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Armed forces to be deployed to key sites in Britain after Manchester suicide bombing

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Soldiers will be deployed to key sites in Britain to boost security as the country raised its terror threat to the highest level of"critical" following a suicide attack in Manchester that killed 22 people, including children. Police on Tuesday said they believed British-born Salman Abedi, aged 22, carried out Britain's… Read

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At least 19 dead, 50 injured by blast at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester

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At least 19 people were killed and 59 wounded in an explosion at the end of a concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande in the English city of Manchester on Monday, in what was a suspected suicide bombing. Prime Minister Theresa May said the incident was being treated as a… Read

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Gov't considers splitting school holidays to ease travel congestion

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The Japanese government is considering splitting up schools' long summer holidays, the government's top spokesman said Monday, in a move hoped to lessen crowds and shorten queues in peak times at family tourism destinations. The government also plans to encourage companies to make it easier for parents to seek time… Read

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Police hunt Manchester bomber's network, angered by U.S. leaks

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Police scrambled to close down a network around the Manchester suicide bomber with arrests in Britain and Tripoli on Wednesday, as details about the investigation were leaked to U.S. media, infuriating authorities who fear a second attack is imminent. British-born Salman Abedi, 22, who was known to security services, killed… Read

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Trump seals $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia

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Under political fire at home, U.S. President Donald Trump sealed a $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia on Saturday on his maiden foreign trip as he struggled to shift attention from the aftermath of his firing of the director of the FBI. The arms deal, plus other investments that… Read

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Trump budget calls for deep cuts to social safety net

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The White House on Tuesday delivered to Congress a proposed budget for 2018 that would make deep cuts in programs for the poor as well as diplomacy and foreign aid, while boosting defense spending and border security. The plan claims it would help balance the budget within 10 years --… Read

Crime

15-year-old arrested over forcing classmate to eat insect, dog feces

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A 15-year-old high school student in Tokyo has been arrested on suspicion of forcing a classmate to eat a grasshopper and dog feces, police said Tuesday. The Metropolitan Police Department said the suspect has admitted to the alleged bullying cases which took place last fall when they were third-year students… Read

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An estimated 23 mil would lose health insurance under Republican bill

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An estimated 23 million people would lose health coverage by 2026 under Republican legislation aimed at repealing Obamacare, a nonpartisan congressional agency said on Wednesday in the first calculation of the new bill's potential impact. The report from the Congressional Budget Office also said federal deficits would fall by $119… Read

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U.S. military in Japan unveil Global Hawk surveillance drone

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The U.S. military on Wednesday gave Japanese media their first look at a Global Hawk surveillance drone at the Yokota Air Base in Tokyo. Five of the giant drones have been deployed to Yokota until October to avoid typhoons that often strike their home base of Guam during the summer.… Read

Entertainment

Newlywed Rei Kikukawa’s husband in hot water over multiple affairs, out-of-wedlock children

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Japanese TV presenter Rei Kikukawa’s multimillionaire businessman husband, whom she married only a month ago, is in hot water after weekly tabloid Shukan Bunshun reported this month that he has four children out of wedlock, two of whom were born in the same year to different women, while he also… Read

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