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Author: 0 Operation to dismantle terror network at 'full tilt'

The Guardian reports armed officers have raided a property near Quantock Close and Selworth Road in Moss Side shortly before 2 pm on Sunday in connection to the Manchester Arena terror attack. "I believe we can get them to be more successful in working with us to find a way of getting some of that information", she said. British authorities say they have disrupted five plots since March 22, when a terror attack outside Parliament in London left five people dead.

Author: 0 Death toll in clashes in the Philippines climbs to 95

Congress can then revoke a president's declaration of martial law, which is limited to 60 days. "I will go to jail for you. But for this martial law and the consequences of martial law and the ramifications of martial law, I and I alone would be responsible, just do your job, I will take care of the rest", Duterte said Friday, according to a presidential office transcript.

Author: 0 United Kingdom intel sharing back on after Trump vows to plug leaks

She added: "What this reminds us is the scale of the problem that we have, the enemy that we have, Daesh (IS), that is trying to weaponise the young people in our society". "We are determined to identify these leaks and to stop them". Withholding the name longer could have allowed authorities to track down people who may have since taken evasive action, they said.

Author: 0 Kelly says Kushner's Russian Federation back channel was 'acceptable'

United States intelligence agencies believe Moscow tried to tip November's presidential election in favour of Republican Mr Trump, who went on to beat Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. The new information about the two calls as well as other details uncovered by Reuters shed light on when and why Kushner first attracted Federal Bureau of Investigation attention and show that his contacts with Russian envoy Sergei Kislyak were more extensive than the White House has acknowledged.

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Author: 0 Hillary Clinton Attacks Donald Trump

Clinton also made a not-too-subtle comparison to Trump as a troll and alluded to a presidential debate past year where he called her a name. "I beat both of them, ' Clinton said, after saying anger is not 'a good strategy for most people".

Author: 0 Iraqi forces launch operation to capture last IS-held enclave in Mosul

Mosul is Iraq's second-largest city after the capital Baghdad and was a key logistical and economic hub for IS when the extremists' footprint spanned much of Iraq's north and into neighboring Syria. Iraq's special forces suffered significant casualties in the fight for eastern Mosul and in the first weeks of the push on Mosul's west, Iraq's federal police - relatively inexperienced in urban combat - took a lead role in one of the city's most hard districts.

Author: 0 Korean Military Fires at Unidentified Object Flying over inter-Korean Border

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the intermediate-range ballistic missile Pukguksong-2's launch test in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). "We don't see why dialogue can not take place in the current situation now", Liu insisted. "It takes political will". For decades, North Korea has claimed that its nuclear weapons are necessary to counter US aggression.

Global Operation to round up terror network 'not complete', Amber Rudd says
Author: 0 Operation to round up terror network 'not complete', Amber Rudd says

Police were also searching another address in the south of Manchester . Amber Rudd said members of the suicide attacker's circle were "potentially" unaccounted for, despite optimism that a wave of arrests had quelled further threats. They also have published CCTV images of Abedi on the night of the attack, which show him wearing a hat, glasses, and a dark top. British officials have confirmed he had recently returned from Libya and the officers said that police needed information about ...

Global Sabzar killing: Clashes in Trehgam, youth hit by pellets
Author: 0 Sabzar killing: Clashes in Trehgam, youth hit by pellets

Bhat's funeral was held in Ratsuna village of Tral. "The new round of terror and violence unleashed by India against the Kashmiri people is nothing short of state terrorism", he said, and called on the global community to take note of this Indian state terrorism against the Kashmiri people, which was a violation not just of the United Nations charter and its underlying principle of the right to self-determination but of all human rights and humanitarian laws.

Global Death toll in Philippines clashes climbs to 95
Author: 0 Death toll in Philippines clashes climbs to 95

Bodies of what appeared to be executed civilians were found in a ravine outside a besieged Philippine city on Sunday as a six-day occupation by Islamist rebels fending off a military onslaught took a more sinister turn. "They retrieved the bodies of the enemies, with their high-powered firearms and ammunition", the Army spokeswoman said. "They do not know what is happening on the ground", Duterte said Saturday on Jolo, a southern island that is under martial law.

Author: 0 Syria said to be aim of reported back channel with Russian Federation

What seems unique about the arrangement Kushner apparently contemplated (I've seen no denial of the Post's report and McMaster's comments seem to confirm it) is that this back channel apparently was meant to hide communications with Russian Federation from the US government.

Author: 0 Almost 100 dead in Philippines fighting

The fierce resistance of the Maute gunmen and the apparent executions of civilians will add to growing fears that subscribers to Islamic State's radical ideology are determined to establish a presence in the southern Philippines, with the support of extremists from Indonesia and Malaysia.

Author: 0 UNSC condemns North Korea's latest missile launch

The 15-member Council, in a press statement strongly condemning the ballistic missile launch, vowed to "fully and comprehensively implement all measures" imposed on the country over ballistic missile launch conducted by the country on Sunday.

Global Kashmiri youths appear for Army exam amid unrest
Author: 0 Kashmiri youths appear for Army exam amid unrest

Yasin Malik along with chairmen of both factions of Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, have called for a two-day shutdown in the Valley to protest the killing of the two militants and the use of "brute force" against the protestors.

Global Iran's leader slams Saudi Arabia for deal with US
Author: 0 Iran's leader slams Saudi Arabia for deal with US

For his part, Putin offered his congratulations to Rouhani on his re-election as the Iranian president, saying the results of the presidential election proved that Iranians are supporting Rouhani's economic and social measures as well as his regional and worldwide plans.

Author: 0 President Rouhani Says Iranian Nation Winner of Polls

Rouhani secured 57 percent of ballots cast in a first round of voting, Interior Minister Rahmani Fazli said at a news conference in Tehran . While he accomplished his goal of reaching a nuclear agreement with the United States and Western powers in his first term, that has not translated into the economic revival he predicted because of lingering US sanctions.

Author: 0 Seoul says it wants to reopen communication with North

North Korea's state-run news agency, KCNA, said the country had on Sunday successfully launched a new type of ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. "North Korea launched a missile four days ago and claims to have succeeded in launching an intermediate-range ballistic missile", said Moon, speaking at the South Korean Defense Ministry.

Author: 0 TPP countries agree to keep trade deal alive without US

The RCEP talks, which began in 2012, have been given new impetus by the USA withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement. "We're focused on how we can move ahead with 11 countries", New Zealand Trade Minister Todd McClay told Reuters .

Author: 0 U.S. is G7 only holdout on Paris climate pledge

In Trump's speech at the NATO summit in Brussels, he did briefly mention the "the commitments that bind us together as one", but he didn't give NATO what it wanted : an explicit endorsement of Article 5, which says that when invoked, NATO allies must aid a fellow ally under attack.

Global Philippines pounds militants; civilians found shot dead
Author: 0 Philippines pounds militants; civilians found shot dead

Given the abuses which took place during the military rule of Ferdinand Marcos, the 1987 constitution imposes restrictions on martial law. Duterte also told soldiers on Friday they would be allowed to conduct searches and arrests without warrants.

Author: 0 Trump's budget plan won't likely accelerate growth - here's why

Defending President Trump's budget blueprint, the top officials said their overriding goal was to cut spending and free the economy, hoping to win new revenue by expanding the size of the pie, without needing to resort to tax hikes. Trump's budget was silent on bargaining with the pharmaceutical industry to reduce the cost of prescription drugs, a topic the president has often touched on.

Global Philippine forces hunt top IS-linked militant in city
Author: 0 Philippine forces hunt top IS-linked militant in city

What is troubling the security apparatus is that radical elements of another Islamic State-linked group, Abu Sayyaf, appear to be collaborating with Maute, far from its island strongholds of Basilan, Jolo and Tawi Tawi, all off Mindanao. Duterte said martial law in Mindanao, which would apply for 60 days initially, would be like that of the 1970s rule of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, remembered by many Filipinos as one of the darkest chapters of recent history.

Author: 0 Sereno: No to 1972 Martial Law abuses

Padilla said that the right to censure the media including social media aims "to protect lives of the people, soldiers and national security of the country". "The declaration of martial law does not suspend the functioning of the civil courts and the legislative assemblies", the CHR said. The Constitution also says that the martial law declaration should be affirmed by Congress and should be reviewed by the Supreme Court in an "appropriate proceeding filed by any citizen".

Author: 0 Singaporeans among foreign militants fighting Philippine army in Marawi

At least 19 civilians were killed by Islamist militants locked in street-to-street battles with security forces in a southern Philippine city, the military said on Sunday. If you rape three (women), I will say that I did it. "They're getting caught in the conflict and I hope this ends soon". Padilla said the bodies of four men, three women and a child were found near a road close to Mindanao State University in Marawi .

Global U.S. accuses Assad of mass atrocities at Syrian prison
Author: 0 U.S. accuses Assad of mass atrocities at Syrian prison

He criticised Russian Federation and Iran for maintaining their support for Mr Assad despite those tactics. More so, the State Department said some 50 detainees a day are being hanged at Saydnaya military prison. Jones said the photographs were evidence that Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime forces have "sunk to a new level of depravity ". "Simply put, the killing, the devastation has gone on for far too long in Syria ".

Author: 0 Ernie Els penalizes himself for a curious -- and noble -- reason

Rose has played just once since losing a play-off for the Masters to Ryder Cup team-mate Sergio Garcia , the world number nine finishing 65th in the Players Championship after a final round of 80 at Sawgrass. He finished T49 here previous year and T11 in 2015, so he certainly knows Wentworth and we reckon for the price in our Fantasy Game - he'll definitely be in our picks.

Author: 0 Texas House rejects demands to strengthen 'bathroom bill'

After that point, it is completely up to the discretion of the Governor to decide if he needs to call the Legislature back to handle specific items of business in a special session. Children are getting foster placements closer to their schools and hometown. - Transporation and justice: The House transportation budget focuses more on ferries, coastal dredging and ports and airports, while the Senate budget emphasizes repairing and replacing aging bridges.

Author: 0 Devout Catholic Sean Spicer doesn't attend Trump-Pope meeting

Even reporters feel sorry for him. The two spoke privately for about 30 minutes with translators. He'd asked about potizza , a Slovenian pastry from Melania's home country. Melania isn't the first first lady to forgo a headscarf in the Middle East, but her decision, however, directly contradicts her husband's criticism of former first lady Michelle Obama , who chose not to wear one during her visit in 2015.

Author: 0 Navy parachutist dies during demonstration over Hudson River

Navy. Amateur video recorded by Aaron Moss showed a piece of the parachute coming down after the parachutist separated from his chute and landed in the water. The victim's name wasn't released, pending notification of his family. 'Almost the same time that they touched down in Liberty State Park, we heard a splash and turned around very quick.

Author: 0 Sean Connery leads James Bond tributes to Roger Moore

Meanwhile, Jamie Lee Curtis posted an old picture of Roger and her actor father Tony Curtis on Twitter and captioned it: "Tony & Sir Roger Moore were amusing in The Persuaders", and the late star's longtime pal Joan Collins wrote: " Devastated to hear about my good friend @sirrogermoore".

Author: 0 Ariana Grande announces return to Manchester for benefit concert

When asked how many potential militants the government was anxious about, Ms Rudd said the security services were looking at 500 different potential plots, involving 3,000 people as a "top list", with a further 20,000 beneath that. Armed police were on the streets outside London's Wembley Stadium, and security guards conducted extra bag checks, as 90,000 fans arrived for the FA Cup soccer final between Chelsea and Arsenal, one of the biggest sporting events of the year.

Author: 0 Huma Abedin Divorcing Anthony Weiner After He Admits To Sexting Underage Girl

His lawyer can request leniency at a sentencing scheduled for September 8. August 28: The New York Post publishes photos the newspaper says Weiner sent the previous year to a "40-something" divorced woman. Early last year, federal authorities began investigating Weiner's communications with the 15-year-old North Carolina girl. The U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan said Weiner will appear in court at 11 a.m., though it would not confirm the charge or the plea.

Author: 0 Whistleblower Chelsea Manning walks free today

Manning was pardoned by former U.S. President Barack Obama shortly before he left office. This transition is certain to speed up outside a prison environment Manning said denied her "right to exist". The most serious charge brought against Manning was "aiding the enemy". As of May 17, more than $152,740 has been raised on GoFundMe for Chelsea Manning to use for "rent, utilities, health care, clothing, and other living expenses for the first year after she is released ".

Author: 0 Pentagon chief: War with North Korea would be 'catastrophic'

A possible diplomatic failure and subsequent war with North Korea would be a disaster, posing a threat to many countries, including Russia, US Defense Secretary James Mattis told CBS News in an interview on Sunday. "As far as that specific threat, I don't want to put a timeline on it". "At this time, what we know, I'd prefer to keep silent about it because we may actually know some things the North Koreans don't even know".

Global Defiant Duterte threatens harsh measures as thousands flee Philippines unrest
Author: 0 Defiant Duterte threatens harsh measures as thousands flee Philippines unrest

He was furious that militants had hoisted the Islamic State flag in Marawi. People were also protesting out of concern the martial law was too broadly applied. The 1987 Philippine Constitution, which was drafted after Marcos's overthrow during "people power" revolution in 1986, places restrictions on the proclamation of martial law and the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus, as well as on their implementation.

Author: 0 G7 stalemates on climate, US President Trump promises decision next week

But according to Axios' sources, Trump has already made his decision to ditch the pact, and that would definitely be consistent with his numerous past statements as one of the world's most notorious deniers of the consensus scientific conclusion that human activity is the primary driver of global climate change .

Global Hands off United States election, ex-CIA director says he warned Russian Federation
Author: 0 Hands off United States election, ex-CIA director says he warned Russian Federation

Not only that, but the FBI is investigating potential collusion between Trump associates and Russian Federation to help in that effort - in Russia's interest.Brennan said he is "aware of information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and United States of America persons involved in the Trump campaign".

Author: 0 White House stands by Jared Kushner

Mr Trump's first national security adviser Michael Flynn was said to be present at the meeting. Kushner's involvement in the proposed back channel was first reported by The Washington Post , which said he suggested using Russian diplomatic facilities for the discussions, apparently to make them more hard to monitor.

Author: 0 Ariana Grande says will hold benefit concert in Manchester for attack victims

Metropolitan Police Service Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, Britain's top counter-terror officer, said police are confident that have in custody "some of the key players that we're concerned about". He said police have reviewed security at more than 1,300 events across the United Kingdom and urged public not to change any plan and "go out as you planned and enjoy yourselves".

Global Teenager hospitalised after 50 people start fighting on beach
Author: 0 Teenager hospitalised after 50 people start fighting on beach

A teenager was injured during a mass brawl involving 50 young people on a Margate beach today (27 May). Kent Police have confirmed that no one was stabbed during the brawl. She says she thought it was just an argument between teenagers but then knew it was more serious when police and emergency teams began arriving to the beach.

Author: 0 Rodrigo Duterte jokes to soldiers that they can rape women with impunity

Civilians trapped by fighting in Marawi city are waving white flags from their windows to show they are not combatants. Duterte imposed 60 days of martial law Tuesday on the island of Mindanao, which encompasses the southern third of the nation and is home to 22 million people.

Author: 0 British police make a new arrest in Manchester Arena bombing

Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, speaking in London , linked Britain's actions overseas to the increased extremist threat at home. "The arrest is connected to Monday's attack on the Manchester Arena but this is a fast moving investigation and we are keeping an open mind at this stage", Manchester police said in a statement shared on Twitter.

Author: 0 Israeli govt meeting near Jerusalem site angers Palestinians

He said it sends "a clear message to the Palestinian people that the systematic violations of their inalienable rights are going to continue". The plan would see a former railway station in west Jerusalem linked by cable vehicle to the Old City in east Jerusalem , occupied by Israel in 1967 and later annexed in a move never recognised by the global community.

Global Singapore ready to work with Indonesia following twin blasts in Jakarta
Author: 0 Singapore ready to work with Indonesia following twin blasts in Jakarta

Preliminary investigations indicated that the duo's target was a group of police officers who were in the area to escort a parade ushering in the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which starts tomorrow. A police source told The Straits Times yesterday that while one of the bombers had ties to militants in Poso, both may have ISIS links. Police officers hold clear the scene after an explosion near a bus stop in the Kampung Melayu area of Jakarta , Indonesia, Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

Author: 0 In wide-open Indy 500 field, all eyes on newcomer

I didn't sleep well last night and to come away with the points I've come away with, I can honestly happily move away from this and move forwards". Renault's Jolyon Palmer finished 11th at Monaco ahead of the Force India drivers Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez, who could not manage to secure any points finishing 12th and 13th respectively.

Author: 0 Turkey Summons US Envoy Over Protester Riots During Erdogan Washington Visit

He was referring to large anti-government demonstrations four years ago, when hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets to protest against plans to build replica Ottoman barracks on Gezi park in central Istanbul. A video poster later showed Erdogan himself ordering the attack. However some American officials tried to mix these two incidents and released statements on the background as if two Turkish bodyguards were arrested due to the clashes with the protestors.

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