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June 21, 2017 2:42 PM Tower blocks in Wales: How safe are they?

There are 36 tower blocks in Wales which are above a certain height and owned by councils or housing associations - the tallest has one storey fewer than Grenfell The Tower in Cwmbran was once the tallest residential tower block in Wales. At 23 storeys high, it has one floor fewer than Grenfell Tower, where at least 79 people died in a devastating fire that tore through 228

June 20, 2017 10:35 PM Miami-Dade backs Paris climate agreement that President Trump rejected

Miami-Dade commissioners on Tuesday endorsed the Paris climate accord, giving the symbolic and explicit backing that the county’s mayor declined to provide after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the agreement three weeks ago. “We’re at the forefront of what’s happening globally,” said Levine Cava, a Democrat. “It’s very important 9

June 20, 2017 8:01 AM A look at Syria’s conflict as mutual enemies close in on Daesh

Latest events are unfolding in Syria’s remote east, far from the main battles of the civil war Beirut: Daesh is in retreat across Syria and Iraq, and the contours of a new conflict among the array of parties battling it are already starting to appear. The US military shot down a Syrian government warplane on Sunday, saying it had targeted an American-allied 14

June 20, 2017 7:44 AM Crisis sees air travel hub Qatar cut off from local routes

FLYING OVER THE PERSIAN GULF — Sitting on an airplane from Qatar trying to get home to Dubai, I could only watch frustrated as a scrolling map showed my flight pass overhead of my skyscraper-studded city and continue further east. It’s typically an hour flight between Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and Doha, the capital of Qatar, cities that are home to two of the world’s 38

June 19, 2017 10:46 AM Finsbury Park attack: Theresa May's statement in full

"This morning, our country woke to news of another terrorist attack on the streets of our capital city, the second this month and every bit as sickening as those which have come before. "It was an attack that once again targeted the ordinary and the innocent going about their daily lives - this time British Muslims as they left a mosque having broken 55

June 18, 2017 6:36 AM Roadside explosion kills Egyptian policeman in Cairo

Blast targets a vehicle carrying security forces in the capital's Maadi area, injuring four others. A roadside bomb explosion near the Cairo suburb of Maadi has killed an Egyptian policeman and injured four others, according to the interior ministry. "At about 12:45am on June 18 as a vehicle belonging to the Central Security Forces transported a group 10

June 17, 2017 3:01 PM Build mental hospitals in northern sector

Making a statement on the mental health situation in the country on the floor of Parliament last Tuesday, Dr Apaak said the three regions had a high number of mental and epileptic patients, with many of them roaming the streets of cities and towns. He said while some of the mental patients were put in confined rooms by relatives with little or no attention 55

June 16, 2017 10:11 AM Russian Military Says It Might Have Killed ISIS Leader

“According to information which we are checking through various channels, the leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was at the meeting and the strike destroyed him,” the statement said. At a news conference, the Kremlin’s spokesman, Dmitry S. Peskov, declined to elaborate on the statement, referring questions about Mr. Baghdadi and the airstrike 138 4

June 16, 2017 9:10 AM Trump's Cuban Policy Reversal

The president on Friday will announce changes meant to make it harder to travel and do business with the island. President Trump will announce Friday a drastic change in the U.S.-Cuba relationship, swapping a policy of cultural exchange to bring about democratic ideals for something closer to the embargo-style policies from past decades. White House 35

June 15, 2017 9:35 PM Deadly tower blaze highlights London's rich-poor divide

LONDON Within a short walk from the social housing block in west London where 17 people - and perhaps many more - died in a devastating fire are some of Britain's wealthiest streets, lined with elegant, multi-million-pound townhouses. The borough of Kensington and Chelsea is famous in Britain and beyond as the home of pop stars and other celebrities 24