recent articles.en-usRssEx-CIA chief tells of concerns about Russian ties to Trump team | US news Brennan testifies about efforts to combat Moscow’s attempts to influence outcome of 2016 presidential electionThe former CIA director, John Brennan, has said there were enough contacts between members of the Trump campaign and Moscow by last summer to justify further investigation by the FBI. In testimony to the House intelligence committee, Brennan gave the fullest account to date of the scale of the effort to combat Russian operations to affect the outcome of the 2016 elections. Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 12:37:11 -0400's economic rebound is unexpectedly robust to recent data, the region may begin to see a strong decline in the current 9.5 percent unemployment rate.Tue, 23 May 2017 12:00:02 -0400 Korea fires warning shots at likely North Korean drone incident occurred at a time of increased international tensions over the North's nuclear missile program.Tue, 23 May 2017 12:00:02 -0400 State group claims Manchester bombing at Ariana Grande concert incident is the worst terrorist attack on British soil since the bombings on London's transport system in 2005.Tue, 23 May 2017 12:00:02 -0400 woman got longer jail term for Easter egg theft than corruption culprits | World news in São Paulo state given three-year sentence for shoplifting chocolateSentence exceeds punishments given to those found guilty in Lava Jato caseEven for a country numbed by injustice and inequality, Brazil has been shocked by revelations that a poor mother who stole an Easter egg for her children was condemned to a harsher jail sentence than corporate executives and politicians who cheated the public of millions of dollars. Related: Brazil: explosive recordings implicate President Michel Temer in bribery Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 11:54:18 -0400 for WHO top job takes place after weeks of mud-slinging | Global development marred by spin comes to an end as representatives from 194 countries gather to elect the new director general of the World Health OrganizationDelegates are gathered in Geneva for a behind-closed-doors election for one of the most powerful positions in the United Nations, after a campaign dogged by mud-slinging and spin from supporters of the British and Ethiopian candidates.Representatives from 194 countries will elect a director general of the World Health Organization from a shortlist of three, which includes Dr David Nabarro, whose candidature has been financially backed by the British government, Ethiopia’s former health minister Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and Pakistani medic Dr Sania Nishtar. Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 11:24:52 -0400 suppliers owed millions consider legal action against ex-owners | Business including Portuguese clothing supplier Calvelex look at court action to examine actions of former directorsA group of suppliers owed millions of pounds by the collapsed fashion retailer Jaeger is considering taking legal action against its former owners.The companies, which include the Portuguese clothing supplier Calvelex, had tried to mount a rescue bid after Jaeger entered administration last month but found they could not buy the business because the rights to use the name had been sold to a mystery buyer. Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 11:10:30 -0400 pleads for safe return of his daughter, 15, and her friend as they go missing after Manchester terror attack’s father and her mother Nan, and Eilidh’s father Roddy, were all travelling from the Western Isles to Manchester.Before leaving the picturesque island, which has a population of around 1,100, many of them Gaelic speakers, the families issued frantic appeals for help in finding them.Mr MacIntyre, a fish farm worker, wrote on Twitter: “Please…please retweet. Looking for my daughter and her friend. Laura MacIntyre and Eilidh MacLeod”.Eilidh’s aunt Margaret MacNeil wrote on Facebook: “My niece and her friend were at the Ariana Grande concert tonight and there has been no contact since the explosion. Please let us find the girls safe and well.”Angus MacNeil, the SNP candidate for the area, who knows both families well, also took to social media to appeal for help in locating the girls.He said he was “worried sick” about the pair. Mr MacNeil went to school with Eilidh's father Roddy, a merchant seaman, and his daughter is a close friend of Laura.Tue, 23 May 2017 10:53:02 -0400 student's graduation speech in the US causes uproar at home – video | World news Shuping, a student from Yunnan province in China, uses her graduation address at the University of Maryland in the US to praise “the fresh air of free speech” that she has never experienced in her home country. The psychology and theatre graduate has faced abuse from nationalists in ChinaChinese student abused for praising ‘fresh air of free speech’ in US Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 10:47:40 -0400 superfan who was pictured with Ariana Grande is first victim of Manchester terror attack"Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers go out to all of Georgina’s family, friends, and all of those affected by this loss. "We are offering all available support possible at this tragic time, including counselling with our dedicated student support team."Friends of Georgina described her as "the kindest soul" and said she "lit up a room".Her friend Shelby Wharton, 17, told the Evening Standard she was “kind and loving” saying : “We were all praying for her to be found safely. Then we were told she had passed away.“She was always very open, would talk to everyone. She was so nice. It does not feel real. I just pray for her family.”One wrote: "Rest in peace Gina. I love you so incredibly much, you deserved the world & more. I'm so lucky to have met you and known you."Tue, 23 May 2017 10:43:05 -0400 girl dies in Manchester terror attack Melling wrote on Facebook: “My friend Lisa and her daughters Ashlee and Saffie were at the concert last night.“Saffie-Rose, 8 years old is still missing. Her mum Lisa and sister Ash are in hospital with shrapnel injuries which are not life threatening but Saffie is still missing. Ashlee’s in Bolton but Lisa is in a different one.“Please could you share this post and help find her...please contact me with ANY INFORMATION.”Diana Hopkins wrote: "Saffie Rose Roussos she's 8 and still missing her sister Ash is being treated in Bolton her mum Lisa is also being treated for shrapnel wounds. "In the panic she may have been taken to the Etihad stadium please look for her. "Mum and sister are ok just need to find Saffie please help please share don't contact me please contact the police who can get to Lisa quicker."Tue, 23 May 2017 10:39:30 -0400 are the victims of the Manchester terror attack? young fan, from Whittle-le-Woods in Lancashire, was one of 22 people killed by the blast as she left the Ariana Grande concert at the 21,000-capacity venue.Her college confirmed she was dead, telling The Telegraph:  "It is with enormous sadness that it appears that one of the people who lost their lives in Monday’s Manchester attack was one of our students here at Runshaw College."Georgina Callander was a former Bishop Rawstorne pupil studying with us on the second year of her Health and Social Care course."Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers go out to all of Georgina’s family, friends, and all of those affected by this loss."We are offering all available support possible at this tragic time, including counselling with our dedicated student support team."Tue, 23 May 2017 10:33:46 -0400 to conduct security reviews after Manchester attack events and venues in England are conducting major security reviews following the Manchester Arena attack.Tue, 23 May 2017 10:33:34 -0400'Fear-mongering': Red Deer high school braces for anti-immigrant protest after school fight fuels vitriol - Edmonton officers will stand guard outside a high school in Red Deer, Alta., Tuesday morning after a fight last week involving students from Syria spurred the staging of an anti-immigration protest outside the school.Tue, 23 May 2017 10:31:12 -0400 Roger Moore, James Bond actor, dies of cancer aged 89"Today, I think we're very lucky to have Daniel Craig because he is quite extraordinary. I always say that Sean looked like a killer - but Daniel Craig would finish it off."When I saw Casino Royale, I thought that Daniel Craig did more action in the first seven minutes than I did in seven movies."Sir Roger on actingWhile arguably best known for his role as 007, Sir Roger will also be remembered for his work in TV's The Saint in the 1960s.He once joked of his role as Simon Templar in the spy thriller series, which he also produced: "When I was doing The Saint on television I had two expressions; as Bond I've managed to work up to four."Tue, 23 May 2017 10:26:03 -0400 took cocaine before disrupting flight: lawyer - Toronto attorney says a Canadian man took cocaine before boarding a flight where he allegedly attacked the crew with coffee pots and tried to open a cabin door.Tue, 23 May 2017 10:18:28 -0400 Barton: Banned midfielder released by Burnley Joey Barton has been released by Burnley, one month after being banned from football.Tue, 23 May 2017 10:17:12 -0400'My worst nightmares are coming true': last major primeval forest in Europe on 'brink of collapse' | Environment government is accused of pushing Białowieża forest ecosystem to point of no return with state-sanctioned logging in Unesco world heritage siteScientists and environmental campaigners have accused the Polish government of bringing the ecosystem of the Białowieża forest in north-eastern Poland to the “brink of collapse”, one year after a revised forest management plan permitted the trebling of state logging activity and removed a ban on logging in old growth areas.Large parts of the forest, which spans Poland’s eastern border with Belarus and contains some of Europe’s last remaining primeval woodland, are subject to natural processes not disturbed by direct human intervention. Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 10:11:05 -0400 sings songs of defiance after Manchester terror attack music venues announced their plans to host Tuesday night gigs as planned, citizens left impromptu tributes on paper placed on a table outside Cass Art, on Oldham Street in the Northern Quarter.Messages included "stay strong" and "hope not fear" as life in the northern part of the city centre appeared to return to relative normality after the attack, which killed 22 people, including children, after US pop star Ariana Grande finished her performance at Manchester Arena.The busker, 30-year-old Sam Fairbrother from Sale, said he had given up his usual plan of playing for money elsewhere in the city."I woke up at 5am and heard the news and I was just crying," he said."I just thought I had to do something so I've come down here to play three songs on a loop all day and I'm not asking for money, it's not about that."Tue, 23 May 2017 10:09:47 -0400 Merchants Thrive in Senegal, Where People ‘Needed Stuff’ cramped shops along a gritty thoroughfare in the capital, shopkeepers described what led them to leave home, and often their families, for Africa.Tue, 23 May 2017 10:05:51 -0400 Anderson: England and Lancashire bowler a doubt for South Africa first Test seamer James Anderson is a doubt for July's first Test of the summer against South Africa with a groin tear.Tue, 23 May 2017 10:00:13 -0400 settlers cheer as Donald Trump ends his trip without mentioning Palestinian state officials said they were struggling to reconcile Mr Trump’s rhetoric about making “the ultimate deal” between Israelis and Palestinians with his unwillingness to talk about two states. “It’s clear the settlers are happy,” said one Palestinian official. “He says he wants a solution but what solution?”Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, reiterated his commitment to two states when he met Mr Trump in Bethlehem. “We reassert to you our position of accepting the two-state solution,” Mr Abbas said.Mr Trump first began to muddy the waters of his position on two states during a visit by Mr Netanyahu to the White House in February, when he said he was open to a one-state solution. “I’m looking at two-state and at one-state and I like the one that both parties like,” Mr Trump said at the time. Tue, 23 May 2017 09:53:49 -0400 League final: More Cruyff than Van Gaal - the threat posed by youthful Ajax a coach restoring the Ajax tradition to a side brimming with youth - the threat posed by Manchester United's Europa League final opponents.Tue, 23 May 2017 09:43:18 -0400 Student in Maryland Is Criticized at Home for Praising U.S. commencement speaker Yang Shuping, a senior at the University of Maryland, was accused on social media of selling out her homeland.Tue, 23 May 2017 09:33:36 -0400 donor centres inundated with people helping any way they can after Manchester attack"But it wouldn't have been there if it had not been for the generosity of the donors who stick with us long term."It is great people come forward today but really we need them not to forget about us next week or next month."We are particularly interested in O negative donors. We'd like existing O negative donors to come forward but in addition we always look for new donors, new young donors and young black donors as they have a high chance of being in a very minority group that we particularly need."If anyone had not been able to come along today we'd still love to see them. If they go to the website[1] it will allow them to register and book an appointment and make sure we see them in an organised process."References^ Tue, 23 May 2017 09:22:12 -0400 vigil to take place in Albert Square for 'city to come together' of people are expected to attend a vigil in Manchester’s Albert Square this evening, honoring the victims of Monday evening's terror attack.22 people were killed and 59 injured in the suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena, where pop star Ariana Grande had just finished performing to thousands of fans.A statement on the Greater Manchester Combined Authority website said: "There will be a vigil tonight at 6pm outside the Town Hall in Albert Square, Manchester, to remember the victims of the attack on Manchester Arena and show support to their families."Please attend if you can and show those that wish to frighten us that we are not scared."Tue, 23 May 2017 09:06:02 -0400 attack: Trump calls attacker a 'loser' US president and other world leaders react to the Manchester Arena bomb.Tue, 23 May 2017 09:02:03 -0400 10% mortgage hike would sink almost 3 quarters of homeowners, Manulife says - Business three quarters of Canadian homeowners say they would have difficulty paying their mortgage if their payments were to increase by more than 10 per cent, says a new survey by Manulife Bank.Tue, 23 May 2017 08:53:11 -0400 Everest's Hillary Step is still there, say Nepalese climbers | World news outcrop reported to have collapsed is covered in snow but intact, says chair of Nepal Mountaineering AssociationNepalese climbers have disputed reports that a famous rocky outcrop near the peak of Mount Everest has collapsed, saying the so-called Hillary Step is covered in snow but intact.The British mountaineer Tim Mosedale said at the weekend that the section of rock first traversed by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in their successful ascent of Everest in 1953 had collapsed – probably due to a 2015 earthquake. Continue reading...Tue, 23 May 2017 08:35:36 -0400 leads 50 teens to safety in aftermath of Manchester Arena bombing member of the public has been praised for her actions following reports that she led a number of unaccompanied youngsters to safety in the immediate aftermath of the suicide bombing at Manchester Arena on Monday evening.Paula Robinson, 48, from West Dalton, told the Manchester Evening News she was at Manchester Victoria railway station, close to the arena, when the attack took place.She felt the explosion, then saw a large number of teenage girls running away from the venue."We ran out. It was literally seconds after the explosion," she said. "I got the teens to run with me."She led the group to a nearby hotel, then shared her contact details on social media so the girls' parents could contact her.Tue, 23 May 2017 08:20:26 -0400‘Pure terror’: Young concert-goers tell of chaos in moments after Manchester blast‘Someone must have been watching over us,’ say teens who narrowly escaped bombing at Ariana Grande concertTue, 23 May 2017 08:17:24 -0400 was the Manchester bomber? Police and MI5 piece together attacker's background"If they have identified him, they will be able to begin establishing his movements, his contacts, and his background."This, in turn, will help establish whether he acted alone, in concert with a small number of other conspirators, or as part of a larger network."The method of attack is likely to downgrade the likelihood that this was perpetrated by a far-right individual or group, as they have not typically used suicide bombers."We know that both al Qaida and Islamic State seek to conduct attacks in the UK, and that the UK's terror threat level has been at 'severe' for three years."Commentators also pointed out that the Manchester attack took place on the fourth anniversary of the killing of Fusilier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, south-east London.Chris Phillips, the former head of the National Counter Terrorism Security Office, told BBC Radio Four's Today programme: "That may be significant as well."Meanwhile, Greater Manchester Police have confirmed a 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the attack.Tue, 23 May 2017 08:03:00 -0400 terror attack comes 21 years after IRA bombed Arndale shopping centre suicide bomb attack on a pop concert in Manchester[1] which killed 22 people and left dozens injured is not the first time terrorists have targeted the city.The heart of Manchester’s shopping district was razed to the ground by a blast in June 1996 when the Provisional IRA planted 3,300 lbs of homemade explosives in a lorry, parking what was the biggest bomb detonated in Britain since the Second World War on Corporation Street.The following explosion was devastating but, remarkably, not fatal.However, it did leave more than 200 people injured, including some a quarter of a mile away who were hit by flying glass.References^ suicide bomb attack on a pop concert in Manchester Tue, 23 May 2017 07:53:00 -0400 claims responsibility for Manchester attack State has claimed responsibility for a bombing at a pop concert in Manchester which left 22 people dead.In a statement released by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's official Amaq news agency, they said it was revenge for attacks on "Muslim lands"."One of the soldiers of the Caliphate was able to place an explosive device within a gathering of the Crusaders in the city of Manchester," it said,  appearing to challenge the Manchester police theory it had been a suicide attack.The jihadist group also claimed the attack, which killed at least 22 people - including children -  and injured 59 more concertgoers leaving a packed Ariana Grande performance at Manchester Arena, was planned beforehand.They described the venue as a "shameless"Isil did not publish a name or picture of the assailant, which they have done for some major attacks in the past. If confirmed, it would be the deadliest militant assault on the UK since four British Muslims killed 52 people in suicide bombings on London's transport system in July 2005.US officials drew parallels between the blast and the coordinated attacks in November 2015 by Islamist militants on the Bataclan concert hall and other sites in Paris, which claimed about 130 lives.Tue, 23 May 2017 07:52:37 -0400 man speaks of how he cradled a dying woman in his arms after Manchester attack"There was people lying on the floor everywhere."I saw a little girl ... she had no legs. I wrapped her in one of the merchandise T-shirts and I said 'where is your mum and daddy?' She said 'my dad is at work, my mum is up there'."He said he thought the child's mother had died from her injuries.Mr Parker, who has slept rough in the city for about a year, said he also tended to a woman aged in her 60s who was badly hurt from the bombing with serious leg and head injuries.Tue, 23 May 2017 07:43:46 -0400 Farron condemns 'wicked' Manchester terror attack as he reveals his children's friends attended Ariana Grande concert Farron, the leader of the Liberal Democrats, said he talked to his children about what had happened over breakfast this morning.He said the attack and the fact that his children’s friends had attended had  a “massive impact” on them.Speaking to Sky News he said: “The attack on Manchester last night, a terrorist outrage, is utterly heartbreaking.Tue, 23 May 2017 07:40:40 -0400 police seeking 144 people over links to failed coup, 35 detained police conduct raids across 42 provincesTue, 23 May 2017 07:37:14 -0400 warned against U.S. election meddling: ex-CIA head Brennan says he was the first U.S. official to call out the Russians for their activitiesTue, 23 May 2017 07:36:38 -0400 Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham vows 'terrorists will never beat us' came as Theresa May announced she will travel to the city later today to meet police chiefs, Mr Burnham and the emergency services who helped to manage the impact of the attack, in which 59 people were injured. Many of those still in hospital have life-threatening injuries, Mrs May said. Tue, 23 May 2017 07:31:41 -0400 newspapers reported the Manchester Arena attack worst terror attack to hit Britain since the July 2005 London bombings has sent shockwaves around the world, after 22 people were killed in an explosion an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.[1]Police were called to reports of an explosion at 10.33pm, shortly after Grande, the US singer, had finished her performance as thousands of people streamed out of the Arena.Britain's newspapers rushed to change their front pages for their final editions. Here's how tragedy was reported by newspapers in the UK and around the world:Manchester Evening NewsReferences^ 22 people were killed in an explosion an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. Tue, 23 May 2017 07:23:49 -0400 Queen condemns 'act of barbarity' and shares her sympathies after Manchester attack at Ariana Grande concert Queen has expressed her sympathies after the Manchester terror attack [1]at an Ariana Grande concert, which left 22 dead and 57 injured.She said: "The whole nation has been shocked by the death and injury in Manchester last night of so many people, adults and children, who had just been enjoying a concert."I know I speak for everyone in expressing my deepest sympathy to all who have been affected by this dreadful event and especially to the families and friends of those who have died or were injured."I want to thank all the members of the emergency services, who have responded with such professionalism and care."And I would like to express my admiration for the way the people of Manchester have responded, with humanity and compassion, to this act of barbarity." The first victim of the atrocity [2]has been named as 18-year-old Georgina Callander, who was a fan of Ariana Grande and could barely contain her excitement before the concert.As the first arrest was made in connection with the attack, Prime Minister Theresa May disclosed that the authorities think they know who carried out the atrocity and confirmed they are working to establish if he was acting as part of a terror group.References^ Manchester terror attack ^ The first victim of the atrocity Tue, 23 May 2017 07:20:21 -0400 campaign raises thousands to help victims of Manchester Arena terror attack Manchester Evening News set up a fundraising page on Just Giving[1], exceeding its target of £50,000 in a few hours.A spokesperson for the paper thanked those who have donated so far, saying: "We are overwhelmed by your generosity."A number of those donating money left messages of support and condolence for the victims. Connor Martin Doherty[2] wrote: "I was at the arena. The screams of fear was ear piercing. Worst night of my life, and I can't stop thinking about the kids that have died. Absolute tragedy, I'm mourning for the families that have lost their sibling, and pray that those that are still missing are reunited."Nursing home worker Mary Mcdaid[3] wrote: "Proud to be a Manc, nothing and no-one will ever divide us, we stand together against terrorism."References^ fundraising page on Just Giving ^ Connor Martin Doherty ^ Mary Mcdaid Tue, 23 May 2017 07:12:41 -0400 points, policies and summary vote on the final Brexit deal would include an option to remain in the EU. Leader Tim Farron said today: “Imagine a brighter future. You don't have to accept Theresa May and Nigel Farage’s extreme version of Brexit that will wreck the future for you, your family, your schools and hospitals.In the biggest fight for the future of our country in a generation, Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour has let you down by voting with Theresa May on Brexit – not against her.“The Liberal Democrats want you to have your choice over your future. You should have your say on the Brexit deal in a referendum. And if you don't like the deal you should be able to reject it and choose to remain in Europe.“We want to give all our children a brighter future in a fairer Britain where people are decent to each other, with good schools and hospitals, a clean environment and an innovative economy. Not Theresa May’s cold, mean-spirited Britain.“This election is about your choice over your future. A vote for the Liberal Democrats can change Britain's future.” Here are the key points from the Lib Dem manifesto:BrexitVow to "protect Britain's place in Europe" and oppose BrexitSecond referendum on the final Brexit dealProtection of rights for EU citizens living in the UKRetaining membership of the Single Market and customs unionRetaining the free movement of EU citizensEconomy, tax and employmentAdd 1p on income tax to raise £6billion for the NHSRaise corporation tax to 20 per centAbolish the public sector pay capBenefitsReverse cuts to Universal Credit at a cost of £3.6billionReinstate housing benefits for 18-21 year oldsDrugsIntroduce of a regulated cannabis market in the UKA new cannabis tax to raise £1billion a yearEnvironmentBan the sale of new diesel cars by 2025Extending ultra-low emissions schemes, with potential pollution taxes, to 10 more towns and citiesGenerate 60 per cent of electricity from renewable sources by 2030Tue, 23 May 2017 07:07:23 -0400 hunt for accomplices in Manchester; suspected bomber identified State claims attack that killed at least 22, but top American intelligence official says information could not be verifiedTue, 23 May 2017 07:05:07 -0400 of legal action, vigilantism loom in battle against new Waterton Lakes National Park visitor centre - Calgary Canada says it won't revisit its decision to build a new visitor centre inside the Waterton Lakes National Park townsite — a move that has sparked petitions and threats of legal and even vigilante action to stop the tiny southern Alberta village from being "ruined."Tue, 23 May 2017 07:00:00 -0400's AI takes on champion in fresh Go challenge's AI system AlphaGo wins the first of three matches against Go world champion Ke Jie.Tue, 23 May 2017 06:57:21 -0400 May's Downing Street statement on Manchester terror attack in full“At terrible moments like these it is customary for leaders, politicians and others to condemn the perpetrators and declare that the terrorists will not win but the fact that we have been here before and the fact that we need to say this again does not make it any less true.“For as so often while we experienced the worst of humanity in Manchester last night we also saw the best.“The cowardice of the attacker met the bravery of the emergency services and the people of Manchester.“The attempt to divide us met countless acts of kindness that brought people closer together and in the days ahead those must be the things that we remember.“The images we hold in our minds should not be those of senseless slaughter but of the ordinary men and women who put concerns about their own safety to one side and rushed to help.“Of the men and women of the emergency services who worked tirelessly to bring comfort, to help and to save lives.“Of the messages of solidarity and hope of all those who opened their homes to the victims.Tue, 23 May 2017 06:52:10 -0400 Korea fires at North 'object' object has not been identified but North Korea has flown drones over the border in the past.Tue, 23 May 2017 06:51:59 -0400 footage of sinkhole at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach said the hole had formed directly in front of President Trump's golf resort.Tue, 23 May 2017 06:36:44 -0400'It should have been the best day of her life, and it turned into the worst'. How a night of joy turned to mass murder in Manchester described hearing a “massive bang” and in the aftermath of the explosion “there were young children, terrified, crying their eyes out”.“My daughter was in absolute bits,” he said. “No nine-year-old girl should see anything like that."It should have been the best day of her life, and it turned into the worst one[1]."I dread to think what would have happened if I hadn't said 'let's leave slightly early'."Inside the 21,000-seater arena, panic took hold. Grande’s fan base is predominantly young girls, and the auditorium was filled with children’s screams as there was a rush for the exits.Jane Pearson, 46, an English teacher from Chadderton, Greater Manchester, had gone to the concert with her daughter, Rachel, 21, as a birthday treat, and was in a block of seats near the site of the explosion.References^ It should have been the best day of her life, and it turned into the worst one Tue, 23 May 2017 06:32:57 -0400 terrorist attack was carried out with cold calculation“There will be difficult days ahead," she said."We offer our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of those affected.“We offer our full support to the authorities, the emergency and the security services as they go about their work and we all, every single one of us, stand with the people of Manchester at this terrible time.“And today let us remember those who died and let us celebrate those who helped, safe in the knowledge that the terrorists will never win and our values, our country and our way of life will always prevail.”The terror threat level was raised to "severe" which means an attack is "highly likely" back in August 2014 and has remained there ever since. The only level higher than “severe” is “critical” which means an attack is expected imminently. Tue, 23 May 2017 06:01:56 -0400 only 'destination' in this Caribbean wedding was the hospital - Nova Scotia Nova Scotia couple remain unmarried after severe food poisoning put the two, as well as many of their guests, in hospital on their wedding day in the Dominican Republic in March.Tue, 23 May 2017 06:00:00 -0400'It was a miracle': Islander gets her 2nd kidney from grieving family - Prince Edward Island Bolger has advocated for organ donation for decades, and recently, she became the recipient of a life-saving kidney donated by a grieving family.Tue, 23 May 2017 06:00:00 -0400 – my city, my people, my arena will not cower under the weight of terrorist horror I to measure out my life in trips to the Arena in Manchester, I could plot out my emotional trajectory through the many visits I've made to the city's – my city's – premiere concert venue.Swaying to Hey Jude with a reluctant husband as we watched Macca weave his magic. Giggling with my friend Rayna, after bagging front row seats to see Kylie . Summer evenings, when the air itself, to paraphrase HG Wells, is softened into melody by the excitement and good nature of the atmosphere which has always hallmarked my countless visits to the stadium.As someone, who was born, bred and who still lives in Manchester, the Arena is part of the fabric of my daily routine.I pass it all the time, whether on the way to work, or to spend a rare spare hour dawdling around the centre of town: for the Arena sits at the gateway to Manchester, a comforting presence on one of the city's arterial routes. Tue, 23 May 2017 05:51:28 -0400'I can't go back behind again': 2 women still fighting Phoenix pay problems - New Brunswick New Brunswick women are still dealing with problems created by the federal Phoenix pay system and have binders filled with their attempts to rectify the mistakes.Tue, 23 May 2017 05:30:00 -0400 the love: Deer Lake to change its name to Islaview for a day - Newfoundland & Labrador May 26, the Town of Deer Lake will be called "Islaview" to support Isla Short, a three-year-old girl battling severe cancer.Tue, 23 May 2017 05:30:00 -0400 affordable, accessible apartment 'impossible,' says Halifax couple - Nova Scotia Halifax couple struggling to find an apartment that fits their budget and also accommodates wheelchairs say accessible housing should be an election issue.Tue, 23 May 2017 05:30:00 -0400'We stick together' - Mancunians rally to support those caught up in Manchester Arena attack Robinson, 48, was at Victoria train station next to the arena at the time of the explosion - and escorted around 50 children who'd been separated from their parents and guardians to a nearby hotel.“Parents were frantic running about trying to get to their children,” she told Reuters. “There were lots and lots of children at Holiday Inn.”By 9am on Tuesday morning large queues had formed outside blood donor centres in the city as locals responded to a plea from the NHS Blood and Transplant service, seeking to help the victims however they could.Tue, 23 May 2017 05:29:35 -0400 Korea's military 'fires warning shots' at unidentified object flying towards them from North Korea Korea fired warning shots Tuesday at an unidentified object flying south from rival North Korea[1], its military said.Local media said the object may have been a North Korean drone.South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the South Korean military bolstered its air surveillance and broadcast a warning to North Korea in response to the object. It provided no other details.South Korea's Yonhap news agency, without citing a source, reported that South Korea fired about 90 machine gun rounds into the air and toward North Korea.It said South Korea was analysing whether a North Korean drone had crossed the border.References^ rival North Korea Tue, 23 May 2017 05:19:09 -0400'It felt cruel': Family seeking solution for nonverbal, autistic, self-harming teen - Sudbury northern Ontario family is desperately searching for help after being told their severely autistic, nonverbal teenage daughter will not be able to return to her community care residence because of self-injurious behaviour.Tue, 23 May 2017 05:06:05 -0400 live video following deadly terror attack in Manchester've noticed you're adblocking.We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism.We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future.Thank you for your support.Tue, 23 May 2017 04:56:43 -0400 'sextortion' complaints involving teen boys jump by 89% in 2 years: study - Toronto exploitation experts say they've detected a spike in reports of online "sextortion" cases involving teen boys.Tue, 23 May 2017 00:01:00 -0400 Championship: 'Wentworth like its old self as European Tour set for huge week' has had a £5m transformation for this week's PGA Championship as the European Tour aims to compete with the PGA Tour, writes Iain CarterMon, 22 May 2017 03:47:21 -0400 injured after plane collides with truck at Los Angeles airport people were injured Saturday after an Aeromexico flight clipped an airport utility truck, flipping it over, shortly after landing at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said.The Boeing 737 was taxiing to an arrival gate when it collided with a utility truck carrying eight people, fire and airport officials said."It clipped a service truck," said Rob Pedregon, a Los Angeles Airport Police spokesman. "They had already landed and were taxiing."Two people in the truck were seriously hurt, and six people in the truck suffered minor injuries, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.No one was hurt on the flight from Mexico City, which was carrying about 146 passengers and crew. The plane's wing was damaged in the collision, the fire department said.Airport operations were not affected, Pedregon said.Messages were left for Aeromexico, the Federal Aviation Administration and the airport  seeking comment. Sat, 20 May 2017 21:32:05 -0400