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London council evacuates residents over fire safety concerns

One London community is evacuating some 800 households from five publicly owned apartment towers because of safety concerns following the devastating fire that killed 79 people in a west London high-rise on June 14. The move comes as residents of thousands of tower blocks around Britain expressed concern about safety ...

Trump slashes grant for group combating white extremism

Jun 24, 2017

Trump slashes grant for group combating white extremism

The Trump administration on Friday slashed $400,000 in federal funding for one of the few U.S. groups that combat white extremism but denied it is now focusing only on fighting radical Islamists. A grant announcement by the Department of Homeland Security eliminated funding for ...

Pentagon's nuke-proof 'Doomsday' planes damaged by tornado

Jun 24, 2017

Pentagon's nuke-proof 'Doomsday' planes damaged by tornado

Two of the Pentagon’s specially reinforced “Doomsday” planes, designed to withstand the heat from a nuclear blast, were grounded after being damaged by a tornado, the air force said Friday. The E4-B Boeing 747s, built in the 1970s during the Cold War, are essentially ...

Suicide bomber targeting Mecca hurts six, Saudi police say

Jun 24, 2017

Suicide bomber targeting Mecca hurts six, Saudi police say

Six foreign pilgrims were hurt on Friday in Saudi Arabia when a suicide bomber targeting Islam’s holiest site of Mecca blew himself up, the Interior Ministry said. The incident happened around the Grand Mosque, where hundreds of thousands of worshippers gathered for early afternoon ...

Jun 24, 2017

CIA boss held secret talks with Syrian spy chief: report

The CIA’s director held a secret negotiation with Syria’s intelligence chief earlier this year as part of an effort to free an American journalist taken hostage in the Arab country five years ago, The New York Times reported Friday. The phone conversation between CIA ...

CIA knew in August that Putin sought to boost Trump: report

/ Jun 24, 2017

CIA knew in August that Putin sought to boost Trump: report

The CIA had top-level intelligence last August that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered an operation to help Donald Trump win the U.S. presidential race, the Washington Post reported Friday. The intelligence shocked the White House and put U.S. security chiefs on a top-secret ...

Huge mastiff named world's ugliest dog

/ Jun 24, 2017

Huge mastiff named world's ugliest dog

Martha is big, ugly, lazy and gassy. And a world champion. In a competition annually dominated by the old, the tiny and the hairless, the 3-year-old, 125-pound (57-kg) Neapolitan mastiff used her lollygagging youth to win the 29th annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest. She ...