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Abe congratulates Iranian President Rouhani on re-election

Although Rouhani has been deeply entrenched in Iran's security establishment since the early days of the revolution, he has emerged as the standard-bearer for reformists after their movement was decimated in the wake of mass protests in 2009.



UK police show photo of concert bomber, ask public for info

Images of the Manchester bomber taken moments before Monday's massacre were released late on Saturday as a wave of arrests fuelled hope that further terror threats had been quelled. "There will be more arrests and there will be more searches but this greater clarity and this progress has led the independent body that assess threat levels to come to the judgement that an attack is no longer imminent", he added.



Korea, US plans 1st test of ICBM intercept

Earlier in the day, the G7 leaders adopted the communique, which says that North Korea is a top priority in the worldwide agenda since Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs pose new levels of threat. North Korea's defiant ballistic missile tests have created tensions with Washington in recent months. Kim watched the test at the Academy of National Defense Science and ordered the conventional arms system's test-firing, said Korean Central News Agency, without mentioning the specific date.



Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter's NSC chief, dies at 89

There was no word of the cause of death. "I just knew him as the most inspiring, loving and devoted father any girl could ever have", she wrote on Instagram . Brzezinski previously had worked in President Lyndon B. Johnson's administration. Brzezinski helped Carter bridge wide gaps between the rigid Egyptian and Israeli leaders, Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin, leading to the Camp David accords.


Manchester attack probe widens; USA leaks spark anger

Manchester attack probe widens; USA leaks spark anger

But leaks from the investigation were creating a diplomatic mess. Eight men have now been detained in connection with Monday's attack . Ariana Grande is returning to Manchester . Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham said the leaks had anxious him "greatly", and he had raised them with the U.S. ambassador. "These images leaked from inside the US system will be distressing for victims, their families and the wider public".


Manchester attack: UK reduces terror threat level to 'severe'

Manchester attack: UK reduces terror threat level to 'severe'

Police have since made 13 arrests as part of their ongoing investigation, and 11 people remain in custody . 22-year-old Salman Abedi remains the main suspect in the attack. There are a number of high-profile events over the weekend including soccer cup finals in London and Glasgow, and the Great Manchester Run. Some hours later, police cordoned off a large area in the Moss Side area of south Manchester and houses were evacuated with a bomb disposal unit sent to the scene.