MANCHESTER’S MUSLIMS UNITE TO DEFY TERROR
Monday’s deadly attack in Manchester by a resident of Libyan origin has put the city’s Muslim community on edge. But they are determined the city they love will say no to hate. Standing before the magnificent neo-Gothic Manchester Town Hall, Fahad Khawaja scrambled for words to describe his anguish over Monday night’s deadly attack. “I’m still in shock. It’s so bloody upsetting,” sputtered the 17-year-old student in the distinctive Mancunian accent.
UK RAISES TERROR THREAT LEVEL
Soldiers will be deployed to key sites in Britain to boost security as the country raised its terror threat to the highest level on Tuesday in the wake of the previous night's deadly attack on a concert venue in Manchester. At least 22 people, many of them children, were killed when a suicide bomber blew themselves up at an Ariana Grande concert on Monday night. Manchester Police identified the suspected bomber as 22-year-old Salman Abedi.
AT LEAST 22 KILLED IN SUSPECTED MANCHESTER TERRORIST ATTACK
Police say at least 22 people have been killed in a reported blast at a concert venue in Manchester, UK, in what is being treated as a suspected terrorist incident. At least 59 people have been also injured after the explosion that occurred during an Ariana Grande concert at around 10.25pm last night. Prime Minister Theresa May says the government is working to establish "the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack".
KOREA’S EX-PRESIDENT PARK GOES ON TRIAL FOR CORRUPTION
Former President Park Geun-hye stared straight ahead and denied that she engaged in bribery and leaking government secrets at Tuesday's start of the criminal trial that could send South Korea's first female leader to prison for life if convicted. Police escorted Park, in handcuffs with her eyes downcast, into court for her first public appearance since she was jailed on March 31.
SWISS VOTERS BACK BAN ON BUILDING NEW NUCLEAR PLANTS
Swiss voters backed the government’s plan to provide billions of dollars in subsidies for renewable energy, ban new nuclear plants and help bail out struggling utilities in a binding referendum on Sunday. Provisional final figures showed support at 58.2 percent under the Swiss system of direct democracy, which gives voters final say on major policy issues. The Swiss initiative mirrors efforts elsewhere in Europe to reduce dependence on nuclear power.