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Concert bomber's brother arrested for suspected ties to ISIS

Armed police also patrolled outside St. Paul's Cathedral in London , another popular tourist spot. The government said almost 1,000 soldiers were deployed Wednesday instead of police in high-profile sites in London and other locations. Countries across the world will tighten security ahead of major cultural and sports events after a suicide bombing in Britain that killed at least 22 people, but experts say reinforced measures will do little to prevent determined individuals.

3 more arrests in Manchester

Reports have now gathered pace online that the 23-year-old singer will pay for the funerals of all the fans who were slaughtered in the 20,000 capacity venue, in what was the worst terrorist attack the United Kingdom has seen since the 7/7 London bombings .

GOP leaders praise Trump's balanced budget plan

Mulvaney is the driving force behind the Trump budget plan, winning the president's approval for big cuts to benefit programs whose budgets are essentially on autopilot. But the budget does feature a major domestic initiative - a six-week paid parental leave program headed by Ivanka Trump that would be designed and financed by the states through cuts to unemployment insurance, at a projected cost of $25 billion over the next 10 years.

Oil producers seen likely to extend output cuts

Futures closed 0.2 per cent lower in NY even after the US Energy Information Administration said inventories shrank for a seventh straight week, by more than twice the amount analysts had forecast. Only with an extension for the whole of 2018 and 100 percent compliance with cuts "can we envisage a market which is more or less balanced", the JBC analysts wrote.

Manchester terrorist's brother 'aware of attacker's plans' - bomber's father also arrested

The Special Deterrent anti-terror force said in a statement on its Facebook page that the arrest took place in Tripoli as Hashim Abedi was receiving cash transferred from his brother, Salman. Mrs May raised the security threat level to the highest possible rating of critical , meaning another atrocity is expected imminently, saying a "wider group of individuals" could have been involved in the blast.

Pope Francis jokes with Trump family. Presses the environment

If anything, the differences sharpened in the days leading up to Trump's visit to the Vatican on Wednesday, with Trump still dithering on whether to keep the US within the Paris Climate Agreement, which Francis supports. Trump sparked fears of an end to the transatlantic alliance when he dismissed North Atlantic Treaty Organisation as "obsolete" while on the campaign trail and mortified the European Union by backing Brexit.

New WHO chief: Planned US funding cuts not a 'closed issue'

Namibia Wednesday joined the rest of Africa and the wider worldwide community to congratulate and welcome Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebrysus as the new Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO).The Ethiopian national is the first African to lead the United Nations global health agency in its nearly 70-year history.

Setting aside past rude talk, Trump and pope focus on peace

Pope Francis meets with President Donald Trump and First lady Melania Trump , at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 24, 2017 . Trump has been a sharp critic of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries that don't spend the agreed-upon 2 percent of their gross domestic product on defense, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the president indeed planned to push allies hard on that issue.

Trump said to praise 'great job' in Philippine drug fight

Mr Duterte on Wednesday placed Mindanao, a group of islands in the Philippines , under martial law - suspending the writ of habeas corpus and ordering the military to embargo the islands. Share with Us - We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article, and smart, constructive criticism. He has said he would kill his own children if they ever took drugs.

UN rejects Pakistan's claim that Indian troops targeted UN vehicle near LoC

Pakistan attempting terror attacks on Indian Army at Uri headquarters resulted in big controversy between the two countries recently. Attacking India , the Pakistani major posted: "On 13 May 2017, India targeted innocent civilians". They also released the video of the shooting which included loud explosions thick smoke due to the fire. Meanwhile, India on Wednesday denied claims of Pakistan that its aircraft flew over or near the Siachen glacier as Air Force sources said there was no ...

Justice ethics experts clear Mueller to head Russian Federation probe

The special counsel, former FBI Director Robert Mueller , is overseeing an investigation into Russia's meddling in the election and whether there was any collusion with Trump associates. "Are you able to assist in this matter?" one official reportedly asked . Rogers is also scheduled to testify later Tuesday. Both Coats and Rogers are set to testify before Congress on Tuesday in previously scheduled hearings - Coats, a former Indiana GOP senator, before the Senate Armed Services ...

Sixth arrest as Grande suspends world tour

Ariana Grande suspended her Dangerous Woman world tour and canceled several European shows Wednesday due to the deadly bombing at her concert in Manchester , England. Abedi's 23-year-old brother Ismail was arrested in Manchester on Tuesday. Neighbor Adam Prince said the raided flat had been used as an Airbnb. "I heard the news that they are suspecting he was the bomber", the elder Abedi said.

How Ariana Grande's loved ones reacted to the Manchester Arena tragedy

At least 22 people, including children, were killed and dozens more were hurt in the attack, which left concertgoers screaming and prompted a massive police response. A Grande concert is scheduled for Aug 17 at Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani, with tickets priced at up to 12,000 baht selling briskly. "I'm just hearing nothing - her phone's dead", Charlotte Campbell, whose 15-year-old daughter Olivia was at the concert, told BBC radio.

Army officers free to take decisions in war-like zone: Arun Jaitley

He has been given a clean chit from the Army's Court of Inquiry and will continue to serve in Kashmir. Major Nitin Leetul Gogoi has been equated to a medieval war hero who beat the Mughal army which tried to conquer Assam in 1671. He reminded Indian media of its praises on and often for Jammu Kashmir Police for its anti-militancy and anti-people policies and added that the radical national media would always defend even the indefensible acts of police.

Manchester attacker 'likely' travelled to Syria: French minister

The US is one of Britain's key intelligence partners. His brother Dan confirmed his death on Twitter saying: "They found my brother last night". He said: 'Saffie's sadly passed away and her mother, we understand, isn't aware. He was a student at the University of Salford in Manchester. A family friend, who asked not to be named, described him as "normal" and said they were known to the Libyan community in the city.

Father of Manchester bomber arrested in Libyan capital Tripoli - spokesman, witness

The Telegraph reports Abedi's 20-year-old brother, Hashem Abedi, was arrested on Tuesday night in Libya's capital Tripoli by counter-terrorism forces. The Prime Minister confirmed the threat level remains at severe, meaning a terrorist attack is highly likely. More than 400 officers were deployed.

Eight-year-old attack victim a 'beautiful little girl'

Libya has arrested a brother and the father of the man suspected of carrying out the bombing in the British city of Manchester , a relative and security sources said Wednesday . British and French officials said earlier Wednesday that Abedi probably had accomplices and had links to Islamic State. Officials are probing how often Abedi had traveled to Libya, which has seen an eruption of armed Islamist groups since dictator Moammar Gadhafi was overthrown and killed in 2011.

Former UVA Football Player & Coach Sonny Randle Dies at 81

Former star UVa football player and former head coach - and 4-time NFL Pro-Bowler - Sonny Randle has passed away at the age of 81. So incredible in fact that the Chicago Cardinals (later the St. He coached UVa in lean years in 1974 and 1975 where his teams went 4-7 and 1-10. He was later named head coach at ECU and led the team to Southern Conference championships in 1972 and 1973.

Fight between teacher, staff member caught on video in Georgia

School officials told local media the women were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct in a public space. Since we usually see students getting into fights on video as numerous people yell "WorldStar" for some reason, it's time to change it up a bit - now it's two teachers.

Senate Intelligence Committee Presses For Flynn Documents

On May 18, Reuters reported that Flynn and other advisers to Trump's campaign were in contact with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties in at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the 2016 presidential race, citing current and former us officials.

Duterte declares martial law in Phillipines island

According to presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella, the President initially said the martial law will last for 60 days. Duterte cancelled a meeting set for Wednesday with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and planned to cut short his trip, during which he was also due to meet Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

Manchester bomber was 'likely' acting with others: minister

Armed troops could be deployed on the streets to guard concert venues and sports stadiums under a plan authorised by the Government in the wake of the Manchester Arena atrocity. British media reported that the apartment belonged to Abedi's brother, Ismail. He said the man was in his 20s, named Ismail and of Libyan descent. "They would think that that is a great name".

Suspect in Manchester attack had Libyan heritage

Born to a devoutly Islamic Libyan family in Britain's third biggest city, newspapers said he was known to the security services and the Financial Times said he had turned to radical Islam in recent years. The Associated Press reports the brothers' father, Ramadan Abedi, was also arrested in Libya but did not say why. After Ariana's concert on Monday, at around 10:30pm GMT, a suicide bomber detonated an improvised explosive device in the foyer of Manchester Arena.

Iran says USA weapons sale to Saudi Arabia will jeopardise regional security

If the Holy Father is of a mind to challenge the pope on this topic, he might remind the president that the USA once gave weapons to the "freedom fighters" in Afghanistan in the 1980s because they were fighting the Soviets. Mr Trump signed arms deals worth nearly $US110 billion during his two-day visit to Saudi Arabia. "Not one guy with a bad placard". He is scheduled to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem on Tuesday.

Trump to Order Commission on Fraudulent Voting in Elections

Some Republicans and Democrats say Trump's unsubstantiated claims could undermine voting rights efforts and confidence in the new president. In addition to Pence, the commission can have up to 15 members. study the registration and voting processes used in Federal elections", the order states. Meanwhile, Trump was calling out the now-fired Comey for being a "showboat and grandstander".

Trump says those behind Manchester attacks are 'losers'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said: "This suspected terrorist attack will only strengthen our resolve to continue to work together with our British friends against those who plan and carry out such inhumane deeds". He also toured the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which by Christian tradition is where Jesus was crucified and the location of his tomb. Wearing a black skullcap, he became the first sitting president to visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City, the most holy site at ...

British official: Manchester bomber 'likely' had accomplices

Soldiers will be deployed to protect events including the FA Cup final and key locations including Westminster, Downing Street and some embassies. The bomber who killed 22 people at a concert in the British city of Manchester had "likely" been to Syria, French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said Wednesday.

Manchester attack: Hunt for possible bomb maker as troops deployed

In the Libyan-British community in southern Manchester where Salman lived, he was known as a university dropout, an "awkward" young man and an "isolated, dark figure" who talked to few people and travelled back and forth between Britain and Libya.

Duterte declares martial law in southern Philippines

Duterte, before flying back to Manila , said the martial law in Mindanao will be no different from martial law during the time of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos . He is wanted by the United States. Archbishop Socrates Villegas later told the Associated Press that a priest and more than a dozen churchgoers and staff were also taken hostage from a Catholic cathedral by gunmen in Marawi City.

Employers urged to show respect for Muslim workers during Ramadan

Muslims are eagerly waiting to welcome Ramadan - the month in which the Quran is believed to have been revealed. Ramadan is often highlighted by a festive atmosphere across Muslim communities. Fasting the month of Ramadan is one of the 5 Pillars of Islam , constituting one of the most valuable spiritual practices created to empower a human being in overcoming the self and transcending the ego, the one true veil between a human being and his or her Creator.

Missing Martyn Hett confirmed a victim of Manchester bomb blast

The last thing Martyn tweeted was a joke about how everyone chose the same song to go for a toilet break. Earlier it was confirmed that missing Stockport man Martyn Hett was also mong the 22 dead. "He taught us so much about seizing opportunities and rejoicing in everything life could offer no matter how small: a birthday, a great moment at work, a celebrity follower, he made them special, now we know why".

Melania Trump Snubs ANOTHER Of Donald's Attempts To Hold Her Hand

Rouhani further criticized the Saudi summit that Trump attended on Sunday, describing it as a "show-off" that "will not have any political and practical values". French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said France is convinced that Iran under Rouhani will have "an important role in the pacification" of the region.

Manchester attacker's younger brother arrested in Tripoli: Spokesman

One of the five was carrying a package when he was arrested in the town of Wigan, 17 miles (27 km) to the west of Manchester city center, police said. But police say they're still working to determine whether Abedi had help in planning the bombing. Detectives are now searching a number of properties across Manchester.

Pre-election, USA spies learned Russians talked about how to influence Trump's aides

Shortly after the Times story broke, CNN reported that Sessions also failed to mention those meetings when he applied for security clearance. The Justice Department has said Sessions had more than 25 conversations with foreign ambassadors previous year.

Trump promotes his goal of Middle East peace, offers no details

The address followed a visit to Yad Vashem, the Israeli Holocaust Memorial, where Trump and his wife Melania laid a wreath and the president spoke about the horrors of Nazi Germany's annihilation of six million Jews. Netanyahu , pressed by conservatives in his coalition, got much of what he wanted in a speech delivered Tuesday by Trump at the Israel Museum that adopted much of the prime minister's own worldview of a dynamic, democratic Israel courageously defending itself against enemies ...

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