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Hampstead fire: Woman dies in fire at block of flats

About 20 people fled the building before crews arrived.

Grenfell tragedy: Councils plan £380m fire safety spend

About half of London's boroughs have asked for financial help from the government for fire safety measures.

WW2 machine guns among weapons handed to police in London

The two-week National Gun Surrender began on 13 November.

Jungle explorer Benedict Allen: I did not need rescuing

Benedict Allen says he did not get lost and had not given up on his expedition in Papua New Guinea.

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Zimbabwe ex-Vice-President Mnangagwa urges Mugabe to quit now

Emmerson Mnangagwa calls on his ex-boss to go, as the embattled Robert Mugabe faces impeachment.

Nigeria suicide bombing kills 50 in Adamawa state

The bomber struck inside a mosque packed with worshippers in eastern Adamawa state.

Charlie Rose, US TV host, suspended amid sexual harassment allegations

The move comes after eight women accused him of sexual harassment in a newspaper report.

US moves to block AT&T's takeover of Time Warner

The Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit to stop the media and telecoms tie-up.