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Finsbury Park Mosque: Man dies as van hits pedestrians


  A man has died and eight people have been injured after a van ploughed into pedestrians near a north London mosque. The van mounted the pavement and struck a group of people just after midnight near Finsbury Park Mosque in Seven Sisters Road. A 48-year-old man has been arrested. ...

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Judge declares mistrial in Cosby case


Source: BBC   A US judge has declared a mistrial in the Bill Cosby sex assault case after the jury remained deadlocked for days. The seven men and five women were unable to reach a unanimous decision after some 53 hours of deliberations in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Mr Cosby, 79, is ...

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USS Fitzgerald crash: Seven navy crew missing off Japan


Seven US Navy crew members are missing after their ship collided with a merchant vessel off the coast of Japan. Among the injured is the USS Fitzgerald’s commanding officer, who was taken to hospital by helicopter. The destroyer collided with the container ship about 56 nautical miles (104km) south-west of ...

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London fire: Six killed as Grenfell Tower engulfed


At least six people have died after a huge fire raged through the night at a west London tower block, and police expect that number to rise. Eyewitnesses described people trapped in the burning Grenfell Tower, in north Kensington, screaming for help and yelling for their children to be saved. ...

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Breaking News: Fire Engulf West London Grenfell Tower

1497422835281-684094407 /Hamza Lansah Lolly :::;; Fire has engulfed 120 flats in West London. The fire which started at 12;45 London time have trapped several people inside the Grenfell Tower and it’s not yet know how many people are inside the building at the time of the fire. It’s not also ...

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London attack: Third London Bridge attacker named


The third London Bridge attacker has been named as 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba, a Moroccan-Italian man. Pakistan-born Khuram Butt, 27, and Rachid Redouane, 30, both from Barking were the other two attackers. Meanwhile, another victim has been named as Australian nurse Kirsty Boden, 28, who her family said had run towards ...

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GEPA Officials attend conference in China

1496766647616-812869749 /Hamza Lansah Lolly A deputy CEO of the Ghana Export Promotion Authority, Mr. Akilu Sayibu, has led four Senior Officers of GEPA to a three-week Seminar on China’s Development Experience for Senior Officials from Developing Countries. The five member GEPA team who are already in China will return to ...

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FIBA allows hijab in professional basketball


Basketball governing body FIBA ratifies proposal overturning ban on head coverings including hijab. Many have been forced to give up basketball on the professional level due to FIBA’s ban on headgear [File: Ali Jarekji/Reuters] Headgear, including the hijab and yarmulkes, will be allowed in professional basketball following the approval of ...

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More than 200 migrants feared drowned


Source: BBC More than 200 migrants are feared dead in a boat sinking off the coast of Libya, a Spanish aid organisation says. Proactiva Open Arms said it had recovered five bodies floating near two capsized boats, which can each hold more than 100 people. The group’s Laura Lanuza said ...

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