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New bridge reunites Mosul as Iraqi forces gear up for final assault

23 May 2017

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi military engineers installed a new floating bridge across the Tigris river on Wednesday, reconnecting the two halves of Mosul to facilitate troop deployments ahead of a final assault to dislodge Islamic State.

Georgina Callander (left) with Ariana Grande in an image posted on Instagram two years ago.PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/GEORGINA.BETHANY.

18-year-old college student from Lancashire is first victim of Manchester bombing to be named

23 May 2017

LONDON: A college student from Lancashire has become first victim of the suicide bombing at Manchester Arena on Monday night to be named.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a statement after an emergency meeting of the Cobra committee in response to a deadly suspected suicide bombing in the northern city of Manchester on May 23, 2017.PHOTO: AFP.

Police know identity of Manchester suicide bomber, says PM Theresa May

23 May 2017

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday police and security services knew the identity of a suspected suicide bomber who killed 22 people, many of them children, at a concert in Manchester.

Congo opens investigation into ex-minister over Kasai violence

23 May 2017

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congo's attorney general said on Tuesday he had opened an investigation into a former minister over allegations he played a role in militia violence in central Congo that a U.N. employee was investigating shortly before she was killed.

India says it attacked Pakistan army posts in divided Kashmir

23 May 2017

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India said on Tuesday it had attacked and damaged Pakistani army posts in Kashmir as it sought to prevent militants infiltrating from the Pakistani side of the disputed region, but Pakistan denied the assertion.

Trump says Palestinian and Israeli leaders ready to 'reach for peace'

23 May 2017

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were prepared to "reach for peace", even as he cautioned that a deal will not be easily achieved.

NATO's feel-good meeting aims to impress Trump

23 May 2017

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Ribbon-cutting, jets overhead and a dinner in a new, billion-dollar headquarters: Donald Trump's first meeting at NATO on Thursday is choreographed to impress a U.S. president who called the Western alliance "obsolete".

Car bomb explodes in Syria's Homs, army destroys another near Damascus - state TV

23 May 2017

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded in Homs on Tuesday morning, Syrian state television said, two days after the city went back under full government control for the first time since 2011.

Migrants sweep their way to integration in rubbish-strewn Rome

23 May 2017

ROME (Reuters) - Carefully sweeping dust and debris off a central Rome pavement and into a pan, Christian Okoro flashes a broad smile at a passer-by who tosses him a coin.

If Kushner has a Mideast peace plan, it's a secret so far

23 May 2017

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - If Jared Kushner has a plan to solve the Arab-Israeli conflict, so far he's giving little away.

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