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Police mull manslaughter charges over London blaze

Police fear the toll may be higher because some residents may have been living in the tower illegally.

Manslaughter charges could be filed over London's deadly tower blaze, police said Friday after finding that outside cladding had failed safety tests and that the fire started with a faulty fridge.

Police mull manslaughter charges over London blaze
Police mull manslaughter charges over London blaze

Police mull manslaughter charges over London blaze

Police fear the toll may be higher because some residents may have been living in the tower illegally.

Mexico rejects Trump claim that it is the world’s second most violent country
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Mexico rejects Trump claim that it is the world’s second most violent country

Mexican officials have derided Trump’s claim that Mexico will pay for the wall’s construction.
6.8-magnitude quake hits Guatemala, second in eight days
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6.8-magnitude quake hits Guatemala, second in eight days

Guatemala is in a risk zone for tremors, located where the Caribbean Cocos tectonic plates converge with North America’s tectonic plates.
May to unveil plans to ‘protect’ EU citizens’ rights after Brexit
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May to unveil plans to ‘protect’ EU citizens’ rights after Brexit

May’s spokesman earlier said that she would set out the principles of her plan over dinner with other EU leaders on Thursday evening.
Macron faces EU summit pushback on Chinese investments
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Macron faces EU summit pushback on Chinese investments

European leaders will discuss the thorny topic of international trade on the second day of an EU summit on Friday.
Exploding whipped cream dispenser kills fitness blogger
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Exploding whipped cream dispenser kills fitness blogger

Rebecca Burger was killed in eastern France in what the family said was a domestic incident.
Man stopped on Thai border with orangutans, tortoises, raccoons
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Man stopped on Thai border with orangutans, tortoises, raccoons

The animals were packed into plastic boxes and suitcases loaded into Ismail Bin Ahmad’s car, officials said.
FBI probing Michigan airport stabbing as ‘terrorism’
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FBI probing Michigan airport stabbing as ‘terrorism’

US officials have identified the suspected assailant as a 49-year-old Canadian resident from Quebec named Amor Ftouhi.
North Korea calls Trump a ‘psychopath’
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North Korea calls Trump a ‘psychopath’

‘South Korea must realise that following psychopath Trump…will only lead to disaster,’ an editorial carried by Pyongyang’s official Rodong Sinmun newspaper said.
Heatwave scorches Europe, from London to Siberia
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Heatwave scorches Europe, from London to Siberia

At the prestigious Royal Ascot horse races, organisers said they were considering relaxing the strict dress code for the first time.
Europe okays project to seek alien life
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Europe okays project to seek alien life

PLATO is due for launch in 2026, the ESA said.
Global stock markets slide on oil price slump
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Global stock markets slide on oil price slump

New York oil on Tuesday hit a seven-month low.

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