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June 25, 2017 6:24 AM Pakistan oil tanker inferno kills at least 123

At least 123 people were killed when a lorry transporting oil burst into flames near the Pakistani city of Ahmedpur East, local officials say. A crowd had gathered reportedly to collect fuel leaking from the overturned vehicle when it caught fire. Dozens are being treated in hospital. Unconfirmed reports suggest the tanker had been speeding when it overturned 4

June 25, 2017 12:34 AM Jeremy Corbyn throws down election gauntlet to Theresa May in Glastonbury speech

Jeremy Corbyn urged Theresa May to call another general election during a speech to cheering supporters at Glastonbury Festival. The Labour leader addressed thousands of fans, many wearing t-shirts bearing his name, at the event’s Pyramid Stage and Left Field Tent. He met festival founder Michael Eavis, 81, posed for pictures with staff at the site in Pilton 6

June 24, 2017 10:35 PM Trump accuses Obama of inaction over Russia meddling claim

President Donald Trump has accused his predecessor Barack Obama of inaction over alleged Russian interference in the US election in 2016. Mr Trump said Mr Obama had learned well before the 8 November poll about the accusations and "did nothing". His comments followed an article in the Washington Post which said that Mr Obama learned last August of President 6

June 24, 2017 9:22 PM Cladding fire tests failed by 34 blocks in 17 areas

Cladding on 34 tower blocks in 17 council areas in England has failed fire safety tests, the government says. The results mean every sample has failed the tests so far. The government plans to test up to 600 blocks. The updated figures came as Camden became the first authority to evacuate residents over concerns, asking those living in four buildings 5

June 24, 2017 7:12 PM Parliament hit by 'sustained' cyber-attack

Parliament has been hit by a cyber attack, officials at Westminster say. The "sustained" hack began on Friday night, prompting officials to disable remote access to the emails of MPs, peers and their staff as a safeguard. The parliamentary authorities said hackers had mounted a "determined attack" on all user accounts "in an attempt to identify weak passwords" 6

June 24, 2017 1:56 PM Jeremy Corbyn urges Theresa May to lead 'national response' over tower blocks

"The council has taken a difficult decision on the advice of fire safety experts, but the safety of residents must always come first. "Tower blocks across the country have now failed fire safety tests in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster. "This is now a nationwide threat and the Prime Minister needs to get a grip and lead a national response, including 6

June 24, 2017 11:01 AM Labour MPs in desperate bid to BLOCK Treasury appointment of Eurosceptic Rees-Mogg

LABOUR MPs are trying to block a bid for Jacob Rees-Mogg to become chairman of the Treasury committee - arguing the role represents a conflict of interest. Eurosceptic Mr Rees-Mogg would replace Andrew Tyrie, who announced in Aril he would not stand for re-election. Speaking after Mr Tyrie's announcement, John Mann, a Labour TSC member, said it would 5

June 24, 2017 9:58 AM Andrea Leadsom's 'Patriotic' Brexit Broadcasting Call Slammed By Tim Farron As 'Sinister'

Calls by a Cabinet minister for broadcasters to be “patriotic” over Brexit have been branded “sinister” by Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron. She told BBC Newsnight: “It would be helpful if broadcasters were willing to be a bit patriotic. “The country took a decision, this Government is determined to deliver on that decision.” Newsnight anchor Emily 11

June 24, 2017 9:47 AM Namibia buries leader who campaigned against apartheid

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Namibians have gathered for a state funeral for Herman Andimba Toivo ya Toivo, an independence leader who was jailed during South Africa's era of white minority rule. Ya Toivo's flag-draped casket was driven through Windhoek on Saturday before its transfer to Heroes Acre, a burial site on the outskirts of the Namibian capital 3

June 24, 2017 9:17 AM The Latest: Death toll from Pakistan attacks climbs to 85

A Pakistani official says the death toll from twin bombings at a crowded market at northwestern town of Parachinar has risen to 67, bringing the overall death toll from three separate attacks to 85. Pakistani troops leave after a shootout with militants on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan, Saturday, June 24, 2017. Security forces raided a militant 3