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These Are The Lives Cut Tragically Short At The Ariana Grande Concert In Manchester
“The victims of the bombing at Monday’s Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, include an 8-year-old girl “loved by everyone” and an 18-year-old who revered Grande and whose friends called her a “true ray of sunshine [who] loved everyone for who they were…” (The Huffington Post)

Trump Praised Philippines President Duterte For Drug War That Has Killed 9,000 People
“President Donald Trump opened a brief April phone call with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte by commending the strongman’s bloody war on drugs, according to a transcript obtained by The Washington Post and the The Intercept…” (The Huffington Post)

Salman Ramadan Abedi named by police as Manchester Arena attacker
“The man who murdered 22 people and injured 59 others has been named as Salman Ramadan Abedi, a Mancunian of Libyan descent…” (The Guardian)

Roger Moore – Saint, Persuader and the suavest James Bond – dies aged 89“The much-loved English actor, who made his name on the small screen before taking on the mantle of 007, has passed away in Switzerland…” (The Guardian)

Saudi Arabia: radical Islam or reform?
“Relations between the United States and Saudi Arabia have been tense since 11 September 2001, and were not improved by last month’s suicide bombings in the heart of Riyadh, which killed some 40 people, mostly residents in foreign compounds. Saudi rulers are facing a radicalised Islamist current in society and also demands for reform within the country…” (Le Monde diplomatique)

Tunisia makes a pact with remembering its past
“The Truth and Dignity Commission is supposed to shed light on Tunisia’s human rights violations over nearly sixty years. But there’s already a desire to compromise…” (Le Monde diplomatique)

Retired senior Indian police officer denied entry to Canada at YVR
“Despite having visited Canada many times in the last 30 years, sometimes on official business, a former high-ranking Indian police officer was barred from entering Canada last week at Vancouver International Airport…” (Vancouver Sun)

Young girl dragged into water by sea lion wasn’t feeding animal, family says
“http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/sea-lion-girl-treated-for-mild-wound-wasnt-feeding-animal-that-attacked-her-family-say…” (Vancouver Sun)

Brazil’s President Temer Vows to Not Resign Over Scandal
“SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In the midst of a crisis that could oust him out of office, Brazil’s President Michel Temer told journalists he would not step down and that he had done nothing wrong, despite incriminating audio recordings being released to the public and thousands taking to the streets in protest…” (The Rio Times)

Market Plunges in Brazil, Dollar Surges Amidst Political Turmoil
“SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The U.S. dollar surged by 7.9 percent against the Brazilian real, as the country’s main stock market plummeted 8.8 percent on Thursday with the aftermath of the secret recordings showing that President Michel Temer approved of pay-off to a convicted politician for his silence…” (The Rio Times)

 

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