UK: A bomb exploded at about 10.30 pm on Monday just after a concert by Ariana Grande at the Manchester Arena.
At least 22 people, many of them children, were killed and more than 60 injured. One child who died was as young as eight-years-old.
Local police believed a 22-year-old Salman Abedi set off the improvised bomb. Abedi died in the suicide attack.
Ariana Grande, who was on a European tour and was due to visit London before dates in Belgium, Poland and Germany, has suspended other concerts.
The Queen visited victims, families and medical staff of the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital on Thursday. She described the attack as “dreadful and wicked.” The hospital, at press time, was treating 14 children who were at the concert.
For more info we go to The Telegraph:
US: President Donald Trump visited Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday during his first official overseas tour.
The 30-minute meeting with the pontiff took place on the second floor of Apostolic Palace.
The president’s delegation included First Lady Melania Trump, daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner, as well as aides Hope Hicks and Dan Cavino.
It was known that President Trump and Pope Francis do not often see eye-to-eye with each other especially on issues regarding the wall along the US-Mexican border and on Trump’s position on Muslim immigrants and refugees.
Even the exchange of gifts carried some subtle political parrying between the two leaders.
The pontiff presented the US President with a selection of his writings, including his influential encyclical on preserving the environment, and a large medallion with an olive branch on it. Trump in turn gave him presents including books by Martin Luther King, Jr.
For more info we go to Fox News:
Controversial Science: A team of scientists have concluded that Europeans, rather than Africans, are human beings’ ancestors.
A research team headed by Professor Madelaine Böhme from the Senckenberg Centre for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment at the University of Tübingen and Professor Nikolai Spassov from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences conducted a new analysis of two fossils from Greece and Bulgaria.
They concluded that the fossils are more than seven million years old and they belong to pre-humans.
These findings suggest that Europe was the birthplace of human beings and challenge the conventional belief that human lineage split from apes around seven million years ago in central Africa.
For more info we go to the Cosmos News:
Pop Culture: Legendary British star Roger Moore died in Switzerland on Tuesday at 89 after a short battle with cancer, according to his family.
Moore starred in a total of seven James Bond films as Agent 007, the glamorous MI6 spy, between 1973 and 1985.
Moore was also known for his role in The Cannonball Run and at least five television series including the popular “The Saint.”
The queen knighted him in 2003 as a commendation for his charity contributions for UNICEF and Kiwanis.
For more info we go to CNN:
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