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Downing Street says Grenfell council meeting should have gone ahead

Downing Street, Grenfell, council, meeting, ahead

Downing Street has condemned Kensington and Chelsea council for closing down its first cabinet meeting since the Grenfell Tower fire after failing to have the media barred from it. A ...

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Simone Veil, Auschwitz survivor and abortion pioneer, dies aged 89

Simone Veil, Auschwitz, survivor, abortion, pioneer, dies, aged 89

Simone Veil, an Auschwitz survivor who played a leading role in legalising contraception and abortion in France, has died aged 89. Veil, an icon of French politics and the first ...

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Sarin used in April Syria attack, chemical weapons watchdog confirms

Sarin, Syria attack, chemical, weapons, watchdog, confirms

The nerve agent sarin was used in an attack in April on the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhun and was likely to have spread from a crater in a road ...

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China flexes military muscle in Hong Kong during Xi Jinping visit

China, military, muscle, Hong Kong, Xi, Jinping

The Chinese president, Xi Jinping, has presided over Hong Kong’s biggest military parade since the British handover in a tub-thumping show of strength that observers said was intended to intimidate ...

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At night on Skid Row, nearly 2,000 homeless people share just nine toilets

At night on Skid Row, homeless, people, share, nine toilets

The toilets are located in stalls without doors, and bathroom tissue is only available from an attendant seated outside. However unprepossessing, these nine cisterns in a sprawling complex on Los ...

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Kendall and Kylie Jenner pull ‘disgusting’ T-shirt line after legal threats

Kendall, Kylie Jenner, T-shirt, line, legal threats

Celebrity sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner were called “disrespectful” and “disgusting” after they unveiled a new line of T-shirts featuring their faces superimposed over images of musical acts including Notorious ...

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Republican healthcare bill limps into recess with no vote in sight

Republican, healthcare, bill, limps, vote, sight

As senators started to leave Washington for the Fourth of July recess on Thursday, a compromise over the beleaguered GOP healthcare bill that would attract enough votes to pass seemed ...

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Bernie Sanders rallies opposition to Republican healthcare reform plan

As Donald Trump celebrated the marriage of Wall Street executive-turned-treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin in the Washington swamp he repeatedly pledged to drain, Bernie Sanders stepped onstage in Pittsburgh. In a ...

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Ivanka Trump says ‘I try to stay out of politics’ despite assisting at White House

Ivanka Trump, stay out, politics, assisting, White House

Ivanka Trump, special assistant to the president, told Fox News on Monday: “I try to stay out of politics.” Trump was speaking to Fox & Friends, the morning show which ...

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Canadian army officer is first woman to command Queen’s Guard

Canadian, army officer, woman, command, Queen's Guard

A Canadian soldier has become the first female officer to command troops guarding the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Capt Megan Couto led about 40 Canadian soldiers through the changing of ...

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