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‘It remains unclear whether the Manchester bomber acted alone when preparing the device that killed 22 people, police have said.

The head of counter-terrorism in the region said Salman Abedi was likely to have built the bomb alone at his flat.

But it was “less clear” whether he had obtained and stored all the materials, or if others were “complicit”.

However, all 22 people arrested in connection with the attack in May have now been released without charge.

Detective Chief Superintendent Russ Jackson said the force now had a “deep understanding” of Abedi’s movements in the weeks leading up to the attack.

This included how the chemicals to build the bomb were obtained and where he put the device together.’

Read more: Manchester attack: Bomber Abedi ‘built device alone at flat’

‘Theresa May faced calls to resign from within her own party this morning after a devastating general election left her authority shattered.

Former Conservative minister Anna Soubry led the charge against the embattled Prime Minister as she condemned a ‘dreadful’ Tory campaign.

Ms Soubry slammed the Tory campaign for sending out negative messages on key policies like free school meals and social care.

As dawn broke, Mrs May appeared on the brink of becoming one of the shortest lived PM’s in history after losing seats at the snap election she did not have to call.

The Tory leader has just hours to work out her next steps – or face having it decided for her if her party takes matters into its own hands.’

Read more: Knives out for Theresa: May is told to consider QUITTING by her own side as Tory MPs go public about her ‘dreadful’ campaign 

 

‘Britain will become the ‘laughing stock of the world’ if Jeremy Corbyn wins Thursday’s General Election, Theresa May warns today.

She denounces the Labour leader’s ‘chilling’ refusal to say that he would defend Britain against a nuclear attack and claims that if Mr Corbyn becomes Prime Minister, Britain will face the ‘calamity’ of a return to the 1970s.

In an article for today’s Mail on Sunday, Mrs May evokes the spectre of the notorious 1978-79 ‘winter of discontent’, where widespread strikes under a Labour Government brought the country to a standstill.

Her passionate call comes as a shock poll for this newspaper puts the Conservative lead at just one per cent. With just four days until polling day, the Survation survey gives the Conservatives 40 per cent of the vote, and Mr Corbyn’s Labour 39 per cent.’

Read more: Theresa May goes nuclear as shock poll reveals Tories lead at just ONE PER CENT four days before the election

‘Gunmen have attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians in central Egypt, killing at least 28 people and wounding 25 others, officials say.

The bus was travelling to the Monastery of St Samuel the Confessor, 135km (85 miles) south of Cairo, from Minya province when it came under fire.

No group immediately said it was behind the attack.

But Islamic State (IS) militants have targeted Copts several times in recent months, and vowed to do so again.’

Read More: Egypt Coptic Christians killed in bus attack

‘More than 100 civilians were killed when a US airstrike in Iraq triggered secondary explosions in March, according to a Pentagon investigation. Washington says Iraq requested the strike after Islamic State fighters began shooting at Iraqi forces.

The probe found that the March 17 airstrike on a building in Mosul’s al-Jadida neighborhood triggered secondary explosions from devices planted by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) fighters.’

Read More: Pentagon shifts blame to ISIS for 100+ civilians killed during US airstrike in Mosul

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‘Sixty percent of Britain’s population lives in areas where air pollution levels are life-threatening.

According to a study published in The Guardian, 59% of Britons are living in towns and cities where nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution breaches the lawful level of 40 micrograms per cubic meter of air.

The study commissioned by the UK Labor party reveals nearly 40 million people in the UK are living in areas where illegal levels of air pollution from diesel vehicles risk damaging their health.

The British political party described the air pollution crisis as a “national scandal”.’

Read More: 59% of Britons live in areas where diesel pollution threatens health

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