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UK’s ‘Big Brother’ anti-terror strategy is flawed: UN expert

GENEVA, May 30, (RTRS): Britain is undergoing a subtle but alarming shift towards criminalising peaceful protest and free expression, said a UN report on Monday that likened it to a “Big Brother” state of surveillance and suspicion. The highly critical report covers many policies overseen by Prime Minister Theresa May …

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MI5 launches internal probe – Manchester marks week since attack

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, May 29, (AFP): Britain’s MI5 intelligence service has launched an internal probe into whether vital clues were missed ahead of the Manchester attack, as the city marked on Monday a week since the carnage that claimed 22 lives. Manchester City Council called a vigil in the centre …

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UK closes on bomber’s network – Terror threat level lowered to ‘severe’

LONDON, May 27, (RTRS): Britain lowered its security threat level to “severe” on Saturday following significant activity by police investigating the suicide bomb attack on a pop concert in Manchester, Prime Minister Theresa May said. Earlier, police hunting a suspected network behind Salman Abedi, the bomber who killed 22 people …

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Britain says arrests significant – UK anger over probe leak in US

MANCHESTER, England, May 25, (Agencies): Home searches across Manchester and beyond have uncovered important items in a fast-moving investigation into the concert bombing that left 22 people dead, Manchester’s police chief said Thursday as a diplomatic spat escalated over US leaks about the investigation to the media. Greater Manchester Police …

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Britain hunts terror cell – Troops deploy

MANCHESTER, May 24, (Agencies): Britain raced Wednesday to track down a jihadist network suspected to have orchestrated the Manchester concert bombing, as soldiers fanned out to guard key sites under a maximum terror alert. Investigators were trying to piece together the last movements of suicide bomber Salman Abedi, a Manchester- …

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‘Sickening cowardice’ claims 22 lives – Blood, horror as bomber strikes young concert crowd MANCHESTER, England, May 23, (Agencies): British police on Tuesday identified the suicide bomber who killed 22 people, including children, in an attack on a crowded concert hall in Manchester, and said they were trying to establish whether …

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Attack prompts security rethinks worldwide

Nations on alert after Manchester tragedy TOKYO/SINGAPORE, May 23, (RTRS): Countries from the United States to Japan and Singapore are considering tightening security ahead of major theatre and sports events following a suicide bomb attack in Britain that killed at least 22 people. Prime Minister Theresa May called an emergency …

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Parents go online to search their children after ‘attack’

MANCHESTER, England, May 23, (Agencies): Desperate parents and friends posted heart-wrenching messages and pictures on social media in the search for their loved ones on Tuesday after a suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured dozens at a British concert by US singer Ariana Grande. “STILL MISSING: Saffie Rose Roussos, …

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