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United Kingdom police arrest 15th person in connection with Manchester attack

The police statement said one of the last places he went to before the attack at the Manchester Arena venue was a city centre flat, where they believe he may have finished assembling the device. British counter-terror chief Mark Rowley said Friday that police had captured "a large part of the network" linked to the bombing . Security is being increased at football cup finals at Wembley and Hampden Park and the Great Manchester Run.

Conservative lead over Labour shrinking ahead of General Election, polls show

On Monday May was forced to backtrack on one of her Conservative Party's most high-profile election pledges to force elderly people to pay more for their social care after her opinion poll lead halved. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May's party had earlier held a sizeable lead which has shrunk somewhat. "We must be courageous enough to admit the "war on terror" is simply not working", Mr Corbyn, a longtime peace activist who opposed British involvement in the wars in Iraq and ...

Netanyahu extends condolences over Manchester attack to British Prime Minister Theresa May

Coe, who was the prime organizer of the 2012 London Olympics, said: "It's important that we provide a safe and secure environment, but we don't lose sight of the fact that sport is a celebration of humanity". Campaigning was suspended following the attack until Friday. Abedi, a 22-year-old Briton of Libyan descent, killed 22 people on May 22 at an Ariana Grande concert.

Homeland Security head says terror situation is scarier than you know

Kelly cited four different terror attacks that unfolded in the last week as proof - including the suicide bombing in Manchester and strikes in Egypt , the Philippines and Indonesia . "The good news is we have the finest men and women in and out of uniform", he said. At least 26 people were killed, and 25 more wounded. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria claimed responsibility for a Monday bombing after an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England , that killed 22 and injured more ...

Frankie Grande Sends His Love to Those Lost in Manchester Concert Bombing

A child places flowers in a square in central Manchester on May 24 after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert which killed 22 people . In the letter, posted May 24, Millsaps, who says he used to manage talent himself and also once worked on a political campaign, urged Grande to ignore "experts who are now "strategizing" what you should do next", and instead spend time with family and friends "who will give you space and support when you need it".

Paul plans to force vote on $110 billion Saudi arms deal

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee received formal notice of the pending sale on May 19. The senator will attempt to use the 1976 Arms Export Control Act , which allows a senator to force a vote on halting arms sales overseas. The move by the lawmakers is to block $500 million of the sale the portion, including precision-guided munitions and other offensive weapons, Reuters said.

Ariana Grande's Brother Frankie Pays Tribute to Victims of Manchester Concert Bombing

The Side To Side hitmaker flew back home with her mum Joan just hours after 22 people were killed by a suicide bomber outside her gig at the Manchester Arena on 22 May (17), and subsequently suspended a number of dates on her European tour.

Major power breakdown hits Karachi, other 12 districts in Sindh

The main transmission line of K-Electric had tripped in Hub, just outside Karachi , causing eleven more grid stations to trip, while water pumping stations of the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) also stopped functioning, causing water shortage in the metropolis.

Will Middle East connections shift president's views? | Letters

Mr Obama did not mention the word terror; Mr Trump used it 31 times, and elevated it to the great challenge of our age. Since President Trump's speech to Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia, some journalists and pundits are praising what they see as the president's " softer " tone on Islam.

United States plans first test of ICBM intercept, with North Korea on mind

Sunday ET) from an area near Wonsan, Kangwon province, toward the eastern part of the Korean Peninsula, according to a statement from South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. It is past time to ask quite seriously whether Beijing (never mind its public posturing) reached a quiet decision quite some years ago that China can live comfortably enough with a nuclear-armed North Korea that dedicates itself to bedeviling such leading democracies as South Korea, America ...

US plans test of defense system to shoot down an ICBM

Defense Intelligence Agency testified earlier this month . "This ballistic missile launch by North Korea is highly problematic from the perspective of the safety of shipping and air traffic and is a clear violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions", Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said, according to Reuters .

CBSE class XII result: Girls outperform boys yet again, pass percentage drops

As of now, students have to go ahead with whatever they have and proceed". They come after the government's controversial announcement - following the exams - that it would scrap the marks moderation policy. "Reasons for the dip may vary- from difficulty of questions to preparation of students". In all 55 students from the school appeared for the exam in science stream and almost half of them scored above 80%.

Swedish Comedy "The Square" Receives Palme d'Or at Cannes

He led the crowd in a cheer, too. Dominic West, Elisabeth Moss and Claes Bang star in The Square . Bang plays the curator of an art museum, who sets up The Square , an installation inviting passers-by to altruism. The Cannes Film Festival Jury has done its job. "The safe-ish money is on Frenchman Robin Campillo's heart-rending AIDS activist drama 'BPM (Beats Per Minute)' , which has the liberal politics and warm emotional pull that could unite an otherwise split jury", wrote ...

Would initiate steps to stop memorial of Godse: Maha govt

The assurance came after Congress MLC Sanjay Dutt raised the issue through a point of propriety and demanded that the government should urgently intervene. "Hence the Government should immediately intervene to stop it and also take strict action against those initiating so, as also against those government authorities who have failed to take prompt action in the matter", he said.

European Union still at odds with U.S. over climate, trade, Russia: Tusk

European allies had to take Trump's " obsolete " comments "very seriously", Besch said, because Europe depends on America's defense capabilities and contribution to NATO - US now provides 22% of the organization's budget, while Germany gives 15% and the United Kingdom provides 10%.

Kashmir: Strict curfew imposed in Srinagar after Hizbul terrorists killed in Tral

Heavy deployment of security forces was made in the old city areas of Srinagar to prevent violence. Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Yasin Malik was arrested on Sunday and shifted to central jail Srinagar . The authorities have suspended internet services on mobile phones on Saturday in addition to suspension of outgoing call facility on prepaid mobile phones.

Modi Govt will find permanent solution to Kashmir: Rajnath

However, he declined to reveal the details of the strategy to be adopted by the Centre to seek a permanent solution to the restive Kashmir. Rajnath Singh said Kashmir had indeed been a challenge for the government but refused to accept Opposition claims that the PDP-BJP ruling combine in the state was responsible for it.

Jared Kushner 'wanted secret line to Russia': Diplomat

The president's lawyers have urged Trump not to write adversarial Twitter messages or make off-the-cuff comments about the Russian Federation probe, explaining that those utterances could further hurt him if it seems as if he's trying to obstruct the investigation.

101-year-old jumps out of plane, breaks world record

It's a cause that has great personal significance for Hayes, who is named after a famous World War I battle. Skydive Buzz posted a video of the adventure, showing Hayes taking to the sky, floating to the ground and lying down, jubilant, after the jump.

Trump attacks 'fake news' following Kushner reports

Instead, Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly - echoing a position taken a day before by national security advisor H.R. McMaster - said there was nothing inherently wrong with an incoming presidential administration establishing "back channel" communications with a foreign power such as Russian Federation.

General Election 2017: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn visits Swinnow

McCluskey also told Politico that a hostile media was to blame for the scale of the task of turning around the leader's image in the minds of voters, and that Corbyn would have succeeded even if he took fewer seats than the 229 the party won in 2015.

Israeli govt meeting near Jerusalem site angers Palestinians

Trump could take advantage of these regional trends to nudge Sunni Arab countries not now in a state of peace with Israel (only Egypt and Jordan have signed peace deals with the Jewish state) to come out of the closet and launch official diplomatic relations with Israel instead of behind-the-scenes diplomacy.

Syria says United States crematorium claims 'totally unfounded'

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Tillerson "was firm and clear with Minister Lavrov that Russian Federation holds tremendous influence with Bashar al-Assad" and must act to rein him in. "These photographs constitute the most comprehensive evidence of the regime's widespread and systematic targeting of Syrian civilians", the museum said in its statement .

Man Stabs Clerk While Holding Decapitated Human Head

A man covered in blood, holding a knife and carrying his mother's severed head walked into an Estacada grocery store and stabbed an employee Sunday afternoon, according to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. Webb was apprehended and is charged with the murder of his mother, 59-year-old Tina Webb, and the attempted murder of the cashier, the Associated Press reported .

North Korea fires unidentified projectile — S.Korea military

World leaders have been discussing the implications that could arise should North Korea continue to develop its nuclear missile program. It called the missile an "answer" to U.S. "It is meant to undermine trilateral security cooperation among the U.S., Japan and South Korea ". It is the latest missile launch from the North, which appears to have landed in Japan's exclusive economic zone.

Trial of Disgraced South Korean President Begins

Moon, who took office two weeks ago, has promised to get tough on chaebol bosses who commit crimes. "I hope this trial truly frees former President Park of fault and lets her be remembered as a president who lived a life devoted to her country".It is a stunning fall for a woman who won the 2012 presidential election by more than a million votes.

Two boys among eight dead in MS shooting

It's unclear whether the attacks were premeditated, and although police say they have identified a motive, they are not releasing it. Authorities have also not yet released the names of the victims. Willie Corey Godbolt, 35, of Bogue Chitto, Mississippi is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained May 28, 2017. Four bodies, three females and the deputy, were recovered there, Strain said.

8 killed in shooting rampage in MS; suspect arrested

Godbolt said he had gone to a residence in Bogue Chitto to talk about his children. A witness tells The Associated Press that he had been arguing with his estranged wife about their children when he opened fire inside his in-laws' home after the sheriff's deputy arrived.

Canada defeats Australia to earn berth in women's rugby sevens final

They were dominant in the third-place play-off against France despite conceding the first try after two minutes. Nathan-Wong and Blyde gave New Zealand a 12-0 lead by the three minute mark. Their breakdown work, led by player of the final Ruby Tui, was especially effective. "They really left mana out on the field", says coach Allan Bunting.

Iraq attempts to seize last Daesh positions in Mosul

Iraqi armed forces launched an operation on Saturday to capture the last Islamic State-held enclave in Mosul , according to a military statement. Several blocks had been cleared - at the cost of at least one dead and three wounded - but his men were still two kilometres from the Old City where an unknown number of ISIS fighters hid among an estimated 165,000.

Three teens die in Boggabilla crash

Police say two female passengers in the auto and the male driver of the truck died. Paramedics were called to the Newell Highway, 30 kilometres south of Boggabilla, about 6.12am after reports two trucks and one vehicle had crashed. He said crews described how debris from the crash was spread over a large section of the highway. Initial investigations suggest a fuel-tanker, a pantek truck with a trailer, and a auto crashed.

Vic man admits Maybury murder 33 years ago

One charge was withdrawn by prosecutors. "The darkness is almost over": Kylie Maybury's mother, Julie, leaves the Melbourne Magistrate's Court on Monday. After Davies' arrest, Detective Inspector Mick Hughes said Kylie's mother had "been a pillar of strength" in the years following her daughter's death.

Rahul Gandhi condemns public cattle slaughter by Kerala Youth Cong members

Congress leader M Lijju, a former Youth Congress president, said there were certain rules with regard to slaughtering of animals which they should have kept in mind. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the Centre's decision was surprising which was unsuitable for a democratic nation. "Today it is saying you can't eat beef, tomorrow it can say no to fish also".

Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning dies at age 85

Bunning was the only member of the Senate to vote against the confirmation of Ben S. Bernanke as chairman of the Fed in 2006. "They need to quarantine this stuff and put the investigations in a separate communications operation", said Jack Quinn, who served as White House counsel for President Bill Clinton.

Merkel and Trump: 2 Very Different Takes on G7 Summit

Trump came under intense pressure during meetings with world leaders in Brussels and Italy on the issue. The U.S. was the only country represented at the summit that did not sign the deal on Saturday. Trump's chief economic adviser, Gary Cohn, told reporters at the G-7 summit Friday that the president was growing more attuned to the European stance on climate change.