Camden Council workers talk to residents outside Dorney block, part of the Chalcots Estate in the borough of Camden, north London.

UK fire safety crisis expands; Hundreds evacuated in London

Britain's fire-safety crisis expanded substantially Saturday as authorities revealed that 27 high-rise apartment blocks across the country have cladding that failed fire safety tests.

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Emergency personnel and local people work at the site of a landslide in Xinmo village in Maoxian County in southwestern China's Sichuan Province, Saturday, June 24, 2017.

15 bodies found after landslide buries scores in China

Crews searching through the rubble left by a landslide that buried a mountain village under tons of soil and rocks in southwestern China on Saturday found 15 bodies, but about 100 more people remained missing.

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Indian Muslim children gather around a photograph of U.S. President Donald Trump during the inauguration of Trump Sulabh Village, in Maroda, India, Friday, June 23, 2017.

Toilet charity gets Indian village to take on Trump name

A charity that provides toilets to poor Indians is leading an effort to rename a tiny northern village after President Donald Trump, saying the gesture is meant to honor relations with the U.S. and draw support for better sanitation in India.

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FILE - In this March 21, 2017 file photo, workers prep poultry at the meatpacking company JBS in Lapa, Brazil. In a major blow to Brazil, the United States on Thursday, June 22, 2017 announced the immediate suspension of all imports of beef products from

Brazil to try to reverse US ban on Brazil meat

Brazil's agriculture minister plans to travel to the United States to try to reverse the American ban of beef imports from Latin America's biggest country.

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FILE - In a Friday, March 3, 2006 file photo, Brendan Dassey is escorted out of a Manitowoc County Circuit courtroom, in Manitowoc, Wis.

Judges: 'Making a Murderer' confession improperly obtained

The confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" was improperly obtained and he should be retried or released from prison, a three-judge federal appeals panel ruled Thursday.

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Timothy Wiley, FBI public affairs specialist, holds a photo Amor Ftouhi after a news conference in Detroit, Thursday, June 22, 2017.

Stabbing suspect was caretaker, studied insurance sales

The man charged with stabbing a police officer at the Flint airport in a possible act of terrorism was a part-time caretaker at the Montreal apartment building where he lived and had once studied to sell insurance, people who knew him said Thursday.

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, right, and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis appear at news conference.

US: China needs to exert 'much greater pressure' on NKorea

The United States said Wednesday that China has a responsibility to exert much greater pressure on North Korea to prevent escalating tensions with a government that ignores the law and "provokes and provokes and provokes."

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People attend a vigil at Finsbury Park Mosque, in north London, Tuesday June 20, 2017.

London copes with deep divisions after 3 attacks, tower fire

The cars still zip over London Bridge at their typical fast clip, drawing little obvious attention.

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Belgian police evacuate people at the Grand Place square near Central Station in Brussels after a reported explosion on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

Suspect shot after explosion at Brussels train station

Soldiers shot a suspect after a small explosion at the central Brussels train station Tuesday night, a spokeswoman for the city prosecutor's office said.

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Members of the federal police show a bust relief portrait of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler at the Interpol headquarters in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, June 16, 2017.

Hidden trove of suspected Nazi artifacts found in Argentina

In a hidden room in a house near Argentina's capital, police believe they have found the biggest collection of Nazi artifacts in the country's history, including a bust relief of Adolf Hitler, magnifying glasses inside elegant boxes with swastikas and even a macabre medical device used to measure head size.

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People take part in a vigil at Finsbury Park in north London, where a vehicle struck pedestrians in north London Monday, June 19, 2017.

When Muslims are attacked, Trump often slow to speak out

President Donald Trump has yet to condemn an attack on Muslim worshippers in London, the latest instance in which he has appeared slower to speak out about violence when Muslims are the victims.

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In this picture released by the Iranian state-run IRIB News Agency on Monday, June 19, 2017, a missile is fired from city of Kermanshah in western Iran targeting the Islamic State group in Syria.

Tensions rise in Syria as Russia, Iran send US warnings

Russia on Monday threatened aircraft from the U.S.-led coalition in Syrian-controlled airspace and suspended a hotline intended to avoid collisions in retaliation for the U.S. military shooting down a Syrian warplane.

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In this Saturday, June 17, 2017, photo, the container ship ACX Crystal with its left bow dented and scraped after colliding with the USS Fitzgerald in the waters off the Izu Peninsula earlier in the day, is berthed at the Oi Container Terminal in Tokyo.

Search for 7 Navy sailors ends after bodies found on ship

The mother of a U.S. Navy sailor who survived a direct hit to his sleeping berth during a collision at sea said her son kept diving back down to try to save his shipmates until the flooded berth began running out of air pockets, while others — believing the ship was under attack — hurried to man the guns.

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Burnt cars block the road between Castanheira de Pera and Figueiro dos Vinhos, central Portugal, Sunday, June 18 2017.

Raging forest fire kills 61 in Portugal; many as they fled

A raging forest fire in central Portugal sent flames sweeping over roads, killing at least 61 people, many of them trapped in their cars as they tried to flee, officials said Sunday.

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FILE - In this April 29, 2014 file photo, the Hokulea sailing canoe is seen off Honolulu.

Canoe returns to Hawaii after epic round-the-world voyage

No modern navigation instrumentation guided a Polynesian voyaging canoe as it followed the horizon during a three-year journey around the globe.

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The damaged USS Fitzgerald is seen near the U.S. Naval base in Yokosuka, southwest of Tokyo, after the U.S. destroyer collided with the Philippine-registered container ship ACX Crystal in the waters off the Izu Peninsula.

Mysterious ship crash off Japan leaves 7 US sailors missing

U.S. and Japanese vessels and aircraft searched Saturday for seven American sailors who were missing after their Navy destroyer collided before dawn with a container ship four times its size off the coast of Japan.

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Kirk Jones poses for a photo at Terrapin Point on the American side of Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls State Park, N.Y.

Man who survived 2003 plunge at Niagara Falls now dies there

A man who occupied a fleeting spotlight after surviving a plunge over Niagara Falls without protection in 2003 has died after he went over again, this time during an apparent stunt with an inflatable ball, park police said Friday.

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This undated booking photo provided by the New Mexico State Police shows Damian Herrera. Authorities have arrested Herrera who they say fatally shot five people in New Mexico on Thursday, June 15, 2017.

Shooting rampage spanning hours, 200 miles leaves 5 dead

A man accused of killing three family members and two other people in a shooting rampage that spanned nearly 200 miles in New Mexico was captured after a chase and a crash, authorities said Friday.

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The scorched facade of the Grenfell Tower in London.

Probes launched as search continues for London fire victims

London firefighters combed through a burned-out public housing tower Thursday in a grim search for missing people as police and the prime minister launched investigations into the deadly inferno, with pressure building on officials to explain the disaster and assure that similar buildings around the country are safe.

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Parts of the building still burn hours after a deadly blaze at a high rise apartment block in London, Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Fire swept through a high-rise apartment building in west London early Wednesday, killing an unknown number of people with arou

London residents demand answers in deadly high-rise blaze

With smoke still swirling around the charred remains of Grenfell Tower in west London, residents and community leaders demanded to know Wednesday how a ferocious fire could have swept through the high-rise apartment block with such speed that it killed at least 12 people.

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Puerto Rico resident Michelle Flandez caresses her two-month-old son, Inti Perez, diagnosed with microcephaly linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus, in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

Zika birth defects in US territories similar to other places

A report released Thursday shows Zika had about the same impact on birth defects in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories as it did in other places hit by the epidemic.

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An unidentified man looks at a truck that was crushed by a falling tree in Fort Walton Beach, Florida on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. This Florida panhandle community was hit by a wave of severe weather Wednesday morning as Tropical Storm Cindy churns throug

Boy killed by log in surf as tropical storm churns in Gulf

A boy on an Alabama beach was struck and killed by a log washed ashore by storm surge from Tropical Storm Cindy, which spun bands of severe weather ashore from the Florida panhandle to east Texas as it churned ever closer to the Gulf coast.

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