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30 years since devastating fire at Kings Cross station

In a tragic coincidence, in the year the Grenfell Tower fire disaster happened, the country also marks the 30th anniversary of one of the worst fire disasters in living memory.

On Saturday, it will be three decades exactly since flames suddenly engulfed parts of Kings Cross underground station, killing 31 people.

The inquiry into the Kings Cross blaze transformed fire safety rules on the transport network - though, almost foreshadowing the tragedy at Grenfell, many asked why it took a disaster to make that happen.

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US politicians face sexual harassment scandal

The sexual harassment scandal gripping Westminster is being mirrored across the Atlantic, as a number of politicians in America face similar claims.

One of them, a Democratic senator who publicly apologised for his actions, was quickly condemned by President Trump.

In contrast, a Republican candidate who denies multiple allegations of harassment has so far escaped any Presidential censure.

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Zimbabwe: Massacre region hopes for fall of Mugabe

There is nowhere in Zimbabwe more eager to see the end of Robert Mugabe's rule than Matabeleland, on the border with Botswana.

In 1983 an uprising there was crushed with terrible brutality by President Mugabe's hand-picked Fifth Brigade, resulting in the massacre of an estimated 20,000 people.

One woman told how her 13-year-old son was beaten to death by soldiers who also shot her husband and neighbour.

"If Mugabe doesn't leave, I don't know what I'll do. I might hang myself, I have nowhere to go," she said.

Yet the people of Matabeleland do not want Mr Mugabe's likely successor, fired vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa in charge either, they fear him.

Mr Mnangagwa was in charge of the troops in the region during the massacre.

Yet for a younger generation born after the massacre, they hope whoever is president, employment, development and education will all improve.


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