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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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