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London tower block fire death toll reaches 79

May also said that she has set a deadline of three weeks for all the survivors of the Grenfell fire to be placed in new housing. On Saturday afternoon, hundreds of protesters gathered in Whitehall to call for her resignation. "It is a truly terrifying thought but the Grenfell Action Group firmly believe that only a catastrophic event will expose the ineptitude and incompetence of our landlord, the KCTMO".


Portugal in mourning as fight against fire goes on

Portugal in mourning as fight against fire goes on

More than 2,000 firefighters and soldiers worked to combat the blazes. According to the latest (morning of 19 June) data of the Portuguese Civil Protection, more than 800 personnel (firemen, INEM, civil protection, Red Cross and Armed Forces) are now combating the fires in the affected areas in the district of Leiria assisted by 350 vehicles and ten aircrafts.



Iraq warns Mosul civilians, tells IS 'surrender or die'

A high-ranking Islamic State figure in charge of intelligence in Mosul , Shakir Mahmud Hamad, was captured by the advancing troops in the Old City, Hashimi told Reuters . Mosul is witnessing one of the fiercest fights between Islamic State militants and joint Iraqi and U.S. forces. - February 19: Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announces the start of the battle for western Mosul , with Iraqi forces backed by coalition air power and close-in support from coalition advisers.


Mayawati's slight opposition due to Kovind's association with RSS: NCP

Mayawati's slight opposition due to Kovind's association with RSS: NCP

Modi has clearly set his eyes on 2019 in describing Kovind's nomination as empowering a Dalit farmer's son who will be a voice for the poor and downtrodden. He has filled in as the leader of the Dalit wing of the BJP. Congress: The Congress spurned the BJP's appeal for consensus and said the opposition would take a call on contesting the election on June 22.


Bahrain demands Qatar distance itself from Iran

Bahrain demands Qatar distance itself from Iran

Saudi Arabia , the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain have suspended all flights to and from Doha and closed off sea and air links to Qatar . As the crisis deepened among the closest US Gulf allies, Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani told CNN's Becky Anderson that the Saudi statement accusing his country of "embracing terrorist and sectarian groups aimed at de-stabilizing the region" was full of contradictions.



London Fire: Likely Grenfell Tower Death Toll Rises to 79

Meanwhile, the BBC has learned that four separate government ministers were warned that fire regulations were not keeping people safe . Her political future - already in doubt after her Conservative Party lost its governing majority in snap elections she called - has been further questioned because of her response to the fire.