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UK police hunt Manchester bomber’s network, angered by U.S. leaks

MANCHESTER, England Police scrambled to close down a network around the Manchester suicide bomber with arrests in Britain and Tripoli on Wednesday, as details about the investigation were…

Arrests in Manchester, Tripoli as police hunt suicide bomber’s network

MANCHESTER, England Police made arrests in Manchester and Tripoli on Wednesday as the investigation into a suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a concert venue packed with…

German police arrest suspected militants as Berlin gears up for Obama visit

BERLIN Police arrested four suspected Islamists in dawn raids in Berlin on Wednesday as the German capital geared up for a long weekend of mass gatherings, capped by…

Manchester bomber was part of a network: police

MANCHESTER, England The Manchester suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a concert venue packed with children was part of a network, the city’s chief of police said…

Indonesia police say two dead in blasts, including suspected suicide bomber

JAKARTA Indonesian police said on Wednesday that two people had been killed, including a suspected suicide bomber, by blasts near a bus station in East Jakarta. Source Article…

More than 30 migrants, mostly toddlers, drown off Libya: rescuers

ROME More than 30 migrants, mostly toddlers, drowned on Wednesday when about 200 people without life jackets fell from a boat into the sea off the Libyan coast…

Manchester bomber had ‘proven’ links to Islamic State: French minister

MANCHESTER, England The Manchester suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a concert venue packed with children had recently returned from Libya, a British minister said, and her…

News

Socialist Lenin Moreno sworn in as Ecuador president

By Alexandra Valencia QUITO (Reuters) – Lenin Moreno was sworn in as Ecuador’s president on…

The Latest: Authorities plane to interview Greg Gianforte

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on assault allegations against Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte…

New Zealand to spend budget windfall on roads and cut taxes

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s conservative government is planning to reduce taxes and…

Manchester attack: Police hunt ‘network’ behind bomber

Manchester attack: Police hunt ‘network’ behind bomber

Media captionThe fifth person to be held in the UK following Monday’s deadly attack, was…

Trump in Brussels for ‘tough’ Nato talks amid protests

Trump in Brussels for ‘tough’ Nato talks amid protests

Image copyright AFP Image caption Demonstrations against the US president were held in Brussels US…

The pizza shop feeding the homeless one slice at a time

In this Philadelphia pizza shop, customers can pay $1 to purchase pizza slices for the…

Manchester attack: Brother of bomber Salman Abedi 'knew of plan', say police in Libya

A brother of the Manchester bomber knew of his plans and has been arrested in…

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

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Security forces rounded up more suspects Wednesday in the deadly Manchester…

Forget Trump White House, Belgium shows Melania the surreal

By Camille Bottin BRUSSELS (Reuters) – As her reality TV star husband meets many of…

US News

Hundreds protest over minimum wage at McDonald’s stockholder meeting

OAK BROOK, Ill. Hundreds of fast-food workers demanded wage increases as they marched outside McDonald’s Corp (MCD.N) headquarters during the company’s annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday. The demonstrators…

New York firms offer ‘Plan B’ to staff ahead of summer transit woes

NEW YORK Faced with this summer’s partial shutdown of New York’s Pennsylvania Station due to track repairs, some employers in the largest U.S. city are scrambling to come…

Hundreds protest over minimum wage at McDonald’s stockholder meeting

OAK BROOK, Ill. Hundreds of fast-food workers demanded wage increases as they marched outside McDonald’s Corp (MCD.N) headquarters during the company’s annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday. The demonstrators…

New York firms offer ‘Plan B’ to staff ahead of summer transit woes

NEW YORK Faced with this summer’s partial shutdown of New York’s Pennsylvania Station due to track repairs, some employers in the largest U.S. city are scrambling to come…

Hundreds protest over minimum wage at McDonald’s stockholder meeting

OAK BROOK, Ill. Hundreds of fast-food workers demanded wage increases as they marched outside McDonald’s Corp (MCD.N) headquarters during the company’s annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday. The demonstrators…

New York firms offer ‘Plan B’ to staff ahead of summer transit woes

NEW YORK Faced with this summer’s partial shutdown of New York’s Pennsylvania Station due to track repairs, some employers in the largest U.S. city are scrambling to come…

Teenage suspect sought in triple stabbing in Midtown Manhattan

NEW YORK A 16-year-old boy stabbed three other teens near their high school in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday and then fled, New York City police said. The incident…

Vermont governor snuffs legal pot, tells lawmakers to ‘get it right’

Vermont’s governor on Wednesday halted, at least temporarily, efforts to become the ninth state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, but offered to work with state legislators…

White House denies ‘egregious’ budget accounting error

White House denies ‘egregious’ budget accounting error

Image copyright Reuters Image caption White House budget director Mick Mulvaney told Congress on Wednesday that he went through the budget “line by line” The White House has…

Politics

Manchester attack: ‘Fury’ at US ‘evidence’ photos leak

Image copyright New York Times Image caption The New York Times says this evidence was gathered at the scene of the attack The UK government and police…

Manchester attack: ‘Fury’ at US ‘evidence’ photos leak

Image copyright New York Times Image caption The New York Times says this evidence was gathered at the scene of the attack The UK government and police…

Political parties resume general election campaign

Image copyright Getty Images General election campaigning will get back under way nationally on Friday after a three-day pause following the Manchester bombing. Conservatives, Labour, Greens and…

Manchester attack: Three more arrests in bomber investigation

Image caption Salman Abedi has been named by police as the Manchester bomber Three more men have been arrested as police continue to investigate whether Manchester Arena…

Manchester attack: Bomber not acting alone, says Amber Rudd

Image caption Salman Abedi has been named by police as the Manchester bomber The man who carried out a suicide attack in Manchester was “likely” to have…

Manchester attack: US leaks about bomber irritating – Rudd

Media captionHome Secretary Amber Rudd tells Today it is “likely” Manchester Attack suspect was not acting alone Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said she is irritated with…

All Sports

Leo: Pacific Islanders need a professional pathway

  Former Samoa lock Dan Leo has urged World Rugby to dig deep to stem the flow of talent away from the Pacific Islands.…

20 Questions: Joe Munro – Ealing Trailfinders centre

How do you look back at the semi-finals against Yorkshire Carnegie? We self-imploded for 20 minutes in the first half at home and that’s…

Brendan Gallagher: Premiership final promises to be an absolute cracker

So after 22 rounds and two pulsating skin-of-your- teeth semis Wasps will play Exeter in the Aviva Premiership Final in a game that every…

Nick Cain: Ritchie gets even richer thanks to RFU pay

Ian Ritchie’s sudden announcement that he is leaving his £700,000 a year post as the RFU’s chief executive this summer after five years was…

Jeremy Guscott: Lions should copy Crusaders’ blueprint to restrict Barrett’s influence

Beauden Barrett has a skill-set that would be the envy of a lot of world-class players, but last weekend playing for the Hurricanes against…

I can’t wait to get back to Leicester says Ford

George Ford is focused on another successful summer in white before returning to former club Leicester determined to win some silverware after a barren…

Ezspk opinion

Loss making social media and insane investment.

Loss making social media and insane investment. My message to investors and advertisers in social media companies like Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat is: Don’t waste your money. The…

The monster that is the World Wide Web.

The monster that is the World Wide Web. In one hundred years or so Tim Berners- Lee, who at present is lauded as the ’inventor’ of the…

Brexit, the big decision. Written in March 2016

A European ‘Brexit’ (The UK leaving the European Union)  In the run up to the 2015 election, it was impossible to follow the political campaigns of all…

All Sports

My Life in Rugby: Simon Binns – former Leicester fly-half

I experienced some memorable wins as a player – beating Bath at home while at London Scottish, for example – but the big one…

Double injury blow for England

Paul Hill and Joe Marchant have been ruled out of England’s tour to Argentina in June through injury. Hill, who has an ongoing neck…

How to Get Rugby to Appeal to American Audiences

In the U.S., rugby is treated like football (soccer) used to be; there are some hardcore fans and a lot of people who have…

Newcastle star retires at only 26

Tom Catterick insists he will always be a Newcastle Falcons fan despite this week retiring from professional rugby at the age of 26. Having…

Genge eyes overtime as stars near game limit 

Leicester prop Ellis Genge is committed to going the extra mile for England in Argentina despite the likelihood of him busting the RFU’s notional…

Warburton declares himself FIT for Lions tour

British & Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton says he is fully fit and ready to “crack on” for the New Zealand tour. Wales star…

Sport UK

Man Utd beat Ajax to win Europa League on emotional night

Manchester United have now won all three of Europe’s major competitions Manchester United claimed their second major trophy of the season and secured Champions League football as…

Morgan hits century as England beat South Africa – report & video

Media playback is not supported on this device Morgan magic helps England beat South Africa A brilliant Eoin Morgan century led England to a 72-run victory over…

Great Manchester Run to go ahead but Chelsea parade off after attack

The Great Manchester Run and Great CityGames are both being staged this weekend The Great Manchester Run will go ahead on Sunday following talks over security after…

Messi jail term to stand – but he is unlikely to go to prison

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Messi and his father Jorge were convicted of tax fraud in 2016 A 21-month jail term handed down last year to Barcelona…

Monaco Grand Prix: Jenson Button feeling no pressure on Formula 1 return

Jenson Button won the Monaco Grand Prix in 2009 Jenson Button says he is feeling no pressure going into his one-off return to Formula 1 at Monaco…

Watch: England’s Morgan reaches century with a six

Adult Social Badminton Session Source Article from http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/40037429…

Sport US

Water pollution in Rio ahead of the Olympic Games

Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses…

The Most Stylish Players in the 2016 NBA Finals

This evening is the seventh and final game of the NBA Finals, where the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will face off once again for the…

How That Pro Cyclist Hid a Motor in Her Bike

From Popular Mechanics At the Cyclocross World Championships earlier this month, Belgian cyclist Femke Van den Driessche had her bike confiscated by the UCI-the governing body of…

Millions Will Watch the Super Bowl — But Is the Football Generation Ending?

One NFL player after another — from former Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, 69, who died in July 2015, to 27-year-old Giants safety Tyler Sash, who died two…

Wade to miss third straight game for Bulls

Chicago (AFP) – Chicago Bulls shooting guard Dwyane Wade will miss his third consecutive NBA game Thursday against the Boston Celtics, this time with an illness after…

Time to shake up golf, head of European Tour says

By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Professional golf has long consisted of 72-hole tournaments played over four days – something that will have to change if the…

Travel Advice

Central African Republic

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to the Central African Republic (CAR). British nationals who remain or visit against our advice should be…

Togo

Terrorist attacks in Togo can’t be ruled out. Attacks could be indiscriminate. You should be vigilant, especially in places visited by foreigners. See Terrorism. If you’re abroad…

Sierra Leone

If you travel outside the Freetown peninsula, try to complete your travel during the hours of daylight, inform your employers of your whereabouts and make sure they…

Falkland Islands

The Falklands Islands are a British Overseas Territory. The Governor of the Falklands provides formal British diplomatic representation on the Islands and the local authorities deal with…

Trinidad and Tobago

Over 30,000 British nationals visit Trinidad and Tobago every year. Most visits are trouble-free. There are high levels of violent crime in Trinidad, including murder, especially in…

St Pierre & Miquelon

St Pierre & Miquelon is a French Overseas Territory. There’s no formal British diplomatic or consular representation. See British representation Most visits to St Pierre & Miquelon are trouble-free.…

Health

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Ethiopian wins top WHO job

Image copyright AFP/Getty Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus from Ethiopia will be the next director general of the World Health Organization (WHO). He will be the first African to…

Intersex patients ‘routinely lied to by doctors’

Media captionJeanette was 50 when she discovered the truth about her own body Doctors in the UK routinely lied to patients with disorders of sex development known…

Intersex patients ‘routinely lied to by doctors’

Media captionJeanette was 50 when she discovered the truth about her own body Doctors in the UK routinely lied to patients with disorders of sex development known…

Intersex patients ‘routinely lied to by doctors’

Media captionJeanette was 50 when she discovered the truth about her own body Doctors in the UK routinely lied to patients with disorders of sex development known…

Intersex patients ‘routinely lied to by doctors’

Media captionJeanette was 50 when she discovered the truth about her own body Doctors in the UK routinely lied to patients with disorders of sex development known…

Lean-burn physiology gives Sherpas peak-performance

Image copyright Extreme Everest Image caption Science at the top of the world Nepalese Sherpas have a physiology that uses oxygen more efficiently than those used to…