This is your weekly news briefing for 17-24 May 2017.

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EUROPE

 

Manchester Bombing: Ariana Grande concert bombed, 22 dead and dozens wounded

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-40008026

 

Macron’s administration: Who’s who

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39920509

 

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MIDDLE EAST

 

Iranian Election update: Reformists sweep the field

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-39992416

 

ISIS gunmen and suicide bomber attack Afghan TV station in Jalalabad

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39946711

 

ISIS claims bombing attacks in Baghdad that left 35 dead

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2017/05/20/ISIS-claimed-suicide-bombings-kill-35-in-Iraq.html

 

Hamas decries Trump’s terror allegations

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/05/hamas-decries-trump-terror-allegation-170521180106980.html

 

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AFRICA

 

Darfur Liberations groups claim to have killed 214 government troops in recent clashes

http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article62520

 

Nigerian troops in contact with Boko Haram near Lake Chad

http://www.voanews.com/a/nigeria-boko-haram-chad-area/3863922.html

 

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NORTH KOREA

 

North Korean government claims long range missiles ready for mass production

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-idUSKBN18H12S

 

South Korean government warn that conflict with the North is imminent

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/south-korea-s-moon-says–high-possibility–of-conflict-with-north-as-missile-crisis-builds-8856668

 

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

 

UN Security Council to examine the situation in Venezuela

http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2436502&CategoryId=10717

 

Gunmen kill prominent Mexican journalist who investigated drug cartels

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/15/world/americas/mexico-journalist-javier-valdez-killed-sinaloa.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Famericas&action=click&contentCollection=americas&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=1&_r=0