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Salman Abedi, 22, has been named by police as the suspected suicide bomber who killed 22 people and injured 59 at Manchester Arena on Monday night.

Yahya Jammeh left the country in January after being voted out of power

International News

The Gambia's former president stole "at least" $50m (£38.4m) from the state before he left the country in January, the justice minister has said.

Yahya Jammeh is accused of withdrawing the money via a state telecoms company.

James Ibori was jailed in 2012 for money-laundering offences

International News

Convicted fraudster and former Nigerian state governor James Ibori has been awarded £1 ($1.30) for being unlawfully detained for 42 hours in the UK.

Ibori was jailed in the UK for fraud totalling nearly £50m in 2012.

A bomb disposal robot is unloaded outside the Manchester Arena [Nigel Roddis/EPA]

International News

UK police say they have arrested a 23-year old man in connection with a suicide bomb attack in Manchester which killed 23 people, including the attacker, and wounded dozens at a concert by US pop singer Ariana Grande.

An improvised explosive device went off late on Monday as thousands of - mostly young - fans streamed out of Manchester Arena in the northern English city at the end of Grande's performance, police said.

Ms Park was in handcuffs as she arrived at court in a prison van

International News

South Korea's former President Park Geun-hye has pleaded not guilty at her trial for corruption, the latest stage in her dramatic fall from grace.

The ousted president faces charges including bribery, abusing state power and leaking state secrets.

Paramedics treated dozens of walking wounded, including some with shrapnel injuries

International News

Twenty-two people, including children, have been killed and 59 injured in a suicide attack at Manchester Arena.

The blast happened in the foyer at 22:35 BST on Monday at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande.

Mr Botha's website showcases various animals he had hunted across his career

Africa

 

A professional big-game hunter was crushed to death by an elephant that had been shot, according to reports in South Africa.

The Netwerk24 website said an elephant cow stormed a group headed by Theunis Botha in Zimbabwe on Friday.

President Yoweri Museveni

Africa

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has written a letter to his top security chiefs warning against the use of torture.

He described it as "unnecessary and wrong and must not be used again".

Parents are waiting to find out if their children are among the rescued girls

Africa

The 103 schoolgirls released from captivity after being taken by Islamist militants Boko Haram in Chibok, north-east Nigeria, will go back to school in September, a minister has said.

Women's Affairs Minister Aisha Alhassan said the girls would be ready psychologically, a BBC report had said.

Tanzania has shut down one of the country's largest banking institutions, FBME, following charges of aiding the finance of terrorism by US authorities.

A statement from the central bank said it had revoked its licence.

One of the Chibok girls kidnapped by Islamist militants Boko Haram chose to stay with her husband instead of being freed, a spokesman for Nigeria's president has said.

She was set to be part of the group of captives who were released on Saturday.

The US has suspended $21 million (£16m) of funding to Kenya's Ministry of Health due to concerns over corruption and weak accounting procedures, the state department said.

But this amounts to a "small portion of the overall US health investment exceeding $650 million annually," it added

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Staffan de Mistura denied the UN was being used as a diplomatic smokescreen for more war

Europe

The United Nations has convened a new round of indirect Syrian peace talks in Geneva, despite President Bashar al-Assad dismissing them as irrelevant.

The government and opposition have agreed to discuss four "baskets" - a political transition, new constitution, elections and combating terrorism.

Palestinians have called for a "day of rage" on Tuesday, when Trump visits the West Bank

Middle East

Israeli forces have shot and injured at least 11 Palestinian protesters who staged a general strike in the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the besieged Gaza Strip in support of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.

Donald Trump

America

US President Donald Trump has defended his "absolute right" to share information with Russia, following a row over classified material.

Mr Trump tweeted that he had shared "facts pertaining to terrorism and airline safety" and wanted Russia to do more against so-called Islamic State.

At least 22 people were killed when a wall collapsed during a wedding party in northern India.

The guests had taken shelter from heavy rain under a tin shack when a wall collapsed on to it in the storm.