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Charlie Gard's Parents Concede He Will Die in Hospital

Connie Yates requests medical team of her choosing for hospice care

(Newser) - The parents of critically ill infant Charlie Gard conceded Wednesday that he will die in a hospice and not at home as they had previously wished, the AP reports. Connie Yates, the mother of the baby at the center of an international medical and legal battle, returned to London's... More »

Charlie Gard's Parents Fighting One Last Battle

To bring him home to die

(Newser) - Charlie Gard's death seems inevitable, but what is yet to be decided is how it will occur, with the infant's parents and London's Great Ormond Street Hospital still at odds. A lawyer says Connie Yates and Chris Gard, who on Monday ended their legal battle to move... More »

In Protocol Breach, Commoner Touches Queen's Elbow

Canada's governor general says the carpet she was on was 'slippy'

(Newser) - Canada's governor general says he decided to breach royal protocol and touch Queen Elizabeth II to ensure she didn't stumble down slippery steps during an official engagement in London. David Johnston, who met with the 91-year-old monarch on Wednesday to mark Canada's 150th birthday, was seen gently... More »

Harry Potter Actor Aids Victim of Muggle Muggers

Daniel Radcliffe consoled victim hurt in Friday robbery

(Newser) - Actor Daniel Radcliffe has come to the aid of a man who was mugged by moped-riding attackers in London, reports the AP . Former police officer David Videcette told the Evening Standard that two moped riders attacked a man just off the upmarket King's Road in west London, slashing him... More »

London's Growing Scourge: Acid Thrown in Faces

Two teens arrested in latest attacks, with robbery the suspected motive

(Newser) - Five people were attacked with acid thrown in their faces over a period of 90 minutes in London Thursday night, and now two boys, ages 15 and 16, have been arrested in the attacks. In at least two of the incidents, mopeds were stolen from the victims, and in a... More »

She Was Trapped Amid the Grenfell Blaze—and Cyanide

BBC confirms one survivor suffered cyanide poisoning

(Newser) - Luana Gomes spent six days in a medically induced coma after being caught in London's Grenfell Tower fire . And while she survived, smoke inhalation wasn't all the 12-year-old was treated for. The BBC obtained her discharge record, which shows she suffered cyanide poisoning in the blaze—the first... More »

800 London Public Housing Units Evacuated for Safety

Residents told safety couldn't be guaranteed following Grenfell fire

(Newser) - Hundreds of residents living in five public housing buildings in the Camden borough of London were being evacuated Friday evening after firefighters couldn't guarantee their safety in the wake of the deadly Grenfell Tower disaster, the AP reports. According to the New York Times , police say cladding material used... More »

Adele Surprises Grenfell Tower Firefighters

Comes out to fire station for 'cup of tea and a cuddle'

(Newser) - On Monday, Adele visited the site of last week's Grenfell Tower fire in London, which killed at least 79 people, and afterward took a trip to the Chelsea Fire Station to meet with some of the firefighters who worked the devastating scene. "Not everyday the wonderfully grounded and... More »

Neighbors: London Attacker Was 'Bloody Psycho'

He was chucked out of a pub for 'cursing Muslims'

(Newser) - The man accused of driving a van into worshippers near a London mosque early Monday has been named as 47-year-old Darren Osborne—a man described as "aggressive," "strange," "cuckoo," and "a bloody psycho" by neighbors in Cardiff, Wales. Witnesses say Osborne shouted "... More »

Police Release Images From Inside Grenfell Tower

As they announce death toll now stands at 79 in London blaze

(Newser) - London police said Monday that 79 people are now believed to have died in a devastating high-rise apartment building fire . Police Commander Stuart Cundy said the new figure includes both people who were confirmed dead and others who are missing and presumed dead. It's an increase from the previous... More »

New London Attack: Suspect Wanted to 'Kill All Muslims'

Mayor denounces 'horrific terrorist attack'

(Newser) - The man accused of driving a van into a group of people outside a London mosque early Monday shouted that he wanted to "kill all Muslims" as he was restrained by members of the public after the attack, witnesses say. The 48-year-old man also yelled "I'd do... More »

1 Dead, 8 Hurt in 'Terror Attack' Outside London Mosque

Van plowed into Finsbury Park worshippers

(Newser) - In what authorities say is being treated as a terrorist attack, at least one person was killed when a van plowed into worshippers outside a mosque in north London early Monday. Police say a 48-year-old man was arrested after the vehicle ran into people that had left Finsbury Park Mosque... More »

Death Toll in London Tower Fire Has Risen

58 people now confirmed or presumed dead, but number likely to rise further

(Newser) - London police on Saturday raised to 58 the number of deaths either confirmed or presumed following the horrific inferno that turned the city's Grenfell Tower public housing block into a charred hulk, the AP reports. Public anger is mounting as residents and neighbors demand answers for how the blaze... More »

Man Jailed for Sharing Photos of Dead Body in London Fire

Omega Mwaikambo pleaded guilty

(Newser) - A UK man is behind bars for three months after posting pictures of a victim of London's Grenfell Tower fire on Facebook. Omega Mwaikambo, 43, lives in the area and was making tea for firefighters, per his lawyer, when he came across an unattended body in a body bag.... More »

London Fire Was Comparable to a Cremation

And that could thwart efforts to ID the victims

(Newser) - The devastating fire that struck a high-rise tower in London may have been so powerful that it destroyed much of the DNA evidence needed to identify its victims. Metropolitan Police commander Stuart Cundy earlier said there is "a risk that, sadly, we may not be able to identify everybody,... More »

Fireproof Material on London Tower Would Have Cost $6.5K

Death toll stands at 30 but will certainly rise

(Newser) - Police officials days ago said they didn't expect any more survivors to emerge in the London high-rise blaze, and on Friday, things got more grim: There is "a risk that sadly we may not be able to identify everybody," Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy tells the BBC... More »

First Confirmed Victim in London Is a Syrian Refugee

23-year-old student Mohammad al-Haj Ali fled Syria in 2014

(Newser) - The first victim identified in the Grenfell Tower fire in London has a poignant back story: Mohammad al-Haj Ali is a 23-year-old refugee from Syria who fled the war-torn city of Daraa three years ago. According to the Telegraph , the civil engineering student at the University of West London was... More »

London Blaze Called 'Corporate Manslaughter'

Death toll could be in the hundreds, lawmaker warns

(Newser) - Anger in Britain is rising in the aftermath of the Grenfell Towers high-rise blaze. With 12 people confirmed dead, almost 80 hospitalized, and many more still unaccounted for after the devastating fire in the 24-floor apartment block, calls for justice have been left alongside messages for loved ones at a... More »

No More Survivors Expected in London Apartment Blaze

Death toll hits 12

(Newser) - The death toll has risen to 12 in the massive blaze at a high-rise apartment building in London Wednesday, and that number is expected to rise, the BBC reports. "Sadly, I don't anticipate there will be further survivors," said a police official, noting that people are still... More »

Blog Eerily Predicted Deadly London High-Rise Blaze

Residents had long warned about fire safety

(Newser) - Lives were definitely lost in the nightmarish blaze that engulfed a high-rise apartment building in London early Wednesday, authorities say. Six deaths have been confirmed and at least 50 other people are being treated in the hospital after the fire at the 24-story Grenfell Tower in west London. The death... More »

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