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Grenfell insulation withdrawn by firm

Saturday  07:35,   24 june 2017
Sky News

The insulating product used to clad Grenfell Tower before a disastrous fire will no longer be used on high-rise buildings, the manufacturer has said.  Celotex, which manufactures the RS5000 insulation boards used in the block's rainscreen[...]

More than 100 feared buried as landslide destroys village in southwest China

Saturday  06:50,   24 june 2017
The Washington Post

Torrential rain destroyed a village in Maoxian county in southwest China’s Sichuan province, state media reported Saturday. More than 40 houses reportedly were buried in a landslide.The landslide hit the village of Xinmo in Maoxian county around 6[...]

Italian mob boss freed from prison at 100-years-old

Saturday  05:40,   24 june 2017
FOX News

Mob boss John “Sonny” Franzese, the United States federal prison’s oldest inmate, was freed on Friday. Franzese, 100, was released from the Federal Medical Center in Devens, Mass., after being sentenced to eight years in prison in 2011 at age 93,[...]

Fire victims moved from hotel with hours notice

Saturday  04:25,   24 june 2017
Sky News

Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire have been thrown out of a west London hotel with just a few hours notice.  Sky News has seen the letter from Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council which asked the people, some of whom lost family members in [...]

Bomber planning to attack Mecca's Grand Mosque blows himself up - ministry

Saturday  04:15,   24 june 2017
Reuters

Saudi security forces on Friday foiled a suicide attack on the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, cornering the would-be attacker in an apartment, where he blew himself up, the Interior Ministry said. In a statement read on state[...]

Schwarzenegger talks climate change with French president

Saturday  03:30,   24 june 2017
Associated Press

PARIS — Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says the environment shouldn't be a partisan issue.The actor-turned-Republican politician told reporters in Paris on Friday that he had a "wonderful" one-hour meeting with French President[...]

40 people killed in bomb, gun attacks in 3 Pakistani cities

Saturday  03:30,   24 june 2017
Associated Press

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — At least 40 people were killed and nearly 100 wounded Friday in four separate bomb and gun attacks in three major Pakistani cities, officials said. A suicide bomber was involved in the first car bombing near the office of the[...]

Skirt-Wearing Exeter Schoolboys Win Battle To Wear Shorts To Class

Friday  21:00,   23 june 2017
Huffington Post UK

A group of teenage boys who wore skirts to protest their school’s uniform rules have won the right to wear shorts to class. More than 30 boys at Isca Academy in Exeter donned skirts borrowed from their sisters and friends after one pupil was[...]

Skirt-Wearing Exeter Schoolboys Win Battle To Wear Shorts To Class

Friday  21:00,   23 june 2017
Huffington Post UK

A group of teenage boys who wore skirts to protest their school’s uniform rules have won the right to wear shorts to class. More than 30 boys at Isca Academy in Exeter donned skirts borrowed from their sisters and friends after one pupil was[...]

Superbug alert on Tube prompts deep-cleaning

Friday  19:10,   23 june 2017
Sky News

Parts of the London Underground network will be deep-cleaned every night this summer after dangerous superbugs were discovered. As part of air quality improvement measures announced by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, the intensified cleaning regime[...]

President Of Costa Rica Swallows A Wasp On Live TV, Doesn't Even Flinch

Friday  18:20,   23 june 2017
Esquire UK

Now this is strong and stable leadership"I ate it. I ate, I ate the wasp," Solís excitedly told horrified reporters, before having a good old laugh about the whole[...]

Toilet humour? Indian village adopts Trump name in charity’s sanitation drive

Friday  17:25,   23 june 2017
Press Association

Many of the 400 villagers said they had no idea who Mr Trump is but are delighted with the promotional gimmick.The new name, Trump Sulabh Village, is not official and so will not appear on[...]

Toilet humour? Indian village adopts Trump name in charity’s sanitation drive

Friday  17:25,   23 june 2017
Press Association

Many of the 400 villagers said they had no idea who Mr Trump is but are delighted with the promotional gimmick.The new name, Trump Sulabh Village, is not official and so will not appear on[...]

Police chiefs consider rise in armed officer numbers to tackle terror threat

Friday  16:36,   23 june 2017
Press Association

The measures are being weighed up in the wake of the flurry of deadly attacks that have hit Britain this year . Their conclusions will be presented to ministers to inform any government decisions on further steps.Watch: Two minutes of terror - how[...]

Police chiefs consider rise in armed officer numbers to tackle terror threat

Friday  16:36,   23 june 2017
Press Association

The measures are being weighed up in the wake of the flurry of deadly attacks that have hit Britain this year . Their conclusions will be presented to ministers to inform any government decisions on further steps.Watch: Two minutes of terror - how[...]