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London tower blocks evacuated as 27 buildings fail fire tests

LONDON Britain said 27 high-rise apartment blocks had failed fire safety checks carried out after the deadly Grenfell Tower blaze, including several in north London where residents were forced to evacuate amid chaotic scenes late on Friday. | Video

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China, U.S. agree on aim of 'complete, irreversible' Korean denuclearization

BEIJING China and the United States agreed that efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula should be "complete, verifiable and irreversible", Chinese state media said on Saturday, reporting the results of high level talks in Washington this week.

China 11:56am EDT

Iran arrests Islamic State-linked group planning attacks: state TV

DUBAI Iranian security forces have arrested members of a group linked to Islamic State which had planned bombings and suicide attacks in religious centers, state television reported on Saturday.

12:18pm EDT

Egypt's Sisi ratifies agreement transferring Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia

CAIRO Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ratified a maritime demarcation agreement that sees his country cede sovereignty over two uninhabited Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, the government said in a statement on Saturday.

Saudi Arabia, Egypt 11:58am EDT

Norway-Russia relations to deteriorate following U.S. Marines' base extension: Russian embassy

OSLO Norway's decision to extend the presence of U.S. Marines on its soil will worsen relations with neighboring Russia and could escalate tensions on NATO's northern flank, the Russian embassy in Oslo told Reuters on Saturday.

Russia, Norway 6:23am EDT

Six dead, scores missing hours after landslide buries Chinese village

BEIJING More than 100 Chinese villagers were feared dead on Saturday, 17 hours after a landslide buried their homes in southwest China as a day of searching by rescuers uncovered just six bodies, according to state media. | Video

Environment, China 11:19am EDT

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