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28 May 2017

The row over intelligence leaks has escalated with Britain saying it will no longer share sensitive information relating to this case with America.

The leaks to the media came little over a week after it was revealed that Trump had divulged highly classified intelligence to visiting Russian officials during a meeting at the White House earlier this month.

"Rage was the main reason", for the blast that killed 22 at the end of an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena on Monday, she said, speaking by telephone from Libya.

But by late Thursday evening, police said they had resumed intelligence sharing after "fresh assurances".

Trump said he's asking the DOJ and other agencies to "launch a complete review of this matter" and said that "if appropriate, the culprit should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law".

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University dropout Abedi, 22, grew up in a Libyan family that reportedly fled to Manchester to escape the now-fallen regime of Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi. Abedi's father was allegedly a member of the al-Qaida-backed Libyan Islamic Fighting group in the 1990s - a claim he denies.

"We are furious. This is completely unacceptable", a government ministry source said of the images.

Libya said it was working closely with Britain to identify possible "terrorist networks" involved.

Ismail Abedi, 24, the bomber's brother, arrested in Whalley Range, south Manchester, on Tuesday.

A relative told AFP that Abedi had travelled to Manchester from Libya four days before the bombing.

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The former Celebrity Big Brother contestant and Broadway star said: "Out of respect for those affected by the disaster in Manchester and my need to be with family during this hard time I have chose to postpone my show for a later date". They said a woman who was arrested Wednesday has since been released without charges.

The official threat level in Britain was raised after the Manchester attack to "critical", its highest level, meaning a further attack could be imminent.

In France, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said Wednesday that British and French intelligence have information that Abedi had likely traveled to Syria.

Since then, military personal have been deployed to "key areas" across the United Kingdom to provide support to armed officers.

The attack was the deadliest in Britain since 2005 when four Islamist suicide bombers attacked London's transport system, killing 52 people.

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Ariana Grande to Host Benefit Concert in Manchester