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London fire toll is 12, likely to rise

London fire toll is 12, likely to rise

There are questions about why the block was not fitted with sprinklers or a central smoke alarm, and whether a recent refurbishment, including new external cladding, helped fuel the flames. Rydon , the firm responsible for the refit, said the project "met all required building regulations". May had faced earlier criticism for not meeting grieving relatives and other residents during a visit to the site of the tragedy in West London on Thursday.


Protester storms stage during Julius Caesar play in NYC

Protester storms stage during Julius Caesar play in NYC

Friday night's Shakespeare in the Park performance of a Trump-inspired take on Julius Caesar was halted when a protester stormed the stage at New York's Delacorte Theater in Central Park, while another shouted from the audience. "Freedom!" The audience rose to their feet to thank the actors, and we joyfully continued. "We have dispatched a lawyer to Central Park precinct".



Trump under investigation over alleged obstruction of justice

Investigators working under Mueller since he was appointed by the Justice Department last month to take over the probe are arranging to speak to key intelligence officials, the newspaper reported , citing five officials with knowledge of the planned interviews.



Grim Search at London Blaze Site Continues as Anger Mounts

Carrying pictures of the missing and signs demanding an inquest, protesters forced their way inside the local authority's office. The International Building Code calls for the use of fire-resistant cores in buildings over 40 feet (12 meters) tall to slow the spread of flames and reduce the amount of smoke generated.


Gov. McAuliffe calls for gun control in wake of Alexandria shooting

Gov. McAuliffe calls for gun control in wake of Alexandria shooting

She says she's grateful to President Donald Trump , Vice President Mike Pence and all of Scalise's Capitol Hill colleagues "who have reached out to us during this most challenging time ". Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-N.J., is among lawmakers who have received death threats in recent months. He was shot by Capitol Police and died of his injuries.



Protesters chanting 'we want justice' storm town hall in London

The remains of Grenfell Tower , a residential tower block in west London which was gutted by fire, are pictured against the London skyline on June 16, 2017 . Stuart Cundy , Metropolitan Police commander, said he would "not be drawn on the numbers". REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth Police officers stand in front of the The Grenfell Tower block that was destroyed by fire, in north Kensington , West London , Britain June 16, 2017.