Manchester bombing: First three victims named as vigil held in Lancashire

The first three victims of the devastating suicide bomb attack in Manchester have been named, as the desperate hunt for missing loved ones continues. The youngest was Saffie Rose Roussos, an eight-year-old girl taken with her sister by her mother, Lisa, to watch the concert by former child star Ariana Grande. Her 48-year-old mother is understood to be in intensive care under sedation ...

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Trump set to exchange views with Pope Francis at Vatican

By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason | ROME ROME U.S. President Donald Trump visits the Vatican on Wednesday for talks with one of his most high-profile critics, Pope Francis, after the two men exchanged sharp words during the presidential campaign last year. Trump’s meeting at the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace, his third stop on a nine-day foreign tour due to end ...

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Qatar says its official state news agency was hacked

CAIRO Qatar said on Wednesday its official state news agency had been hacked and false statements attributed to its ruler had been posted. The statement was made on the official news agency’s Twitter account, which asked the media not to publish the remarks that had been posted earlier. A story had run earlier on the agency’s website quoting a speech ...

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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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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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Director Zack Snyder thanks fans for support after stepping down from Justice League following daughter's suicide

Director Zack Snyder has thanked his fans for their support after stepping down from working on Justice League to support his family following the suicide of his daughter. Taking to Twitter on Tuesday, he shared: “Thanks for the outpouring of support. I can’t express how much it means to Debbie & I and Autumn’s mother, Denise, at such a difficult ...

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Antonio Conte ‘fighting’ to keep top Chelsea star? Transfer news and gossip from Wednesday's papers

Talk of the possibility of Diego Costa leaving Chelsea doesn’t please his manager one bit. Antonio Conte is said to be “fighting” to keep his star striker at the club amid interest from China. The Sun claim Conte has “personally pleaded with the club’s top brass” to make sure they keep the Brazil-born Spaniard at Stamford Bridge. Costa is “irreplaceable”, ...

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Brendan Cole's brush with death after Strictly star falls 40ft off a ladder – while holding a chainsaw

Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole fell 40ft off a ladder – while holding a chainsaw. The 41-year-old dancer’s brush with death happened when he was cutting down a tree that had become infested with caterpillars at his home in Mallorca, Spain. Fortunately the TV star – who has been a professional dancer on the BBC show since 2004 – only ...

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When is Sydney FC vs Liverpool? Live stream details and key team-news including the return of club legends

Jurgen Klopp has named a strong Liverpool squad that has flown out to Australia to play a post-season friendly against Sydney FC. The Reds are full of confidence following their 2-0 victory over Middlesbrough on Sunday which saw them secure a top four finish and a place in the Champions League next season. The majority of the first-team squad have ...

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Sydney siege: Coroner to reveal inquest findings

An Australian coroner has begun delivering his long-awaited findings into Sydney’s deadly cafe siege. In December 2014, gunman Man Haron Monis held 18 people hostage inside a Lindt cafe until police stormed the building 17 hours later. Relatives of the two victims have sharply criticised police tactics, but a police union called the 18-month coroner’s inquest a “witch hunt”. The ...

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