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Mums waiting to collect teenage daughters at Manchester Arena both died in bombing

Two mums who were waiting to pick up their daughters from the Ariana Grande concert both died in the suicide bombing , their families said last night. Alison Howe, 45, and Lisa Lees, 47, from Royton, Oldham, were in the foyer together when the blast went off. Both were reported missing by concerned family members who appealed for help. Their ...

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Trump tells Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte 'great job' for drug war that killed thousands

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Thomson Reuters President Donald Trump appeared to endorse Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal campaign against suspected drug dealers, according to a transcript of an April phone conversation between the two. Trump praised Duterte for doing “an unbelievable job on the drug problem” in the Philippines, according to the transcript cited by The Washington Post. The US ...

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How the British press reacted to the Manchester bombing

Manchester Arena attack Monday’s atrocity, which led to at least 22 deaths, has dominated the front pages. Here is a roundup of how the nationals covered the fallout Members of the public attend a candlelit vigil to honour the victims of Monday evening’s terror attack. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Manchester Arena attack How the British press reacted to the ...

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Woyzeck review: John Boyega shines but Thorne's version proves overbearing

Theatre 3 / 5 stars Old Vic, LondonWhereas Georg Büchner’s original masterpiece allows audience to fill in the blanks, Thorne’s adaptation piles the pressure on the title character John Boyega as Woyzeck, Sarah Greene as Marie in Woyzeck at The Old Vic Photograph: Manual Harlan Theatre Woyzeck review: John Boyega shines but Thorne’s version proves overbearing 3 / 5 stars ...

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‘Hang them’ Jodie Marsh sparks social media meltdown after Manchester bombing

In response to the Manchester bombing which killed 22 people, including eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos, Ms Marsh sparked a storm on Twitter which divided her 613,000 followers. While some supported her views and called her “kind-hearted”, others mocked her “shallow” perception of Britain’s watch-lists. The former glamour model initially tweeted: “Starting today, we need to round up everyone on a ...

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Manchester bomber Salman Abedi showed imam ‘face of hate’ on sermon denouncing ISIS

The barbaric terrorist blew himself, killing and injuring others, when he detonated an improvised explosive laced with nuts, bolts and screws. Now his imam Mohammed Saeed El-Saeiti has revealed the killer seethed with rage when listening to a sermon combating the twisted ideologies of ISIS. He said: “Salman showed me the face of hate after my speech on ISIS. “He ...

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‘Stick your ISIS up your a***’ Football fans sing DEFIANT song after Manchester bombing

Masses of Red Devil fans sung said: “You can stick your f****** ISIS up your a***.” The football fans gathered outside of The Lion pub in Stockholm’s Old Town, clapping and chanting as a mark of solidarity for their city ahead of Wednesday’s UEFA’s Europa League final. The chant comes after the vile terror group claimed responsibility for the attack ...

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Manchester bombing: Sophisticated terror plot hints killer did not act alone, expert says

The improvised explosive device, believed to have been packed with nuts, bolts and screws, killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on Monday evening in one of the worst terror attacks Britain has ever seen. Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, former head of chemical and biological weapons for the British Army and NATO, believes what we know about the ...

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What a 'nail bomb' is and why they are terrifying improvised weapons

Police investigators work at residential property in south Manchester, Britain May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth Following an explosion on May 22 outside an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, at least 22 people are dead and 59 are injured. Prime Minister Theresa May has called the deadly event a “callous terrorist attack,” which the Greater Manchester Police has said was ...

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Manchester Arena attack: Scots girl still missing

A 14-year-old remains missing after the suicide attack at Manchester Arena which claimed the lives of 22 people. Eilidh MacLeod, from the Isle of Barra, has not been seen since the Monday night’s attack. Her friend Laura MacIntyre, 15, is in hospital with serious injuries. Angus MacNeil, the former Western Isles MP, who knows the families of both girls, said ...

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