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by | May 24, 2017 | 17:00

The suicide bomber who killed 22 people at the Manchester Arena on Monday (May 22) was exploiting a security vulnerability or soft spot that allowed him to walk into a crowd unchecked and detonate his device. Children were among the 22 killed and at least 59 people were wounded and taken to eight hospitals in the city, some with life-threatening injuries.

by | May 24, 2017 | 16:17

One D. Venkatesh filed a police complaint against Mr Yeddurappa, accusing him of casteism. Karnataka unit president and former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Monday said the Congress was anxious about the erosion of its Dalit constituency, after being accused of ordering restaurant food while visiting a Dalit's house in Tumkur last week.

by | May 24, 2017 | 16:12

Paris-based political scientist Azadeh Kian said authorities in Tehran had not taken Trump's Riyadh speech seriously, pointing to a tweet by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif saying that Washington was "milking" Saudi Arabia. Under my administration you see the difference. Call it "swat-gate" or whatever you'd like, but the Internet is abuzz after first lady Melania Trump has appeared to reject her husband's hand for the second time in as many days.

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:45

He, however, offered no specifics on how he planned to make progress in resolving the conflict, with widespread scepticism over whether meaningful talks are possible for now. The two leaders discussed ways to advance negotiations and considered how Arab states might support those negotiations. In contrast to the growing militancy of the Palestinian population, the corrupt Palestinian Authority led by Abbas, which is heavily dependent upon funding from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf oil sheikdoms, ...

by | May 24, 2017 | 16:35

British police have identified the man suspected of carrying out the massacre as 22-year-old Salman Abedi , who was born in Manchester to parents of Libyan origin. At least 22 people were killed and at least 59 were wounded, including many young concertgoers. World leaders have expressed their distress and sympathy for those involved in the terrorist attack.

by | May 24, 2017 | 16:54

In all circumstances, members of the armed forces who are deployed in this way will be under the command of police officers. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the attack only strengthens Germany's resolve to work with the British. British officials have not commented on whether Abedi had links to IS or other extremist groups. She addressed citizens of the United Kingdom again Tuesday afternoon, this time to raise the threat level from "severe" to "critical" and seek vigilance from ...

by | May 24, 2017 | 16:23

Modi, who has been on a personal crusade to "expose" the corrupt Lalu-Rabri dynasty in Bihar for the past several weeks revealing documents after documents that put the entire Lalu family under a cloud of suspicion in their many financial dealings, said that after exposing the Yadav family for their involvement in soil, mall, and property scams, he would turn his attention towards other RJD leaders who, he said, have illegally acquired lands under the MP-MLA Home Building Cooperative Society.

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:45

Amid the carnage and chaos as people began to leave the concert by USA pop star Ariane Grande , who has a large teenage girl following, he rushed to help victims. The Irish Department of Foreign Affairs also said he was "not aware" of any Irish citizens caught up in the attack, but confirmed he was monitoring the situation closely.

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:11

On Monday, Representative Elijah Cummings of the House Oversight Committee released a letter accusing former nat sec adviser Michael Flynn of misleading investigators at the Pentagon about "his income from Russian companies and contacts with Russian officials" when he was applying to renew his security clearance in 2016.

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:53

The military detected the object traversing the Military Demarcation Line (MDL) southward in the Chorwon area in the eastern province of Gangwon at around 4 p.m., according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS). The South opened machine gun fire on it. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the intermediate-range ballistic missile Pukguksong-2's launch test in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency ( KCNA ) May 22, 2017.

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:37

May said critical status means armed soldiers may be deployed instead of police at public events such as sports matches. Before Manchester Arena erupted into pandemonium, concert-goers were happily showing off their tickets, outfits and the venue itself.

by | May 24, 2017 | 16:21

The attack was the deadliest in Britain since July 7, 2005 when four suicide bombers inspired by Al-Qaeda attacked London's transport system during rush hour, killing 52 people. Rudd also said it was "irritating" that information about the investigation into the bombing had been leaked by USA security sources before the British police were ready to go public with it.

by | May 24, 2017 | 16:43

During a phone conversation with newly inaugurated French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said, " Iran is ready for cooperation on all levels with other countries, including France, to battle terrorism and to resolve the Syrian crisis".

by | May 24, 2017 | 16:39

Duterte has been forging stronger ties with such non-traditional partners as Russian Federation and China as part of an effort to shift the country's foreign policy away from long-time ally, the US, which has criticized his anti-drug campaign, which has left thousands dead.

by | May 24, 2017 | 16:00

White House officials say Mr Comey's testimony about the scope of the FBI probe upset Mr Trump , who has dismissed the FBI and congressional investigations as a "witch hunt" and repeatedly said there was no collusion. Coats and Rogers refused to comply with the requests, which they both deemed to be inappropriate, according to two current and two former officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private communications with the president.

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:25

Donald Trump met Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday - the latest in a string of high-level meetings at sites sacred to the world's three great monotheistic religions. The differences are real and they have not been invented by the media, as some Trump supporters have claimed", said Massimo Faggioli, professor of theology and religious studies at Villanova University.

by | May 24, 2017 | 16:20

Trump said that Netanyahu is "working very hard" toward a peaceful region and offered the U.S.' assistance, adding that "there's a lot of love out there". The US has never recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Old City seized in the 1967 war. At that time, he will visit Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:42

During the presidential campaign, Trump pledged to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but the plan has been shelved at least temporarily. Since 1967, the worldwide community-including the US -has refused to officially recognize eastern Jerusalem and its Jewish holy sites as part of Israel.

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:37

The summons came a day after the Enforcement Directorate arrested Bharti's Chartered Accountant (CA) Rajesh Agarwal , in connection with the money trail scam of around Rs 8000 crore. With this, the total amount of property attached so far in the case amounts to Rs 65.82 crore. The case emerged after the ED filed a criminal complaint in February this year under the PMLA.

by | May 24, 2017 | 16:35

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un oversaw the launch from an observation post and ordered it for deployment, according to state-run Korean Central News Agency . The technology uses compressed gas to propel a missile upwards before its engine ignites in mid-air. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also condemned the launch, describing it as a challenge to the global community.

by | May 24, 2017 | 16:40

From Lebanon to Iraq to Yemen, Iran funds, arms, and trains terrorists, militias, and other extremist groups that spread destruction and chaos across the region . The creation of Syunik free economic zone must be also made as soon as possible. The Russian leader expressed his confidence that the sides will continue active joint work to develop Russian-Iranian cooperation.

by | May 24, 2017 | 16:44

After a few cringe-inducing seconds, Melania swatted Trump's hand away. TL;DR - Melania really does not want to hold Donald's hand. Major new outlets across the globe have reported on the apparent "swatting" away of US-President Donald Trump's hand by none other than his wife, Melania .

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:16

Trump is now in Israel on the second leg of his nine-day trip, with stops in Italy and Belgium to follow. "I want you to know how much we appreciate the change in American policy on Iran ", Netanyahu said at the Prime Minister's Residence.

by | May 24, 2017 | 16:10

Met Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, who is the national counter-terrorism policing lead, said the investigation was "fast-moving and making good progress". "I am so so sorry". The Guardian reported that Abedi was known to the police and security services. British police are urgently trying to determine if the bomber acted alone or was part of a larger terror network.

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:33

Security forces confirmed that the Maute militant group burned the St. Mary's Cathedral Church and two schools while three foot soldiers were also reportedly killed in the crossfire. A security analyst believes the attack on Marawi City is a move of the Maute group to "show off" and get the attention of global terror groups. "They even took one government vehicle used in transporting detainees from the jail to the court", Hataman told The STAR Wednesday afternoon.

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:45

Mass rallies against President Maduro's handling of the economic and political crisis continue across the country . Security forces have fired tear gas and water cannons at protesters who have hurled stones, petrol bombs and excrement. It reversed its decision a few days later, but by then the opposition had seized the momentum. Venezuela is facing a shortage of many basic items, including medicines and medical equipment.

by | May 24, 2017 | 16:07

Britain's National Cyber Security Centre and its National Crime Agency were looking into the United Kingdom incidents. Seven hospitals remained on A&E divert on Sunday afternoon, with ambulances taking emergency patients elsewhere, NHS England said.

by | May 24, 2017 | 16:22

In this regard, referring to Trump's visit to the Old City of Jerusalem, Abbas explained that 'the problem is not between us and Judaism, but between us (the Palestinians) and the Israeli occupation'. On Tuesday morning, Trump met with Abbas in Bethlehem, traveling across the barrier surrounding much of the biblical city. "The conflict is not between religions", Abbas said.

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:40

But he offered no blueprint for movement toward reviving negotiations. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu frequently boasts of his behind-the-scenes cooperation with moderate Sunni countries that are believed to include Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states.

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:46

On a state visit to China past year he announced the Philippines' "separation" from the United States. Philippines Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano answers questions from the media during a news conference following the flag-raising ceremony Monday, May 22, 2017 in suburban Pasay city, south of Manila , Philippines.

by | May 24, 2017 | 16:17

New Delhi argued in a preliminary hearing at the ICJ on Monday that Islamabad violated the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations by denying Jadhav access to legal assistance. Referring to Osama Bin Laden's compound in the Pakistan military academy, Mengal called upon the worldwide community to take action against Pakistan which is promoting religious terrorism across the world and the terrorists who are operating under the patronage of Pakistan intelligence agencies.

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:03

The document, based on notes taken from the Oval Office, has been circulating as the official account of the meeting, according to the Times . Press secretary Sean Spicer did not dispute the report , the newspaper said. He says his memo is not a finding of official misconduct and is not a statement of reasons to justify Comey's firing. It did not deny the Times report that Trump was critical of Comey to the Russians the day after he fired him.

by | May 24, 2017 | 16:15

He met Monday with Netanyahu, and drew quick approval as he assailed Iranian aggression and military ambitions. Trump says the attack preyed on "innocent children". The Israeli leader said his country shares the same commitment to peace and has its hand "extended in peace to all our neighbors, including the Palestinians".

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:53

The level previously stood at the second-highest rung of "severe" for several years. These cars just pulled up and all these police with guns, dogs, jumped out of the auto and said to us: "'Get in the house now, '" said Simon Turner, 46, who lives nearby.

by | May 24, 2017 | 15:50

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is expecting that his "most-anticipated" four-day visit to Russian Federation would give the much-needed boost to the four decades old bilateral relations between Moscow and the Manila . Meanwhile, photographs purporting to show buildings aflame and black flags raised above public buildings hit social media. The military has been running a two-front anti-terror campaign in Mindanao - the one against the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) based in Western Mindanao in the ...