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Arena blast: Manchester terror attack - what we know

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Suicide bombings had decreased in recent months - the last was a year ago at Zaventem airport in Brussels - replaced by more rudimentary methods of attack involving knives, guns and cars. An 8-year-old girl and a longtime Ariana Grande fan were the first two victims identified in the deadly terror attack outside a Manchester concert. Read More »

Approval rating of Suoth Korea's new President Moon tops 80%

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Kang Kyung-hwa, a Senior Adviser on Policy to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, has been appointed the foreign minister , the reports added. Moon, a professor at Yonsei University in Seoul , accompanied former presidents Kim Dae-jung and Roh Moo-hyun on their summits with North Korea's then-leader Kim Jong Il in 2000 and 2007. Read More »

Cops nab Palestinian suspected of plotting attack during Trump visit

On one of the gray concrete walls, the convoy passed a portrait of Leila Khaled, a Palestinian militant who took part in two aircraft hijackings in 1969 and 1970. Trump is scheduled to pay a brief visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem , where he will lay a wreath, before heading to the nearby Israel Museum to give a major speech. Read More »

Theresa May refuses to admit u-turn on Tory social care plans

The row centers on proposed reforms to funding care for the elderly, including a plan to make people pay if they stay in their own homes, which was quickly labeled a "dementia tax". Survation research gave Theresa May's party a lead of nine percentage points, with the Conservatives dropping 5% to 43% in a week while Labour enjoyed a 5% boost to 34%. Read More »

United Nations 'strongly' condemns North Korea's latest missile launch

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said Monday that Seoul and Washington believe Sunday's test provided North Korea with unspecified "meaningful data" on its push to improve the credibility of missile technology. The launch came just one week after the North fired a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range missile, which according to Pyongyang flew nearly 800 kilometres and was capable of carrying a "heavy" nuclear warhead . Read More »

Delhi University admissions: On Day 1, maximum forms for English and BCom

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DU will conduct "Open Days" between 10am to 1pm every day till May 31 to provide the information on courses, colleges and the admission process to secure that elusive seat in one of DU's 63 colleges. The admission is entirely online and you fill as many courses in as many colleges as you want in the same form. The online registration saw around 200 entries within 10 minutes after it was thrown open to the public today. Read More »

Trump Delivers Greeting Speech in Tel Aviv: 'We Love Israel'

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Trump also hailed the " unbreakable bond " between the United States and Israel as he spoke at a brief ceremony at the airport in Tel Aviv after landing. Trump arrived in Israel after visiting Saudi Arabia and will next head to the Vatican - home of the Catholic Church. He also said he's confident the alliance between Israel and the USA will become greater and stronger under Trump's leadership. Read More »

Rouhani Re-elected by Strong Margin as Iranian President

His re-election was a stamp of approval for the 2015 nuclear agreement that Iran signed with six world powers under which Tehran curbed uranium enrichment in exchange for an easing of worldwide economic sanctions. Despite the nuclear deal , the United States still considers Iran a "state sponsor of terrorism" for its support of groups such as Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite Muslim militia. Read More »

Trump vows to seek solution to violence against police

Trump noted the ambush killings of police officers a year ago in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and was joined in the Oval Office by family members of slain officers from Phoenix, Arizona, New Jersey and NY. Moss was shot to death in April 1930 during a traffic stop while working with a prohibition officer. "The families and communities these men served with distinction continue to mourn their loss". Read More »

Palestinians hold general strike ahead of Trump's arrival

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The strike has wide support among Palestinians. The hunger strike being waged by some 1,300 Palestinians being held in Israeli jails picked up an additional 220 strikers on Sunday, day 35 of the protest. The mass hunger strike, which began on 17 April, is led by Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti, who is serving five life sentences over his role in the second Palestinian intifada against the Israeli occupation. Read More »

Labour manifesto leak: Not our document, says Welsh party

The draft election manifesto says that if elected Labour will re-nationalize Britain's railways and post office, abolish university tuition fees and reverse cuts to welfare benefits. Corbyn said that he realized that military action may be necessary "as a last resort", but vowed to focus on defusing tensions. Corbyn said that a Labour government would seek greater worldwide cooperation to end the conflict in Syria and "work to halt the drift to confrontation with Russia. Read More »

Syria condemns US-led attack on pro-Assad forces

In a separate statement, a "senior USA defense official" told Fox News that "the coalition commander assessed the threat and after shows of force didn't stop the regime forces and those forces refused to move out of the deconfliction zone, the commander on the ground called for the air strike as a matter of force protection". Read More »

Comey will testify before Senate Intelligence Committee in open session

The Washington Post , citing sources familiar with the matter, did not identify the senior Trump adviser except to say that the person of interest was close to Trump , a Republican who entered the White House four months ago. "As the President has stated before - a thorough investigation will confirm that there was no collusion between the campaign and any foreign entity", said spokesman Sean Spicer. Read More »

CBSE to consult HRD ministry over HC order on moderation

CBSE on April 25 has announced that it will be mentioning extra marks aka "grace marks" given to Class 12 students separately on mark sheets. After terming the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) decision to scrap its "moderation policy" as " unfair and irresponsible " yesterday, in a major relief to students, the Delhi High Court today directed the CBSE to continue with its current marks "moderation policy" . Read More »

United Nations vows to tighten sanctions on North Korea

North Korea's latest round of missile tests has shocked even the more bullish experts on the Kim regime's nuclear and ballistic missile programs, placing it a few short months from testing a weapon that can put a nuclear warhead on Washington - but now more than ever the United States must show resolve and not cave in to nuclear blackmail, experts say. Read More »

Putin congratulates Macron on winning French presidential election

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The latest results showed that Le Pen won 33.9 percent of those who voted - less than expected but by far the party's strongest showing in a presidential election. Macron - though very much a product of the ruling elite's grooming - appears willing to shake the inertia that has marked France with economic stagnation under Francois Hollande, the most unpopular president that France has had to endure. Read More »

Pippa Middleton wedding dress photos: £40K Giles Deacon gown details

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Countess Philippa Hoyos, Lily French, Avia Horner and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge were the bridesmaid, while Casimir Tatos, Edward Sebire, William Ward and Prince George were the pageboys. The 33-year-old bride, sister of the Duchess of Cambridge , had two likely future British kings and other members of the royal family looking on Saturday as she married hedge fund manager James Matthews , 41, at a rural English church. Read More »

Indian national arrested for illegally entering Pakistan

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Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf Ali will plead Pakistan's case at the ICJ against Jadhav. On Thursday, the ICJ ordered Pakistan to stay the execution of Jadhav until a final decision in the proceedings. That is why the government should not get excited over the ICJ order. "The court wanted to be satisfied whether commander Jadhav had been denied consulor access, which he had", he said. Read More »

What we know about North Korea's latest missile test

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Despite North Korea's claim that Sunday's test simulated a re-entry situation, South Korean defense officials say the North probably has yet to master the technology. "I'm not going to talk about various policy options that we may or may not consider, but I will say this: we are certainly engaged right now in looking at a number of measures - political, economic, security - to deal with these provocative acts by the DPRK, and risky acts in many cases", he said. Read More »

UK PM: Britain was the victim of a 'callous terror attack'

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Thousands of teenagers were inside the arena for a concert by Ariana Grande last night, and Greater Manchester Police chief constable Ian Hopkins has confirmed children are among those killed . The teenage student is a big fan of singer Ariana Grande , who was performing at the Manchester Arena Monday night. Natalie Daley, who lived in a nearby home, said she was frightened by a loud bang Tuesday, then police yelling, "Get in your houses - get away from the windows!" Outside, she ... Read More »

Islamic State group claims Manchester blast, arrest made

In taking credit for the attack , the Islamic State claimed a "caliphate soldier managed to place a number of devices among a gathering of crusaders in Manchester, and detonated them". "The President reassured the Prime Minister that Americans stand with the people of the United Kingdom and that our resolve will never waiver in the face of terrorism". Read More »

Trump accused of 'Iranophobia' as he lands in Israel

Mr Trump , who is making his first visit to Israel as United States president, said: "I never mentioned the word or the name Israel in that conversation". India is among countries that have been victims of terrorism , Trump says. "The nations of the Middle East can not wait for American power to crush this enemy for them". Read More »

Trump uses Israel visit to champion 'ultimate deal' for peace

On Monday, Trump held talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem . Mr Trump later visited Israel's national Holocaust memorial, the Yad Vashem , in Jerusalem . "Palestinians are ready to reach for peace", Trump said . Trump says people from all nations, "even nations that you would be surprised to hear", want to stop the killing. Read More »

Manchester terror attack: what we know so far

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron cancelled a campaign tour to Gibraltar after the explosion, which police say they are treating as a terrorist attack. Designers, including Victoria Beckham, Donatella Versace, Peter Dundas, Henry Holland and Nicholas Ghesquière took to social media to express their dismay following the attack: "My heartfelt thoughts and prayers for all those effected by the tragedy in Manchester last night", said Beckham. Read More »

Trump accuses Iran of fuelling 'fires of sectarian conflict'

Trump sounded conciliatory notes, saying that he came to "deliver a message of friendship and hope", and "that is why I chose to make my first foreign visit a trip to the heart of the Muslim world, to the nation that serves as custodian of the two holiest sites in the Islamic Faith". Read More »

Ariana Grande Mom Helped Rush Fans to Safety

The claim came shortly after a 23-year-old man was arrested in the south of the city and armed police in riot gear raided a nearby flat. She will travel to Manchester to meet with police, the mayor and emergency services Tuesday. "So many young handsome innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life". The first victim was named by British media as Georgina Callander , 18, from Tarleton in Lancashire, northern England . Read More »

Israeli army kills Palestinian teen amid Trump visit

Trump said in March that an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal is "maybe not as hard as people have thought", though he has not given any indication of how he might approach the issue differently. "The whole nation has been shocked by the death and injury in Manchester", the queen said in a statement, adding: "I would like to express my admiration for the way the people of Manchester have responded, with humanity and compassion, to this act of barbarity". Read More »

Trump Reportedly Asked Intel Chiefs To Deny Evidence In Russia Probe

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U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks during a joint news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos at the White House May 18, 2017 in Washington, DC. White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster underscored that point in an interview that aired Sunday, saying Trump had felt "hamstrung". "I am hopeful that he will clarify for the American people recent events that have been broadly reported in the media", said Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.). Read More »

Palestinians ready to 'reach for peace'

His nine-day trip through the Middle East and Europe and his first foreign tour since taking office in January will end on Saturday after visits to the Vatican, Brussels and Sicily. A Palestinian stabbed and lightly wounded a border policeman in the Israeli coastal city of Netanya on Tuesday before being shot and wounded, police said. Read More »