangs in British tourist haven of Marbella

WATCH Huge brawl between rival gangs in British tourist haven of Marbella

The fight was believed to be caused by a young man who reportedly molested the girlfriend of another man

The inspiration behind Chucky - meet Robert, the devil doll who served as the base for a horror series

The real Chucky - meet Robert, the devil doll who inspired the Child's Play series

The real Chucky - meet Robert, the devil doll who inspired Child's Play

Robert served as the inspiration for a hit horror movie series

Who is Steve Scalise? The Republican whip shot at baseball practice

Who is Steve Scalise, the key Trump ally shot at baseball practice?

Who is Steve Scalise, the key Trump ally shot at baseball practice?

Steve Scalise was shot by an unidentified man in Virginia and is a strong supporter of Donald Trump and many of his policies

Shooting reported near congressional baseball practice in Virginia

Shooting reported near congressional baseball practice in Virginia

Shooting reported near congressional baseball practice

Details of the attack are still emerging

Police warn bystanders to stay away from Grenfell tower area amid fears of collapse

Police warn public to stay away from Grenfell tower area amid fears of collapse

Police warn public to stay way from area as collapse feared

A police cordon is in place, and up to 30 neighbouring flats are believed to have been evacuated

Man attempts to rob a bank near the White House and FBI headquarters

Man attempts to rob bank just yards from the White House and FBI headquarters

Man attempts to rob bank just yards from the White House and FBI headquarters

The man fled after the authorities were called to the Wells Fargo Bank on Pennsylvania Avenue

Democrats file lawsuit against Donald Trump over foreign payments

Democrats file lawsuit against Donald Trump over foreign payments

Democrats file lawsuit against Donald Trump over foreign payments

Nearly 200 Democrats have thrown their weight behind a legal case regarding alleged payments made to the President through his businesses by foreign governments

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