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Fire and Fury: Trump says book is 'fiction' and author a 'fraud'

January 6, 2018 1:39 pm0 comments
Fire and Fury: Trump says book is 'fiction' and author a 'fraud'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Donald Trump has rejected doubts over his mental health raised in a bombshell new book, describing the book as “fiction” and the author as a “fraud”. His remarks followed an earlier rebuttal on Twitter, in which the president claimed he was a “very […]

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Fire and Fury: Tillerson 'never questioned' Trump mental health

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Fire and Fury: Tillerson 'never questioned' Trump mental health

Media playback is unsupported on your device US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he has never doubted President Trump’s mental health after a new book claimed staff saw him as a child. Author Michael Wolff said White House employees believed Mr Trump’s “mental powers were slipping”. His book, Fire […]

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YouTube app removed from Amazon Fire TV kit early

December 29, 2017 5:44 am0 comments
YouTube app removed from Amazon Fire TV kit early

The YouTube app has been removed from Amazon’s Fire TV devices four days earlier than expected, as a dispute between Amazon and Google continues. Fire TV devices now encourage people to use the YouTube website in a web browser instead. Google had warned it would remove the YouTube app from […]

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Salford house fire 'targeted attack'

December 12, 2017 2:18 pm0 comments
Salford house fire 'targeted attack'

A house fire which killed three children was a “targeted attack”, police have said. Demi Pearson, 14, Brandon, eight, and Lacie, seven, died, while Lia, three, and mother Michelle, 35, remain in hospital. Ms Pearson’s son, Kyle, and a friend both escaped from the home, in Salford, before fire crews […]

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Fire staff on long-term mental health leave up by 30%

September 16, 2017 10:38 pm0 comments
Fire staff on long-term mental health leave up by 30%

The number of UK fire and rescue staff taking long-term sick leave due to mental illness has risen by nearly a third over the last six years, figures show. In London, fire staff taking mental health leave has doubled since 2011-12. Some 103 London fire staff have taken mental health […]

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Grenfell Tower fire: First public inquiry hearing to open

September 13, 2017 11:58 pm0 comments
Grenfell Tower fire: First public inquiry hearing to open

A public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed at least 80 people in June, officially opens later. It will examine the cause and spread of the fire, high-rise regulations, and the actions of the local authority. The head of the investigation, judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick, will give a […]

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Grenfell fire chief calls for sprinklers in tower blocks

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Grenfell fire chief calls for sprinklers in tower blocks

London’s fire commissioner says the Grenfell Tower blaze must be a “turning point”, calling for sprinklers in all high-rise council flats. At least 80 people died when fire engulfed the west London block in June. A BBC Breakfast investigation which focused on half the UK’s council and housing association-owned tower […]

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Trump under fire for response to far-right

August 13, 2017 3:50 am0 comments
Trump under fire for response to far-right

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump is facing criticism for his response to the violence at a white supremacist rally. A woman was killed and 19 people injured when a car ploughed into a crowd of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. Mr Trump condemned violence by […]

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US warns of fidget spinner fire and choking hazards

August 12, 2017 4:22 am0 comments
US warns of fidget spinner fire and choking hazards

A US government body has released safety guidance for battery-operated fidget spinners, following incidents of the toys catching fire. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is advising people to avoid charging the toys, some of which are Bluetooth-enabled, overnight. Children of all ages are also warned not to put […]

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US firm reveals gun-toting drone that can fire in mid-air

August 11, 2017 4:40 pm0 comments
US firm reveals gun-toting drone that can fire in mid-air

A US technology firm has developed a drone that is able to aim and fire at enemies while flying in mid-air. The Tikad drone, developed by Duke Robotics, is armed with a machine-gun and a grenade launcher. The gun can be fired only by remote control, and is designed to […]

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