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  1. The hunt for accomplices

    05.23 / 20:27 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    Investigators hunted Tuesday for possible accomplices of the suicide bomber who attacked an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, killing 22 people and sparking a stampede of young concertgoers, some still wearing the American pop star's trademark kitten ears and holding pink balloons. The…
  2. Took off despite red flags

    05.23 / 17:46 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    Anil Uskanli, who authorities say inspired so much fear among flight attendants on a Hawaii-bound jet that fighter jets were scrambled to escort the plane, raised a series of possible red flags at Los Angeles International Airport before the flight took off. Uskanli, 25, of Turkey, is charged…
  3. Concert turned to horror

    05.23 / 17:21 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    For the young crowd of music fans, the Ariana Grande concert was supposed to be a night of high-energy candy pop. But the fun on a school night quickly turned into sheer terror. A suicide bomber detonated a powerful explosive device moments after the American singer wrapped up her show in…
  4. Ousted president on trial

    05.23 / 14:12 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    Former President Park Geun-hye denied corruption charges Tuesday at the start of a criminal trial that could potentially send South Korea's first female leader to prison for life. Police had earlier escorted Park, in handcuffs, into court for her first public appearance since she was jailed on…
  5. Trump's $4.1T budget

    05.23 / 14:12 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    President Donald Trump is sending Congress a $4.1 trillion spending plan that relies on faster economic growth and steep cuts to programs supporting low-income individuals to balance the government's books over the next decade. The proposed budget, for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, was…
  6. Flight cleared after threat

    05.23 / 13:48 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    A Virgin Atlantic flight from Dubai to London that was evacuated over unspecified concerns in the United Arab Emirates was cleared after a security check and took off for Britain, officials said. The Airbus 330 had just left its gate in Dubai when it suddenly turned back and evacuated its…
  7. Urgent repairs in space

    05.23 / 13:48 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    Spacewalking astronauts made urgent repairs at the International Space Station on Tuesday, three days after a critical relay box abruptly failed. The 400-kilometre-high replacement job fell to commander Peggy Whitson, the world's most experienced female astronaut. She now ties the record for…
  8. IS claims concert bombing

    05.23 / 13:03 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande show that left 22 people dead as young concertgoers fled, some still wearing the American pop star's trademark kitten ears and holding pink balloons. Teenage screams filled the Manchester Arena just…
  9. Month old mouse sperm OK

    05.23 / 04:48 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    After nine months in space, mouse sperm has yielded healthy mice, Japanese scientists reported Monday. The freeze-dried sperm samples were launched in 2013 to the International Space Station and returned to Earth in 2014. The intense radiation of space caused slight DNA damage to the sperm. Yet,…
  10. Concert bombing kills 19

    05.23 / 01:50 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    Greater Manchester Police said 19 people were confirmed dead and roughly 50 were injured by the explosion at Manchester Arena. Emergency vehicles were helping the injured and bomb disposal units were later seen outside the venue. There was mass panic after the explosion at the end of the…
  11. Fatal explosion at concert

    05.22 / 23:47 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    Several people have died following an explosion Monday night at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England, police and witnesses said. The singer was not injured, according to a representative. There were no immediate details of what happened during the concert by the American singer, but…
  12. Flynn pleads the Fifth

    05.22 / 23:22 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in rebuffing a subpoena Monday in the investigation into Russia's election meddling. Then a top House Democrat cited new evidence he said appeared to show Flynn…
  13. Trump rallying against Iran

    05.22 / 15:53 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    President Donald Trump opened his first visit to Israel Monday, saying he sees growing recognition among Muslim nations that they share a "common cause" with Israel in their determination to counter the threats posed by Iran. Arriving directly from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Trump expressed…
  14. Comey prepared to testify

    05.22 / 15:28 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    Washington is bracing for a high-impact political spectacle. The question on everyone's mind: Whether this incoming political asteroid lands wide of the White House, or slams into it and causes an extinction-level threat to Donald Trump's presidency. The former FBI director has just announced he…
  15. No big plans for Antarctica

    05.22 / 15:03 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    China plans to expand its scientific research in Antarctica in coming years amid worries over the area's susceptibility to climate change, but has no immediate plans to mine or develop natural resources that could be exposed as the ice cap shrinks, government officials said Monday. China's…
  16. Cosby trial nears

    05.22 / 15:03 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    Thirteen years after a Temple University basketball team manager went to famous alumnus Bill Cosby's nearby home for career advice, her complaint that Cosby drugged and molested her that night will soon be a task for a Pennsylvania jury. Lawyers this week hope to find a dozen jurors and six…