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Manchester police chief says searches have found important items in attack investigation

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:30
Manchester police chief says searches have found important items in attack investigation.

Manchester police chief says authorities searching homes after ‘significant’ arrests

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:30
Manchester police chief says authorities searching homes after ‘significant’ arrests.

The Latest: Police say they have made important arrests

AP - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:30
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the Manchester concert bombing. (all times local): 2017-05-25T03:20:00-04:00 2017-05-25T07:20:49-04:00
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Investigators face challenges as Libya becomes a key focus of bombing probe

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:28
Investigators want to learn if Manchester bomber Salman Abedi received training or help from Islamic State operatives in Libya, but the probe faces major obstacles.

France's Macron calls for stronger European security cooperation after attacks

REUTERS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:19
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron pressed Europeans to strengthen security cooperation and intelligence-sharing after a deadly attack in Manchester as he arrived in Brussels for a meeting of the NATO military alliance on Thursday.

Kenya says 2 police officers killed by improvised bomb

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:18
A Kenyan official says two police officers have been killed by an improvised bomb near the place where four officers died a day earlier in a similar explosion.

UK slams US on probe leaks; queen visits child victims

AP - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:18
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — British police arrested two more people and searched a new site in Manchester suspected of links to the concert bombing that left 22 people dead, as British authorities complained bitterly Thursday about investigation leaks blamed on U.S. officials. 2017-05-25T03:06:00-04:00 2017-05-25T07:06:33-04:00
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Pigeon 'caught with backpack of drugs'

BBC WORLD NEWS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:17
A pocket holding 178 pills was strapped to the bird which was caught near the Iraq border - report.

The Latest: Latest alert in Manchester now over

AP - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:16
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the Manchester concert bombing. (all times local): 2017-05-25T03:02:00-04:00 2017-05-25T07:02:40-04:00
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Russia’s cutting-edge multipurpose helicopter to be certified in August

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:13
Russia’s newest Mil Mi-171A2 multipurpose helicopter will undergo certification on August 15

Republican 'body slam' caught on Guardian reporter's tape

BBC WORLD NEWS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:11
A Guardian reporter recorded the moment he was allegedly assaulted by a Republican candidate.

Five ways in which this wave of demonstrations in Venezuela is different

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:10
Venezuelans have launched protest movements against their socialist-oriented government before. But this time may be different.

Red Cross says it’s stepped up aid across Syrian front lines

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:08
The International Committee of the Red Cross says that aid deliveries across front lines in war-torn Syria have significantly stepped up, compared to earlier years of the conflict.

Iran claims third underground missile production site built

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:08
An Iranian semi-official news agency says the country’s powerful Revolutionary Guard has built a third underground facility designated to produce ballistic missiles.

FSB detains four Islamic State members for plotting terror attacks

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:04
On May 25 four members of the IS terrorist group were detained in Moscow; some were are Russian citizens

Denmark: South Korean woman to be extradited

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:00
Danish authorities say a South Korean woman wanted for questioning in connection with a corruption probe in her home country has dropped her opposition to extradition from Denmark.

China vows maximum effort to recover kidnapped citizens in Pakistan

REUTERS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:54
BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Thursday it will do all it can to ensure the safe return of two citizens kidnapped in Pakistan and it promised new measures to protect Chinese people and companies working in the country, an important link on its Silk Road infrastructure plan.

Russia may replace India in Farzad-B gas field project — Iran’s minister

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:51
Russia may enter the Farzad-B gas field project replacing India

Editor shot dead in Russia’s Siberia

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:50
Russian investigators say the editor of a local newspaper in Siberia has been shot dead.

Airport strikes expected to hit Italy as G-7 summit ends

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:50
Italian air traffic controllers and some Alitalia staff plan to strike for several hours Sunday, with delays and cancellations expected the day after a Group of Seven summit ends in Taormina, Sicily.

Read Bolshevik poet Mayakovsky, Russia advises US

BBC WORLD NEWS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:48
US politicians should learn Russian from communist-era poems, a top Russian official says.

Israeli police question U.S. casino mogul Adelson in Netanyahu probe

REUTERS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:36
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police questioned U.S. casino magnate Sheldon Adelson on Thursday as part of an ongoing criminal investigation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a law enforcement source said.

China and Pakistan working to free abducted Chinese

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:30
A Chinese government spokesman says his country is working with Pakistani authorities to rescue a Chinese couple abducted in southwest Pakistan.

Russia gets hundreds of orders for MC-21 new medium-haul airliner

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:27
The MC-21 is the family of short-and medium-haul narrow-body airliners intended to replace Tupolev Tu-134 and Tu-154 planes, as well as their Western rivals

Russia, Philippines ready to sign documents on cooperation in various spheres — Lavrov

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:23
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to Russia "has given an important impetus to our relations," Russia's top diplomat said

U.N. wants investigation into attack on Yemen envoy's convoy

REUTERS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:23
DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Nations urged authorities in Houthi-controlled Sanaa on Thursday to investigate a "grave attack" on the convoy of its envoy to Yemen during his visit to the capital.

Trump’s controversial visit to the The Western Wall and why it was so important to Jews

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:20
Jews were touched by Trump's prayers at the Western Wall, one of Judaism's holiest sites.

Melania factor boosts tourism in Slovenia

REUTERS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:19
LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - The number of tourists in Slovenia rose by 8 percent year-on-year in March, boosted by the fact that new U.S. First Lady Melania Trump was born in the country.

A classic revisited

BBC WORLD NEWS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:16
It's fair to say they did not have the time of their lives watching ABC's reprise of the 1987 film.

NATO secretary general says 2011 bombardment of Libya aimed at protecting civilians

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:06
The French and British air forces launched airstrikes on the Libyan government troops on March 19, 2011, and later the air operation’s control was handed over to NATO

Venezuela's violin protester shown outpouring of kindness

BBC WORLD NEWS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:03
Musician Wuilly Arteaga receives offers to replace his instrument after it was broken in a protest.

Pope 'terrific', Saudi 'spectacular': Trump waxes lyrical on foreign tour

REUTERS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:58
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Donald Trump thinks Pope Francis is "terrific" and found his "spectacular" royal welcome in Saudi Arabia "beyond anything anyone's ever seen".

Namibian harbor town of Luderitz plans maritime museum

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:58
The Namibian harbor town of Luderitz is hoping to attract more tourists with the construction of a maritime museum.

NATO, the world’s biggest military alliance, explained

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:48
It sounds strange to characterize the North Atlantic Treaty Organization as a huge gun club, but the comparison can be useful in understanding the world’s biggest military alliance.

Stoltenberg says Russia needs to stop supporting Donbass to improve relations with NATO

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:41
According to Stoltenberg, by supporting the separatists in eastern Ukraine, Russia "violates a core principle - the respect for territorial integrity of all European nations"

Russian explorers find 'swamp' of Soviet money

BBC WORLD NEWS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:39
Group finds a billion roubles in worthless banknotes at abandoned mine near Moscow.

Kurdish militants kill three Turkish security force members: sources

REUTERS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:32
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Two Turkish soldiers and a policeman have been killed in two separate clashes with Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants in eastern Turkey, security sources said on Thursday.

Russian rotocraft maker expects to sign deal with Defense Ministry on Mi-38 deliveries

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:31
As the Russian Helicopters chief executive said, he hoped that the agreement would be signed this year

NATO chief says allies to join anti-IS coalition

AP - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:28
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO's chief affirmed Thursday that the alliance will join the international coalition fighting the Islamic State group but will not wage direct war against the extremists — an announcement timed for U.S. President Donald Trump's first appearance at a summit of the alliance's leaders. 2017-05-25T01:13:00-04:00 2017-05-25T05:13:01-04:00
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Modern Family star berates body shaming

BBC WORLD NEWS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:27
The actress had received comments on social media saying she looked "too skinny" in a recent photo.

China says new Silk Road not about military ambitions

REUTERS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:25
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's ambition to build a new Silk Road is not about seeking to expand its military role abroad nor about seeking to set up foreign bases, the Defense Ministry said on Thursday.

Manchester bombing probe expands to Germany amid raids, arrests in Britain

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:18
Authorities probing to find out why bomber was in Germany just days before the attack.

Death toll from fires in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk region rises to three

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:18
On Wednesday, 130 homes across the Krasnoyarsk region went down in flames

Cambodia PM repeats warning of war if opposition wins vote

REUTERS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:13
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday reiterated a warning that war could break out in the Southeast Asian country if his ruling party loses local elections next month and a general election next year.

Iran says has built third underground ballistic missile factory: Fars

REUTERS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:10
Ankara (Reuters) - Iran has built its third underground ballistic missile production factory and will keep developing its missile program, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Friday.

Nepal officials doubtful about 4 bodies reported on Everest

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:08
Nepalese officials are casting doubt on the reported discovery of four bodies at the highest camp on Mount Everest.

NATO chief underlines importance of full implementation of Minsk agreements

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:07
Russia has been continuously pointing to Kiev’s unwillingness to fulfill its obligations under the Minsk Agreements

British outrage over alleged U.S. leaks in the Manchester bomb investigation

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:58
The breaches of trust threaten to undermine the close intelligence sharing between U.S. and Britain.

Net migration to Britain 248,000 in 2016, down on previous year: official data

REUTERS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:50
LONDON (Reuters) - Net migration to Britain was 248,000 last year, official data showed on Thursday, down 84,000 from 2015 but still more than double the government's target level.

Merkel, Obama to attend podium discussion at Berlin event

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:50
Tens of thousands are gathering in Berlin to listen to former U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discuss democracy and global responsibility at a Protestant conference as the country marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

Police make more arrests in Manchester bomb but leaks feared

AP - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:44
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Police arrested two more people and were on Thursday searching a new site in Manchester suspected of links to the bombing that killed 22 people at a pop concert, as British authorities complained bitterly about investigation leaks by U.S. officials. 2017-05-25T00:35:00-04:00 2017-05-25T04:35:08-04:00
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UK election campaign resumes after Manchester attack

REUTERS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:37
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) will unveil its policy pledges on Thursday, restarting an election campaign which was suspended after a suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured dozens more in the northern city of Manchester.

Trump meets EU chiefs in Brussels

REUTERS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:27
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump met the heads of European Union institutions in Brussels on Thursday ahead of a summit of NATO leaders at the military alliance's headquarters in the city later in the day.

The Latest: Philippines using helicopters to clear militants

AP - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:22
MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on the siege of a southern Philippine city by militants linked to the Islamic State group (all times local): 2017-05-25T00:18:00-04:00 2017-05-25T04:18:36-04:00
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NATO chief says allies to join anti-IS coalition

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:20
NATO’s chief has affirmed that the alliance will join the international coalition fighting the Islamic State group but will not wage war against the extremists, as U.S. President Donald Trump prepares to meet allied leaders.

Trump takes a more cautious approach on big trip

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:20
In his first big tour on the world stage, President Donald Trump is choosing caution over his usual brand of chaos.

US patrol through South China sea draws protest from Beijing

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:20
China is protesting a U.S. Navy patrol that brought a guided missile destroyer near a group of man-made islands controlled by Beijing in the disputed South China Sea.

Foreigners detained in Japan stage hunger strike to stay

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:20
Dozens of people seeking to immigrate to Japan have staged a hunger strike while in detention.

Stoltenberg says Norway remembers Red Army’s role in liberation from fascism

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:16
"We still remember that, we honor it every year," NATO Secretary General said

Google AI defeats human Go champion

BBC WORLD NEWS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:11
Chinese Go player Ke Jie has lost two games of Go to Google's artificial intelligence.

Indian woman 'forced to marry Pakistani at gunpoint' returns

BBC WORLD NEWS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:08
Uzma crossed the border into India after a court in Islamabad granted her request to leave.

Tear gas and rubber bullets in Brazil

BBC WORLD NEWS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 09:58
Troops will guard government buildings in Brazil after violence at protests against President Temer.

Syrian force urges Raqqa jihadists to surrender by end-May

REUTERS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 09:58
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A U.S.-backed alliance of Syrian militias promised on Thursday that no harm would come to Islamic State fighters in Raqqa who turned themselves in by the end of the month, calling on them to lay down their arms ahead of an expected assault on the city.

Bahrain says five died during raid on Shi'ite Muslim leader's hometown

REUTERS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 09:54
DUBAI (Reuters) - Bahrain is investigating the death of five people during a raid on the home village of the spiritual leader of its Shi'ite Muslim community, the interior ministry said on Thursday.

Stoltenberg welcomes contacts between NATO-allied countries and Russia

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 09:51
Russia is a neighbor which we would like to develop a better relationship with," Stoltenberg has stated

Dozens of aboriginal Australians walk out of meeting at Uluru in dispute over recognition

REUTERS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 09:42
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Dozens of Australian indigenous leaders walked out of a national meeting on Thursday in protest against a plan to accept constitutional recognition, indigenous leader Geoff Clark told Reuters.

British PM May to challenge Trump over intelligence leaks as police hunt bomb-maker

REUTERS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 09:36
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will raise concerns with Donald Trump on Thursday about U.S. leaks of intelligence on the suicide bombing in Manchester that police fear could hinder a hunt for a possible bomb-maker still at large.

The Latest: Filipinos at Mass worry about city, martial law

AP - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 09:36
MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on xxxxxxx (all times local): 2017-05-24T23:17:00-04:00 2017-05-25T03:17:49-04:00
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Soldiers try to restore order in besieged Philippine city

AP - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 09:36
MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — Army tanks packed with soldiers rolled into a southern Philippine city Thursday to try to restore control after ISIS-linked militants launched a violent siege that sent thousands of people fleeing for their lives and raised fears of extremists gaining traction in the country. 2017-05-24T23:29:00-04:00 2017-05-25T03:29:07-04:00
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Homemade train

BBC WORLD NEWS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 09:12
The Tejas Express has begun running between Mumbai and the tourist state of Goa.

Police make 2 more arrests over Manchester bombing

AP - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 08:54
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Police have arrested two more people and are searching a new site in Manchester suspected of links to the bombing that killed 22 people at a pop concert. 2017-05-24T22:39:00-04:00 2017-05-25T02:39:49-04:00
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Soldiers try to restore order in besieged Philippine city

AP - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 08:40
MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — Army tanks packed with soldiers have rolled into a southern Philippine city to try to restore control after militants linked to Islamic State group launched a violent siege. 2017-05-24T22:34:00-04:00 2017-05-25T02:34:19-04:00
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Wedge-tailed eagle captured swooping on drone

BBC WORLD NEWS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 08:27
The wedge-tailed eagle sent the drone crashing to the ground at a farm in Western Australia.

Taiwan holds war games simulating Chinese island attack

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 08:08
Taiwan’s military has practiced repelling a simulated Chinese assault on an outlying island group as part of annual military drills addressing the threat from across the Taiwan Strait.

IMF approves loan to Mongolia to finance reforms

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 08:08
The International Monetary Fund has approved a $434 million loan to Mongolia to finance reforms meant to revive economic growth and reduce reliance on mineral exports.

DNA tests identify missing S. Korean girl from ferry sinking

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 07:58
South Korean officials say DNA tests on bones found in ferry wreckage recently raised from the sea has identified a girl missing since the 2014 sinking that killed 304 people.

Raids, arrests as on-edge UK seeks 'network' of attackers

AP - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 07:56
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Security forces rounded up more suspects Wednesday in the deadly Manchester concert blast and soldiers fanned out across the country to national landmarks as an on-edge Britain tried to thwart the possibility of additional attacks. 2017-05-24T21:47:00-04:00 2017-05-25T01:47:19-04:00
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Ex-tennis great avoids Qantas over same-sex marriage edict

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 07:50
Former tennis great and now Christian pastor Margaret Court says she will stop using Qantas “where possible” in protest over the Australian airline’s promotion of same-sex marriage.

US Republican Greg Gianforte charged over Guardian reporter 'body slam'

BBC WORLD NEWS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 07:48
The Montana candidate faces misdemeanour assault charge over a clash with a Guardian journalist.

Russia moves Iskander missile systems for drills to Tajikistan for first time

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 07:40
The systems were transported by the An-124-100 'Ruslan' aircraft

Fighting corruption, Ukraine starts to judge its judges

REUTERS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 07:33
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian judge Artur Yemelianov has acknowledged in an online declaration that he owns a Breguet watch worth nearly a third of his annual salary and keeps piles of cash.

Test rocket launched into space from New Zealand pad

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 07:30
California-based company Rocket Lab says it has successfully launched a test rocket into space from its New Zealand launch pad.

South Korea's new president draws ire of small businesses he's vowed to help

REUTERS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 07:23
SEOUL (Reuters) - Small businesses in South Korea fear their profits could be cut to the bone and some could be forced to close if the country's new president pushes ahead with plans to raise minimum wages, restrict contract staff numbers and reduce working hours.

Bikram Choudhury: Judge issues arrest warrant against yoga founder

BBC WORLD NEWS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 07:23
Bikram Choudhury failed to pay $6.5m to his former lawyer in a sexual harassment case.

China mulls plans to reform air space management: official

REUTERS - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 07:19
BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese regulators will submit proposals to reform management of the country's air space by the end of this month in a bid to ease flight delays and boost aviation growth, one of the country's top air traffic control officials said on Thursday.

Islamic State-linked militants besiege Philippine city

WASHINGTON POST - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 07:18
Army tanks packed with soldiers rolled into a southern Philippine city Thursday as gunfire and explosions rang out after militants linked to the Islamic State group torched buildings, seized more than a dozen Catholic hostages and raised the black flag of ISIS.

Eighty years since assembly of legendary Soviet monument at 1937 World’s Fair in Paris

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 07:15
The Worker and Peasant Woman was designed specially for the Soviet pavilion at the World’s Fair

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