Nation pauses to remember Grenfell victims as death toll climbs to 79

"So we opened the door to her and then she took her sunglasses off and said: "Hi, I'm Adele".

After a church ceremony to pay respect to those who died in the fire, London mayor Sadiq Khan said he found "a community frustrated and angry".

A minute's silence was held across Britain at 1000 GMT to honour the victims of the fire - a painfully familiar ritual after the country has been hit by three deadly attacks by Islamist extremists in London and Manchester since March.

An emotional Prince William described the tragedy as "one of the most bad things (he's) ever seen". "I think the most shocking thing that is starting to sink in for people in the area is how - how have we been left to this?"

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Yun learned about Warmbier's condition in a meeting a week before the release from the North Korean ambassador at the U.N.in NY . Otto Warmbier, 22, was released from North Korea and handed over to the USA authorities last week, but he passed away on Monday.

"It's hard to describe my feelings, because I can not imagine, and I would not want to put myself in the position of those families who have lost their loved ones".

"The scale of this investigation is truly significant and we are looking at all criminal offences that may have been committed and from day one have worked closely with London Fire Brigade, the Health and Safety Executive and a wide range of specialists", he said.

Firefighters have been scouring the top floors of the building - where the blaze is said to have originated - but have struggled to identify bodies amid the blackened wreckage.

The Prime Minister has confirmed that each affected household is going to receive £500 in cash, as well as £5,000 delivered through the Department of Work and Pensions.

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The three men were armed with knives and an automatic weapon and carried out near-simultaneous attacks at two locations. The Islamic State issued a statement taking responsibility for the stabbing and shooting attacks Friday evening.

He said a team of 250 investigators were working on the case, with a primary aim being to identify victims. "This is an incredibly distressing time for families and they have my commitment that we will do this as quickly as we possibly can", he said.

"The Prime Minister is this morning chairing a cross-government meeting to ensure everything possible is being done to support those affected by the Grenfell tragedy", a Downing Street spokesperson said.

"We have 121 high-rise buildings in Essex, and it is vital that people who live in those buildings know exactly what to do in the event of a fire so that they can protect themselves and their families". 'We are therefore asking local authorities and other registered providers of social housing to identify whether any panels used in new build or refurbishment are a particular type of cladding made of Aluminium Composite Material (ACM),' she added.

However, May did not support a proposal put forward by Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the opposition Labour Party, to seize unoccupied properties to re-house survivors of the fire, the spokeswoman said.

President Macron to Reshuffle French Gov't After Parliament Win
The number of female politicians is the highest ever in France's lower house of parliament , reaching 38.7% - up from 26.8%. Macron wants to move quickly on relaxing labor regulations before overhauling France's unwieldy pension system next year.

Two British officials have said that new exterior cladding used in a renovation of Grenfell Tower may have been banned under United Kingdom building regulations.

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