British Prime Minister promises full public inquiry into cause of deadly London high-rise blaze

British Prime Minister promises full public inquiry into cause of deadly London high-rise blaze

London’s fire chief said there was little chance of finding anyone else alive in the charred remains of the tower. Dozens of people remain missing. May’s government was facing growing questions about why ministers did not act on recommendations following an earlier fire in London, which led to calls for sprinkler systems to be installed in residential blocks and for a full review of Britain’s fire regulations. A prominent London Member of Parliament, David Lammy, of the opposition Labour Party, said corporate manslaughter charges should be brought against those held…

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Tigers' hunt fails at Champions Trophy but desire still burns to bring down neighbour

Tigers' hunt fails at Champions Trophy but desire still burns to bring down neighbour

Posted June 16, 2017 09:20:29 Photo: Virat Kohli’s batting was again too strong for Bangladesh, but the Tigers never gave up at Edgbaston. (AP: Rui Vieira) Related Story: England’s Champions Trophy party ruined, as resurgent Pakistan stays green When Pakistan took on India at the start of the Champions Trophy, we all talked about the intensity of the rivalry between the two. The history, the conflict. How badly Pakistanis wanted to beat their subcontinent co-tenant. What we don’t discuss is how exactly the same can be said for Bangladesh, and…

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Labor MPs push leadership to reject Government's citizenship overhaul

Labor MPs push leadership to reject Government's citizenship overhaul

Posted June 16, 2017 00:03:01 Federal Labor MPs are pushing the party’s leadership to reject the Government’s bid to introduce tough new citizenship restrictions, accusing the Coalition of “stoking xenophobia”. The Government yesterday tabled its legislation for the sweeping citizenship overhaul. Migrants will be asked to prove their commitment to Australia by passing a new citizenship test as well as a more stringent English language test. They will also have to demonstrate they have integrated into the community, and will face a wait of four years before they can apply…

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Vanessa Redgrave on why the refugee crisis moved her to make directorial debut

Vanessa Redgrave on why the refugee crisis moved her to make directorial debut

Posted June 15, 2017 22:17:59 Video: Emma Alberici interviews screen legend Vanessa Redgrave (Lateline) After a decades-long career in acting, Europe’s refugee crisis has been the catalyst for Oscar winner Vanessa Redgrave to make her directorial debut. Redgrave spoke to Lateline about the film, Sea Sorrow, which she said she and her producer son Carlo Nero have poured all their money into. “Life doesn’t plan itself like that and I certainly didn’t plan my life like that,” she said. “I didn’t plan that there’d be this awful situation in which…

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ASIC chairman Greg Medcraft notches his last big kill with user pays model

ASIC chairman Greg Medcraft notches his last big kill with user pays model

Australian Securities and Investments Commission chairman Greg Medcraft mused last year on the difference between his work at the watchdog and his previous life as an investment banker saying: “I must say the culture is very different from Wall Street, where you get to eat what you kill.” Play VideoDon’t Play ASX winners and losers – a snapshot Play VideoDon’t Play Previous slideNext slide Telstra axes 1400 jobs Telstra axes 1400 jobs The telecommunications company is expected to make a formal annoucement after it has notifed staff. Vision courtesy ABC News ASX…

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