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  • Britain's May demands major investigation after deadly fire

    Britain's May demands major investigation after deadly fire

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 8:57 AM EDT2017-06-27 12:57:55 GMT
    PHOTO: Grenfell Tower fire damage in London, Photo Date: June 2017PHOTO: Grenfell Tower fire damage in London, Photo Date: June 2017
    LONDON (AP) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday there must be a "major national investigation" into the use of potentially flammable cladding fitted to high-rise towers across the country, as police formally identified a 5-year-old boy as one of youngest victims of London's Grenfell Tower fire tragedy.    May's comments came as tests show that all samples of building materials submitted so far - coming from 95 buildings around England - have failed f...
    LONDON (AP) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday there must be a "major national investigation" into the use of potentially flammable cladding fitted to high-rise towers across the country, as police formally identified a 5-year-old boy as one of youngest victims of London's Grenfell Tower fire tragedy.    May's comments came as tests show that all samples of building materials submitted so far - coming from 95 buildings around England - have failed f...
  • EU fines Google a record 2.4 billion euros in antitrust case

    EU fines Google a record 2.4 billion euros in antitrust case

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 8:37 AM EDT2017-06-27 12:37:49 GMT
    BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union slapped a record 2.42 billion-euro ($2.72 billion) fine on internet giant Google on Tuesday for taking advantage of its dominance in online searches to direct customers to its own online shopping business.    European regulators gave the company based in Mountain View, California, 90 days to stop or face more fines of up to 5 percent of the average daily worldwide revenue of parent company Alphabet.    Google says it is consider...
    BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union slapped a record 2.42 billion-euro ($2.72 billion) fine on internet giant Google on Tuesday for taking advantage of its dominance in online searches to direct customers to its own online shopping business.    European regulators gave the company based in Mountain View, California, 90 days to stop or face more fines of up to 5 percent of the average daily worldwide revenue of parent company Alphabet.    Google says it is consider...
  • Six dead, 15 missing in Colombian ferry sinking

    Six dead, 15 missing in Colombian ferry sinking

    Monday, June 26 2017 7:59 AM EDT2017-06-26 11:59:47 GMT

    A tourist boat packed with about 160 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin, leaving at least six people dead and 15 missing, officials said.

    A tourist boat packed with about 160 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin, leaving at least six people dead and 15 missing, officials said.

  • Police officer beaten to death in Indian-controlled Kashmir

    Police officer beaten to death in Indian-controlled Kashmir

    Friday, June 23 2017 6:20 AM EDT2017-06-23 10:20:09 GMT
    Police Officer Ayub Pandith was beaten to death outside Jamia Masjid in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar.Police Officer Ayub Pandith was beaten to death outside Jamia Masjid in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar.

    A police officer in Indian-controlled Kashmir's main city was beaten to death after he fired at a group of people who suspected him of spying on worshipers during the holiest night of the year for Muslims, police and witnesses said.

    A police officer in Indian-controlled Kashmir's main city was beaten to death after he fired at a group of people who suspected him of spying on worshipers during the holiest night of the year for Muslims, police and witnesses said.

  • London fire: Cladding in other buildings 'combustible'

    London fire: Cladding in other buildings 'combustible'

    Thursday, June 22 2017 7:35 AM EDT2017-06-22 11:35:37 GMT
    London police raised the confirmed or presumed death toll to 58 following a major fire at a London's Grenfell Tower. Photo: @Natalie Oxford / TwitterLondon police raised the confirmed or presumed death toll to 58 following a major fire at a London's Grenfell Tower. Photo: @Natalie Oxford / Twitter

    LONDON (AP) - Tests on exterior building materials in other high-rise buildings conducted after the devastating west London fire has shown that some of the panels submitted were combustible...

    LONDON (AP) - Tests on exterior building materials in other high-rise buildings conducted after the devastating west London fire has shown that some of the panels submitted were combustible...

  • IS militants destroy 12th century mosque in Iraq's Mosul

    IS militants destroy 12th century mosque in Iraq's Mosul

    Thursday, June 22 2017 6:20 AM EDT2017-06-22 10:20:44 GMT
    The mosque's famous leaning minaret had stood for more than 840 years.The mosque's famous leaning minaret had stood for more than 840 years.

    IRBIL, Iraq (AP) - The Islamic State group blew up a historic landmark in Mosul...

    IRBIL, Iraq (AP) - The Islamic State group blew up a historic landmark in Mosul...

  • Final farewell for US student detained by North Korea

    Final farewell for US student detained by North Korea

    Thursday, June 22 2017 5:43 AM EDT2017-06-22 09:43:56 GMT
    PHOTO: Otto Warmbier being escorted by two North Korean military soldiers. Photo date: 2016.PHOTO: Otto Warmbier being escorted by two North Korean military soldiers. Photo date: 2016.

    WYOMING, Ohio (AP) - The life of a 22-year-old college student who died this week after being detained for nearly a year and a half in North Korea will be celebrated in an Ohio hometown still stunned by his loss.  

    WYOMING, Ohio (AP) - The life of a 22-year-old college student who died this week after being detained for nearly a year and a half in North Korea will be celebrated in an Ohio hometown still stunned by his loss.  

  • US says it shot down Iranian-made drone in Syria

    US says it shot down Iranian-made drone in Syria

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 10:45 AM EDT2017-06-20 14:45:17 GMT
    F-15 Fighter JetF-15 Fighter Jet
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. military says it shot down what it called an Iranian-made, armed drone in southern Syria.    A defense official says the drone was approaching a military camp near the Syria-Jordan border. That is where U.S. forces have been training and advising local Syrian Arabs for the fight against Islamic State militants.    The official says the drone was considered a threat, and was shot down by a U.S. F-15 fighter jet.    The officia...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. military says it shot down what it called an Iranian-made, armed drone in southern Syria.    A defense official says the drone was approaching a military camp near the Syria-Jordan border. That is where U.S. forces have been training and advising local Syrian Arabs for the fight against Islamic State militants.    The official says the drone was considered a threat, and was shot down by a U.S. F-15 fighter jet.    The officia...
  • Taliban kills 8 Afghan guards heading to work at US base

    Taliban kills 8 Afghan guards heading to work at US base

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 6:29 AM EDT2017-06-20 10:29:35 GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Taliban gunmen opened fire on Afghan security guards in the country's northern Parwan province, killing at least eight guards, a provincial official and the insurgents said Tuesday.    The late Monday night shooting also left two other guards wounded, according to Wahida Shahkar, spokeswoman for the Parwan governor. The guards were attacked while they were on their way to work at Bagram airfield, the main U.S. military base in Afghanistan, she adde...

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Taliban gunmen opened fire on Afghan security guards in the country's northern Parwan province, killing at least eight guards, a provincial official and the insurgents said Tuesday.    The late Monday night shooting also left two other guards wounded, according to Wahida Shahkar, spokeswoman for the Parwan governor. The guards were attacked while they were on their way to work at Bagram airfield, the main U.S. military base in Afghanistan, she adde...

  • UK moves to ease tensions after van attack on London Muslims

    UK moves to ease tensions after van attack on London Muslims

    Monday, June 19 2017 12:31 PM EDT2017-06-19 16:31:52 GMT
    Police at the scene after a van slammed into crowds of pedestrians in London, June 18, 2017Police at the scene after a van slammed into crowds of pedestrians in London, June 18, 2017

    LONDON (AP) - British authorities and Islamic leaders moved swiftly to ease concerns in the Muslim community after a man plowed his vehicle into a crowd of worshippers outside a north London mosque early Monday, injuring at least nine people.

    LONDON (AP) - British authorities and Islamic leaders moved swiftly to ease concerns in the Muslim community after a man plowed his vehicle into a crowd of worshippers outside a north London mosque early Monday, injuring at least nine people.

  • Paris officials: Suspected attacker 'downed' after driving into police car

    Paris officials: Suspected attacker 'downed' after driving into police car

    Monday, June 19 2017 11:55 AM EDT2017-06-19 15:55:39 GMT

    PARIS (AP) - The Latest on Paris security operation on Champs-Elysees (all times local)

    PARIS (AP) - The Latest on Paris security operation on Champs-Elysees (all times local)

  • Russia warns US after downing of Syrian jet

    Russia warns US after downing of Syrian jet

    Monday, June 19 2017 10:08 AM EDT2017-06-19 14:08:51 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) - Russia's defense ministry says it will treat U.S.-led coalition planes in Syria, west of the Euphrates River, as targets after the U.S. military shot down a Syrian Air Force jet on Sunday.  

    BEIRUT (AP) - Russia's defense ministry says it will treat U.S.-led coalition planes in Syria, west of the Euphrates River, as targets after the U.S. military shot down a Syrian Air Force jet on Sunday.  

  • NOAA gives 'Disturbance 1' 80% chance of development in next 48 hours

    NOAA gives 'Disturbance 1' 80% chance of development in next 48 hours

    Monday, June 19 2017 6:44 AM EDT2017-06-19 10:44:11 GMT
    PHOTO: weather.gov/NHCPHOTO: weather.gov/NHC

    We are continuing to keep an eye on an area of low pressure south of the Gulf of Mexico. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has just updated the outlook on the area. As of 2 a.m. Monday morning, NOAA says that the disturbance has an 80% chance of cyclone formation in the next 48 hours.  The broad area of low pressure is located near the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. NOAA says the low continues to lack a well-defined center of circulation but is pr...

    We are continuing to keep an eye on an area of low pressure south of the Gulf of Mexico. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has just updated the outlook on the area. As of 2 a.m. Monday morning, NOAA says that the disturbance has an 80% chance of cyclone formation in the next 48 hours.  The broad area of low pressure is located near the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. NOAA says the low continues to lack a well-defined center of circulation but is pr...

  • 79 now believed to have died in London high-rise fire

    79 now believed to have died in London high-rise fire

    Monday, June 19 2017 6:12 AM EDT2017-06-19 10:12:02 GMT
    PHOTO: London Fire at Grenfell Tower, Photo Date: 6/13/2017PHOTO: London Fire at Grenfell Tower, Photo Date: 6/13/2017
    LONDON (AP) - London police said Monday that 79 people were now believed to have died in the high-rise apartment building fire.    Police Commander Stuart Cundy gave the new figure during a statement outside Scotland Yard, saying it includes both people who were confirmed dead and others who are missing and presumed dead. It's an increase from the previous number of 58.    The new number may change as the investigation continues, Cundy said. He said that the sear...
    LONDON (AP) - London police said Monday that 79 people were now believed to have died in the high-rise apartment building fire.    Police Commander Stuart Cundy gave the new figure during a statement outside Scotland Yard, saying it includes both people who were confirmed dead and others who are missing and presumed dead. It's an increase from the previous number of 58.    The new number may change as the investigation continues, Cundy said. He said that the sear...
  • EU extends Russia sanctions over Crimea for a year

    EU extends Russia sanctions over Crimea for a year

    Monday, June 19 2017 5:01 AM EDT2017-06-19 09:01:49 GMT
    The European Union has extended sanctions against Russia for a year.The European Union has extended sanctions against Russia for a year.

    BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union has extended sanctions against Russia for a year over its annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula in 2014.      

    BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union has extended sanctions against Russia for a year over its annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula in 2014.      

  • Ariana Grande returns to Manchester stage for benefit show

    Ariana Grande returns to Manchester stage for benefit show

    Sunday, June 4 2017 4:04 PM EDT2017-06-04 20:04:57 GMT
    Photo: Ariana Grande / YouTubePhoto: Ariana Grande / YouTube
    MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Ariana Grande returned to the Manchester stage two weeks after a suicide bombing killed 22 victims at her concert in the city, singing upbeat and motivational pop anthems as the audience cheered loudly for the singer. Grande emerged onstage for the One Love Manchester concert Sunday, held at the city's Old Trafford cricket ground. She appeared teary-eyed and emotional as she performed "Be Alright" and "Break Free." Before her performance...
    MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Ariana Grande returned to the Manchester stage two weeks after a suicide bombing killed 22 victims at her concert in the city, singing upbeat and motivational pop anthems as the audience cheered loudly for the singer. Grande emerged onstage for the One Love Manchester concert Sunday, held at the city's Old Trafford cricket ground. She appeared teary-eyed and emotional as she performed "Be Alright" and "Break Free." Before her performance...
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