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British police suspend intelligence sharing with US on Manchester bombing

British police have stopped sharing intelligence on the Manchester Arena attack with the United States after a series of leaks to the press that they say risked “undermining” the ongoing counter-terrorism investigation.

British police said Thursday that such recklessness with sensitive information has jeopardised the mutual trust that underpins security cooperation between foreign partners.

Business: Apple becomes first US company to top $800 billion market cap

Apple's record-setting market value eclipsed $800 billion for the first time Tuesday, and its relentless march on Wall Street could take it to $1 trillion later this year.

Shares of the iPhone maker have soared 33% this year, and nearly 40% since the presidential election in November.

On Tuesday, they inched up to $153.96, giving Apple a closing market cap of $802.8 billion — large enough to make it one of the top-20 countries, by gross domestic product,  based on estimates from the International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook.

International: North Korea says it is 'ready to sink' US aircraft carrier

North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, in the latest sign of rising tension as U.S. President Donald Trump prepared to call the leaders of China and Japan.

The United States ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail to waters off the Korean peninsula in response to mounting concern over the North's nuclear and missile tests, and its threats to attack the United States and its Asian allies.

BREAKING: US drops largest non-nuclear bomb on Afghanistan

The US has dropped the 'largest ever non-nuclear bomb' targeting ISIS tunnels in Afghanistan.

The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb — nicknamed the "Mother of All Bombs" (MOAB) — was dropped in at 7pm. local time today (4pm UK time).

The Pentagon confirmed the strike was carried out using a 21,000lb weapon

The target was ISIS tunnels and extremists in the Achin district of Nangarhar province.

It is believed to be the first time the bomb has been used in the battlefield.

International: Japanese warships to join US fleet near North Korea as tensions rise

Japan is getting ready to send several destroyers from Japan’s maritime self-defence forces to join the US aircraft carrier, Carl Vinson.

The US warship is heading to the Korean peninsula, trying to deter North Korea from conducting further missile and nuclear tests while China tries to stop them from continuing.

This comes as the Chinese president, Xi JingPing, had a phone conversation with US President Donald Trump, trying for de-escalation and a more “peaceful” approach toward North Korea.

BREAKING: US launches missile attack in Syria in response to gas attack

The United States launched dozens of cruise missiles Thursday night at a Syrian airfield in response to what it believes was the Syrian government's use of banned chemical weapons blamed for having killed at least 100 people on Tuesday, U.S. military officials told NBC News.

The U.S. military fired at least 50 Tomahawk missiles intended for a single target — Ash Sha'irat in Homs province in western Syria, the officials said.

Internationally: Train kills teen retrieving phone from subway track

A 13-year-old girl was killed after she dropped her mobile phone on to New York subway tracks and was struck by a train while trying to recover it, the BBC reports.

The girl, identified as Diana Kadribasic, died on Sunday after she was hit by an R train at the 63rd Drive-Rego Park station.

Police said the train ploughed through the station as the girl was trying to climb back on to the platform.

She was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where she died, police said.

Commuter Stephen Topete told ABC New York that people were crying on the platform after the incident.

US sanctions T&T citizen for alleged ISIS involvement

The United States imposed sanctions Thursday on seven people for allegedly supporting the Islamic State group or al-Qaida.

Among them is a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago,  Shane Dominic Crawford, who has been accused of being an ISIS terrorist.

The State Department says the Trinidad and Tobago citizen is believed to be fighting for ISIS in Syria.

US media say it is a sign of growing U.S. concern that the Caribbean island nation has unexpectedly emerged as a source of foreign fighters and money for IS.

Dwight Yorke denied entry into US because of Iranian stamp in passport

Manchester United legend Dwight Yorke has been 'denied entry into the US' under Donald Trump's new border laws as he 'has an Iranian stamp in his passport'.

According to former Sky Sports presenter Richard Keys, the United ambassador was refused to enter the country under the border controls recently put in place by President Trump.

Keys posted on Twitter: 'Well done @realDonaldTrump. Man U ambassador Dwight Yorke denied transit access to Miami cause he has Iranian stamp in passport. #crazy'.

Trump to host Israel's PM as Palestinians fear shift in US policy

US President Donald Trump prepared to host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday for talks that could shape the contours of future Middle East policy as Palestinians warned the White House not to abandon their goal of an independent state.

For decades, the idea of creating a Palestine living peacefully alongside Israel has been a bedrock U.S. position, though the last negotiations broke down in 2014.

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