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44-year-old man arrested in Manchester bombing inquiry

Britain's interior minister says the hunt is still on for suspects in the Manchester bombing, and members of attacker Salman Abedi's network may still be at large. "Until the operation is complete, we can't be entirely sure that it is closed", Rudd said. Police have released surveillance-camera images of Abedi on the night of the attack and appealed for more information about his final days. Read More

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Anti-India protests hit Kashmir after top rebel is killed

On May 13 two civilians were killed in Rajouri district in the exchange of fire between two sides. "The whole nation stands solidly behind Major Gogoi, who played a splendid role by saving the precious lives of many people, including poll staff members, in Budgam, Kashmir , " B S Slathia, president Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association Jammu here told reporters. Read More

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An Asian first: Top court in Taiwan rules same-sex marriage legal

An Asian first: Top court in Taiwan rules same-sex marriage legal

According to a Singapore-based newspaper, The Straits times , the ruling came about after gay rights activist, Chi Chia-Wei, had his application to marry his long-time partner rejected in 2013. Religious and parents groups opposed to gay marriage say they will lobby parliament not to pass any laws on legalisation. Momentum for marriage equality in Taiwain has been built in recent years, including support from President Tsai Ing-wen who openly supports same sex-marriage. Read More

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Leaks of Manchester bomb probe

Leaks of Manchester bomb probe "reprehensible", will stop - U.S. envoy

Donald Trump has said intelligence leaks related to the Manchester attack in the USA was "deeply troubling". British-born Salman Abedi was identified as the suspected suicide bomber responsible. While a number of media outlets are reporting that Greater Manchester Police will no longer share information about the investigation with USA intelligence experts, other forms of cooperation between the two countries will continue, NPR's Frank Langfitt reports from London . Read More

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UN Calls on Israel to Solve Palestinian Prisoner Crisis

The Prisons Service denied that any negotiations had taken place at all, saying that the hunger strike had been ended by an internal PA decision that had nothing to do with Israel. Some observers say the Palestinian Authority's refusal to pay for Israeli energy was one way to try to win back some control of Gaza . The 40-day hunger strike raised tensions with Israel as protests in support of the strikers spilled over into clashes in the occupied West Bank and along the Israel-Gaza border. Read More

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Kushner 'sought secret communication line with Moscow'

Rep. Ted Lieu on Sunday ribbed White House Senior Aide Jared Kushner for allegedly attempting to set up a private communication channel between Russian Federation and Donald Trump's transition team. Kislyak reportedly was taken aback by the suggestion of allowing an American to use Russian communications gear at its embassy. Before the election, Kislyak's undisclosed discussions with Kushner and Flynn focused on fighting terrorism and improving US-Russian economic relations, six of the ... Read More

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Duterte makes rape joke after ordering martial law

One week into the declaration of martial law in Mindanao through Proclamation 216, no ground implementation guidelines have been issued by the Armed Forces of the Philippines ( AFP ) to the two major military commands in the area, the Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) and the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom). Read More

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Evacuation in Moss Side as property searched over Manchester attack

He also said that extra officers will be armed and on duty over the weekend in anticipation of the Monday's bank holiday and after authorities raised UK's threat level to critical Tuesday. Photos showed an army bomb-disposal unit at the property. The force said in a statement: "We immediately established full command and control of the incident and within an hour of the attack taking place a specialist counter terrorism control room had been established with a first priority of ... Read More

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Prince Harry brings girlfriend Meghan Markle to Pippa Middleton's wedding reception

Prince Harry brings girlfriend Meghan Markle to Pippa Middleton's wedding reception

All eyes were on Harry in the hope he would be bringing Meghan with him, but speculation stirred when he turned up with brother William instead. "They had a wonderful time at Kate and William's wedding", a source told The Sun . The 35-year-old Markle plays ambitious paralegal Rachel Zane in the hit USA television drama " Suits ". Kate Middleton was on best mum duty as she was pictures shh-ing Prince George and Princess Charlotte and the gaggle of fellow page boys and bridesmaids, ... Read More

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UK police arrest 15th person in connection with Manchester attack

UK police arrest 15th person in connection with Manchester attack

Police on Sunday said they had arrested a 25-year-old man in the Old Trafford area of Manchester , bringing to 12 the number of people being held in custody since the attack. "There is still much more to do ". More arrests are expected. "There will be more arrests and there will be more searches", he said. Authorities are now handling 500 terror-related investigations into 3,000 individuals, with another 20,000 people on the radar posing a "residual risk". Read More

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Trump Fail to Stand Behind Article 5 at NATO Summit

Can you imagine what the leaders of these other nations must say to each other when he leaves the room? "And I'm not 100 percent sure that we can say today - we means President Trump and myself - that we have a common position, a common opinion about Russian Federation although when it comes to the conflict in Ukraine it seems that we were on the same line", he added. Read More

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Former Greek Prime Minister Injured In Letter Bomb Blast

Two other people, including Papademos's driver, were also injured in Thursday's early evening attack. Police did not immediately say if the attack was terror-related. Papademos", said government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos. So far there has been no claim of responsibility. All were intercepted, although in the case of the package sent to the International Monetary Fund a female employee was wounded as she opened the parcel in March. Read More

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Govt, army to jointly fight Jadhav's case in ICJ, says NA speaker

Govt, army to jointly fight Jadhav's case in ICJ, says NA speaker

Interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said Jadhav's case would be taken to its "logical conclusion" according to Pakistan's Constitution and laws . "We can give them refuge here", Jha said. Sartaj Aziz also said that the ICJ had not given any ruling on providing consular access to Jadhav. In that sense, ICJ's interim order acts as a deterrent against Jadhav's execution. Read More

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Iraqi commander denies 'claims of abuse' in Mosul

Iraqi commander denies 'claims of abuse' in Mosul

He says 36 civilians remain unaccounted for. A report from U.S. Central Command blamed Islamic State (ISIS) booby traps for the deaths of more than 100 civilians during a coalition airstrike in March. But ISIS fighters had rigged the building with roughly 1,000 pounds of secondary explosives "unknown to the coalition". Before Thursday's report, the U.S. Read More

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Iran's reformist ex-president endorses Rouhani

Iran's presidential election became a two-man race Tuesday when the country's incumbent vice president and Tehran's mayor dropped out ahead of Friday's vote. "It's the Tehran vote that Rouhani has got to get out and Raisi running will help him do that". The narrowing of the field to two main candidates, he said , also makes it less likely that voting will go to a second round - a situation that arises when no one exceeds 50 percent support in the first. Read More

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Takeaways From Trump's First Foreign Trip As President

Takeaways From Trump's First Foreign Trip As President

The long day of gruff Brussels meetings was a contrast from his friendlier Middle East encounters, where Trump embraced the authoritarian Saudi monarchy and said he had been wowed by Saudi King Salman's wisdom. President Trump has had, according to the White House, a successful maiden trip outside the U.S. But the bad news is he has to come home. "This is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States", Trump said. Read More

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Bomber pictured moments before Manchester Arena massacre

Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher has announced plans for a benefit concert in Manchester to help victims of the extremist bombing that killed 22 people. These images, taken from CCTV cameras, were released yesterday by detectives piecing together the final movements of the callous killer. "All of this is created to make the policing approach unpredictable and to make London as hostile an environment as possible to terrorists", Williams said. Read More

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Two more arrests in Manchester attack investigation

Two more arrests in Manchester attack investigation

Police have 11 suspects in custody and have searched properties across the northwest England city. He praised the "incredible response" from the public, who he said refused to be divided after such an attack. "There is still much more to do ". More arrests are expected. Earlier this week a source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters the security services were managing 500 active operations involving some 3,000 people thought to pose a threat. Read More

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8 dead in Mississippi shooting rampage, suspect in custody

The Latest in a shooting in MS that left eight people dead. Rushing says Durr was married and had an 11-year-old son. Durr's off-duty hobby was ventriloquism and he would take his puppets to schools and churches to perform for children. Deputy Durr was also slain at that home. Godbolt's wife escaped with their two children. The gunfire erupted Saturday night at Godbolt's in-laws' home in Bogue Chitto after the deputy arrived in response to a domestic disturbance call, and spread to two ... Read More

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100 civilians killed after United States bomb attack in Mosul

Matthew Isler. The deaths occured on March 17, when a USA precision-guided bomb struck a building believed to be housing two Islamic State group snipers, in a neighborhood called al-Jadida. Isler said in a news briefing that his assessment was that the Islamic State deliberately created a situation in which the United States would strike the building and set off the explosions. Read More

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Kushner sought secret communications with Russian Federation

Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2017 Whenever you see the words "sources say" in the fake news media, and they don't mention names. Kushner discussed setting up a secret and secure communications channel between Trump's transition team and Russian diplomats to shield pre-inaugural discussion from monitoring, according to a report published Friday by The Washington Post and later confirmed by the Associated Press . Read More

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Comey acted on fake intelligence

However, earlier this year, in March, CNN reported Kushner had "relationship meetings" with Kislyak and with Russian banker Sergey Gorkov to discuss issues like sanctions. "In light of this development and other considerations, we are undertaking appropriate consultation to ensure all relevant interests implicated by your request are properly evaluated", Greg Bower, the FBI's Assistant Director at the Office of Congressional Affairs, wrote in a Thursday night letter responding to Oversight ... Read More

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Trump son-in-law sought secret line to Moscow

Trump son-in-law sought secret line to Moscow

The Post report cited communications intercepted by US intelligence officials as Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak reported to his superiors in Moscow . Current and former American officials said Mr. Kushner's activities, like those of many others around Mr. Trump, are under scrutiny as part of the investigation. Read More

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Manchester bomber was in Düsseldorf 4 days before attack

Manchester bomber was in Düsseldorf 4 days before attack

Police chiefs have made clear they are furious about the publication of confidential material in US media, including bomb site photographs in the New York Times , saying such leaks undermined relationships with trusted security allies. Britain views the United States as its closest ally, and the two countries also share intelligence as part of the " Five Eyes " network which also includes Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Read More

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A day to remember fallen troops

A day to remember fallen troops

Noon Monday, a parade is scheduled to begin at the American Legion and down Main Street. Jefferson County is choosing to honor fallen veterans by holding a Memorial Day tribute and wreath laying ceremony at the Mossy Creek Station on Saturday, May 27 starting at 10 a.m. Read More

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