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Death Toll from Ariana Grande Concert Bombing Could Rise

Grande is scheduled to perform six dates in Australia and New Zealand in September. There were 22 killed and 119 injured when Salman Abedi detonated an IED in the foyer as fans exited the arena following the concert. On Wednesday, British police confirmed they now know the identities of all of those who died in Monday's bombing. Britain's terror threat level was raised to "critical" - the highest level - on Tuesday over concern another attack could be imminent. Read More

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What We Know About The Suspect In The Manchester Arena Bombing

A statement from Grande's management said the singer's Dangerous Woman tour would be suspended until June 5. Under normal circumstances, he said, Abedi may have been able to travel to the United States because he was from Britain, a visa-waiver country, but he would have been subjected to a background check via the USA government's Electronic System for Travel Authorization, or ESTA. Read More

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What Trump And The Rest Of NATO Want From Each Other

Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that joining the US -led anti-IS coalition "will send a strong political message of NATO's commitment to the fight against terrorism and also improve our co-ordination within the coalition". Another top issue on the G-7 agenda in Sicily is climate change . "And I am not 100 percent sure that we can say today - "we" means Mr. President and myself - that we have a common position, common opinions about Russian Federation", said Tusk. Read More

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Abbas adviser says Trump visit could reopen path to talks

Abbas adviser says Trump visit could reopen path to talks

Just one day after First Lady Melania Trump made headlines around the world with a video that appeared to show her swatting away her husband's attempt to hold hands, she seemingly gave an encore performance. The question is whether the gauzy talk of hope and optimism can break through monstrously tall barriers to peace. During his presidential campaign, Trump advocated breaking with decades of precedent and moving the U.S. Read More

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Palestinians, Israel police clash at Jerusalem Old City gate

Palestinians, Israel police clash at Jerusalem Old City gate

At least one Palestinian was injured at the Qalandia checkpoint near Jerusalem . "I don't think he was around people like us much before he ran for president". And in a speech later at the Israel Museum, he reaffirmed that his administration would always stand with Israel . Trump also mentioned his talk with Abbas, telling the audience, "They [Palestinians] are ready to reach for peace". Read More

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Philippines using helicopters to clear militants

The exodus of thousands of residents has co. A police chief has been beheaded and at least 20 other people have been killed by Islamic militants who rampaged through a city in the southern Philippines. Few of Marawi's 200,000 inhabitants remained after militants ran amok, seizing and torching schools, a college and a hospital. Kababayans in the Big Apple plan to continue anti-martial law demonstrations until Duterte lifts martial law in the southern Philippines. Read More

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GOP senators want US to pull out of Paris climate accord

GOP senators want US to pull out of Paris climate accord

Chuck Schumer, D-New York, said that the Trump administration is "leaning towards withdrawing the United States " from the pact. A group of 22 top Republicans senators, including majority leader Mitch McConnell urged President Trump Thursday to make good on his campaign promise and pull out of the Paris climate accord-a global pact aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Read More

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Protesters Beaten in 'Brutal Attack' During Turkish President's United States Visit

Kheirabadi told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he joined the demonstration, saying "Erdogan is a terrorist" and "Mr. Trump, please say no to Erdogan", when Turkish security staff "just attacked us". police are trying to identify the assailants. "Groups affiliated with the PKK , which the USA and Turkey have designated as a terrorist organization, gathered yesterday without permit in Sheridan Circle in the immediate vicinity of the ambassador's residence", the Turkish embassy ... Read More

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Missing Martyn Hett confirmed a victim of Manchester bomb blast

Missing Martyn Hett confirmed a victim of Manchester bomb blast

He said: "News of Saffie's death in this appalling attack has come as a tremendous shock to all of us and I would like to send our deepest condolences to all of her family and friends". "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". Read More

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Trump to Open Tuesday in 'Palestine,' White House Says

Trump to Open Tuesday in 'Palestine,' White House Says

The US president was greeted by diplomats and dignitaries as he arrived at at Ben-Gurion International Airport for a two-day visit of Israel and Palestine, following his visit to Saudi Arabia . Trump said. President Trump stressed the deep and longstanding ties between the US and Israel during a speech in Jerusalem Tuesday morning. Trump will then travel back to Jerusalem to visit Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and deliver a speech at the Israel Museum. Read More

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US President accused of asking FBI Chief to drop Flynn inquiry

US President accused of asking FBI Chief to drop Flynn inquiry

Check out Federal News Radio's latest podcasts. They're protesting what they say is Trump administration's slow cooperation on the Russian Federation investigations. The Times says some of the officials bragged about ties to Flynn. The United States' top intelligence official says the USA government has not yet verified that the Islamic State group is responsible for the attack in Manchester, England, but called the deadly incident a stark reminder of how serious the terror threat remains. Read More

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Trump administration defends controversial budget before Congress

Trump administration defends controversial budget before Congress

They also argue that programs such as the charter school and voucher programs especially benefit families in low-income communities. One of the speakers at the ISTA rally was a teacher at the Gregg school. "I disagree that it undermines public education", said Kelly, R-Saginaw Township. Let's face it, these budget cuts wield a devastating blow to numerous very people who support the current administration. Read More

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Pakistan Mirage jets fly over Siachen Glacier

Pakistan Mirage jets fly over Siachen Glacier

Mirage fighter jets conducted flights near the Siachen Glacier on Wednesday. According to reports, Pak Air Chief Marshal Aman flown a Mirage Jet Fighter himself as he took part in the PAF exercises. "Our response to any aggression by the enemy will be such that their future generations will also remember it", he said. Meanwhile, the Indian Air Force has categorically rejected Pakistan's claims of flying fighter jets over Siachen Glacier on the Indian side. Read More

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Tillerson: US reviewing climate change policy

The Arctic Council is the main forum for global cooperation in the Arctic, and the meeting has drawn foreign ministers from across the North, including U.S. The United State chaired the council for the last two years and turned the chairmanship over to Finland on Thursday. Andreassen said the document should provide some understanding of how the U.S.is approaching the Arctic. Read More

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Trump, Netanyahu Hope for Wider Peace Deal

Trump, Netanyahu Hope for Wider Peace Deal

Tillerson said that arranging a three-way visit among Trump, Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas , who Trump will meet on Tuesday morning, would be too ambitious for such a short trip. During the U.S. election, candidate Trump expressed views that seemed to fit neatly with those of the right-wing Israeli government of Mr Netanyahu - favouring expansion of Jewish settlements on occupied territory and a tough line towards Palestinian aspirations for independence. Read More

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Flynn not cooperating in Russian probe: GOP Senator

Flynn not cooperating in Russian probe: GOP Senator

Legal experts say it's unlikely Flynn would agree to turn over the personal documents because he would be waiving his constitutional protection against self-incrimination by doing so. For example, Republicans never heard testimony from Hillary Clinton's former technology aide about her private email server despite a subpoena and committee vote to hold him in contempt. Read More

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Farm groups tell administration 'do no harm' on NAFTA

Farm groups tell administration 'do no harm' on NAFTA

In 2014, Canada imported $8.1 billion in fresh produce, with the United States and Mexico being Canada's largest suppliers. The U.S. trade gap with Mexico ballooned while holding steady with Canada. "As a candidate, Donald Trump promised to make NAFTA "much better" for working people", wrote Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, in a May 19 blog piece posted on the USW website. Read More

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More than a million young people have registered to vote

More than a million young people have registered to vote

Who can register to vote? . More than two million people have joined the register in the month since Theresa May revealed there would be a snap election on 8 June. According to The Electoral Commission, almost 1 million Londoners are not registered to vote. The General Election takes place on June 8. MORE: General Election 2017: Are you registered to vote? The Electoral Commission website says: "We can not tell you whether or not you are registered to vote". Read More

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Cassie Sainsbury was a sex worker

Cassie Sainsbury was a sex worker

Rival programs 60 Minutes and Sunday Night both aired stories on the woman dubbed "Cocaine Cassie", whose family has previously said was duped in Colombia while on a working holiday. "If you don't get to fly we will be threatening or killing your family or you", Herran told 60 Minutes . "I'm getting suspicion that there was possibly fake names given". Read More

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Leo Varadkar likely to become Ireland's first openly gay prime minister

Leo Varadkar likely to become Ireland's first openly gay prime minister

The overwhelming favourite to succeed Enda Kenny as Irish Prime Minister said on Monday he wants to lower an ambitious debt reduction target set past year, in order to free up more funding for infrastructure projects. Mr Donohoe stated his intention to vote for Mr Varadkar in an interview on RTÉ's Morning Ireland. But in many ways, he represents a generational shift to a more secular society, particularly in Dublin and other urban areas. Read More

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Rouhani says Iran's ballistic missile program will continue

Rouhani says Iran's ballistic missile program will continue

At a weekend summit in Riyadh, Trump accused Iran of funding and arming "terrorists, militias and other extremist groups" in Iraq , Yemen, Lebanon and backing President Bashar al-Assad in Syria's civil war. There are those who will remember, of course, that executions proceeded apace under Rouhani's previous presidency - though not on the Golgotha scale of the 1988 executions - and that Rouhani's revolutionary credentials are clear: just before Saddam Hussein's Iraqi invasion of 1980, he ... Read More

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Golden State Warriors just a win away from 2017 NBA Finals

Golden State Warriors just a win away from 2017 NBA Finals

Stephen Curry had 21 points and was the leading backup for Durant. JaVale McGee had an excellent role, with 16 points majority in the first quarter. "I made the 100 percent correct decision, win or lose", Durant said. While he did hit on 39.2 percent of his three-point attempts, his true-shooting percentage of 53.2 percent was the lowest of his 15-year National Basketball Association tenure and his effective field-goal percentage of 49.1 percent is his lowest since his second season in ... Read More

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This is what would happen if North Korea launched a real attack

This is what would happen if North Korea launched a real attack

The nation's official KCNA news agency said the missile, named Hwasong-12, was sacked on Sunday and flew for 30 minutes, completing a trajectory of 489 miles and reaching an altitude of 1,312 miles. North Korea has been "a flagrant menace for far too long", the statement said. Philippine government on Thursday reiterated its call to North Korea to cease missile tests, saying these are considered acts of provocation. Read More

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