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North Korea leader oversees 'new' weapon system test

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has personally overseen a test of a new anti-aircraft weapon system, state media said Sunday, amid mounting tensions in the region following a series of missile tests by Pyongyang. A TV news program shows a file image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, May 14, 2017. On Tuesday, the head of the U.S. Read More »

Machester Arena terror attack: Two more persons arrested

A severe threat means an attack is "highly likely", according to the scale set by Britain's Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre. Until it was raised Tuesday, it had stayed at severe since mid-2014. Abedi moved out of the flat about a month ago after about 50 days living there. "We thought he must have been a drug dealer or doing witchcraft", El-Hudarey told the BBC . Read More »

United Kingdom police stop sharing Manchester attack info with USA after leaks

The man, who only gave his first name Ahmad, said he frequently saw Abedi under the influence of cannabis, a claim repeated by another neighbour in the local newspaper, the Manchester Evening News. Emergency vehicles were on the scene helping the injured and bomb disposal units were later seen outside the venue. Sky News said the two Islamists worshipped at Didsbury Mosque in the leafy Manchester suburbs, where trustees on Wednesday decried the "horrific atrocity" at the arena and ... Read More »

South Korea Stun China To Win First Sudirman Cup Since 2003

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Sung Ji-hyun got South Korea back into the contest by earning an impressive 21-12, 21-16 win over He Bingjiao in the women's singles. Notably, the Chinese shuttler had not played a match before in the tournament and China's unusual tactic backfired in the crunch rubber. Read More »

Projections: Merkel's party wins vote in German state

North Rhine-Westphalia has been governed by a center-left coalition of the SPD and the Greens since 2010, with the Social Democrat Hannelore Kraft serving as state premier. The total mileage of traffic backed up in North Rhine-Westphalia past year stretched to 242,500 miles, or more than double the 100,625 miles recorded in 2012. Read More »

United Kingdom reduces terrorism alert from "critical" to "severe"

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Following May's announcement, London mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted, "Security plans will remain in place this weekend - including additional policing for major events and the army helping with police guarding duties". "There will be more arrests and there will be more searches", he said. Greater Manchester Police Chief Ian Hopkins said Friday there is no place for discrimination and hatred in Manchester and urged people to report any incidents. Read More »

Sabzar buried in Tral

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Violent protests have erupted in Indian-controlled Kashmir after Indian troops allegedly killed a top leader of the pro-independence Hizb-ul-Mujahideen group. However, additional reinforcement of Para commandos, Special Operation Group and CRPF assisted the army in conducting the combing operation in the area. Read More »

Donald Trump to make final decision on Paris climate deal next week

President Donald Trump has said he will decide whether to withdraw from the Paris accord climate change deal in the next week. He described a "very robust conversation. French President Emmanuel Macron struck a more positive note, saying the talks had been useful. The European Union and the United States imposed sanctions on Russia after Moscow annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 and pledged to up the penalties if Russian interference in Ukraine intensified. Read More »

Love History? Delhi Metro's 'Heritage Line' Will Leave you Spellbound

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The much-awaited "Heritage Line" of Delhi Metro is now open to general public after its commercial launch today. Venkaiah Naidu , Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal , Union Minister of Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan, DMRC Managing Director Mangu Singh and DMRC Chairman Rajiv Gauba at the flag off ceremony of the Delhi Metro's Heritage Line, from ITO to Kashmere Gate in New Delhi on Sunday. Read More »

United Kingdom police stop sharing info

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The show was one of several that TMZ reported earlier in the week would be discounted by Live Nation in the U.K.to entice wary concertgoers, but the entertainment concert giant hasn't independently confirmed that report. Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham said the leaks had anxious him "greatly", and he had raised them with the USA ambassador. Responding to the leak in the New York Times of crime scene photos showing bomb fragments and the backpack used by Abedi to hide his device, ... Read More »

Trump wants to leave Paris climate deal, sources say

Not that Trump himself admitted to any confrontation. Trump has a penchant for floating ideas to gauge reactions, so his conversations - if they happened - could be just that. Almost 200 countries had pledged support to reduce carbon emissions in the landmark global warming deal. French Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot, in an interview to be published today in Le Parisien newspaper, said he found it unlikely "Trump would want to put his country in such an impasse". Read More »

Police release images of Manchester bomber from night of attack

Speaking after a meeting of the government's Cobra emergency committee, Mrs May said the decision had been taken after "a significant amount of police activity" over the last 24 hours. Earlier this week a source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters the security services were managing 500 active operations involving some 3,000 people who were thought to pose a threat. Read More »

Tillerson: Trump put 'pressure' on Netanyahu and Abbas to revive negotiations

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Trump's Middle East tour has already drawn much analysis and will undoubtedly draw much more. Many commentators failed to note that the four important words missing from Trump's speech were democracy, freedom and human rights. As Senator Chris Murphy pointed out in an op-ed last weekend, "If we want Iran to end their ballistic missile program (which is primarily created to confront the Saudi threat), then feeding the arms race between the two nations probably isn't the best long-term ... Read More »

Philippine President Duterte Tells Soldiers They Can Rape Women

Liong, his wife and eight children lost everything, he said - even their cooking pots. A paper sign attached to one of the men indicated that the victims had "betrayed their faith", he said, identifying the men as civilians. "The hands of some of the victims were tied behind their backs, and majority were shot in the head", police officer Jamael Mangadang of a security task force, told reporters.Padilla says 61 militants have been killed together with 13 soldiers and four police officers since ... Read More »

Trump hits out at 'fake news' following Kushner reports

Some of the most lasting political damage Trump has incurred in his first months in office has stemmed from his tweets. President Donald Trump is entertaining the idea of hiring a team of lawyers who will be responsible for monitoring his social media posts, according to a Thursday report from The Wall Street Journal . Read More »

Clinton sly in broaching impeachment topic during Wellesley speech

She said in her classmates distrusted authority and were angry at the growing casualties in Vietnam - and the occupant of the White House. Clinton spoke about people who deny science and of those who concocted a conspiracy theory about her operating a child abuse ring out of a Washington, D.C. Read More »

Macron says Trump handshake was 'moment of truth'

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French sources said the two presidents would meet for about an hour to discuss a series of pressing issues - the Ukraine crisis, Syria, North Korea, the economy and the Paris climate agreement which Trump has bluntly dismissed. "It's (the agreement) an important thing for worldwide community". "Whoever is the toughest on radical Islamic terrorism, and whoever is the toughest at the borders, will do well in the election". Read More »

North Korea 'Will Be Solved'

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The issue of North Korea, whose missile and nuclear tests have its neighbours and the wider world concerned, will be discussed in joint meetings with the other six heads of leading industrialised countries, Trump said. In early May, Trump even suggested that he would meet with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un under the "correct circumstances", although this was later downplayed by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. Read More »

Iran's president criticizes U.S. after Trump's sharp words

Tillerson said a centerpiece of Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia is to curb any threats to the region posed by Iran . The election victory will see President Rouhani serve a second presidential term, having ascended to the office for the first time in 2013. Read More »

Iran's President Rouhani Wins 2nd Term By a Wide Margin

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Of the 41 million votes cast, Rouhani won 23 million, the Interior Ministry Abdolreza Rahmanifazli said, soundly defeating his chief opponent, Ebrahim Raisi, who received 15.7 million, thus avoided a second round runoff. Trump arrived on Saturday in Saudi Arabia, his first stop on the first trip overseas of his presidency. At one point, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called rhetoric in a TV debate "unworthy". Read More »

Manchester bomber's images before blast released

The move to scale back the threat level from critical to severe was announced by Prime Minister Theresa May who said there were now 11 suspects in custody over Monday night's bombing targeting young fans at a pop concert. They released a picture taken from closed circuit television showing Adebi before the attack, wearing glasses and a grey baseball cap, carrying a black rucksack and dressed in jeans, trainers, a black hooded top and black body warmer. Read More »

Zbigniew Brzezinski, ex-aide to former US President Jimmy Carter, dies

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No person has shown more hatred towards Russia and Russians in general than Zbig, a trait now taken up by his daughter Mika. He served as a counselor to former U.S. strategy to undermine the Soviet bloc. Brzezinski was born in Warsaw on March 28, 1928. During the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, Brzezinski believed negotiations were going nowhere and started pushing for military action. Read More »

Manchester attack probe widens; United States leaks spark anger

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 . The terror threat level in Britain has been raised to "critical", as Prime Minister Theresa May warned that another attack "may be imminent". The deployment, created to free up police officers to pursue the terrorists behind the attack, is the largest on the British mainland in decades. Read More »