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Bomber's brother 'knew of terror plans'

Minaj said much of the same thing when she was approached by TMZ at an airport. Salman Abedi , 22, has been identified as the suicide bomber who died at the scene of the Monday attack that killed 22 and injured more than 60. He said he spoke to his son five days ago and that he was getting ready for a religious pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia . It's not yet clear what role they may have played in the attack, but police are investigating if bombing suspect Salman Abedi acted alone or if ... Read More

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Israeli Minister Expresses Concern Over US-Saudi Arms Deal

Drive them out of your communities. In his remarks, Trump called on Arab leaders to purge their countries of religious extremists, offering a more conciliatory tone to the Muslim world than he'd had on the campaign trail. But addressing the leaders of 55 Muslim-majority countries, Trump said the meeting marked a "new chapter" that would bring lasting benefits for citizens of the U.S. Read More

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North Korea says ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile

Analysts say North Korea's tests may be providing information that will bring it closer to its goal of developing an intercontinental ballistic missile that could possibly threaten the United States mainland. "Viewing the images of the Earth being sent real-time from the camera mounted on the ballistic missile, Supreme leader Kim Jong Un said it feels grand to look at the Earth from the rocket we launched and the entire world looks so handsome". Read More

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Korea unveils Earth photos captured by latest missile

U.S. Pacific Command said it tracked the missile until it landed into the sea. The incursion came with tension already high on the Korean peninsula after the North's test-launch of a ballistic missile test on Sunday which Pyongyang said proved advances in its pursuit of building a nuclear-tipped weapon that can hit USA targets. Read More

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UN Security Council vows new sanctions on North Korea

The US-drafted statement was almost identical to one adopted last week after the launch of an intermediate-range missile that Pyongyang said was capable of carrying a "heavy" nuclear warhead. The issue of THAAD deployment on the peninsula was not raised during Hong's discussions with Trump, but the former South Korean diplomat said the USA missile defense system was addressed during a separate meeting with Gen. Read More

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Texas House Votes to Restrict Transgender Kids' Bathroom Use in Public Schools

Texas House Votes to Restrict Transgender Kids' Bathroom Use in Public Schools

On the bathroom front, Patrick said he had concerns about the "ambiguous language " the House approved as an amendment Sunday to address bathroom use by transgender Texans in public schools because it "doesn't appear to do much". The state attorney general could sue any district that does not comply. After that, it will go to the Texas Senate . Democrats said the bill would discriminate against transgender students and make them targets for harassment by forcing them to use separate ... Read More

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US Claims Assad Regime Operating Crematorium at Saydnaya Prison

Amnesty International has previously called Sednaya a " human slaughterhouse ", estimating 13,000 people were killed there from 2011-2015. Yesterday's allegations from the US State Department that Syria had built a large crematorium outside of Damascus and was using it to mass cremate the detainees they also claim Syria to be mass executing came with a conspicuous lack of evidence for any of the assertions, boiling down to satellite images of the outside of the putative crematorium . Read More

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North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nuke

North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nuke

North Korea claimed Monday it successfully test-fired a new mid-to-long-range ballistic missile, capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead. And Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada suggested that it might be a new type of missile altogether, noting that it reached an altitude of 2,000 km (1,240 miles) and remained in the air for 30 minutes. Read More

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Trump to visit Israel in search of revived peace process

The US president is expected to visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Western Wall, an important Jewish holy site, as part of his trip. Afterwards, he is expected to visit the Western Wall, the holiest site for Jews. National Security Advisor HR McMaster said Trump will "express his desire for dignity and self-determination for the Palestinians". Trump realizes that, and so he's not coming here to start peace talks. Read More

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US spat erupts ahead of Trump visit to region

At this stage, he will work out of the US Embassy in Tel Aviv and will live in the ambassador's residence in Herzliya. And as Netanyahu's team reeled from the shocking and negative remarks that were reportedly made by the US official today, it also faced another worrying report coming from a senior Fox news correspondent who took to social media to claim earlier in the day that the premier had asked US President Donald Trump to keep the US embassy in Tel Aviv and not relocate it to ... Read More

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Trump to visit Jewish, Christian holy sites in Jerusalem

Trump to visit Jewish, Christian holy sites in Jerusalem

Israel's Channel 2 reported this exchange occurred after the Trump team rejected a request for Netanyahu to accompany Trump on his visit to the Western Wall, becoming the first sitting USA president to do so. The Trump administration quickly disavowed the statement, but stopped short of saying the Western Wall belonged to Israel. Prior to meeting Netanyahu, Friedman presented his credentials to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. Read More

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Italy's Padoan says G7 did not discuss trade protectionism

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the United States reserved the right to be protectionist if it thought trade was not free or fair. At a news conference in Bari , Italy, where finance ministers from the Group of Seven nations gathered, Mnuchin said, "We do not want to be protectionist but we reserve our right to be protectionist to the extent that we believe trade is not free and fair". Read More

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Sinks game-winner in Game 6

Sinks game-winner in Game 6

The Celtics will need a productive Brown to close out the Wizards in Game 6 and if they advance to the Eastern Conference Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. After the Wizards won Games 3 and 4 by 27 and 19 points, respectively, the Celtics roared back with a 123-101 victory in Boston on Wednesday. "We put ourselves in position to win the game", said Al Horford , whose 16-foot baseline bank shot with 7.7 seconds left gave Boston its last lead at 91-89. Read More

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Mail carriers Stamp Out Hunger with food drive

Mail carriers Stamp Out Hunger with food drive

Acceptable food includes canned meats, fish, vegetables, fruit, soup, pasta, rice, cereal and juice. It has collected more than a billion pounds of food since its inception in 1993, a Postal Service news release said. Letter carriers try to touch every single mail box in America during the Food Drive, but the fact is that they do admittedly miss some. For many years, a number of post office branches collected food for the needy as part of their community service efforts. Read More

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Lavrov and Tillerson to Meet May 10 in Washington

A Russian plan to stabilise Syria after more than six years of civil war is the most urgent foreign policy topic on the agenda. The stigma of the Russian Federation investigations has been impossible for Mr Trump to shake. But in the meantime, his hopes for a possible rapprochement with Moscow, so regularly repeated during the campaign, have been derailed. It is yet another sign that the relationship between the United States of America and Russian Federation is improving under the newly ... Read More

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N. Korea detains another American over alleged hostile acts

N. Korea detains another American over alleged hostile acts

North Korea said Kim Sang-dok was arrested "for committing criminal acts", but did not elaborate. "Professor Kim was a man who would call North Korea as his own country". "Foreign nationals in the DPRK really have to allow for there to be no ambiguity or interpretation about any of their interactions or what they're doing", says Madden, a contributor to North Korean monitoring organization 38 North. Read More

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Prince Philip retires from royal duties, says "I can't stand up much'"

Tall, craggy-faced and always elegantly dressed, Philip is as famous for his occasional off-color gaffes and one-liners as he is for his devotion to the monarch, and he joked about his retirement at an Order of Merit reception at St. Prime Minister Theresa May led the tributes to the Queen's consort, saying he has given the monarch "steadfast support", while Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the Duke's "clear sense of public duty" had inspired people for more than 60 years. Read More

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Nicola Sturgeon rejects 'ludicrous' claims Tory surge could stop referendum bid

But even if everyone who voted independent on Thursday would have voted SNP in a general election (a highly improbable supposition in itself), that clearly can not account for all of the difference between the two performances. Labour's only Scottish MP in the last Parliament, Ian Murray, also looks poised to lose his Edinburgh South seat to the Tories. She added that many Scots were angry that their Remain vote had been "assimilated" by the SNP and turned into a "proxy vote" for independence. Read More

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