While some of the victims begged for help, others simply accepted their fate and said their goodbyes. Khadija Saye, 24, who was in a flat on the 20th floor with her 54-year-old mother Mary Mendy, sent out a Facebook message reading “please pray for me” as smoke filled her flat.
LONDON The death toll in a fire that ripped through a 24-floor block of flats in London rose to 17 on Thursday, with many people still missing and firefighters facing hazardous conditions as they searched the charred wreck.
DOHA A $12 billion deal to buy Boeing F-15 (BA.N) U.S. fighter jets shows Qatar has deep-rooted support from Washington, a Qatari official said on Thursday, adding that its rift with some other Arab states had not hurt the U.S.
The USGA insists it has taken action to avoid confusion at Erin Hills, after last year’s rules controversy which clouded the final day of the US Open.
The BBC report appears to show that the powerful and invasive hacking technology, which was made by a Danish firm that was bought by BAE in 2011, was sold to Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, and Oman, as well as North African states Morocco and Algeria.
TOKYO Japan’s education ministry on Thursday it had found documents that could back up opposition parties’ suspicion that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe used his influence to unfairly help a friend set up a business.
MOGADISHU At least 19 people were killed when Islamist militants launched a car bomb and gun attack on a busy hotel and adjacent restaurant in the Somali capital, a police officer said on Thursday.
Phil Mickelson had a close eye on the weather and a private jet on standby as the 117th US Open got under way at Erin Hills on Thursday.
Dustin Johnson insists disrupted preparations for the US Open have not left him “behind the 8-ball” as he seeks to defy the odds and make a successful title defence.
Roger Federer’s return to action was halted at the first hurdle as 39-year-old Tommy Haas rallied from a set down to beat the Swiss great at the Mercedes Cup.