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Fear spreads in UK tower blocks with 'deathtrap' cladding

Fear spreads in UK tower blocks with 'deathtrap' cladding

LONDON: From her 18th floor flat, Pippa Wordsworth has a grim view of Grenfell Tower that has become bleaker after she was told her building has the same flammable cladding as on the burnt-out hulk.

PM orders inquiry as firefighters search for bodies in London tower

PM orders inquiry as firefighters search for bodies in London tower

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday (Jun 15) ordered a public inquiry into the devastating London tower block fire which left at least 17 people dead as firefighters searched for bodies with dozens still reported missing.

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Local residents voice anger over London tower blaze

Local residents voice anger over London tower blaze

LONDON: Residents and campaigners in the London neighbourhood where a tower block went up in a giant blaze on Wednesday (Jun 14) spoke angrily about longstanding safety concerns, saying they were ignored because the community was not rich.

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Oil output set to outpace demand in 2018: IEA

Oil output set to outpace demand in 2018: IEA

Massive flames licked up the sides of the 27-storey block as 200 firefighters battled the blaze for hours along with 40 fire engines on Wednesday (Jun 14).

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12 dead as fire engulfs London tower block

12 dead as fire engulfs London tower block

LONDON: At least 12 people perished on Wednesday (Jun 14) 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.

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London Grenfell Tower fire: 'A number of fatalities', says fire brigade chief

London Grenfell Tower fire: 'A number of fatalities', says fire brigade chief

LONDON: A number of people have been killed in a huge fire that ripped through a 27-storey London block of flats early on Wednesday (Jun 14), with at least 30 people injured.

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US oil output hampering market rebalancing: OPEC

US oil output hampering market rebalancing: OPEC

PARIS: Increased oil production in the United States is hampering efforts to balance out market supply and demand, OPEC said on Tuesday (Jun 13).

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Heavy rain, landslides kill at least 134 in Bangladesh

Heavy rain, landslides kill at least 134 in Bangladesh

CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh: Heavy monsoon rains and landslides have killed at least 134 people in southeast Bangladesh, burying many in their homes as they slept, authorities said on Tuesday (Jun 13).

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Three more rescued after Kenya building collapse

Three more rescued after Kenya building collapse

NAIROBI: Rescue workers pulled a mother and two children from the rubble of a collapsed seven-storey building in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Tuesday (Jun 13), but several people were still missing.

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Huge fire engulfs 27-storey Grenfell Tower apartment block in London

Huge fire engulfs 27-storey Grenfell Tower apartment block in London

LONDON: A "number of people" were being treated for injuries after a massive fire ripped through a 27-storey apartment block in west London in the early hours of Wednesday, police and fire services said.

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France and Britain announce anti-terror action plan

France and Britain announce anti-terror action plan

PARIS: The leaders of France and Britain on Tuesday (Jun 13) announced an anti-terror action plan to crack down on radicalisation through social media.

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'Several people' wounded by shots at Munich rail station: Police

'Several people' wounded by shots at Munich rail station: Police

MUNICH: Several people were wounded when shots were fired at a commuter rail station near the southern Germany city of Munich on Tuesday (Jun 13) and one person was detained, police said.

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British PM May to face fury of own MPs in battle to keep job

British PM May to face fury of own MPs in battle to keep job

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May's future was hanging in the balance on Monday (Jun 12) as she prepared for a showdown with angry MPs from her Conservative party following its disastrous performance in last week's election.

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Iran flies vegetables to Qatar amid concerns of shortages

Iran flies vegetables to Qatar amid concerns of shortages

TEHRAN: Iran has sent five cargo planes of vegetables to Qatar and is planning more deliveries, Iranian officials said amid concerns of shortages after Qatar's biggest suppliers severed ties with the import-dependent country.

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France vote final results: Macron centrists lead on 32.32%

France vote final results: Macron centrists lead on 32.32%

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party and its allies were headed for victory after Sunday's (Jun 11) first round parliamentary elections with 32.32 per cent of the vote, according to final results.

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British PM defies critics and vows to govern

British PM defies critics and vows to govern

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday (Jun 11) defied calls to resign and adopted a new slogan, "getting on with the job", after a catastrophic election performance.

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