• President Trump condemns Manchester bombing, calls attackers 'evil losers'
President Trump condemns Manchester bombing, calls attackers 'evil losers'

Kushner, who wields tremendous clout within the White House on a broad range of issues, is not a full-time envoy in the traditional model that previous US administrations have employed when peace negotiations were under way. "The time is now for the world to end Israel military rule", she told Al Jazeera. It did, however, list the Israel Museum and...

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  • Priest among 14 hostages taken in siege of Philippines city
Priest among 14 hostages taken in siege of Philippines city

Meanwhile, a local resident who requested anonymity said most residents concurred with the military command, and moved to the cities of Zamboanga, Pagadian and Cotabato, about 10 to 12 hours away from Marawi. But he warned them that his order with the police is "shoot to kill" if they fight the government forces, reiterating that government's pri...

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  • 3 police officers killed, 2 injured by bomb blast in Kenya
3 police officers killed, 2 injured by bomb blast in Kenya

Witnesses said the vehicle was parked outside the cafe close to the entrance of Mogadishu seaport, a busy, central part of the city where crowds commonly gather to trade and socialise. Al-Shabab a year ago became the deadliest Islamic extremist group in Africa, with more than 4,200 people killed in 2016, according to the Washington-based Africa C...

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  • USA bishops welcome Trump administration's reprieve for Haitian migrants
USA bishops welcome Trump administration's reprieve for Haitian migrants

Tiffany Wheatland-Disu, community outreach manager at the New York Immigration Coalition, said an assessment of conditions in December supports "a full 18-month extension". In late 2016, Hurricane Matthew caused widespread damage in southern Haiti, flattening buildings, damaging crops and killing more than 1,000 people.

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  • Dad of alleged Manchester bomber says his son is innocent
Dad of alleged Manchester bomber says his son is innocent

He said officers knocked on his door and "asked me if I had seen the lady next door", so he thinks they were looking for a woman. "We are further investigating what happened". The Chelsea soccer team also announced it would cancel Sunday's victory parade in London that was to have celebrated the team's Premier League title win.

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  • British election campaigning to resume after Manchester bombing
British election campaigning to resume after Manchester bombing

Jeremy Corbyn will resume Labour's general election campaign on Friday with a defiant message that terrorists can not be allowed to "derail" British democracy. But in individual seats, candidates may resume their local campaigns, with some would-be MPs anxious to avoid giving the impression that terrorism is triumphing over democracy.

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  • Trump praises Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts, does not mention two-state solution
Trump praises Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts, does not mention two-state solution

Before leaving Jerusalem , President Trump was briefed on the Manchester attack by his National Security Adviser and called British Prime Minister Theresa May to offer support. He also noted that Palestinian terrorists are given stipends from the PLO. Mick Mulvaney, Trump's top budget official, said for the first time the budget looks at spe...

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  • Uttar Pradesh bureaucrats raided by Income Tax Department
Uttar Pradesh bureaucrats raided by Income Tax Department

Of those searched, two are Indian Administrative Service and three are Provincial Civil Services (PCS) officers. Some of the senior officials whose premises were raided are Meerut range Road Transport Officer (RTO) Mamta Sharma, fomer Baghpat district Magistrate and additional CEO Greater Noida, the ANI report said.

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  • Philippine president declares martial law in Mindanao -spokesman
Philippine president declares martial law in Mindanao -spokesman

He also said there were prospects for economic and military cooperation between Moscow and Manila . Late on Tuesday, Duterte met with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin, prior to his return to the Philippines , and explained his abrupt departure.

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  • 'Personally Committed' To Helping Israelis, Palestinians Achieve Peace Deal
'Personally Committed' To Helping Israelis, Palestinians Achieve Peace Deal

The alleys and passageways of Jerusalem's ancient Old City, which Trump visited later in the day, were essentially under lockdown. The UK prime minister, Theresa May , is chairing a meeting of the government's emergency Cobra committee on this morning.

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  • Firing FBI chief 'eased pressure'
Firing FBI chief 'eased pressure'

Mr Comey's decision comes as the New York Times reports President Trump told Russian officials at the White House that firing Mr Comey relieved 'great pressure'. The Justice Department on Friday distributed prepared remarks that Rosenstein delivered to Congress in separate briefings. The scope of the investigation expanded after reports that Tr...

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  • Arab Islamic countries , USA pledge to stand united in fighting terrorism
Arab Islamic countries , USA pledge to stand united in fighting terrorism

The center counters and prevents the spread of extremist ideology by promoting moderation, compassion and supporting the dissemination of positive dialogue. In turn, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson thanked the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for hosting this important event, describing this day as excepti...

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  • French president seeks to extend state of emergency
French president seeks to extend state of emergency

The president's office earlier said he was seeking to extend the state of emergency until November 1. France has been a frequent target of attacks since January 2015 with more than 230 people killed, including 90 in the Bataclan concert hall in Paris during the November 2015 attacks.

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  • Trump pledges to help end Palestinian-Israeli conflict
Trump pledges to help end Palestinian-Israeli conflict

On Monday, he met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem . "I intend to do everything I can to help achieve that goal". Trump's visit is part of his first trip overseas as president, and follows an initial stop in Saudi Arabia where he urged Islamic leaders to confront extremism while also criticising Iran .

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  • Iranian President mocks Trump administration, calls it 'intellectually' unstable
Iranian President mocks Trump administration, calls it 'intellectually' unstable

The collaboration and coordination between the two countries will continue, Rouhani said, adding the Iran-Azerbaijan relations are strategic. "Who fought against the terrorists?" He is subordinate to the country's supreme leader, who is chosen by a clerical panel and has the ultimate say over all matters of state.

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  • British Police Search For Bomber's Accomplices, Warn Of 'Imminent' Attack
British Police Search For Bomber's Accomplices, Warn Of 'Imminent' Attack

Greater Manchester Police also confirmed that three men have been arrested in south Manchester in connection with the concert bomb attack. Prime Minister Theresa May placed the country on its highest level of terror alert - "critical" - for the first time since June 2007, following an attack on Glasgow Airport.

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  • Intel director won't detail Trump conversation
Intel director won't detail Trump conversation

US Intel Chief: collusion unclear but concerning contact between Russia , Trump campaignWhile President Donald Trump is overseas, his presence looms large back in Washington , DC. Michael Rogers after then-FBI Director James Comey revealed in March that the bureau had launched a probe into alleged collusion. "I don't feel it's appropriate t...

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  • Mulvaney defends Trump budget's social safety net cuts
Mulvaney defends Trump budget's social safety net cuts

The Trump budget cuts $1.2 billion from the CDC. Democrats have warned that an additional $800 billion would be cut from federal funding of Medicaid with passage of the controversial Republican health care bill, which seeks to replace Barack Obama's health reforms.

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  • Manchester Arena blast: what we know so far
Manchester Arena blast: what we know so far

USA security sources, citing British intelligence officials, said Abedi was born in Manchester in 1994 to parents of Libyan origin. Gerard Collomb told French television that both British and French intelligence services had information that Abedi had been in Syria.

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  • Madras HC grants interim stay on publication of NEET result
Madras HC grants interim stay on publication of NEET result

Justice M.V. Muralidaran granted the interim injunction on the ground that different question papers set for the NEET held in 10 languages would lead to discrimination between students. Stating that the evaluation system is violating Article 14 of the Constitution which prescribes equal treatment of all the candidates on merit in the process of sel...

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  • 'Drive out' Islamist extremists, Trump tells Middle East
'Drive out' Islamist extremists, Trump tells Middle East

President Donald Trump ended a visit to Tehran's arch-foe Saudi Arabia where arms deals worth nearly $110 billion were signed. As part of the center's opening ceremony, Trump, Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi put their hands on the glowing ball.

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  • Pope Francis Gives Trump Copy of His Encyclical on Climate Change
Pope Francis Gives Trump Copy of His Encyclical on Climate Change

In standard practice, the pope gave rosaries to the president's visiting USA delegation, including first lady Melania Trump and the president's son-in-law and daughter, White House advisers Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump . Twitter users were quick to upload pictures and react to the meeting comparing it to former President Barack Obama's me...

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  • Trump tells Pope Francis: 'I won't forget what you said'
Trump tells Pope Francis: 'I won't forget what you said'

While Trump flashed a wide grin, the Pope offered only a modest smile - his demeanor, business-like. "We can use peace", Trump replied. "I'd just say that this man is not Christian if he said it in this way", the pope said after visiting Mexico.

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  • N.Korea test fired another ballistic missile
N.Korea test fired another ballistic missile

The US has for weeks been negotiating a new Security Council sanctions resolution with China, but US Ambassador Nikki Haley said last week that no final draft had been clinched. Seoul's military believe the uobject was launched from North Korea and local media has reported that it could have been a drone. Nearly a month ago Washington began ...

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  • Manchester Bomber Was Local Man of Libyan Descent
Manchester Bomber Was Local Man of Libyan Descent

The Washington Post reportsthat Abedi's younger brother, Hashem - who is either 20 or 19 - was detained in Libya on Tuesday on suspicions that he had ISIS ties and that he was planning to stage an attack in Tripoli, according to the pro-government Libyan counterterrism forces known as Rada.

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  • Confederate Statues In New Orleans Are Gone... Now What?
Confederate Statues In New Orleans Are Gone... Now What?

New Orleans police keep watch over pro-monument protesters and anti-monument protesters Tuesday, May 16, 2017, as the Confederate general P.G.T. Beauregard is prepared for removal from the entrance to City Park in New Orlean. The Robert E. Lee statue was a familiar landmark for tourists and commuters who travel busy St. Charles Avenue by vehicle o...

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  • Wal-Mart profit beats estimates, sales fall short
Wal-Mart profit beats estimates, sales fall short

Net income fell 1.3 percent, to $3 billion, or $1.00 per diluted share, but topped forecasts for earnings per diluted share of 96 cents. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The majority of the online sales growth was organic through Walmart.com. This included online grocery, as well as, Jet.com that was acquired in the third quart...

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  • United States warplanes strike Syrian pro-government militia convoy
United States warplanes strike Syrian pro-government militia convoy

The airstrikes, which killed Syrian government forces and Iranian-backed militia, occurred close to the border with Iraq . The militia were struck after they had advanced to about 17 miles (27 km) from the base. It also contains a key highway from Baghdad to Damascus that Iran has used to supply weapons to Syrian forces. Syria has condemned ...

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  • Donald Trump ends Middle East tour
Donald Trump ends Middle East tour

But the reality remains that both sides are stressing different things. "I am committed to trying to achieve a peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians and I intend to do everything I can to help them achieve that goal". US President Donald Trump said that shared concern about Iran was driving Israel and many Arab states cl...

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  • North Korea's latest launch heralds mass production of
North Korea's latest launch heralds mass production of "cold launch" missiles

Experts say solid fuel engines and mobile launchers make it more hard to detect signs of launch preparations. Tracked by the US' recently deployed Terminal High Altitude Air Defense (THAAD) system in South Korea, that launch was of another intermediate-range ballistic missile called the Hwasong-12.

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  • How will UK's 'critical' security level affect North Yorkshire?
How will UK's 'critical' security level affect North Yorkshire?

Coming so soon after the carnage at Manchester Arena, the announcement left millions of people confused and afraid. Up to 5,000 soldiers will be deployed on Britain's streets as a result of the move. We know from past incidents that some attacks take years to plan, while others are put together more quickly. Go about your daily business as usua...

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  • Melania Trump slaps at President Trump's hand, refuses to hold it
Melania Trump slaps at President Trump's hand, refuses to hold it

But Melania , dressed in sunglasses and a sharp white pencil skirt and blazer, can be seen coolly swatting it away just before the president greets dignitaries. Mr. Trump responded, "The pope said something to the effect that maybe Donald Trump isn't Christian, okay?" Still image from video of Melania Trump resisting President Trump's effo...

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  • Xi calls for renewing Silk Road spirit
Xi calls for renewing Silk Road spirit

Xi's plan was on display this week at an worldwide summit in Beijing to promote his signature foreign policy, the One Belt, One Road initiative that aims to revive ancient land and sea trade routes. Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith attended the forum, following NZ's decision to sign up in March during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's official vis...

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  • British official says bomber was somewhat known
British official says bomber was somewhat known

British Home Secretary Amber Rudd says Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi was known "up to a point" to the British intelligence services and police. Police carried out another arrest that evening in Wigan, in western Manchester , where police say they apprehended a "man carrying a package which we are now assessing".

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  • Here are the gifts Trump and Pope Francis exchanged
Here are the gifts Trump and Pope Francis exchanged

Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, had a private audience with Francis at the Vatican in 2014 that lasted 50 minutes. It also offers a glimpse of what the two leaders think of each other. The first lady's spokeswoman said there were different protocols in place. Trump later traveled to Brussels to meet with Belgium's king and prime minister...

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