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Iraqi forces free hundreds of civilians in Mosul Old City battles as death toll mounts 1:17pm EDT

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces opened exit routes for hundreds of civilians to flee the Old City of Mosul on Saturday as they battled to retake the quarter from Islamic State militants mounting a last stand in what was the de facto capital of their self-declared caliphate.  Full Article

London tower blocks evacuated as 34 buildings fail fire tests 4:35pm EDT 

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said 34 high-rise apartment blocks had failed fire safety checks carried out after the deadly Grenfell Tower blaze, including several in north London where residents were forced to evacuate amid chaotic scenes.  Full Article  

UAE sees 'parting of ways' if Qatar does not accept Arab demands 10:40am EDT 

DUBAI (Reuters) - A senior United Arab Emirates official said on Saturday that if Qatar did not accept an ultimatum issued by fellow Arab states which imposed a boycott this month on the tiny Gulf Arab nation, there would be a "parting of ways".  Full Article