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Police identify Manchester bomber

Salman Abedi, 22, has been named by police as the suspected suicide bomber who killed 22 people and injured 59 at Manchester Arena on Monday night.

Manchester attack: 8 year old girl among victims

Twenty-two people, including an eight-year-old girl, have been killed and 59 were injured in a suicide bombing at Manchester Arena, at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande.

Pope & Prez: Awkward together

When Pope Francis welcomes President Trump to the Vatican this week, the most compelling moral leader on the global stage will share the spotlight with a President failing to find his footing in…

WHO spends more on travel costs than fighting AIDS

Margaret Chan (left), General Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) and Bruce Aylward, Executive Director of WHO and Health Emergencies Director-General's Special Representative for the…

'The time has come to assassinate Syrian president' - Israeli minister

Yoav Galant, the minister of Housing and Construction in Israel has called for the assassination of Syrian President Bashar Assad saying he 'does not have a place in this world.'
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Trump lands in Saudi Arabia as controversies swirl at home

President Donald Trump was lavished with extravagant royal pomp here Saturday during his first stop abroad as President, an elaborate start to a trip meant to bolster international partnerships but…

US Prez Trump goes on first foreign trip

Dogged by controversy at home, President Donald Trump opened a nine-day foreign trip on Saturday in Saudi Arabia, looking to shift attention from a spiraling political firestorm over his firing of…

Macron in Mali to visit French troops

Emmanuel Macron has arrived in Mali to meet French troops, less than a week after his inauguration as president.

Japan: Cabinet approves bill to allow emperor to abdicate

Japan's cabinet approved a bill on Friday that would allow Emperor Akihito to step down, paving the way for the first abdication by a Japanese emperor in nearly two centuries.
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Mexican drug trade reporter Javier Valdez killed

Mexican journalist Javier Valdez, known for his award-winning coverage of the drug trade, has been shot dead.

Trump asked FBI's Comey to drop Flynn inquiry – reports

President Donald Trump asked FBI chief James Comey to drop an inquiry into links between his ex-national security adviser and Russia, US media report.

Trump asked FBI's Comey to drop Flynn inquiry - reports

President Donald Trump asked FBI chief James Comey to drop an inquiry into links between his ex-national security adviser and Russia, US media report.
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Macron takes office as France President

Emmanuel Macron has been inaugurated as France's president, and will immediately face daunting challenges to rejuvenate the economy and breathe new life into the beleaguered European Union.

Triple talaq: India top court reviews Islamic instant divorce

India's Supreme Court has formally opened hearings into a number of petitions challenging the controversial practice of instant divorce in Islam.

Trump sacks FBI Director James Comey

US President Donald Trump has dismissed the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) James Comey.

South Koreans choose liberal, Moon Jae-in as President

South Korean voters have overwhelmingly chosen the liberal candidate Moon Jae-in as their next president, an exit poll suggests.

Indonesian governor jailed for blasphemous comments against Islam

The outgoing Governor of Jakarta has been sentenced to two years in prison for blasphemy and inciting violence.

UK: Party leaders to participate in BBC election debates

The BBC has unveiled details of its General Election special TV programmes which will enable the public to question politicians in the run up to the 8 June poll.
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France elects Macron as new President

Pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron promised Sunday to heal France's divisions after crushing far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a pivotal presidential election that has given him a large but…
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North Korea claims CIA plot to kill Kim Jong-un

US and South Korean agents are plotting to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, state media report.

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