Rihanna and Lupita Nyong'o Twitter joke turns into crime caper film deal

Rihanna and Lupita Nyong'o Twitter joke turns into crime caper film deal The photo prompted one user to comment that the two stars "looked like they're in a heist movie with Rihanna as the tough-as-nails leader/master thief and Lupita as the genius computer hacker". Rae's representatives have said the original Twitter users who imagined the concept for this film would be credited and included in some form. They also asked screenwriter Issa Rae to pen it. [Full Article...]

United Nations vows to tighten sanctions on North Korea

United Nations vows to tighten sanctions on North Korea He told reporters that France hopes the council will move ahead on a strong resolution that demands better implementation of existing sanctions and tougher new sanctions against North Korea. But South Korea is seeking to cast doubt on that claim. North Korea is believed to have a fleet of more than 1,300 fighter jets, as well as an unspecified number of its own unmanned aerial vehicles, accord... [Full Article...]

Duterte Tells Putin The Philippines Needs Modern Arms

Duterte Tells Putin The Philippines Needs Modern Arms Lorenzana was speaking in Moscow, where he was accompanying Duterte on an official visit. He has earlier declared martial law in the southern Mindanao region, where Marawi is located. The Philippine National Police is also on full alert nationwide. The mayor also advised tourists and those without important business to refrain from travelling in the city as more checkpoints will be installed. [Full Article...]

Terror at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester: Who are the victims?

The choice of location remains unclear, but some estimates said children and teens made up almost 50 per cent of the audience of 21,000. The youngest victim named so far, Saffie Rose Roussos was described by the headteacher of her school, Chris Upton, as "simply a lovely little girl in every aspect of the word". [Full Article...]

£19m for Idol work? Well I'm worth it, declares Katy Perry

£19m for Idol work? Well I'm worth it, declares Katy Perry And if Swift were to call Perry on FaceTime, would Perry answer? 'I'm really proud that, as a woman, I got paid, ' explained Perry. "The greatest thing we can do now is just, like, unite as people , as, like, fanbases...all of it", she offered. [Full Article...]

Trump, GOP control FBI chief pick despite Democrats' calls

Trump, GOP control FBI chief pick despite Democrats' calls Clapper spoke following Trump's sudden firing of Comey last week, which drew sharp criticism because it came amid the FBI's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election. Now, all of a sudden, they're outraged that Trump has done exactly what they wanted done. Many Democrats had been demanding James Comey's head on a platter. [Full Article...]

Father of Manchester bomber says he didn't expect attack

At Manchester's Didsbury Mosque, where the Abedi family worshipped, authorities condemned the bombing and denied reports that Abedi had worked there. The government said almost 1,000 soldiers were deployed Wednesday in high-profile sites in London and elsewhere, replacing police, who can work on counter-terrorism duties. [Full Article...]

Moors murderer Ian Brady dies, Ashworth Hospital confirms

Moors murderer Ian Brady dies, Ashworth Hospital confirms Even before his evil and sadistic crimes shocked and appalled Britain, Brady was a grim character. The head of Greater Manchester police's cold case review unit has said his force will never give up the search for the remains of Keith Bennett , despite Ian Brady going to his grave without having revealed the whereabouts of the 12-year-old murder victim's body. [Full Article...]

Senate panel threatens Flynn with criminal contempt over subpoenas

Senate panel threatens Flynn with criminal contempt over subpoenas According to the Times , some Russians boasted about how well they knew Flynn, who was subsequently named Trump's national security adviser before being dismissed less than a month after the Republican took office. Both the Senate and the House intelligence committees are investigating Flynn and other Trump campaign associates as part of probes into Russia's election meddling. [Full Article...]

Manchester bomber was 'likely' acting with others: minister

Britain's best-selling newspaper The Sun carried pictures Wednesday of eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos, who was killed in the attack, and of Abedi under the words "PURE" and "EVIL" respectively. "Every father knows his son and his thoughts, my son does not have extremist thoughts". Abedi was first revealed as the attacker on Tuesday by CBS in the US, prompting United Kingdom police to put o... [Full Article...]

Some recent major attacks in Europe

Some recent major attacks in Europe No-one has yet claimed responsibility. Police say they believe Monday night's attack, just after USA star Ariana Grande , a favourite among teens and pre-teens, had ended her performance, was committed by one man. For the Paris attack in November 2015 that killed 130 at a concert and nearby restaurant, ISIS appeared to have been able to get its assailants into Europe from the Middle East. [Full Article...]

Jose Mourinho makes big admission after Manchester United's Europa League triumph

Today, it is the turns of their two sons, Daley and Justin who will dispute the Europa League final Daley is looking to put his name on the trophy in the red of Manchester United . A year to the day after losing the Israeli cup final with Maccabi Tel Aviv, the Ajax coach joked that he meant to talk to the footballing authorities about the date of the final. [Full Article...]

Koscielny appeal fails ahead of FA Cup final

Koscielny appeal fails ahead of FA Cup final Speaking after the 3-1 win against Everton , which left the Gunners fifth and outside the Champions League qualification places, Wenger said: "Overall I believe we played in January in a very hard environment, some of you know about some of it". [Full Article...]

Families frantic search for Barra girls after Manchester attack

The trip was said to have been a birthday present for Eilidh. Officers were called to Manchester Arena following reports of an explosion at 10.33pm, shortly after the USA singer had finished her performance. Family and friends from the remote island, which has a population of just 1,100, many of them Gaelic speakers, issued frantic appeals on social media for any information on the whereabouts... [Full Article...]

Saudi, UAE pledge $100m to Ivanka Trump women fund

Rouhani told a news conference, broadcast live on state television. Our Administration will be a friend to all moderate Muslim reformers in the Middle East, and will amplify their voices. A senior USA official defended the initiative, citing "a common threat from terrorist organisations as well as from Iranian subversion throughout the region". [Full Article...]

Harry Styles Stops Mexican Concert to Pay Tribute to Manchester Bombing Victims

Harry Styles Stops Mexican Concert to Pay Tribute to Manchester Bombing Victims HARRY Styles paid tribute to the victims of the Manchester attack, during a gig in Mexico. I really appreciate you being here. "Thank you so much for being here tonight". "We have a choice, every single day that we wake up of what you can put into the world and I ask you to please choose love every single day ". You can see the fan-filmed footage of that moment below. [Full Article...]

Police release name of Manchester bomber

Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday the threat level was now considered "critical", meaning an attack may be imminent , and said soldiers would be deployed to prevent further attacks. Some of the 22 people who died in the attack were teens or young girls. Her next scheduled stops are Thursday and Friday at the O2 arena in London. [Full Article...]

Manchester attack: Off-duty police officer killed in bombing

Hundreds of soldiers were sent to secure key sites across the country, including Buckingham Palace and the British Parliament at Westminster. Her French counterpart, Gerard Collomb said that he did have links with Islamic State and had probably visited Syria as well. [Full Article...]

Britain Steps Up Security After Manchester Attack at Ariana Grande Concert

A USA intelligence official told NBC that Salman Abedi's bomb was "big and sophisticated" and used materials hard to obtain in Britain, which pointed to help from others. Officials also announced Wednesday that the Palace of Westminster, which houses the British Parliament in London , will be closed to all without passes. [Full Article...]

Manchester Police Arrest Suspect After Explosion At Ariana Grande Concert

Four men have been arrested in South Manchester in connection with the terrorist attack on Monday, as Britain remains on critical alert amid fears suicide bomber Salman Abedi did not act alone. British officials, however, have not commented on whether Abedi had links to IS or other extremist groups. Rudd also said it was "irritating" that information about the investigation into the bomb... [Full Article...]

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