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UK Labour leader Corbyn will ‘try to force early election’

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to “try to force an early general election” after Prime Minster Theresa May lost her parliamentary majority, in an interview published Saturday. Corbyn’s Labour Party outperformed expectations in this month’s election, turning what was predicted to be …

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London tower blocks evacuated over fire fears

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Thousands of residents from 650 London flats were evacuated Saturday due to fire safety fears in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, but dozens refused to leave their homes, according to local officials. Four of the five Chalcots Estate towers in Camden, north …

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UK parliament cuts e-mail access after cyberattack

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Britain’s parliament shut down external access to e-mail accounts on Saturday following a cyberattack. Parliamentary authorities described the attack as “sustained and determined”, in an email sent to lawmakers and published by the Daily Telegraph. “Earlier this morning we discovered unusual activity and evidence …

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Five London towers being evacuated over fire safety fears

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Five residential London tower blocks were being evacuated on Friday due to fire safety concerns over their external cladding following the deadly Grenfell Tower inferno. The towers in the Swiss Cottage area of north London, containing around 800 homes, were deemed unsafe following urgent …

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Anger simmers around burnt-out west London tower block

London, United Kingdom | AFP | One week on from the fatal London tower block inferno, the macabre smell of the burnt-out building clings to a traumatised neighbourhood, where every conversation is peppered with indignation. Some 79 people are presumed dead after last Wednesday’s blaze, which quickly engulfed the 24-storey …

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Another London attack!

One dead as van rams pedestrians near London mosque London, United Kingdom | AFP |  A van ran into pedestrians near a north London mosque, killing one man and injuring eight others in an incident that police on Monday said was being investigated by counter-terrorism officers. The 48-year-old driver of …

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UPDATE: 58 presumed dead in London tower block blaze

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  The presumed death toll from the London tower block inferno jumped to 58 on Saturday as embattled Prime Minister Theresa May, accused of misreading the growing anger over the tragedy, pledged action after meeting survivors desperately seeking answers. Dozens of people were still missing …

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London tower block fire finally extinguished, 30 dead

  Toll rises to at least 30 dead in London tower block fire: police London, United Kingdom |  The toll from the London tower block fire has risen to at least 30 people dead and the flames have now been extinguished, police said on Friday. “We know that at least …

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12 dead as deadly fire engulfs London tower block

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  At least 12 people perished on Wednesday after a massive inferno tore through a London apartment block, with witnesses reporting terrified residents had leapt from the tower and dropped their children in a desperate bid for survival. As smoke continued to billow from the …

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