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Manchester suicide bomber likely did not act alone, Britain says

MANCHESTER, England The Manchester suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a pop concert venue packed with children likely did not act alone, a minister said on Wednesday as soldiers were being deployed to key sites to help prevent further attacks. | Video

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As Venezuela unrest spreads, Maduro presses on with plans to rewrite charter

CARACAS Faced with mounting unrest, Venezuela's unpopular leftist President Nicolas Maduro vowed on Tuesday to push ahead in July with the formation of a "constituent assembly" to rewrite the constitution before regional elections in December. | Video

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Philippines' Duterte warns of harsh measures as civilians flee fighting

PANTAR, Philippines Thousands of civilians fled fighting in the Philippines on Wednesday as troops sought to contain Islamic State-linked militants who took over large parts of a city, set building ablaze and took hostage a Catholic priest and other Christians.

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New police taskforce to target Indonesian gays

JAKARTA Police in Indonesia's most populous province plan to deploy a taskforce to investigate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activity, a move likely to fuel concerns of a widening crackdown on the community in the Muslim-majority country.

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Australian national kidnapped in Yemen freed after 7 months

SYDNEY An Australian kidnapped in Yemen has been released safe and well after seven months in captivity, Australia's foreign minister said on Wednesday.

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Pakistan captures Taliban leader blamed for three bombings in restive southwest

QUETTA, Pakistan Pakistan has arrested a Taliban militant leader authorities describe as the "mastermind" behind three major attacks in Baluchistan, a spokesman for the government of the restive southwestern province said on Wednesday.

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