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Fire-risk tests on cladding on '600 high-rises'

Fire-risk tests on cladding on '600 high-rises'

According to BBC , the outside cladding of the structure had failed safety tests and since the insulation on the building also failed tests, the Metropolitan Police will reportedly consider manslaughter charges. Cladding is being removed from two residential tower blocks in Portsmouth after tests found it to be a fire risk. Three high-rise tower blocks in Plymouth, Devon, have also been found to be clad in the same combustible material to the Grenfell Tower in London .


Mob lynches DySP in Srinagar; 2 arrested

Mob lynches DySP in Srinagar; 2 arrested

Pandith is survived by his wife, a 28-year-old son and a 22-year-old daughter. Mr. Farooq, who was giving the sermon Thursday night, said in a Twitter post that he was "deeply disturbed" by the attack, which he condemned. It has also been marked to all police stations and all wings of the Jammu and Kashmir Police, the Army, CRPF and the BSF among others. DySP Mohammad Ayub Pandith who was lynched by a mob was the latest addition to the list of men in Khakis killed by their own in ...


Power failure hits flights at Edinburgh

Power failure hits flights at Edinburgh

Later, airport staff confirmed on social media at around 5pm that flights were beginning to return to their normal scheduled time. No communication, no explanation. The official Edinburgh Airport Twitter page wrote: 'We're now experiencing a power outage. Ryan Watt? said: "Power cut at Edinburgh Airport". "As always, the safety of passengers and staff is our priority".


Behind Mumbai Jail Riots, Alleged Murder, Sexual Abuse by Woman Official

Behind Mumbai Jail Riots, Alleged Murder, Sexual Abuse by Woman Official

Indrani Mukerjea on Wednesday told a special CBI court that she was beaten up in jail and threatened with sexual assault for protesting against the cold-blooded murder of fellow inmate Manjula Shetye. The investigation into the alleged murder of Byculla prison inmate has been transfered to Mumbai crime branch. Some inmates on Saturday climbed atop the roof of the jail while newspapers were torched inside, a police official earlier said.


Syrian Kurds send military reinforcements to Aleppo to impede Turkish advance

Syrian Kurds send military reinforcements to Aleppo to impede Turkish advance

Last week, Turkey deployed additional trucks and soldiers to its border with Syria , near Afrin. Turkey's deputy prime minister, Numan Kurtulmus , said Turkey would retaliate against any cross-border attacks from the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria , after shelling from the Kurdish enclave of Afrin into Turkey.


Iran launches anti-ISIS strikes in Syria

Iran launches anti-ISIS strikes in Syria

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the Islamic Republic's missile capability helps the global fight against terrorism. "The liberation of Mosul is the symbol of the end of terrorism and a victory for Iran, Iraq, Syria and all the countries of the region that are fighting against terrorism", Rouhani said during talks with Abadi.