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Arrests in Manchester, Tripoli as police hunt suicide bomber's network

MANCHESTER, England Police made arrests in Manchester and Tripoli on Wednesday as the investigation into a suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a concert venue packed with children focused on tracking down a network of accomplices who authorities fear could strike again. | Video

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Thousands protest against Temer, reforms in Brasilia

BRASILIA Several thousand anti-government protesters clashed violently with police in the Brazilian capital on Wednesday, smashed windows of several ministry buildings and set tires on fire near Congress, sending black billowing smoke into the air.

Brazil 3:47pm EDT

Lanterns, Korans as Jerusalem holy site meets Ramadan

JERUSALEM Jerusalem buzzes with renewed energy in the days before the start of Ramadan, Islam's holy month, when the faithful abstain from eating and drinking during daylight hours.

2:42pm EDT

U.S., Russia military increase communication in skies over Syria

WASHINGTON The United States and Russia have increased communication to avoid warplane accidents in the skies over Syria as Islamic State militants lose territory and the air space becomes more crowded, a top U.S. Air Force official said on Wednesday.

Russia, Syria 1:58pm EDT

U.S., Britain, U.N. wary of South Sudan ceasefire announcement

UNITED NATIONS The United States, Britain and the United Nations were skeptical on Wednesday of South Sudan President Salva Kiir's declaration of a unilateral ceasefire, noting that it coincides with the start of the rainy season that traditionally lessens fighting.

United Nations, Africa 2:59pm EDT

Pope asks Trump to be peacemaker, gives him environmental letter

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis urged U.S. President Donald Trump to be a peacemaker at their first meeting on Wednesday after they exchanged sharp words last year, and Trump promised he would not forget the pontiff's message. | Video

Politics, Election 2016, Pope, 12:36pm EDT

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