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Manchester bomber's father arrested mid-interview in Libya

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Twenty-two people, including several children, were killed on Monday when a bomb went off at a concert by U.S. pop star Ariana Grande in Manchester, northwest England. An initial deployment of 984 had been ordered, first in London and then elsewhere . Home Secretary Amber Rudd earlier told the BBC that Abedi was on the radar of intelligence services. Read More »

WRIGHT: Trump succeeding where Obama failed on Middle East

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Israel claims it but the Palestinians insist that they want the wall to be included in any final peace talks. Trump rebuked Palestinian leaders in a joint press conference with Abbas in Bethlehem , saying, "Peace can never take root in an environment where violence is tolerated, funded and even rewarded", referring to stipends the PA pays to terrorists and their families. Read More »

Mariners honor Chris Cornell with moment of silence

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A detailed account by a Soundgarden fan published in the Detroit Free Press , describes how Cornell looked weak and had difficulty singing the songs entirely. "Rest in peace, Chris Cornell ", the Mariners wrote along with a picture of the singer. Cornell , Chris Cornell . Here he goes bombastic, courtesy of having a theme song to a James Bond movie (the 2006 version of Casino Royale ). Read More »

Shark Attacks Kayaker In Monterey Bay

A bystander who was standing on the shoreline started filming the ordeal as soon as Correriar was launched from his kayak. The victim can be seen flailing in the water as the shark swims nearby. "The shark came toward me, dropped the kayak, then dove straight down below me where I couldn't see it", Correiar said. "I scrambled away from my boat as fast as I could and started kicking towards shore - really wishing that I was wearing fins!" After Five minutes, maybe five years - it was hard to ... Read More »

Explosive device injures former Greek prime minister

ATHENS , Greece (AP) - Greek former Prime Minister Lucas Papademos was recuperating well Friday from injuries suffered when a parcel bomb exploded inside his vehicle in central Athens, health officials said. A press release by the Evangelismos hospital in Athens said the ex-premier and former European Central Bank vice-president is undergoing a battery of precautionary tests, with his condition listed as stable and non-threatening. Read More »

Osinbajo interacts with traders at Abuja Garki market

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Osinbajo, however, promised to engage with the market management to ameliorate the discomfort of the traders. In an unusual manner, the acting president spent meaningful time discussing and interacting with traders in the market who maximised the opportunity to pour out their complaints, especially about high cost of market stalls and prices of food items such as fish, onions and rice in the primary market. Read More »

FBI misses deadline to turn over Comey memos on President Trump

His lawyer Jamie Gorelick released a statement saying: "Mr Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about these meetings". Specifically, he requests "memoranda, notes, summaries and recordings" of communication between Comey and any White House employee up to the president since last September. Read More »

SNP would back 'progressive alliance' in event of hung parliament

However, Scottish Labour say the coalition deal has the party's backing. Although the results are less dramatic than Friday's YouGov survey, which found the Conservative advantage squeezed to just five points, they tally with the trend in a number of polls that has shown Labour gaining on the Tories after having begun the election race as much as 25 points adrift. Read More »

North Korea fires missile into Sea of Japan

Security Council resolutions. This is the ninth missile test North Korea has conducted this year . May 14: North Korea test-fires its newly developed Hwasong-12 missile, which it says can carry a heavy nuclear warhead. The North has a strong arsenal of short- and medium-range missiles that target Japan and South Korea and USA forces in the region, and it is working to ideal its longer-range missiles. Read More »

Sri Lanka races to rescue missing

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Military spokesman Roshan Senevirathne said more than 2,000 military personnel had been deployed to help the police and civilian agencies. The threat of floods in Colombo and Matara districts receded as there was no rain upstream of the Kelani and Nilvala rivers. Read More »

Death Toll Rises As Philippine Military Tries To Regain Control Of Marawi

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Security forces on Saturday continued fighting Daesh-linked militants in Marawi , a pre-dominantly Muslim city in the country's south. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez). In a separate incident, eight other people were found dead in a ravine along the Iligan-Marawi road on Sunday morning. Attached to one of the bodies was a sign that said "Munafik", meaning traitor. Read More »

Trump tells confidants, US will leave Paris climate deal

At the G-7, it was Trump's interactions with other leaders that commanded attention. With the United States refusing to commit to the Paris Agreement , Group of Seven (G7) leaders on Saturday admitted that they could not make a joint statement on climate change . Read More »

Trump expresses commitment to peace in West Asia

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the Western Wall and the Temple Mount will always be under Israeli authority, at a meeting in Israel's parliament on Wednesday marking 50 years since the reunification of Jerusalem . Read More »

Chelsea interested in making star winger their first signing

The Croatian global, who is known for his attacking prowess and his strength, has been linked to many clubs like Manchester United , Chelsea and PSG in recent times. Premier League champions Chelsea are reported suitors, with Antonio Conte well intent on sprucing up his squad for next season. Perisic was reportedly the subject of an opening bid from Man United , believed to be around £30.5million. Read More »

Philippines Forces Make gains in Southern City under Siege

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The black ISIS flags with the message "There is no other god than God" were fluttered throughout the city and numerous locals fled to establishments for nearby. On Tuesday , President Rodrigo Duterte declared a 60-day period of martial law in the south to expand his authority to fight the militants. In a letter sent to bishops of the 85 dioceses, Caritas Philippines National Director Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona called for assistance to those affected by the clashes in Marawi City ... Read More »

Russians warned against visiting United Kingdom over terror threat

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The police had wanted to keep the name under wraps for 36 hours or more in order not to alert any associates of Abedi. The tour was suspended to "further assess the situation and pay our proper respects" to the 22 dead and dozens injured in Monday's suicide attack in the northern England town. Read More »

Sen. John McCain: Putin the 'most important threat, more so than ISIS'

This was said in an interview with Australian TV channel ABC . McCain noted that "saw no evidence that they succeeded, but they tried and still trying". "I think ISIS can do awful things, and I worry a lot about what is happening with the Muslim faith", Mr McCain said. "I don't think it's standard procedure prior to the inauguration of the president of the United States by someone who is not in an appointed position", he said. Read More »

Chaffetz will resign, raising doubts about Trump probe

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His announcement came after he said last month he would not seek re-election in 2018 and was considering leaving his post before his current term ends. On Wednesday, as the Capitol was increasingly gripped by reports that President Donald Trump had pressured former FBI Director James B. Comey to quash an ongoing investigation, Chaffetz said he would invite Comey to testify in front of his committee next week. Read More »

Indian naval ship leaves for Lanka

The military stepped up search operations in landslide-hit areas and the airforce deployed five aircraft for rescue operations and another five to transport emergency supplies to villagers who could not be reached by road. "Our ships are being dispatched with relief material", Modi said. Military boats and helicopters are used to take people to safety. Modi also expressed condolences at the loss of lives and property and said that India stands with her Sri Lankan brothers and sisters in ... Read More »

Gal Gadot shimmers at Wonder Woman World Premiere

Empty your messenger bag, check your funds and put the finishing touches on your extremely s... I want something that's a great journey, that makes you fall in love with Wonder Woman , that has a good love story and is thrilling and exciting. Read More »

Comfortable wins for Djokovic, Nadal at French Open

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Defending champion Novak Djokovic has enjoyed a straight-sets winning start under new coach Andre Agassi , cruising past Spain's Marcel Granollers in the first round. Makarova broke Kerber's serve twice in the opening set and did so again in the second, racing into a 3-0 lead. Sharapova did however jump into the top 180 after the French Open cutoff and will be in Wimbledon qualifying. Read More »

Fresh Venezuela clashes after man set alight

More than 50 people have died in almost two months of almost daily protests in Venezuela. Tibisay Lucena, the National Electoral Council president, said late Tuesday that elections for representatives to redo the constitution would take place in late July and that elections for state governors and municipal mayors will be held December 10. Read More »

Foreigners among militants fighting Philippine army in Mindanao: solicitor

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Pacquiao, who like Duterte hails from Mindanao , insisted that martial law was necessary to secure the conflict-plagued region. MARAWI , Philippines (AP) - Philippine forces launched fresh airstrikes Sunday to drive out militants linked to the Islamic State group after days of fighting left corpses in the streets and hundreds of civilians begging for rescue from a besieged southern city. Read More »

Concert bomber asked mom to forgive him hours before attack

Ramadan Abedi, who is alleged to have been a member of the al-Qaida-backed Libyan Islamic Fighting group in the 1990s - a claim he denies - told the AP before he was arrested that his son was not involved with the concert bombing and was not connected to the Islamic State group, which claimed responsibility for the attack. Read More »

Costa: I could be on Chelsea's Transfer list

Asked if delivering the FA Cup would be a ideal way to say goodbye having been at the club almost 21 years, Wenger replied: "There is no flawless way". "Our season was incredible, to win the league in this way". " Per Mertesacker for me is a flawless example for any young professional football player". Read More »

Don't sell 'dangerous arms' to terror supporters, Iran tells Trump

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During his Saudi Arabia visit, Tillerson on Saturday said he hoped the re-election of Rouhani would prompt changes to Tehran's approach to "terrorism and human rights". President Trump visits the Western Wall . Trump, wearing a black skullcap, on Monday became the first sitting president to visit the Western Wall. Read More »

Rebuffing Trump, Iran president says missile tests to continue 'if necessary'

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He was less flattering in his assessment of the Trump administration so far. "The Americans have also made mistakes in their attack on Afghanistan and Iraq , as well as their stance on Syria and Yemen", he said . The elections remain tightly controlled, however, and many candidates are excluded during a pre-election vetting process. Last week , the people of Iran chose to continue along the path toward openness. Read More »

Trump makes puzzling statements in pair of policy tweets

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That suggestion was puzzling, though, since the budget plan submitted last week by the White House calls for cutting $616 billion in future Medicaid spending , $250 billion in spending cuts through the Obamacare repeal, as well as cuts for low-income children's health care. Read More »

Macron calls handshake with Trump 'moment of truth'

Emmanuel Macron has declared last week's "death grip" handshake with Donald Trump intentional. At their first meeting, ahead of a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels on Thursday, the two men locked hands for so long that knuckles started turning white. Read More »

United States decries Washington brawl during Turkish president's visit

U.S. officials expressed outrage Wednesday after a "brutal attack" on protesters by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's bodyguards cast a dark pall over his visit to Washington. "Clearly Erdogan's guards feel complete impunity, drawing on tools of repression they use at home & knowing he has their back, no matter what", wrote former USA ambassador to the UN Samantha Power on Twitter. Read More »

Putin: Russia will Develop Partnership Relations with Iran

The US should drop its "hostile" policies towards Iran, the country's re-elected President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday. Mr Rouhani also said Iran would continue its ballistic missile programme, which has been heavily criticised by the Trump administration. Read More »

Trump considering a White House staff overhaul

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Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump headed home early from President Donald Trump's global trip, and the official line was that Kushner had worked on the first three stops and wasn't an integral player as the agenda moved on. Both Lewandowski and Bossie discussed the prospect with the president before his trip, according to one person told of the conversations. Lewandowski's return would be notable, given the fact that he was sacked by Trump after clashing with staff and Trump's adult children. Read More »