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June 23, 2017 10:20 PM Highrises evacuated in London amid safety concerns about cladding

Metropolitan Police say they are considering filing manslaughter charges in Grenfell Tower fire Camden Council has decided to evacuate some 800 units in apartment buildings it owns because of safety concerns following the devastating fire that killed 79 people in a west London highrise. The move comes amid escalating concerns among residents of thousands 11

June 23, 2017 6:24 PM Current theories might be wrong about how a galaxy evolves

A dead galaxy discovered with the Hubble telescope doesn’t fit with current understandings. However, scientists recently got a look at the MACS2129-1 galaxy, a "dead" galaxy that stopped making stars billions of years ago. But instead of being the expected elliptical shape, it was a flat disk much like the Milky Way. It's half the size of our galaxy 6

June 23, 2017 12:52 PM Manslaughter charges eyed in deadly tower fire

LONDON -- Police are considering filing manslaughter charges related to the fire at a west London apartment tower that killed at least 79 people. In its most detailed briefing on the criminal investigation, the Metropolitan Police on Friday confirmed residents' suspicions that the June 14 inferno at Grenfell Tower was touched off by a refrigerator fire. The department 6

June 23, 2017 10:48 AM Grenfell Tower fire started in fridge freezer, criminal charges being considered

The insulation and tiles used in cladding failed safety tests A fire that engulfed a London apartment block, killing at least 79 people earlier this month, started in a fridge freezer, police in the U.K. city said Friday. Det. Supt. Fiona McCormack said the Hotpoint model, FF175BP, was not subject to recall and that the manufacturer was doing further 12

June 22, 2017 12:27 PM 600 buildings in England also have 'combustible' cladding

LONDON — Some 600 buildings in England could have been fitted with flammable external panels like the ones believed to have contributed to a fire that killed at least 79 people in a west London apartment building, Prime Minister Theresa May’s Downing Street office said. Government facilities testing cladding have so far found three tower blocks to have combustible 11

June 22, 2017 10:57 AM Combustible cladding could be on 600 highrise buildings in England: PM

The aluminum composite material may have allowed a deadly fire last week to spread quickly The British prime minister estimates 600 highrise buildings in England have cladding made of materials similar to what was found in a devastating west London fire. Theresa May told the House of Commons that authorities submitted cladding on similar buildings following 11

June 22, 2017 2:05 AM Ontario man heads to court after more than 1,000 pigs found dead: Ontario SPCA

LANGTON, Ont. -- A 27-year-old Ontario man is set to appear in court Thursday near London, Ont., to answer to animal cruelty charges after more than 1,000 pigs were found dead on a farm earlier this year. The Ontario SPCA says officers attended a pig farm in Langton, Ont., in February and found dead and dying pigs with no access to food. The animal welfare 9

June 21, 2017 8:48 PM Mother of dead Alberta girl faces triple-murder suspect in court Add to ..

The mother of a dead two-year-old girl sat trembling in the witness box Wednesday as she faced her daughter’s accused killer in court. Cheyenne Dunbar testified at the trial of Derek Saretzky, who is charged with first-degree murder in the 2015 deaths of Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette, Hailey’s father Terry Blanchette, who was 27, and 60-year-old Hanne Meketech 6

June 21, 2017 8:23 PM Farmer charged after more than 1,200 pigs found dead in 'flooded, manure-filled barn'

'It's something I've never come across in my 20 years,' says chair of industry group A 27-year-old man faces eight animal cruelty charges after more than 1,200 pigs were found dead on his farm in Langton, Ont., earlier this year. The Ontario SPCA laid the charges after receiving a complaint from a member of the public about conditions on the farm located 14

June 21, 2017 12:45 PM Is Molenbeek really a no-go zone?

In the wake of horrifying attacks in France and Belgium, the most notorious postcode in western Europe came under scrutiny from journalists, police and the armed forces. But what is the truth about Brussels' Molenbeek district? Is it a 'seething' den of Islamist terror, or the symbol of a national tragedy? There are still those in France who cling to a view of the Belgians 13