Cladding fire tests failed by 27 high-rise blocks

Media playback is unsupported on your device Cladding on 27 tower blocks in 15 council areas in England has failed fire safety tests, the government says. This comes after Camden Council became the first authority to evacuate residents over fire safety concerns, asking people living in four high-rise buildings to leave late on Friday. The council said it had no option but to move residents of 650 flats on the Chalcots estate while work takes place. But, by Saturday morning, 83 were refusing to leave their homes. The council’s Labour ...

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New Switch Action Game Coming From Let It Die's Publisher

GungHo Online Entertainment, the publisher of Suda51’s hack-and-slash game Let It Die and the Puzzle & Dragons series, has a game in development for Nintendo Switch. While the company couldn’t reveal much information about the project, it did confirm the title will be an “original action game.” “This has been in the works, for about four to five years, and we’ve been kind of thinking what to do with it,” explained GungHo CEO Kazuki Morishita via an interpreter. “And then when the Switch was announced, we decided with the kinds ...

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Butler: Being the face of Bulls 'means nothing'

9:26 PM ET ESPN.com news services In his first interview since Thursday night’s blockbuster trade, All-Star Jimmy Butler told the Chicago Sun-Times on Friday that he’s not mad at the Bulls but does wish certain things were handled better by the organization leading up to the deal. Butler’s name had been rumored in trade talks for much of the past year. Chicago opted to pull the trigger Thursday night, sending the face of its franchise and the 16th pick of the draft (Creighton center Justin Patton) to the Minnesota Timberwolves ...

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Saudis 'foil suicide attack' on Mecca's Grand Mosque

Saudi Arabia says it has foiled a “terrorist action” against the Grand Mosque in Mecca – Islam’s holiest site. A suicide bomber blew himself up when security forces surrounded the building he was in, the interior ministry says. The building collapsed, injuring 11 people, including police officers. Five other suspected militants have been taken into custody, officials say. Millions of Muslims from around the world have gathered in Mecca for the end of Ramadan. Saudi officials released no further details about the foiled attack. Saudi Arabia has in recent years ...

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This is the 'war for the bundle'

You might not realize it, but you’re part of a “war for the bundle.” The war is being waged by huge companies like Amazon. Some media players risk getting left behind, according to BTIG analyst Rich Greenfield, who is this week’s guest on the “Reliable Sources” podcast. Greenfield, who calls himself a “media futurist,” says the future looks rosier for consumers, but perhaps not so rosy for the entertainment giants that produce hit TV shows and movies. During the podcast, he praised Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes for agreeing to ...

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The NFL's top QB deals … and a little reality

7:30 AM ET It’s time to have smarter conversations about NFL contracts. Professional football deals are unique among American sports in that they’re mostly non-guaranteed, leading to all kinds of confusion and manipulation. Fans and media members alike will often quote the maximum possible terms a contract can offer, which is naive. More skeptical folks look for the guarantees — and those can be equally misleading. The reality is, even the number fully guaranteed at signing, often the most conservative mark, is too short. Let’s fix that. Let’s get a ...

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China landslide leaves 100 missing in Sichuan

More than 100 people have been buried in a landslide in Sichuan province in south-western China, state media report. About 40 homes were destroyed in Maoxian county after the side of a mountain collapsed. A rescue operation is now under way to try to locate and rescue the missing. Pictures posted by the People’s Daily newspaper show bulldozers moving earth and large boulders as the rescue effort continues. Let’s block ads! (Why?) BBC News – Home

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