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Manchester police hunt for accomplices after concert blast

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The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande...

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Trump makes G-7 deal on trade, takes rain check on climate

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TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) — Seven wealthy democracies ended their summit Saturday in Italy without unanimous agreement on climate change, as the Trump administration plans to take more time to say whether the U.S. is going to remain in the Paris accord on limiting greenhouse gas emissions. The other...


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In Somalia, Islamist rebels block the starving from food deliveries

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. REBEY, Somalia - Near a dried-out reservoir on the edge of this village is a dilapidated mud hut. The family that lived there until last month went so far as to strip off its straw roof and feed the material to their emaciated cattle. When the animals died anyway, the...


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Artists protest after police raid Russian director's home, theater

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. MOSCOW - A sensational embezzlement investigation involving a theater company has sparked a protest among prominent figures in Russia’s arts community, pitting directors and actors against powerful Russian law enforcement agencies and prompting appeals to Russian...


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Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia incites con?icts in Middle East, analysts say

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. ISTANBUL - In a speech intended to galvanize Arab and Muslim leaders against threats from extremists and Iran, President Donald Trump demanded unity from his audience in Saudi Arabia, and focus. “One goal transcends every other consideration,” he said to the assembled...


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US-aided Iraqi forces begin assault on last ISIS strongholds in western Mosul

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. MOSUL, Iraq - Iraqi forces, backed by heavy U.S.-led air and artillery strikes, began a new offensive into the Islamic State’s final bastions in the city. The operation, announced Saturday by Iraq’s Joint Operations Command, comes after Iraqi troops have cleared most...


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Indian forces kill militant leader in Kashmir region, prompting protests

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. SRINAGAR, India - A popular militant commander and one other gunman were killed Saturday in a standoff with security forces in Indian-administered Kashmir, sparking widespread protests across the valley that left at least one civilian dead. Police said Sabzar Ahmad...


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In Britain, terrorism at center stage

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. LONDON - The Manchester bombing has thrust terrorism to center stage ahead of Britain’s hotly contested June elections, as British Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday warned that “the country should remain vigilant” even as authorities say concerns about a new...


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A 'catastrophic' computer outage in London cripples international air travel

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. A catastrophic computer outage crippled one of the world’s busiest flights hubs on Saturday, forcing British Airways to cancel all flights out of two London airports, leaving terminals in chaos and countless passengers stranded. “Today we have experienced a major IT...


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Macron erupts on world stage with Trump snub, rapport with Canadian leader

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. On a sun-kissed terrace overlooking the sea, the image of Emmanuel Macron and Justin Trudeau staring into each other’s eyes had social media swooning over the budding bromance between the two young leaders at the Group of Seven in Sicily. Just 24 hours earlier in Brussels,...


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Japanese youths make 'mago-turn' to live near grandparents

(c) 2017, The Japan News/Yomiuri. An increasing number of young people from cities are migrating to provincial areas to live in the same town as their grandparents. The “mago-turn” trend - mago means grandchild in Japanese - is similar to the “U-turn” trend when people return from cities to live in...


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