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UK police make 7th arrest, seize ‘suspicious package’ in widening Manchester bombing probe

Published time: 24 May, 2017 22:39 British police are continuing their searches and raids in connection with the Manchester Arena suicide bomber attack, bringing the number of suspects arrested in the fast moving investigation to seven people. “As it stands, six men and one woman have been arrested in conjunction ...

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‘It’s an awful event’: John Pilger talks to RT about Manchester bombing (VIDEO)

Veteran Australian broadcaster John Pilger spoke to RT’s Going Underground about the Manchester attack that killed 22 people, and the way the world understands terrorism today. “It’s such an awful, awful event, isn’t it?” Pilger told RT host Afshin Rattansi. “When I read about it, it took me back to ...

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Manchester bomber’s father insists son is innocent, is himself accused of Al-Qaeda links

Published time: 24 May, 2017 16:06 The father of Manchester Arena suicide bomber Salman Abedi has proclaimed his son’s innocence, but has himself been branded an extremist by a Libyan security official. Ramadan Abedi told Associated Press that his son – who blew himself up at Manchester Arena on Monday ...

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Milo Yiannopoulos blasted for calling US pop star Ariana Grande ‘pro-Islam’

Published time: 24 May, 2017 15:18 Ultra-right figure Milo Yiannopoulos has sparked uproar on social media for labeling singer Ariana Grande “pro-Islam” a day after 22 people were killed in a Manchester bomb attack claimed by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). The right-wing British media figure posted a series of ...

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#BritishThreatLevels: Brits respond with humor to rise in official terrorism warning

Published time: 24 May, 2017 15:17 The hashtag #BritishThreatLevels has taken off as people in the UK respond with humor to warnings of an imminent terrorist attack. Following the announcement that the official terrorist threat rating would be raised to the highest level, Twitter celebrity Nick Motown decided not to ...

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Tributes pour in as all victims of Manchester terrorist attack are identified

Tributes are flowing in for victims of the Manchester terrorist attack which saw 22 people killed and 59 injured. Police say they are “confident” they have identified all the people who died, but are waiting on guidance from the coroner before naming them. Among the victims are parents who were ...

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Army ‘resisted’ plan to deploy troops on streets of Britain

Published time: 24 May, 2017 13:20 The British military reportedly initially opposed the idea of deploying thousands of troops in the event of a major incident, claiming morale would be hit, it didn’t have the manpower and it wouldn’t know when to withdraw. Operation Temperer, which was approved by the ...

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1,000 soldiers on streets as nervous Britain prepares for ‘imminent’ terror attack

Troops are being deployed to guard Buckingham Palace, Downing Street, and Parliament after Prime Minister Theresa May warned that another terror attack is “expected imminently.” Meanwhile, a knifeman was arrested on The Mall outside Buckingham Palace on Wednesday morning just moments before the Queen passed by in a car on ...

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Labour peer shuts down ‘conspiracy theories’ over timing of Manchester attack

A leading human rights campaigner and Labour peer has warned people that “this is not the moment for conspiracy theories” amid public concern over a possible clampdown on democracy following a hike in the security level. It didn’t take long for many to speculate over the timing of the Manchester ...

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Manchester bomber Salman Abedi ‘trained in Syria’

Published time: 24 May, 2017 11:15Edited time: 24 May, 2017 11:18 Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi had traveled to Libya recently and is suspected of having been trained in Syria. Abedi had only recently returned from Libya when he detonated a suicide bomb which killed 22 people, including children, at ...

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