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by | May 24, 2017 | 22:40

In a significant departure from his campaign rhetoric, US President Donald Trump delivered a key speech delinking Islam from terrorism and urged leaders of more than 50 Muslim-majority countries gathered in the Saudi capital of Riyadh to drive out extremism from their lands.

by | May 24, 2017 | 22:24

In a statement on Tuesday night, May said: "This morning I said that the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre, the independent organisation responsible for setting the threat level on the basis of the intelligence available, was keeping the threat level under constant review".

by | May 24, 2017 | 21:59

Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir speaks during a press conference after the oath of the prime minister and first vice president Bakri Hassan Saleh at the palace in Khartoum, Sudan March 2, 2017. Also, relations between Cairo and Khartoum have suffered since July 2013, when former president Mohamed Morsi was ousted from power. The Egyptian media, for its part, heavily criticized Bashir over his recent visit to Ethiopia, which is building a Nile dam Egypt fears would affect its Nile ...

by | May 24, 2017 | 22:09

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but US officials drew parallels to the coordinated attacks in November 2015 by Islamist militants on the Bataclan concert hall and other sites in Paris , which claimed about 130 lives. The city's regional government and its mayor, Andy Burnham, were among scores of Twitter users who circulated the MissinginManchester hashtag, used by people looking for family members and friends.

by | May 24, 2017 | 21:20

Soldiers were replacing armed police on Wednesday at sites like Buckingham Palace, 10 Downing Street and Parliament. The Houses of Parliament have been closed for visits. Other victims who've been identified range from teenagers to a Polish couple, Angelika and Marcin Klis, who came to the venue to pick up their daughters.

by | May 24, 2017 | 22:45

A US defence official said the convoy had not responded to numerous warnings that it was "getting too close to coalition forces". That was followed by a "show of force" by aircraft overhead and warning shots, the officials said. A second USA defense official said that an additional strike did hit the convoy after the vehicles continued toward the base. The official said the United States reached out to Russian Federation to notify them that Syrian government forces were within the zone, ...

by | May 24, 2017 | 22:08

Abedi was reported to be a former business student who dropped out of university and turned to radical Islam. France's interior minister said Abedi is believed to have traveled to Syria and had "proven" links with the Islamic State group.

by | May 24, 2017 | 21:34

President Donald Trump said Tuesday in a speech here capping off his visit to Israel and the West Bank that he believes both Israelis and Palestinian leaders "are ready to reach for peace". "We just got back from Saudi Arabia ", Trump said in the video while hesitantly looking at Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Melania, who is on an global tour as the first lady of United States with President Donald Trump, touched down in Tel Aviv , Israel, on Monday.

by | May 24, 2017 | 21:38

The house is less than a mile from the former home of Abedi. France's interior minister said Abedi is believed to have traveled to Syria and had "proven" links with the Islamic State group. Anyone who has been to a concert, attended a large sporting event, who has young daughters or nieces, can put themselves in the shoes of the Manchester bombing victims and their families.

by | May 24, 2017 | 22:33

Fresh off a remarkably warm reception in Saudi Arabia , Trump arrived at Ben Gurion International Airport and walked a red-carpeted gauntlet of Israeli dignitaries there to greet him. he didn't speak of the two state solution. and they will probably be disappointed that Trump did not say what his plans were or his vision was", Abdel-Hamid said.

by | May 24, 2017 | 22:30

Long queues have been forming outside the Norfolk House and Plymouth Grove blood donation centres in Manchester. The NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) has urged new and existing donors to book an appointment to give blood over the coming days .

by | May 24, 2017 | 21:11

An emotionally "broken" Ariana Grande returned to the United States on Tuesday, still in shock over the terrorist attack that killed almost two dozen of her fans in Britain . Twelve of them were aged under 16. Families were separated, with dozens of young people taken to nearby hotels overnight, and some parents were still desperately searching for their children on Tuesday.

by | May 24, 2017 | 21:09

According to media reports, some 5,000 military servicemen may be deployed within the Operation Temperer. She said armed forces personnel, who will be under the command of the police, will be visible at "big events" such as football matches and concerts.

by | May 24, 2017 | 21:01

Trump thinks climate change is a hoax, or at least says he does. The two held "cordial discussions" which enabled "an exchange of views on various themes relating to global affairs and the promotion of peace in the world through political negotiation and inter-religious dialogue, with particular reference to the situation in the Middle East and the protection of Christian communities", according to a statement from the Holy See.

by | May 24, 2017 | 21:25

Joan was one of the people in attendance when the bomb exploded on Monday and heading backstage to congratulate her daughter when the night suddenly described into chaos. Hours before the vigil, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that another attack could be "imminent". Eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos is the youngest victim who has been identified at this time.

by | May 24, 2017 | 21:36

The IS claim of responsibility - posted on a social-media channel it regularly uses to make announcements - matched poorly with events on the ground in Manchester . "This is a direct and brutal attack on young people everywhere, on freedom everywhere". Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said yesterday: "I can confirm that the man suspected of carrying out [Monday] night's atrocity has been named as 22-year-old Salman Abedi ".

by | May 24, 2017 | 22:40

US President Donald Trump's thirty hours in Israel began at 12:25 today when US Air Force 1 landed at Ben Gurion Airport. "Israel shares you commitment to peace, we've already made peace with Egypt Jordan", he said. The package included economic steps aiming to improve Palestinian lives of West Bank and Gaza Strip residents. Trump will next meet Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem on Tuesday.

by | May 24, 2017 | 22:01

Mr Trump was accompanied for the audience by his wife Melania and daughter Ivanka , both dressed all in black, in keeping with traditional protocol that is no longer always observed by all female dignitaries visiting the Vatican. Trump told the Pope after the visit, "Thank you, thank you". In a statement , the Vatican said only that the two men discussed "the promotion of peace in the world through political negotiation and interreligious dialogue" and homed in on the need to protect ...

by | May 24, 2017 | 22:38

Sources said Xi indicated to Trump that Beijing would take stronger action to persuade Pyongyang to halt its military provocations, such as restricting transfers of funds from companies in China to North Korea as well as limiting petroleum exports to North Korea .

by | May 24, 2017 | 22:17

The police think they know the identity of the perpetrator but are not at this point revealing his name, May said. In my statement earlier today, I said that the police and security services needed to investigate whether or not Abedi was acting alone.

by | May 24, 2017 | 22:39

Trump said . On Tuesday, US president Donald Trump and president of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas asserted their commitment to achieving peace between Palestinians and Israelis, during a press conference in Bethlehem, according to worldwide media.

by | May 24, 2017 | 22:30

After Israel and the Palestinian territories, Trump heads to the Vatican, and to Brussels and Italy for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and G7 meetings. Trump's brief journey from Jerusalem to Bethlehem offered a visual reminder of the complexities of the conflict. She's watching President Trump's first trip to Israel with great interest.

by | May 24, 2017 | 22:04

The Guardian reported that Abedi "is thought to have been known to both the police and the security services" prior to the attack. "I love her so much", Campbell said, in tears. It is the first time the threat level has been raised to the critical level in the United Kingdom since 2007, after the deadly attack on London's Underground train network and buses.

by | May 24, 2017 | 21:44

The trip has been eventful so far for more than just the hand-holding incidents - Trump got rave reviews for his anti-terrorism speech at his first stop in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, and though he didn't embarrass himself or the country, his words were quickly overshadowed Monday when the internet got hold of the video of Melania swatting the president's hand away after they landed in Israel.

by | May 24, 2017 | 21:40

A provincial government spokesperson, Anwarul Haq Kakar, said that when a passerby tried to stop them, the armed men wounded him. In the past, China has asked Islamabad to improve security, especially in Balochistan , where it is building the Gwadar Port and funding roads as part of the CPEC.

by | May 24, 2017 | 22:21

The mother of 15-year-old Olivia Campbell - who attended the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester England, with a friend - said on a Facebook post that her daughter is among the dead. In Chorlton - a suburb of Manchester - police arrested a 23-year-old man in a supermarket and then searched an apartment in a nearby area. French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said British investigators had told French authorities Abedi had probably travelled to Syria as well and that he had ...

by | May 24, 2017 | 22:28

The school said Olivia, reportedly 15, had been with a friend who has since undergone surgery to treat injuries sustained in the explosion. When she learned about the attack, Campbell said, she notified the police, called local hospitals and, with the help of a friend, sent out descriptions of Olivia on Facebook and Twitter.

by | May 24, 2017 | 21:11

Soon after the incident a police and forces party arrived at the spot and started searching for the attackers. Earlier today, J&K bank's security guard foils attempt of bank loot by throwing chilli powder in eyes of terrorists in Shopian .

by | May 24, 2017 | 21:42

The militants belong to the Maute group, which has pledged allegiance to Islamic State in the Middle East. "Any assertion by any world leader, including, US President Donald Trump , that Duterte is doing "an unbelievable job" by cheerleading a murderous campaign that has killed more than 7,000 Filipinos is not only a gross insult to those victims and their family members, but sends a signal to Duterte and his willing executioners that their lawless killing spree can continue with a ...

by | May 24, 2017 | 20:49

ESTRIN: Well, he's going to be doing the things that visiting USA presidents tend to do when they come here. During a press conference following Trump's meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem , a reporter asked Trump about reports he had shared sensitive Israeli intelligence with Russian diplomats.

by | May 24, 2017 | 21:21

Prime Minister Theresa May has revealed that the terror threat has risen to " critical ", suggesting another attack on United Kingdom soil remains highly likely and could be imminent. Tributes have also been paid to 26-year-old John Atkinson from Bury, who was named by friends on Facebook as an apparent victim. One mother appeared on Good Morning Britain this morning to make a desperate appeal to trace her daughter, Olivia.

by | May 24, 2017 | 20:47

Officers arrived and found a woman suffering from gunshot wounds. She has no criminal record in B.C., according to the online court database. No arrests have been made. This is Vancouver's eight homicide of 2017. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call 911, or if they wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

by | May 24, 2017 | 22:37

President Donald Trump calls those involved in Manchester attack "losers". Trump arrived at the Presidential palace in Bethlehem in the morning after travelling there by vehicle from Jerusalem. Trump said that he believes that Abbas and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu are ready to work on achieving peace. We'll negotiate it, in Jerusalem.

by | May 24, 2017 | 22:18

His visit to Saudi Arabia, and speech to leaders from over 50 majority-Muslim countries on Sunday, is reflective of that. Earlier, US President Donald Trump said during a visit to Jerusalem that Iran must never be allowed to have nuclear weapons while also denouncing Tehran´s support for " terrorists ".

by | May 24, 2017 | 21:46

The budget assumes full passage of the House-passed version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) to repeal and replace ObamaCare , which cuts United States dollars 839 billion from Medicaid and pulls funding from Planned Parenthood. It proposes more spending in several areas. There is some new spending in Trump's plan for fiscal year 2018, which starts in October. Those cuts are paired with the repeal of Obamacare's expansion of the program to 14 million people and amount to, by ...