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Theresa May apologises for failures in wake of Grenfel Tower tragedy

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Addressing the House of Commons, the prime minister said that people were left confused and scared in the wake of the devastating fire, which left at least 79 dead and many more homeless.

She said the initial support on the ground for families affected by the fire was ‘not good enough’, calling it a failure to help people ‘when they needed it the most’.

‘As prime minister, I apologise for that failure,’ she said.
The prime minister was addressing the Commons after the Queen’s Speech on Wednesday, which had set out the government’s legislative plans.

‘One lady I had met ran from the fire wearing no more than a t-shirt and a pair of knickers,’ May said. ‘She had lost absolutely everything.

‘So let me be absolutely clear. The support on the ground for families in the initial hours was not good enough.
‘People were left without belongings, without roofs over their heads, without even basic information about what had happened, about what they should do and where they could seek help.

‘That was a failure of the state, local and national, to help people when they needed it the most.

May said that each family whose home was destroyed is receiving a payment to enable them to buy food, clothes and other essentials.
She reiterated there will be an independent public inquiry, also noting all those who have lost their homes will be rehoused within three weeks.

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Man kills mother after impregnating his cousin.

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A 25-year-old man who has been identified as Agaezichi Ogbonna from Akpaa Mbato village in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State has reportedly killed his 52-year-old mother after allegedly impregnating his cousin.
According to Southern City News , it was learnt on Tuesday that following the development, angry youths in Akpaa Mbato village descended on Ogbonna, but for the timely intervention of the soldiers attached to a nearby checkpoint, the suspect would have been lynched.
An anonymous source disclosed that Ogbonna, who is said to be the last son of his mother, was allegedly accused of having sexual affairs with sisters of the same parents at his maternal home.
He was said to have impregnated one of them in the process, an act which the villagers, said was a taboo in their community and Igbo land in general.
It was learnt that defiant Ogbonna was said to have ignored the warning of the community to continue sleeping with one of the sisters whose name was simply identified as Ugochi, which did not go down well with his sick mother.
The source said,

“Ogbonna’s mother who was managing her high blood pressure condition angered by the son’s action and the negative effect his abominable act would bring to the family, decided to raise the alarm after she noticed that her son was sleeping with Ugochi.
“In the heat of an argument with the mother, Ogbonna kicked her on her ribs which aggravated her health condition. She was said to have collapsed and died shortly afterwards when some members of the family who came to her rescue tried to stabilise her.”

A member of the community, who also pleaded anonymity, said that on seeing that the mother had died, Ogbonna tried to run away, but was prevented.
The source said when the news filtered into the community; the youths stormed their compound and took Ogbonna to unknown destination.
The family source said the youths after beating Ogbonna to a pulp was on the verge of setting him ablaze when soldiers, who were alerted, rescued him from the villagers who had already hung tyre on his neck and about to pour fuel on him.
A soldier at the Akpaa Mbato Army checkpoint said they mobilised to the scene to save the suspect from jungle justice when they were alerted to the action the youths of the community were about to take.

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Video game addiction now a mental disorder, says WHO

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has classified compulsive gaming as a mental health condition.
The condition tagged ‘gaming disorder’ will be added to the 11th edition of WHO’s International Classification of Diseases.
It will describe the disorder as “impaired control over gaming, increasing priority given to gaming over other activities to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other interests and daily activities, and continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences”.
A WHO representative estimated two to three percent of video game players meet the criteria for gaming disorder.
“For gaming disorder to be diagnosed, the behaviour pattern must be of sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of functioning,” WHO said.
Several mental health professionals have been fighting this classification, worried that it’s more grounded in moral concerns than science.
“There was a fairly widespread concern that this is a diagnosis that doesn’t really have a very solid research foundation,” said Christopher Ferguson, a psychologist and media researcher at Stetson University in DeLand.
The American Psychiatric Association also said that there was not “sufficient evidence” to consider gaming addiction as a “unique mental disorder”.
WHO had said in December 2017 that it will recognise the effects of obsessive video gaming as a mental health disorder.

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BREAKING!! Egypt vs Uruguay: Mo Salah Missing As Teams Release First Eleven In FIFA World Cup Match

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