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Ariana Grande + Bieber + Katy Perry to host Manchester benefit

Ariana Grande will return to Manchester this weekend to perform a benefit concert in the city.

Big names including Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Usher, Take That, and Niall Horan will join her on the star-studded "One Love Manchester" lineup.

All proceeds from Sunday's concert will …

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‘Jihadist drug’ seized for first time in France

French customs officials said on Tuesday that they had intercepted 135 kilogrammes (300 pounds) of Captagon, dubbed the “jihadists’ drug”, at Paris’s Charles de Gaulle airport this year, a first for France. Captagon, a type of amphetamine, is one of the most commonly used drugs among fighters in the …

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Philippines urges Islamist rebels to surrender as battle enters eighth day

The Philippine military urged Islamist militants occupying a southern city to turn themselves in on Tuesday, the eighth day of a push by security forces using armoured vehicles and firing rockets from helicopters to eliminate the gunmen.

The government says it is close to retaking Marawi from the Islamic State-linked …

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Mike Dubke: White House communications director quits

The White House communications director has resigned only three months after being hired by President Donald Trump.

Mike Dubke, an experienced Republican strategist, was hired in March to revamp the White House media strategy. As part of the shake-up, White House press secretary Sean Spicer will reportedly hold on to …

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N Korea warns of weapon 'gift' for US after recent test

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has promised bigger "gift packages" following Pyongyang's latest missile test, a statement that ratchets up already high tensions.

Kim supervised a new ballistic missile test on Monday, controlled by a precision guidance system, and ordered the development of more powerful strategic weapons to defend the …

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Moreno says Julian Assange can stay on in embassy

Ecuador's new President, Lenin Moreno, has criticised Julian Assange as a "hacker", but stressed his government will allow the WikiLeaks founder to remain at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

Moreno, who took office this month, has broken with his predecessor Rafael Correa, who had said Ecuador had "done its duty …

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Moscow storm kills at least 14 people, injures hundreds

A fierce storm whipped through Moscow Monday, killing 16 people, toppling thousands of trees and damaging several buildings, officials said.

Eleven people were killed in Moscow and three others elsewhere in the region, said Svetlana Petrenko, spokeswoman for the Russian Investigative Committee. It's not clear where the other two died …

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Cyclone Mora batters Bangladesh, displacing 500,000

Cyclone Mora has battered Bangladesh, killing at least three people and wreaking havoc in camps housing Rohingya refugees. The tropical storm has forced almost 500,000 people to flee coastal villages.

Packing heavy rain and winds, the storm made landfall between Cox's Bazar and the port city of Chittagong early …

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💥Breaking : Borussia Dortmund💛 Sack Thomas Tuchel👔‼

In a shock move, German club Borussia Dortmund have sacked their manager Thomas Tuchel. The 43-year-old, who took over from Jurgen Klopp, was incharge of the club for two seasons and helped them win their first trophy(DFB Pokal) in 5 years. Dortmund finished 3rd in the Bundesliga, this season …

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Colourful Aurora hits Australia and New Zealand

Stargazers have been treated to a spectacular show as the Southern Lights swept across Australia and New Zealand. Dave Reynolds photographed these images on Sunday near Cygnet, a small town south of Hobart in Tasmania.

"It was such a beautiful sight - it brought me a lot of joy," Mr Reynolds …

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Cobra Accidentally Swallows A Plastic Bottle

A shocking video, which was shot in Goa, India, shows a Cobra struggling to spit out a plastic bottle that it accidentally swallowed. Wildlife rescuer Goutham Bhagat said: 'When I saw the snake with a bulge in its stomach. I thought the cobra must have swallowed something big that it …

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Apple, Facebook and Google condemn Texas transgender bill

Proposed legislation in Texas has irked some of the biggest names in tech, sparking condemnation from the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Cook and 12 other influential tech leaders. If passed, this controversial state law would only allow transgender students to use restrooms that match the gender printed on their …

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WannaCry ransom notice analysis suggests Chinese link

New analysis suggests Chinese-speaking criminals may have been behind the WannaCry ransomware that affected thousands of organisations worldwide. They said the use of proper grammar and punctuation in only the Chinese versions indicated the writer was "native or at least fluent" in Chinese. The WannaCry ransom note could be displayed …

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