1,000ft Tulip skyscraper likened to ‘giant sperm’ is vetoed by Sadiq Khan over fears it will ruin London skyline – The Sun

A LONDON skyscraper that was likened to a "giant sperm" by critics has been vetoed by mayor Sadiq Khan over fears it will ruin the skyline. Plans for the 1,000ft Tulip building have been rejected by Mr Khan for lacking "world-class design." The flower-inspired development, on land at 20 Bury Street, would have become the second tallest building in Western

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Sports betting a go at New York casinos

Sports betting in New York is expected to begin on Tuesday, with the first of four upstate casinos set to win official approval from the State Gaming Commission. Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady spokesman Al Roney said the OK is expected before the ribbon cutting Tuesday morning. The hotel’s 5,000-square-foot Rivers Sportsbook betting lounge has room for 80 people,

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Several feared trapped in Mumbai building collapse

Mumbai: A four-storey residential building has collapsed in a crowded neighbourhood in Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital, and several people are feared trapped in the rubble. A boy rides a bike wrapped in a raincoat in Mumbai, India, where a building has collapsed.Credit:AP Fire official Ashok Talpade says rescuers have reached the site in Mumbai's Dongri section and a

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Chilling new details emerge in Savannah Spurlock case

Remains of missing Kentucky mom undergoing autopsy to determine cause of death One suspect is in custody after the decomposed body of Savannah Spurlock is found on a rural property in Kentucky; Matt Finn reports on the investigation. A Kentucky State Police detective testified Monday that Savannah Spurlock’s body was found naked and wrapped in several black garbage bags in a

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Republicans won’t fully rebuke Trump’s Twitter attack on Democratic congresswomen

Republicans found themselves unwilling Monday to swiftly and unequivocally rebuke U.S. President Donald Trump‘s attack on progressive women of colour in Congress, almost ensuring no real fallout from his party in Congress. Some Republicans spoke up against Trump’s suggestion that the women should “go back” to the countries they came from. But others levelled their criticism of Trump in careful

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Most big companies fail to report role in deforestation, charity says

LONDON – Most big companies are failing to report the damage their operations are doing to forests despite committing to lighten their footprint under wider efforts to tackle climate change, according to a report published on Tuesday (July 16). CDP, a charity which says it works with institutional investors with assets of US$96 trillion (S$130.2 trillion), said 70 per cent

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South China Sea: Tensions erupt as Beijing threatens US after huge weapons sale to Taiwan

The $2.2billion (£1.76billion) arms sale coincided with a state visit by Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen to the US. The sale included 108 General Dynamics Corp (GD.N) M1A2T Abrams tanks and 250 Stinger missiles, which are manufactured by Raytheon (RTN.N). But Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the arms sales were a violation of international law and harmed China’s sovereignty

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Man found not criminally responsible in Toronto military centre stabbing can go to college alone: appeal court

Ontario’s top court has upheld a decision allowing a man found not criminally responsible in a knife attack at a Toronto military recruitment centre to take college classes on his own. The appeal court says the Ontario Review Board considered all the required factors last year in granting Ayanle Hassan Ali permission to attend Mohawk College unaccompanied while he continues

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