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In South Sudan, the 400 British troops arrived in Juba to support the UN mission in peace operations. This follows the beginning of of arrival of the first batch of of a 4,000 strong approved force for operations in this East African country.

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UK-Massive Fire engulfs residential high rise apartments in London

Reports by CNN of a massive apartment fire in London. A number of fatalities reported in Tower fire. Witnesses saw people jump from the Tower and a man burn to death. Grenfell Tower is home to about 120 homes. Borough website reports Tower was undergoing major refurbishment. London Mayor Sadiq Khan calls fire  a “major incident”.

Grenfell fire: London fire; 12 confirmed dead but police expect further fatalities after fire blaze- latest updates

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