Queen Elizabeth visits young survivors of concert blast

Queen Elizabeth visits young survivors of concert blast

Queen Elizabeth II met Thursday with children injured in the Manchester concert bombing, consoling them and pronouncing the attack at an event attended by so many young people "wicked."

Philippines says foreigners among IS-linked gunmen in south

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Philippines says foreigners among IS-linked gunmen in south
Foreign fighters are among the militants linked to the Islamic State group who are battling government troops in the southern Philippines, an official said Friday.

Obama gets rock-star welcome in Berlin, praises Merkel

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Obama gets rock-star welcome in Berlin, praises Merkel
Barack Obama received a rock-star welcome in Berlin as he appeared at a public debate Thursday with Chancellor Angela Merkel, whom he praised as one of his "favorite partners" during his presidency.
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S. Korea OKs civilian contact with North Korea over malaria

South Korea will allow a civic group to contact North Korea over help in fighting malaria, the first government approval on cross-border civilian exchanges since North Korea's fourth nuclear test in January 2016, officials said Friday.
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Italian fashion designer Laura Biagiotti dies at 73

Laura Biagiotti, an Italian fashion designer who conquered global markets with her soft, loose women's clothes and luxurious knits that won her the nickname "Queen of Cashmere," died on Friday following a heart attack. She was 73.
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UK police arrest 9th man in concert bombing investigation

British police investigating the Manchester Arena bombing have arrested a ninth man while continuing to search addresses associated with the bomber who killed 22 people.
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Rain-triggered mudslides in Sri Lanka kill 13 people

Mudslides and floods triggered by heavy rains in Sri Lanka killed at least 13 people with four others missing, a minister said Friday.
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Sri Lankan sex abuse in Haiti reveals cracks in UN system

When a Haitian teenager alleged that she had been raped and sodomized by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper, the government here dispatched a high-ranking general suspected of war crimes to lead the investigation.
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Indonesia arrests 3 suspects in bombings that killed police

Police in Indonesia say three suspected Islamic militants have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the two suicide bombings that killed three police officers and injured 11 other people in the capital.
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Pakistan police fire tear gas, swing batons at farmers rally

Pakistani police have fired tear gas, wielded batons and clashed with farmers rallying in Islamabad to pressure the government to allocate more funds to agriculture.
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Turkey shuns US resolution on Turkish bodyguards violence

Turkey has rejected a resolution by the U.S. House of Representatives that condemned violence by Turkish bodyguards against protesters during President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Washington last week.
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Sri Lankan sex ring in Haiti reveals cracks in UN system

The general sat on a plastic lawn chair in the garden of his mother's home, the scent of tropical blooms filling the air as he talked about the alleged rape and sodomy of a Haitian teenager by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper.
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Philippines official: Terror suspect still in besieged city

One of Asia's most-wanted militants is still hiding out in a city in the southern Philippines where government forces backed by armored vehicles and helicopters are battling gunmen linked to the Islamic State group, the country's military chief said Friday.
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Outspoken Chinese law professor, government critic, silenced

One of the Chinese government's most vocal critics is finally falling silent.
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Britain irritated by leaked bombing details

BRUSSELS – President Donald Trump on Thursday condemned “leaks of sensitive information,” responding to a complaint by British Prime Minister Theresa May over disclosures…
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Bangladesh removes Lady Justice statue from court complex

A Lady Justice statue was removed from Bangladesh's Supreme Court premises under tight security overnight after Islamist hardliners pressed for its removal for months, the sculptor said Friday.
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Asian shares mixed as oil's fall counters Wall Street gains

Asian stock markets were mixed Friday as investors weighed Wall Street's latest gains on strong earnings reports against the latest oil production cut, which dragged down crude prices and commodity shares.
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China executes former police official convicted of murder

China on Friday executed a former top police official convicted of murder and other crimes in a case that attracted broad public interest, along with accusations of torture and abuse of justice from the man's family.
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The Latest: Foreign fighters among militants in Philippines

The Latest on the siege of a southern Philippine city by militants linked to the Islamic State group (all times local):
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US diplomat: China tightened border controls with N. Korea

Chinese officials have told the U.S. that they've tightened inspections and policing along the border with North Korea as part of U.N. sanctions aimed at halting Pyongyang's nuclear and missile activities, the top U.S. diplomat for East Asia said Friday.
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AP Investigation: 5 things to know about UN sex abuse

The key findings on AP's investigation into the U.N.'s sexual abuse and exploitation controversy:
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Mexico's ruling party faces more hurdles to maintain power

At a recent political rally in this crime-ridden Mexico City suburb, next year's presidential election was discussed as much as the upcoming June 4 vote for governor in the country's most populous state.
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Japan inflation ticks up in April as oil prices rebound

Japan's core consumer price index climbed to a two-year high in April of 0.3 percent, as costs for energy rose.