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Centres overwhelmed with donations after London fire

Firefighters rest as they take a break in battling a massive fire that raged in a high-rise apartment building in London , Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Questions remain over how the Grenfell Tower fire began and how it spread so quickly through the 1970s-era building that was home to as many as 500 people.



US consumer prices slipped 0.1 per cent in May

The Commerce Department said that consumer prices fell by a seasonally adjusted 0.1% last month, disappointing forecasts for an increase of 0.1% and following a gain of 0.2% in April. Likewise, the clothing and footwear prices rose by 0.5% during the month, largely driven by children's clothing. Inflation has picked up speed broadly around the world but in Britain there is extra pressure from the fall in sterling, contributing to a sharp slowdown in British economic growth since the start ...


Cancel Donald Trump's state visit, says Sadiq Khan

Cancel Donald Trump's state visit, says Sadiq Khan

Khan's office fired back quickly, saying the mayor had " more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump's ill-informed tweet that deliberately takes out of context his remarks". Almost two million people signed an online petition seeking to stop Trump making a state visit after he was invited during Prime Minister Theresa May's trip to the USA in January.


IS claims it's taken bin Laden's Afghan hideout of Tora Bora

IS claims it's taken bin Laden's Afghan hideout of Tora Bora

The message was broadcast on the militants' Radio Khilafat station in the Pashto language. Isis have come under attack from numerous fronts in recent months - notably in the de-facto capital of their caliphate, Raqqa, which is being subjected to a siege by the Syrian Democratic Forces.



Hillary Clinton mocks Donald Trump for 'covfefe' tweet blunder

Apparently, a peace treaty is not possible right now for the two 2016 presidential candidates, as Hillary Clinton and President Donald Trump are at it again. This orchestrated campaign was "connected, as we now know, to a thousand Russian agents [and] connected to the bots, which are just out of control", she said.


Johannesburg taxi strike turns violent, snarls traffic

Johannesburg taxi strike turns violent, snarls traffic

Although we've seen a number of other hashtags and search strings related to the taxi strike, #TaxiStrike itself began trending (ironically) in Cape Town around 6am Thursday. Mahamba said the metro police and SAPS were keeping an eye on the situation. The Tshwane Bus Services said in a statement that it had suspended operations after six of its buses were stoned outside its depot in WF Nkomo Street.