5 London tower blocks evacuated over fire safety concerns

A resident and a cat are evacuated from the Taplow Tower residential block as a precautionary measure following concerns over the type of cladding used on the outside of the building on the Chalcots Estate in north London, Britain, June 23, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTS18F5T

Thousands of residents in a northwest London housing estate have been forced to leave their apartments after fire checks found the buildings to be unsafe. CBC | World News  More...

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Death toll from Pakistan attacks climbs to 73

A Pakistani official says the death toll from twin blasts claimed 55 lives overnight. That brings the overall death toll from three separate attacks on Friday to 73. CBC | World More...

In this Feb. 29, 2016, photo, American student Otto Warmbier cries while speaking to reporters in Pyongyang, North Korea. Warmbier died days after being released from North Korea in a coma.
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North Korea says it is the ‘biggest victim’ in death of Otto Warmbier

North Korea denies it cruelly treated or tortured an American student who was detained for more than year and died in the United States days after being released in a coma. CBC More...

Paramilitary police officers are shown patrolling after the accident in the pool at the park in the town of Akyazi, in Sakarya province.
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5 people die after being electrocuted at water park in Turkey

Five people, including two teenagers and a 12-year-old, died Friday after being electrocuted at a water park pool in northwest Turkey, according to local media reports. CBC | World More...

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100 people feared buried in China landslide

County government in southwestern China says around 100 people from 40 homes feared buried in landslide. CBC | World News  More...

A former detainee shows how he was kept in handcuffs and leg shackles while held in a secret prison at Riyan airport in the Yemeni city of Mukalla in this May 11, 2017 photo. He covered his face for fear of being detained again. He and other former detainees say abuses are widespread in a network of secret prisons run by the United Arab Emirates and its Yemeni allies, into which hundreds detained in the hunt for al-Qaida militants have disappeared.
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U.S. senators ask military to clarify role in Yemen torture

Pressure mounted on the U.S. Defence Department Friday after multiple senators called for investigations into reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the More...

Residents leave a tower block on the Chalcots Estate in Camden, London, Friday evening, June 23, 2017, as the building is evacuated in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire to allow
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Highrises evacuated in London amid safety concerns about cladding

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 London. CBC More...

Actor Johnny Depp introduces a film at the Glastonbury music festival at Worthy Farm, in Somerset, England, Thursday, June 22, 2017. (Photo by P)
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Johnny Depp apologizes, says Trump assassination quip was ‘bad joke’

Johnny Depp is apologizing for a “bad joke” about assassinating U.S. President Donald Trump during an appearance at the Glastonbury Festival in Britain. CBC | World More...

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2007 file photo, Brendan Dassey is escorted into court for his sentencing in Manitowoc, Wis. The Netflix documentary series “Making a Murderer” tells the story of a Wisconsin man wrongly convicted of sexual assault only to be accused, along with his nephew, of killing a photographer two years after being released. Steven Avery and his then 17-year-old nephew Dassey were accused of killing Teresa Halbach, a photographer who visited the Avery family salvage yard to take photos of a minivan on Halloween and was never seen alive again. (Herald Times Reporter/Eric Young via AP, Pool)
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Making a Murderer’s Brendan Dassey should be retried or released, says appeals panel

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 U.S. More...

Former University of Cincinnati police officer Raymond Tensing, left, listens to Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Leslie Ghiz (not shown) announce recess for the day after a full day of deliberations in Tensing's trial on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in Cincinnati. Tensing is charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter in the shooting of unarmed black motorist Sam DuBose during a 2015 traffic stop. (Cara Owsley /The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, Pool)
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Mistrial declared again in fatal shooting committed by Cincinnati police officer

A mistrial was declared Friday in the murder retrial of a white University of Cincinnati police officer after the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on charges in the fatal More...

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