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Manchester attack probe widens with arrests in Libya
- May 26, 2017

The U.K.'s terrorism threat has been raised from "severe" to "critical" - the highest level - for the first time since 2007, meaning another attack may be imminent. Ramadan Abedi says he spoke to his son Salman Abedi , 22, five days ago and he was getting ready to visit Saudi Arabia and sounded "normal". He reportedly was in contact with family members just before the attack. (more...)
Manchester bombing suspect said to have called mother for farewell
- May 26, 2017

Visiting the military alliance's new $1.2 billion headquarters with fellow leaders later, Trump led a moment's silence for the victims of what he described as "a barbaric and vicious attack on our civilisation". Meanwhile, Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said the publication of leaked intelligence by the New York Times had " caused much distress for families that are already suffering terribly with their loss". (more...)
Manchester bomber was part of terror 'network'
- May 26, 2017

Theresa May is expected to raise United Kingdom concerns about the leaking of intelligence on the Manchester bomb attack to the U.S. press when she meets Donald Trump on Thursday. Ms Rudd confirmed Abedi had recently returned from a visit to Libya , where his parents are reported to now live, and said the nature of the attack suggested he may have had support. (more...)
After three quarters: Cavaliers 109, Celtics 74
- May 26, 2017

The feat came during Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics . Other Things To NoteA class move by Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas as he comes out to congratulate LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers after the game. (more...)
Manchester attack: Father of bomber Salman Abedi says son is INNOCENT
- May 26, 2017

A total of four people have been arrested in connection to the bombing that killed 22 people. All three were injured, the husband critically, the corporation said. The government said almost 1,000 soldiers were deployed Wednesday instead of police in high-profile sites in London and other locations. On Wednesday Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership said 64 people are being treated with 20 in critical care in hospital . (more...)
UK Mummy Premier Canceled in Wake of Manchester Bombing UK Mummy Premier Canceled in Wake of Manchester Bombing
- May 26, 2017

Tom Cruise's monster movie The Mummy and Gal Gadot's highly anticipated Wonder Woman will not go ahead with their scheduled United Kingdom premiere. Ariana Grande's concert was targeted by a suicide bomber earlier this week, causing 22 people to lose their lives. Warner Brothers had issued a similar statement when they cancelled The Mummy premire which read, "Our thoughts are with those affected by the recent tragedy in the United Kingdom", the studio said in a statement. (more...)
Ariana Grande cancels concerts, suspends world tour after Manchester bombing Ariana Grande cancels concerts, suspends world tour after Manchester bombing
- May 26, 2017

Reports say intelligence sharing between Manchester authorities and the USA has been suspended because of the leaks. Other forms of cooperation between the two countries will continue, NPR's Frank Langfitt reports from London . Under British law, a person can be taken into custody in a terrorism investigation and held up to 14 days without charges. "This is not their style". (more...)
'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' sails into new waters 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' sails into new waters
- May 26, 2017

Directed by Joaquin Rønning and Espen Sandberg , the film is packed full of the usual gags and, at times, risqué one-liners, but you'd be pressed to find anything resembling Gore Verbinski's brilliantly nuanced original material in this. (more...)
Lana Del Rey shares release date for 'Lust For Life' Lana Del Rey shares release date for 'Lust For Life'
- May 26, 2017

The 31-year-old songstress says she feels fortunate to have the Fleetwood Mac frontwoman on the track "Beautiful People, Beautiful Problems" from her new LP, reported Harper's Bazaar. Del Rey's label has not yet confirmed the album's release date. "She (Nicks) was incredible. Hope you like it". However, a release date hadn't been announced until now, with Del Rey having simply stated that the album would be "coming soon". (more...)
May to raise Manchester 'leak' with Trump May to raise Manchester 'leak' with Trump
- May 26, 2017

Abedi killed 22 and injured at least 64 when he detonated an improvised bomb in the foyer of Manchester Arena in central Manchester on Monday night, where pop star Ariana Grande was performing. Hundreds of soldiers have replaced police protecting high-profile sites including Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament in London . Meanwhile, Prime Minister Theresa may has set the UK's terror threat to "critical". (more...)
Sessions Vows to Take Trump Travel Order to Supreme Court
- May 26, 2017

The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals is also evaluating the travel ban in a separate appeal. The American Civil Liberties Union is hailing a federal appeals court's ruling against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban targeting six Muslim-majority countries. (more...)
Lebron James surpasses Jordan as all-time playoff scoring leader
- May 26, 2017

The Cleveland Cavaliers managed to secure its third win in the series 112-99 and now the Celtics are facing a crucial elimination for the second time this Eastern Conference Finals series . With Thomas already gone, the Celtics played without Amir Johnson in Game 4 because a shoulder injury suffered in the third game. After playing three halves against the Cavaliers , the Celtics said Thomas was done for the season. (more...)
Boating Safety Tips For A Busy Weekend On Lake Of The Ozarks Boating Safety Tips For A Busy Weekend On Lake Of The Ozarks
- May 26, 2017

In 2016, 28 paddlecraft users died in Northeast waters. New inflatable life jackets allow mobility and flexibility for activities like boating, fishing, or paddling, and are much cooler in the warmer weather. Performing a simple maintenance check before getting on the water may prevent problems. Each station is stocked with children's life jackets free to use on a loaner basis. (more...)
Bella Hadid lands new campaign with Bulgari fragrance Bella Hadid lands new campaign with Bulgari fragrance
- May 26, 2017

Bulgari put on a show in Rome , Italy, with Bella Hadid front and centre Wednesday evening. Bella Hadid has landed three ambassadorial roles for major fashion brands, which will see her appear in a footwear, beauty and jewellery campaign over the upcoming months. (more...)
United Kingdom steps up military patrols; probes attacker's Libya ties
- May 26, 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May said she plans to discuss the leaks with President Donald Trump at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels. "We aren't the ones who blow up ourselves among innocents". He attended local schools and briefly studied business management at nearby Salford University. (more...)
A 'Pirates' life for Depp as he sets sail in fifth film
- May 26, 2017

I don't know, perhaps directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg felt the need to include a sea witch character who serves literally no objective other than to add a certain spookiness to the film, or a wedding scene in which Captain Jack is almost forced to lock lips with a woman ridden with a disease resulting from a lack of vitamin C, which does nothing but wastes the viewer's time with cheap laughs. (more...)
Here's What the GOP Bill Does to Obamacare's 'Essential Health Benefits' Here's What the GOP Bill Does to Obamacare's 'Essential Health Benefits'
- May 26, 2017

In states where about a sixth of the population lives, the CBO economists projected, coverage would become pricey as insurance companies went back to the practice of charging far more for pre-existing conditions and far more for older people. (more...)
Fresh arrests in Manchester bomb investigation
- May 26, 2017

British and French intelligence agencies have information that Abedi had visited Syria and had "proven" links with ISIS , French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb reportedly said on BFM television Wednesday . Four men in total have been arrested in connection with the attack. The home minister was speaking a day after the UK's terror threat level was raised to its highest of " critical ", which indicates the security services believe more attacks may be imminent. (more...)
Katie Hopkins is leaving LBC with immediate effect Katie Hopkins is leaving LBC with immediate effect
- May 26, 2017

LBC have announced that controversial host Katie Hopkins is set to leave the station, "effective immediately ". This follows a Left Foot Forward campaign , launched this week, calling for advertisers to boycott LBC until Hopkins was removed. (more...)
Bollywood Turns Up In Full Force At Karan Johar's Birthday Bash Bollywood Turns Up In Full Force At Karan Johar's Birthday Bash
- May 26, 2017

Karan Johar turned 45 today and this would indeed be a very special birthday for him since he will be celebrating it with his twins Yash and Roohi. Karan Johar , born on May 25, 2017, welcomed his 45th birthday in style. Well, our expectations are real high! No prizes for guessing that, it will be Karan Johar himself who will be playing the host with the most. Movies like Dragon, Drive, Ittefaq are lined up for a release. (more...)