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Grenfell inquiry: fire brigade report shows blaze's rapid progress

Grenfell inquiry: fire brigade report shows blaze's rapid progress

Cladding was ‘spitting and sparking’ less than 15 minutes after firefighters’ arrival Less than 15 minutes after arriving at the Grenfell Tower fire, a senior firefighter reported that the building’s
Canadian MP breastfeeds her son in parliament – video

Canadian MP breastfeeds her son in parliament – video

Karina Gould made headlines this week when she breastfed her three-month-old son while sitting in the House of Commons. After a wave of public reaction to the clip, Gould tweeted: 'No shame in
Rats break into Indian ATM and chew up cash worth £13,300

Rats break into Indian ATM and chew up cash worth £13,300

Shredded bank notes discovered after cash machine stops working in Assam stateRats have nibbled through more than 1m rupees of banknotes after entering a cash machine in north-east India, police
Melania Trump visits child detention center as fate of families remains unclear

Melania Trump visits child detention center as fate of families remains unclear

As first lady visits US-Mexico border, there’s no indication that parents separated from their children will be reunitedMelania Trump has made an unannounced visit to the US-Mexico border a day after
Questions hang over Nato stability as summit draws closer

Questions hang over Nato stability as summit draws closer

Nato secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg attempts to defeat scepticism before Trump visitSceptism greeted the Nato secretary-general when he claimed the transatlantic bond that glues Nato together is
Indigenous group hid more than $2m in payments from Adani mining giant

Indigenous group hid more than $2m in payments from Adani mining giant

Exclusive: directors were paid cash for invalidated cultural assessments of Abbot PointA north Queensland Indigenous organisation kept secret more than $2m in payments by the Adani mining company,
Pamplona court to release sexual abuse gang on bail

Pamplona court to release sexual abuse gang on bail

Protests as men who abused teen at bull running festival to be freed during appeal The five men jailed for sexually abusing an 18-year-old woman at the running of the bulls festival in Pamplona two
Embezzler claims he will not get fair hearing at UK appeal court

Embezzler claims he will not get fair hearing at UK appeal court

James Ibori alleges police corruption and says ban on evidence ‘handicaps’ his caseAn embezzler who has alleged that police corruption rendered his conviction unsafe has claimed an appeal he has
Brexit: EU is getting ready for no-deal, says Jean-Claude Juncker

Brexit: EU is getting ready for no-deal, says Jean-Claude Juncker

European commission president says bloc must prepare for worst outcomeThe EU needs to be realistic about the dangerous state of the Brexit negotiations and is preparing to deploy its trillion-pound
UK support for the war in Yemen must stop | Letters

UK support for the war in Yemen must stop | Letters

It is time for an end to British collusion in what is already the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe, write 13 parliamentarians, trade unionists and othersThe news that Saudi-backed government
Times article comparing Mike Ashley to Kim Jong-un was fair, Ipso rules

Times article comparing Mike Ashley to Kim Jong-un was fair, Ipso rules

Sports Direct boss complained to press regulator over comment likening him to North Korea leaderMike Ashley, the boss of Sports Direct, can be legitimately compared to the despotic North Korean
Mini-summit on migration unlikely to heal European rifts

Mini-summit on migration unlikely to heal European rifts

With differences so deep it is hard to see progress being made at Sunday’s meetingIt will take more than a mini-summit to bridge the profound differences that exist both between and within EU capitals
Médecins Sans Frontières staff accused of using sex workers in Africa

Médecins Sans Frontières staff accused of using sex workers in Africa

Whistleblowers claim prostitutes were employed by aid agency employees, one of whom suggested it was possible to swap drugs for sexThe charity Médecins Sans Frontières has been hit by allegations that
Sara Netanyahu charged with fraud over catering allegations

Sara Netanyahu charged with fraud over catering allegations

Israeli PM’s wife accused of misusing public funds to buy in food from restaurantsSara Netanyahu, the wife of Israel’s prime minister, has been charged with fraud and breach of trust for allegedly
Belgian city to turn abandoned hangar into a 'mega-brothel'

Belgian city to turn abandoned hangar into a 'mega-brothel'

Ostend’s mayor says Hangar d’amour plan offers more security for sex workers but critics describe it as ‘madness’An abandoned hangar with protected architectural status is to be converted by the
EU admits no African country has agreed to host migration centre

EU admits no African country has agreed to host migration centre

Plan to prevent deaths at sea revealed as Italy cries foul over summit called to help GermanyThe European Union’s most senior migration official has admitted that no north African country has yet
Quitting UN human rights council puts US 'on wrong side of history' – activists

Quitting UN human rights council puts US 'on wrong side of history' – activists

Loss of moral leadership lamented as Trump administration is accused of wilfully undermining global justiceThe Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the UN human rights council puts the US
Malta's 'barbaric' finch traps ruled illegal by EU court

Malta's 'barbaric' finch traps ruled illegal by EU court

Campaigners hail court verdict, which bans trapping of several species of the birdMalta has broken EU law by allowing the hunting and trapping of several finch species, the European court has
Killing dogs for meat ruled illegal by South Korean court

Killing dogs for meat ruled illegal by South Korean court

Landmark decision against dog farm could pave way for eating of canines to be outlawedA South Korean court has ruled the killing of dogs for meat is illegal, in a landmark decision that animal rights