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Witnesses: ‘Panic’ after deadly Manchester Arena blast

“Panic”, “chaos”, “confusion” – these are just some of the words used by witnesses to describe what followed a blast at the end of an Ariana Grande concert in the northern English city of Manchester that killed at least 22 people and wounded dozens on Monday night. “We just heard a bang,” concert-goer Sadat Khan […]

Location of the Manchester Arena attack

Source: Al Jazeera News Article source: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/interactive/2017/05/location-manchester-arena-attack-170523111954746.html

James Bond actor Roger Moore dies

Roger Moore, the longest-serving actor to play the iconic British spy James Bond, has died in Switzerland aged 89 after a brief bout with cancer. His family confirmed on Tuesday via Twitter that “our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today”. “We are all devastated,” the message said. Moore acted in a total of seven […]

New Venezuela clashes after man set ablaze

Doctors rallied in Venezuela in the latest street protests against President Nicolas Maduro as the death toll climbed to 49 with the deepening unrest entering its eighth week.     New clashes broke out between protesters and police on the outskirts of Caracas, where demonstrators blocked streets with barricades.     After marches by various civil groups, it was […]

UN envoy: Liberation of Mosul from ISIL is ‘imminent’

The liberation of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul “is imminent” and the days of ISIL’s self-declared caliphate “are numbered”, the UN envoy for Iraq says. But Jan Kubis told the UN Security Council on Monday that despite progress, fighting remains “a tremendous challenge” because ISIL fighters are increasingly using civilians as human shields in […]

Ariana Grande concert: Blast a ‘terrorist incident’

A blast at the end of an Ariana Grande concert in the northern English city of Manchester has killed at least 19 people and wounded 50 others, with police calling it a “terrorist incident”. If confirmed, it would be the deadliest attack on Britain since four men killed 52 people in suicide bombings on London’s transport […]

Who and where are the Kurds?

Up to 30 million Kurds, who are mostly Sunni Muslims, do not have an official country or homeland. After the collapse of the Ottoman Empire nearly a century ago, Kurds dispersed into mostly four nations (Turkey, Iraq, Syria and Iran). They have pursued autonomy or independence. In each of the four nations, Kurds have had […]

Indonesian police detain 141 men over ‘gay sex party’

Indonesian police have detained 141 men including several foreigners in a weekend raid for allegedly holding a gay party at a sauna in northern Jakarta, Indonesian police said. Police spokesperson Argo Yuwono said in a statement that those detained had “violated pornography laws”, and that the sauna was the venue for a sex party promoted […]

Palestinians on strike in solidarity with prisoners

Israeli forces have shot and injured at least 11 Palestinian protesters who staged a general strike in the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the besieged Gaza Strip in support of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. Hundreds of protesters blocked roads in cities and towns of the West Bank on Monday. Stores and government […]

UN urges Libya to release all refugees, asylum seekers

The head of the UN refugee agency has urged Libyan authorities to free all asylum seekers and refugees from its detention centres. Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, visited one of the detention centres in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Sunday. “I fully appreciate that the government has security concerns,” he said, […]

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