Brasilia on fire | Brazil president revokes order deploying troops in capital

Brazil’s president yesterday cancelled an order to deploy the military to the streets of the capital after criticism that the move was excessive and merely an effort to

Brussels | Angry UK to confront Trump on leaks as NATO leaders meet

President Donald Trump opened meetings with European Union leaders yesterday against the backdrop of striking anger from Britain over intelligence leaks and a decision by Manchester

This Day in History | 1950 – UK drivers cheer end of fuel rations

Long queues have appeared at garages this evening and motorists have torn their ration books into confetti after the government announced an end to petrol rationing.

Offbeat | How do you move 40,000 bees? Carefully, with just 3 stings

With just three stings and no serious injuries, two beekeepers have safely removed an estimated 40,000 bees that bedeviled a Virginia townhouse community. The Washington Post reports (wapo.st/2rCfkZo) the

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PHILIPPINES Government forces launched “precision attacks” yesterday to clear militants linked to the Islamic State group from a city that has been under siege since a failed raid

Manchester | Queen Elizabeth visits young survivors of concert blast

Queen Elizabeth II met yesterday with children injured in the Manchester concert bombing, consoling them and pronouncing the attack at an event attended by so many

The Buzz | Ariana Grande’s manager: ‘Fear cannot rule the day’

Ariana Grande’s manager says he plans to honor those killed during the bombing of her concert with “love and joy and life.” Scooter Braun writes on Twitter

UK | Terrorism: Three more arrests in Manchester; London tourist sites protected

British police and intelligence agencies arrested three more suspects yesterday in connection with the Manchester suicide bombing and moved quickly to secure key sites across

Vatican | Trump to Francis: ‘We can use peace’

President Donald Trump and Pope Francis, two leaders with contrasting styles and differing worldviews, met at the Vatican yesterday, setting aside their previous clashes to broadcast a

Offbeat | Oops! Missing earring halts Philadelphia TV weather forecast

A Philadelphia meteorologist has a TV news anchor to thank for finding an earring that fell off during her live forecast. In a video posted on Cecily

This Day in History | 1967 – Celtic win European Cup

Celtic has become the first British team to win the European Cup, beating favourites Internazionale Milan 2-1. An estimated crowd of 70,000 crammed into the Portuguese

World briefs

BRITAIN raised its threat level from terrorism to “critical” amid concerns that Salman Abedi may have accomplices who are planning another deadly attack. Police said three suspects were

Migrant crisis | Southeast Asian nations to coordinate against IS returnees

Southeast Asian and Pacific governments will hold a summit in August to coordinate against the security threat posed by homegrown Islamic militants returning from battlefields

The Buzz | French president seeks to extend state of emergency

Emmanuel Macron is seeking to extend a state of emergency, in place since Islamic State attacks on France in 2015, following this week’s attack on a concert in

Horror in Manchester | Islamic State group claims deadly concert bombing

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility yesterday for the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande show that left 22 people dead as young concertgoers fled, some

American Airlines | Flight took off with disruptive passenger despite red flags

Anil Uskanli, who authorities say inspired so much fear among flight attendants that military fighter jets were scrambled to escort the plane to Hawaii, raised a