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United States singer Ariana Grande has strong teenage following

Death toll: British police said 22 people, including children, were killed and 59 people had been treated in hospital. Katy Perry said she would be praying for everyone, while Cher sent out hers for the people of Manchester . "People just going through red lights", said Sam Ward, who lives near the arena. "We are grieving today, but we are strong". I mean we brought our children out for a day out thinking we'll have a really good concert, they'll remember the concert but probably for ...

Report Claims Trump Told Russians 'Nut Job' Comey's Dismissal Eased Pressure

The hearing, which will take place after the Memorial Day public holiday on May 29, comes after calls from United States officials for the release of memos written by Mr Comey outlining his conversations with President Trump. Mr Trump met with the Russians on 10 May - the day after Mr Comey was sacked. "He was insane, a real nut job", Trump allegedly said to the Russian envoys.

Ariana Grande suspends tour

Bomb disposal units were called to Manchester Arena and the surrounding vicinity, along with riot police and a fleet of emergency service vehicles, who treated those injured. Grande, who was not injured in the blast, tweeted hours later: "broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words". "It is important also that people here in Manchester avoid the area around Manchester Arena so the emergency services can continue to effectively deal with the incident at that ...

Manchester attack: Schools can postpone GCSE and A-level exams

Thousands of young people were among the crowds leaving Ariana Grande's concert when a suicide bomber detonated outside Manchester Arena last night killing 22 people. The exams regulator has said headteachers in Manchester are "best placed to decide whether exams should go ahead as planned" in a press release this morning.

President, PM condemn Manchester terror attack

A suicide bomber blew himself up at a crowded arena hosting USA star Ariana Grande's pop concert in Manchester, killing at least 22 people and injuring 59 others in the deadliest terror attack in the United Kingdom since the 7/7 bombings of 2005.

Mother´s desperate search for Olivia, 15, after concert terror attack

A Reuters witnesses said they heard a "big bang" at Manchester's Arndale shopping mall and saw people running from the building. Emergency vehicles were on the scene helping the injured and bomb disposal units were later seen outside the venue.

Explosion at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester: What we know so far

More than 50 others are injured and are being treated at six area hospitals, police said. It was not immediately clear if police were including the attacker among the 22 people reported to have died. "But when I think of Manchester, the place that I know, I think of the spirit of the people there, and I'm telling you, a more tight-knit group of people you will be hard pressed to find".

Iran must never have nuclear weapons: Trump tells Netanyahu

The visit to the Western Wall drew controversy before Trump even left Washington, when U.S. officials declined to say whether it belonged to Israel. But Trump's unconventional approach to diplomacy has raised hopes that he may be well positioned to jump-start talks bogged down by entrenched interests and ancient enmity.

USA defense chief affirms commitment to protecting Turkey

The fall of Tabqa leaves no other major urban settlements on the road to Raqqa, about 25 miles away. The fighters, which are Kurdish-led but also include some Arab fighters, said they expelled the extremists from the Tabqa Dam and a nearby town, also called Tabqa.

North Korea fires 'unidentified projectile' - Seoul

Lee gave Xi a hand-written letter from Moon. Hong will spend the rest of his four-day trip to the USA meeting with senior government officials and North Korea experts to lay the groundwork for Moon and Trump's much anticipated one-on-one meeting next month.

'Senior adviser under scrutiny' in Russian Federation probe

Meanwhile, Comey is set to give evidence regarding Russian meddling in the USA election in an open hearing of the Senate intelligence committee after US Memorial Day on 29 May. "Moreover, the American people deserve an opportunity to hear it". Friday's report quotes Trump calling ousted FBI Director James Comey "crazy" and "a real nut job".

'Broken' Ariana Grande suspends tour after United Kingdom concert terror

The Islamic State group says one of its members planted bombs in the middle of crowds in Manchester , England, where 22 people died in an explosion . "She was looking in the direction of where the explosion actually happened all night and smirking to herself". For people who live and work in Manchester , there remains a large cordon in place around Manchester Arena and Victoria Station, which will be in place for some time.

'A shambles': Bankers angry after Treasury meeting over levy

The tax resembles a charge im-posed on big mining companies in 2010 that was ultimately re-designed after an industry advertising campaign which helped unseat the then Labour prime minister Kevin Rudd. Defence spending will hit two per cent of GDP by 2020/21. A hostile Senate blocked several key planks of that budget. It will be hard for Labor to argue against one of the biggest imposts in the budget - an $8.2 billion rise in the Medicare levy to fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Bomber set off blast after Ariana Grande concert

The arena was packed both with attendees and pink balloons that had fallen from the ceiling during the concert's final song. Catherine Macfarlane told the Reuters news agency the blast hit after the concert was over. Shortly after the explosion, Greater Manchester Police tweeted asking people to stay away. He said the Chinese people stood firmly with the country at this hard time, reported The Guardian .

Manchester attack: 23yo man arrested, police say

Witnesses said the blast scattered bolts and other bits of metal, indicating the bomb may have contained shrapnel meant to maximize injuries and deaths. Saffie Roussas, aged 8, was the youngest of the 22 victims identified so far. "Saffie was quiet and unassuming with a creative flair". US President Donald Trump described the attack as the work of "evil losers".

First Jury Members Picked For Bill Cosby Trial

Still, 86 of the 100 potentials said they were familiar with Cosby and the generalities of his case. Jurors will be about 300 miles (482 kilometers) from home, across the state in suburban Philadelphia. She had left Temple the previous March and was back home in the Toronto area, setting aside a life in basketball to retrain as a massage therapist.

Trump Made 'Horrendous Error' in Israel — WashPost

He could be seen entering the holy site along with First Lady Melania Trump under heavy security. The Israeli government has considered the wall under its jurisdiction since it captured the Old City during the Six Day War in 1967. Netanyahu called Trump's flight from Riyadh to Tel Aviv "a historic milestone on the path to reconciliation and peace". President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu walk during welcome ceremony in Tel Aviv, Monday, May 22,2017.

Dublin opens Book of Condolence for victims of tragedy in Manchester

Children are among 22 people who died after a suicide bomber detonated an improvised explosive device, carrying out a terrorist attack at Manchester Arena. The Belfast book of condolence will be available in the main entrance hall during normal opening hours (8.30am - 5pm Monday to Friday, and 10am - 4pm Saturday and Sunday).

Trump Talks Israel-Palestinian Peace, Offers No Details on Plan

He placed a note between the massive stones, a centuries-old tradition of supplication. Trump was not accompanied by any Israeli leaders during the hugely symbolic visit. Netanyahu, in his remarks, did not mention the word "Palestinians", but spoke of advancing "peace in our region" with Arab partners helping to deliver it.

Reaction to Manchester Arena attack

Death toll: British police said 22 people, including children, were killed and 59 people had been treated in hospital. Concertgoers described the scene after the explosion. Gary Walker, from Leeds, was with his wife in the foyer waiting to pick up his two daughters who were at the concert. "Why? What's the point?" Mrs May said there would be "difficult days ahead" for those affected, but added: "We all - every single one of us - stand with the people of Manchester at this awful time.

Mixture of old and new faces in Macron's first government

In his busy first week, Macron is also set to meet EU Council President Donald Tusk in Paris on Wednesday as he tackles his top foreign priority of reforming the European Union. On the campaign trail ahead of his election on May 7, Macron pledged a slimmed-down group of ministers of around 15 people, half of them women and including people from outside politics.

Trump says Manchester bombing is the work of 'evil losers'

Trump said alongside Abbas that an agreement with Israel could "begin a process of peace all throughout the Middle East". He said both sides are ready to resume talks. Trump placed a note in the ancient stones of Jerusalem's Western Wall. The visit raised questions about whether the USA would indicate the site is Israeli territory.

Israel police: Palestinian assailant stabs Israeli officer

So he sought continually to steer the conversation toward Iran, a common foe for Israel and the Sunni Arab leaders whom Trump visited over the weekend in Saudi Arabia. If you've made a commitment on policy in the Middle East you better stand by it or else you lose credibility. He reiterated the Palestinians' demands, including establishing a capital in East Jerusalem , territory Israel claims as well, insisting that "our problem is not with the Jewish religion, it's with the occupation and ...

Israeli intel officials shouted at United States counterparts after Trump disclosure

President Donald Trump has arrived in Bethlehem for a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (mahk-MOOD' ah-BAHS'). Touring the Middle East this week, President Donald Trump has sought to galvanize traditional USA allies against a common foe Iran, an opening bid to realign the region while advancing the prospect of peace that's long eluded American leaders.

South Korea opens fire when it sees object

North Korea has flown drones over the border in the past. "Viewing the images of the Earth being sent real-time from the camera mounted on the ballistic missile , Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un said it feels grand to look at the Earth from the rocket we launched and the entire world looks so lovely", according to the North Korean news agency.

UK police: 'a number of fatalities' at Ariana Grande concert

The force's chief constable, Ian Hopkins, said Tuesday they believe one person carried out the attack. If you or someone you know were at or around Manchester Arena last night and have any information that may help Greater Manchester Police in their investigation OR if you want to report any suspicious activity call the Manchester anti-terrorist hotline 0800 789321 or 999.

Reported Dead Whilst 59 Sustained Injuries in Manchester Attack

The explosion, which happened in the arena's foyer area, sent panicked fans running. Manchester Evening News reported that children holding pink balloons were being led away from the scene, and that people were leaving Manchester Royal Infirmary in tears, too upset to talk, some desperately trying to find family members.

May says police believe they know identity of Manchester attacker

There are reports that a raid was carried out in the Whalley Range area of the city. British Prime Minister Theresa May is due to chair a meeting of the government's COBRA emergency committee later Tuesday. "We were making our way out and when we were right by the door there was a massive explosion and everybody was screaming", concert-goer Catherine Macfarlane told Reuters.

Ariana Grande Concert Rocked By Explosion, 19 Confirmed Dead

The explosion killed at least 19 people and injured dozens. Greater Manchester Police have raised the death toll in a blast at an Ariana Grande concert to 22. Her mother, Charlotte Campbell, said the 15-year-old attended the concert with her best friend from school. "I would like to express my heartfelt condolences to the victims and families of the deceased and my prayers to a swift recovery for the wounded".

Flynn Accused Of Lying To Get Security Clearance

Cummings' comments came as Flynn sent his own letter saying he would not comply with the Senate Intelligence Committee's subpeona seeking documents, and would instead invoke his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination. The committee wanted Flynn to produce any records of conversations he had with Russian officials between June 16, 2015, and January 20, 2017, and to compile a list of any contacts he had with Russian officials.

UNSC strongly condemns NK's latest missile test, warns additional sanctions

The Security Council will hold a closed-door emergency meeting today at the request of Japan, South Korea and the United States to discuss further action in response to the latest missile test. It was the eighth ballistic missile launch by the North this year and came only one week after it launched another intermediate-range ballistic missile .

Manchester Arena attack: First victim named as 16-year-old Georgina Callender

Emergency numbers have been established by Greater Manchester Police for anyone who is concerned for loved ones who may not have returned home 0161 856 9400 or 0161 856 9900. The explosion struck around 10:30 p.m. Monday night as Grande was ending the concert, part of her Dangerous Woman Tour. Crying children and parents desperately tried to find each other as cell phone signals faltered in the deluge of calls, witnesses said.

'Number of fatalities' after explosion at Ariana Grande concert, United Kingdom police say

Georgina Callander was among 22 people who died in an explosion at the end of a concert by USA singer Ariana Grande , reported the BBC . Police advised the public to avoid the area around the venue. City officials said the true spirit of Manchester was surfacing in the hours after the incident. "Many fans responded by posting tweets with the hashtags "#PrayForManchester" and "#PrayForAriana".

Manchester Arena terror attack: Death toll climbs to 22

James Corden sent an emotional video message, while stars including Katy Perry, Demi Lovato and Cher have sent messages of condolences to the victims of an alleged terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert. There were emotional reunions after the horror explosion at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. "It was nearly like they waited for her to go".

President Trump Makes Historic Visit to Western Wall

Mr Trump, wearing a black skullcap, became the first sitting president to visit the Western Wall on Monday. Concerns have also been raised over Trump's sharing of intelligence with Russian Federation said to have originally come from Israel.

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