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Manchester Arena blast: 19 dead and about 50 hurt


Nineteen people have been killed and about 50 injured in a suspected terror attack at Manchester Arena. Police were called to reports of an explosion at the venue at about 22:35 BST following a pop concert by the US singer ...

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Trump: I’d be honored to meet Kim Jong-un under ‘right circumstances’


US President Donald Trump said Monday he would be willing to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “under the right circumstances” to defuse tensions over North Korea’s nuclear program. “If it would be appropriate for me to meet ...

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20 dead, 15 critical as truck runs over protesters, cops in India


In one of the worst accidents ever in India’s Rayalaseema region, 20 persons were killed and 15 others critically injured when a lorry ran over them at Yerpedu in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, on Friday afternoon. The accident happened ...

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At least 68 children among 126 killed’ in bus bombing


At least 68 children were among 126 people killed in Saturday’s bomb attack on buses carrying evacuees from besieged Syrian towns, activists say. A vehicle filled with explosives hit the convoy near Aleppo. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights ...

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US drops ‘mother of all bombs’ in Afghanistan killing 36 ISIS militants


Up to 36 suspected Islamic State militants were killed in Afghanistan when the US dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb ever used in combat, the Guardian reported quoting the Afghan defence ministry on Friday. To target a “tunnel complex” used by ...

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Syria conflict: ‘Chemical attack’ in Idlib kills 58


At least 58 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a suspected chemical attack on a rebel-held town in north-western Syria, the BBC reported. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has reported that strikes on Khan Sheikhoun by Syrian ...

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UK Parliament shooting: Police officer ‘stabbed’


A police officer has been stabbed in the Houses of Parliament in central London, in what police are treating as a terrorist incident. The attacker, who was shot by police officers, is reported to have earlier mowed down several pedestrians ...

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Guatemala mourns after children’s home fire kills 31 girls


Guatemala has declared three days of national mourning after a fire killed at least 21 teenage girls at a children’s care home. Yesterday’s blaze at the government-run Virgen de Asuncion shelter in San Jose Pinula, near Guatemala City, has focused ...

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Trump to leave Iraq off new travel ban order: White House source


US President Donald Trump will remove Iraq from a list of countries targeted in a U.S. travel ban when he signs a new executive order expected on Monday after his controversial first attempt was blocked in the courts, a White ...

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Oscars 2017 stuff-up: World reacts to ‘most awkward’ Academy Awards ever


The incorrect announcement that La La Land had won the top honour at the 89th Academy Awards shocked millions of people around the world on Monday, with numerous viewers labelling the incident the “most awkward” blunder in Oscars history. The ...

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