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Grenfell fire inquiry opens with tribute to baby

The official inquiry into last year's catastrophic fire at Grenfell Tower in London that killed 72 people opened Monday with heart-rending tributes by bereaved families who lost their loved ones.

Rights groups slam 'smear campaign' against Saudi activists

Rights groups have slammed a "smear campaign" against Saudi women's rights activists who were arrested last week and accused of treason by local media outlets close to the Saudi government.

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Grenfell Tower Inquiry Opens in London With Focus on Victims

The first nine days of the public investigation are to be devoted to tributes to the dead by friends and families, reflecting the powerful emotions ...

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Trump Claims New Accord with China on Trade Negotiations

U.S. President Donald Trump says American farmers will be big beneficiaries of more trade with China. "Under our potential deal with China, they ...

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How an Irish-American woman’s legal case helped spur Ireland’s abortion referendum

Amanda Mellet contested Ireland’s abortion ban at the U.N. — and won.

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Saudi Arabia Detains Activists Who Pushed to End Ban on Women Driving

At least five people connected to the campaign to end the longtime ban have been detained, despite the government’s promise to lift the ban next month.

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Saudi women prepare to hit the road

Women received driving lessons at an exhibition ahead of next month's lifting of the female driving ban.

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