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Bereaved father weeps for lost baby at London's Grenfell fire inquiry

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LONDON Survivors of London's deadly Grenfell Tower fire wept on Monday as they listened to a bereaved father pay tribute to his baby son and heard a recording of another victim making his last phone call from the burning building.

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Meghan and Harry release official photos of their royal wedding 4:12pm BST

LONDON Prince Harry and his wife Meghan on Monday thanked all those involved in their lavish wedding at the weekend as they released official photographs from their big day.

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London's Chelsea Flower Show display pays tribute to Windrush Generation 3:49pm BST

LONDON Britain's most prestigious flower show, a celebration of the genteel world of gardening, opens this week with a tribute to the "Windrush" generation of Caribbean migrants whose recent treatment has provoked a political scandal.

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May challenges scientists to help transform Britain after Brexit 3:29pm BST

LONDON Britain's prime minister challenged scientists on Monday to help diagnose cancer earlier and create zero-emission cars, trying to reboot an industrial strategy all but eclipsed by Brexit, while acknowledging Britain's reliance on foreign scientists.

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Russia's RT faces three new impartiality investigations in Britain 1:30pm BST

LONDON Britain's media regulator on Monday opened a further three investigations into Russian news channel RT to see whether it had breached impartiality rules in its reporting.

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'I am proud to be a feminist' - Will Meghan shake-up Britain's royals? 1:13pm BST

LONDON A biography of Britain's latest royal, Meghan Markle, appeared on the monarchy's official website within hours of her marrying Queen Elizabeth's grandson Prince Harry on Saturday, with a single quote: "I am proud to be a woman and a feminist".

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Britain more welcoming to migrants, says Brexit-supporting minister Gove 1:08pm BST

LONDON Britain has become more welcoming to migration since it voted to leave the European Union, environment minister and leading Brexit campaigner Michael Gove said on Monday.

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Kremlin says UK's 'dirty money' report is Russophobic, unfair competition 1:03pm BST

MOSCOW The Kremlin said on Monday a report drawn up by British lawmakers about "dirty" Russian money was evidence of Russophobic hysteria in Britain and unfair competition against Russian business.

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London underground drivers to hold two days of strike in June - union 12:54pm BST

LONDON London commuters will face major disruption next month after the train divers' union said on Monday it would stage two 24-hour strikes on the underground rail line which serves the Canary Wharf financial district.

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Now is not the time for Scottish independence vote - May 11:56am BST

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May believes that now is not the time for a second referendum on Scottish independence, her spokesman said on Monday, adding there was no appetite for one.