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Grenfell tower escaped grandmother rasied point about firefighters loyality
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Grenfell tower escaped grandmother rasied point about firefighters loyality

    A grandmother who escaped Grenfell Tower said firefighters at the blaze were betrayed by their superiors, urging brigades to abandon stay-put advice until buildings are made safe. Rukayetu Mamudu, who recently turned 70, and her grandson Tyrshondre, then 12, were some of the first survivors to escape the fire in the early hours of June 14. Mrs Mamudu said firefighters passed their betrayal on to the 71 people that died that night but they should not feel guilty as they were let down by the system. She told the Press Association: You cannot now advise people ‘go back and stay in your flat’ because you don’t know what the building is made of. That is exactly what happened in this scenario. People were trusting the firefighters words. And the firefighters relied on ...
Ivanka Trump’s Chinese proverb by Chinese social media users
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Ivanka Trump’s Chinese proverb by Chinese social media users

    Chinese social media users are scratching their heads over a Chinese proverb US President Donald Trump's daughter and advisor Ivanka posted to Twitter as her father prepared for his summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-un. Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it. Chinese Proverb, Ivanka posted on Monday, the night before her father and Kim came together to seek an end to a tense decades-old nuclear stand-off. China's internet quickly lit up, puzzled rather than flattered by the reference. Our editor really can't think of exactly which proverb this is. Please help! the news channel for Sina the company behind Weibo, China's largest Twitter like platform wrote on its official social media account. In thousands of comments on Weibo, users ...
HO facilitate enforced removals flight deportation from UK
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HO facilitate enforced removals flight deportation from UK

    Immigrants have been treated as commodities during deportation flights from the UK, according to a damning assessment of charter flights used by the Home Office to facilitate enforced removals. Returnees have been penned for hours in coaches with inadequate sanitation and subject to excessive and ill-judged use of restraint, the prisons watchdog said. The report, by the Independent Monitoring Board Charter Flight Monitoring Team (CFMT), reveals that deportation flights have departed from Britain with as many as three staff for every foreign national on board. On one journey to Germany in June last year, there were 90 escorting officers for 30 individuals and all detainees were put in restraints in what the watchdog blasted as inhumane. The charter to Germany was a...
Boris plans for £15bn bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland
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Boris plans for £15bn bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland

    Boris Johnson has given his backing to plans for a £15 billion bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland. The Foreign Secretary said the idea should be seriously considered by the government after retweeting a proposal for the ambitious project. The DUP, whose 10 MPs prop up Theresa May's government, have previously backed the plan. The Northern Irelandish party demanded a feasibility study into building a bridge or tunnel in its manifesto for the 2015 general election but it did not feature in its manifesto last year. It is not the first Brexit bridge bumbling Boris has backed. In February he spoke out in favour of a bridge across the channel linking the UK with France as an alternative to the tunnel. The idea was ruled out in the 1980s but Mr Johnson insists...
Trump-Kim in historical discussion in Singapore: The joint agreement signed both (video)
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Trump-Kim in historical discussion in Singapore: The joint agreement signed both (video)

    President Donald Trump took a moment in his history making summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un to show off his presidential limousine. President Trump said he had developed a very special bond with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during their historic summit here Tuesday, reversing decades of U.S. policy toward the rogue regime in an extraordinary gamble that his personal attention would help break a cycle of nuclear brinkmanship and stave off a military confrontation. After more than four hours of meetings at Singapore’s secluded and opulent Capella resort, the two leaders sat beside each other and signed what Trump called a very comprehensive agreement setting the path forward for negotiations. Trump and Jong-un had just finished off a working lunch whe...