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High-Rises Across England Fail Safety Checks After London Fire

U.K. authorities said so far at least 27 high-rises across England have failed fire-safety checks prompted by the fire in a London residential tower earlier this month that killed at least 79 people.

Hundreds evacuated from London towers as fire fallout widens

LONDON — The scope of Britain's fire-safety crisis broadened Saturday as London officials scrambled to evacuate four public housing towers due to concerns about fire doors and insulation around gas pipes.Hundreds of...

Trump to Host Modi, With Focus on Security, Defense

When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the White House on Monday for his first meeting with President Donald Trump, a principle that has long underpinned relations will be at stake: that supporting the growth of a strong...

Pakistan Terror Attacks Kill Dozens

The death toll from multiple terror attacks across Pakistan rose to 72, officials said, making it one of the deadliest days in the country so far this year and prompting the government to ramp up security and counterterrorism...

The Latest: High-rise evacuations face some resistance

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on response to deadly tower-block fire in London (all times local):

German court removes 3 judges in Auschwitz trial over bias

A German court has removed three judges found to be biased in the often-delayed trial of a former SS medic who served at the Auschwitz death camp.

Journalist dies of wounds from blast in Iraq's Mosul

The French Embassy in Baghdad says a Swiss journalist has died from wounds sustained in a Mosul mine blast earlier this week while reporting on the fight against the Islamic State group.

Austria cracks down on Turkish citizens with 2 passports

With his rich Tyrolean accent, Mehmet Altin appears to be a native of the alpine Austrian province.

French leader Macron proposes big expansion of his counterterrorism powers

The move alarmed civil liberties advocates. Defenders said it will make France safer.

Over 120 people buried by massive southwest China landslide

A county government in southwestern China says around 100 people from 40 homes are feared buried by a landslide that crashed into their homes.

South Sudanese refugees grapple with honoring their dead

The cemetery for South Sudanese refugees lies between two streams that flood when the rains come, leaving debris scattered across the otherwise unmarked graves.

The Latest: Death toll from Pakistan attacks climbs to 73

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The Latest on Friday's attacks in Pakistan, which killed more than 70 people (all times local):

London council evacuates tower blocks as fire fallout widens

The residents of roughly 800 apartments in London have been evacuated due to fire-safety concerns.

China landslide: more than 140 people feared buried

Rescue operation is under way in Sichuan province after more than 40 homes in Xinmo village were engulfed by landslide More than 140 people are feared to have been buried by a landslide in south-west China, officials have said....

Londoners in temporary housing after fire safety evacuations

The residents of roughly 800 apartments in London have been evacuated due to fire-safety concerns.