May 252017
Pictures of the day: May 25, 2017

Messages and floral tributes left for the victims of the attack on Manchester Arena lie around the statue in St Ann’s Square in central Manchester. PHOTO: REUTERS An Austrian police officer guards the entrance of a hotel before the arrival of OPEC Oil Ministers in Vienna, Austria. PHOTO: REUTERS Supporters wave their mobile phone torches in the colors of the rainbow during a rally after Taiwan’s constitutional court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to legally marry, the first such ruling in Asia, in Taipei, Taiwan. PHOTO: REUTERS Forest officials try to rescue an injured elephant who fell into a pond at the Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary on the outskirts of Guwahati, India. PHOTO: REUTERS Subaru’s new XV hits a shopping cart carrying water bottles during a collision test demonstration at its factory in Ota, north of Tokyo, Japan. PHOTO: REUTERS A man has his photo taken hanging from a bull sculpture outside Las Ventas bullring during San Isidro’s bullfighting fair in Madrid, Spain. PHOTO: REUTERS An excavator wrecks a building as part of an urban transformation project in Sur neighbourhood in the Kurdish-dominated southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Turkey. PHOTO: REUTERS A boy bathes in a stream to cool off from the heat on a hot summer day in Swabi, Pakistan. PHOTO: REUTERS Dutch Remi Petersee competes in the heats 43 – Round 1 on May 23, 2027 in Biarritz, southwestern France, during the 2017 ISA World Surfing Games. PHOTO: AFP Afghan children use a cloth to catch fish in [Read More…]

May 232017
Manchester victims in United's 'minds and hearts', says Mourinho

Jose Mourinho said the victims of a deadly suicide bomb attack in Manchester were in the “minds and hearts” of his squad as United prepare for Wednesday’s Europa League final against Ajax in Stockholm.The Daesh extremist group claimed responsibility for the attack that killed at least 22 people, including children, and injured dozens at a concert by US pop star Ariana Grande at the Manchester Arena on Monday.“We’re all very sad about the tragic events last night, we can’t take out of our minds & hearts the victims & their families,” Manchester United manager Mourinho said in comments on the club’s Twitter feed.“We have a job to do & will fly to Sweden to do that job. It’s a pity we cannot fly with the happiness we always have before a big game.”Mourinho, who joined United last year, added: “I know, even during my short time here, that the people of Manchester will pull together as one.”The Portuguese led his players in a minute’s silence on United’s training pitches and the club said they were cancelling Tuesday’s pre-match press conference in Stockholm.“Due to the tragic events in Manchester last night and the effect that this has had on everyone here at our club and within our city, we have decided to cancel this evening’s pre-match press conference in Stockholm,” United said in a statement. “Our thoughts are with the victims at this terribly difficult time.”Meanwhile David Beckham, who made his name as a global football star at United, expressed his [Read More…]

May 222017
At least 19 dead in blast at Ariana Grande concert in British arena

A blast on Monday night at a concert in the English city of Manchester where US singer Ariana Grande had been performing left at least 19 people dead and about 50 injured in what British police said was being treated as a terrorist incident. Police said they were responding to reports of an explosion and that there were a number of confirmed fatalities and others injured at the arena, which has a capacity for 21,000 people. A witness who attended the concert said she felt a huge blast as she was leaving the arena, followed by screaming and a rush as thousands of people trying to escape. Concert goers react after fleeing the Manchester Arena. PHOTO: REUTERS “We were making our way out and when we were right by the door there was a massive explosion and everybody was screaming,” concert-goer Catherine Macfarlane told Reuters. “It was a huge explosion – you could feel it in your chest. It was chaotic. Everybody was running and screaming and just trying to get out.” Witnesses reported that many children were at the concert. Manchester Arena, the largest indoor arena in Europe, opened in 1995 and is a popular concert and sporting venue. The post At least 19 dead in blast at Ariana Grande concert in British arena appeared first on The Express Tribune. Click for detailed story

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