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Manslaughter charges may be filed in London's lethal Grenfell Tower fire
London's Metropolitan Police Service said Friday it is considering manslaughter charges among the criminal offenses that may have been committed in relation to last week's deadly Grenfell Tower fire.

600 other high-rises could be under threat
The British government has estimated that 600 high-rise buildings across England may be covered in cladding similar to that used on Grenfell Tower, the 24-story apartment block that was gutted by a huge fire in west London last week.

Fire engulfs apartment block in West London
A huge fire engulfed a 27-story apartment block in West London on Wednesday, July 14. Dozens of people are dead or presumed dead.

Finsbury Park attack suspect charged with terrorism-related murder
Police in London have charged a man with terrorism-related murder and attempted murder over an attack outside a mosque in Finsbury Park earlier this week.

As Erdogan rises, LGBTI+ community fears for its life
Although homosexuality in Turkey is legal, it has one of the worst records of human rights violations against LGBTI+ people in Europe -- and its only getting worse, according to Turkish LGBTI+ activists.

Arab nations give Qatar a list of demands
Four Arab states that have isolated Qatar have reportedly handed the country a list of 13 demands, including some that are likely to infuriate Doha and exacerbate the region's worst crisis in decades.

The images Saudi Arabia doesn't want you to see
Batool Ali is six years old, though you would never guess that from her huge, haunted eyes and emaciated frame. Ribs jutting out over her distended belly, Batool weighs less than 16 kilograms (35 pounds). She is one of nearly half a million children in Yemen suffering from severe malnutrition.

76 women voyage to Antarctica to fight gender inequality
There's a running joke that one has to sport a beard to conduct scientific research in Antarctica.

  They Fled North Korea for a London Suburb, but Are Paying a Heavy Price
The London suburb of New Malden has become an improbable home to hundreds of North Korean defectors ? earning it the nickname "Little Pyongyang."
Walking Dogs Has Been Banned by Militant Group Hamas
The militant group that runs the Gaza Strip has decreed dogs can't be walked in markets, roads and along beaches, making life hard for canines and their humans.
Brexit Vote, One Year On: Seaside Town Grapples With Looming Divorce
The people of Margate, England, voted decisively to leave Europe, but Brexit divides opinion like never before. Mo Abbas reports from a town in turmoil.
Russia Fires Cruise Missiles at ISIS Targets in Syria
Two Russian frigates and a submarine in the Mediterranean Sea targeted ISIS positions in Syria's Hama province, Moscow said.
Men Can't Pick Who They Sit Beside on Planes, Israeli Court Rules
The case pitted Renee Rabinowitz, an 82-year-old who fled the Nazis during World War II, against Israel's national carrier El Al.
Hundreds of High-Rises Feature Cladding Similar to Doomed Building
Residential apartment blocks around the U.K. are being examined after last week's inferno, which left 79 people dead or missing.
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An offer Finns can't refuse? Helsinki woos car owners to give up their autos.

An offer Finns can't refuse? Helsinki woos car owners to give up their autos.In Helsinki, Finland, a city that prides itself on its civic-mindedness, municipal authorities are looking at the challenge of phasing out the car in a different way: as a matter of efficiency and incentivization. ?It is a fact that on average, a privately owned car is used 4 percent of the time,? says Ville Lehmuskoski, chief executive officer of Helsinki City Transport, the municipal body responsible for the Finnish capital?s public transport infrastructure. ?If the need for cars in the Helsinki region could be lessened by only 25 percent,? Mr. Lehmuskoski continues, ?it would mean 100,000 fewer cars.

Ramadan? There's an app for that.

Ramadan? There's an app for that.Ramadan is a holy month of reflection, prayer, and selflessness.

A call to ?fear-guard? countries in a pandemic

A call to ?fear-guard? countries in a pandemicThree years after the Ebola epidemic, and two years since the Zika outbreak, experts are more active than ever in pulling together lessons in hopes of not repeating past mistakes during another health crisis. A Senate panel in Washington plans a hearing soon on ?pandemic protection.? In May, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a new strategy for pandemic influenza. One big lesson learned is the need to prevent panic during a public health emergency.

Venezuela's Maduro confronts perils of his reliance on the military

Venezuela's Maduro confronts perils of his reliance on the militaryWhen Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro reshuffled duties in his deeply embattled government earlier this week, it wasn?t the changes at the top of the transport and fishing ministries that caused a buzz. Instead, it was the sacking of the heads of several branches of the military, in particular the general overseeing the National Guard, that drew widespread attention. Recommended: Think you know Latin America?

  Trump casts doubt on Russia investigator Mueller
The president questions the neutrality of the man investigating alleged election interference.
Qatar row: Al Jazeera hits back over closure demands
Qatar faces demands to shut down its broadcasting network from Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies.
UAE princesses guilty of servant abuse in Belgium
They receive suspended jail terms and fines for abuses in a hotel in Brussels in 2008.
Turkish water park: Children and adults electrocuted
Three children, and two adults who tried to rescue them, die at the park in north-western Turkey.
Brexit: EU leaders says UK offer could 'worsen situation'
Donald Tusk says offer to EU nationals could "worsen the situation" as Theresa May defends her plan.
Alexei Navalny barred from Russia presidential poll
The anti-corruption campaigner led mass street protests against Vladimir Putin in 2011-12.
Pakistan bombings kill several in Quetta and Parachinar
Blasts at different ends of the country kill at least 24 people and injure many more, officials say.
Los Angeles police shoot at pit bull but kill teenager
Officers fired on a rampaging dog, but a ricocheting bullet hit a 17 year old in the chest.
Making a Murderer: Brendan Dassey decision upheld by court
Brendan Dassey was just 16 when he confessed to rape, kill and murder a woman with his uncle.
Lionel Messi 'could swap tax fraud jail sentence for fine'
Prosecutors reportedly suggested the Barcelona star pay 255,000 euros instead of serving prison time.
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If Baghdadi death confirmed, next IS leader likely to be Saddam-era officer
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - If Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is confirmed dead, he is likely to be succeeded by one of his top two lieutenants, both of whom were army officers under late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

Brexit forever or Brexit never?
LONDON (Reuters) - In the year since the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, the future of Brexit has been thrown into question by Prime Minister Theresa May's failed gamble on a snap general election.

Iraqi forces battle toward heart of Mosul's Old City
MOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces battled their way along two streets that meet in the heart of Mosul's Old City on Friday, and said they aimed to open routes for civilians to flee Islamic State's last stand there.

Arab states issue ultimatum to Qatar: close Jazeera, curb ties with Iran
DUBAI (Reuters) - Four Arab states that imposed a boycott on Qatar have issued an ultimatum to Doha to close Al Jazeera television, curb ties with Iran, shut a Turkish base and pay reparations, demands so far reaching it would appear to be hard for Doha to comply.

Hezbollah says future Israel war could draw fighters from Iran, Iraq, elsewhere
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday that a future war waged by Israel against Syria or Lebanon could draw thousands of fighters from countries including Iran, Iraq and Yemen.