By Guy Faulconbridge and Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's lead over the opposition Labour Party has narrowed sharply, according to opinion polls published since the Manchester attack, suggesting she might not win the landslide predicted just a month ago. Four polls published on Saturday showed that May's lead had contracted by a range of 2 to 6 percentage points, indicating the June 8 election could be much tighter than initially thought when she called the snap vote. "Theresa May is certainly the overwhelming favourite to win but crucially we are in the territory now where how well she is going to win is uncertain," John Curtice, professor of politics at the University of Strathclyde, told Reuters.
The family of one of the Manchester bombing victims has called on the Government to "open its eyes". Georgina Callander, 18, was one of the 22 people killed by a suicide bomber who struck after an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena last Monday. In a tribute to the teenager, her family said: "Her life was taken away after 18 short years by evil, evil men prepared to ruin lives and destroy families, for what?
A 35-year-old man was shot dead in front of his young son in a supermarket car park in Bangor, Northern Ireland. The victim was hit several times outside a Sainsbury's superstore on the outskirts of the Co Down town. The shooting is believed to have occurred at about 3pm on Sunday in the packed car park, just off the Balloo Link road.
Arsenal defender Rob Holding says he was delighted to restrict Chelsea striker Diego Costa's impact on Saturday's FA Cup final. The Blues were installed as clear favourites ahead of kick-off after Arsene Wenger was forced to name an under-strength defence, with Holding fielded alongside Per Mertesacker and Nacho Monreal. The Spaniard eventually got on the scoresheet late on - courtesy of a fortuitous deflected strike - but Holding was pleased with his performance against one of the best forwards in English football nonetheless.
Eight people have been killed, including two boys and a deputy sheriff, in a shooting in Mississippi, police have said. Mississippi Bureau of Investigation said three females were among the dead and two boys were found dead at a second location, while a female victim was found at a third house. Police named the deputy sheriff as 36-year-old William Durr.
British Airways has said it is hoping to run a "near normal schedule" from Gatwick and most flights from Heathrow after a global IT crash caused chaos at airports. Thousands of passengers were stranded on Saturday at Heathrow and Gatwick after planes were grounded by a major systems failure believed to have been caused by a power supply issue. It is expecting to run a “near-normal” service at Gatwick and most flights from Heathrow to run as normal on Sunday.
The day of the EU referendum in June last year saw the highest number of abusive tweets sent to politicians with a mammoth 7,000 sent to MPs in just 24 hours. The new data analysis comes from an independent think tank Demos and BCS Chartered Institute for IT which studied the amount of abuse sent to politicians over three months. One out of every 20 tweets sent to MPs were abusive with the most insulting tweets sent on the day of the EU referendum.
A London NHS trust will be forced to pay compensation to a whistleblowing doctor who was sacked for raising safety concerns following a patient’s death. Croydon Health Services has already racked up a £440,000 legal bill in a five-year battle with Dr Kevin Beatt, who was dismissed as a consultant cardiologist after sounding the alarm over staffing shortages, run-down equipment and workplace bullying. Dr Beatt led Croydon University Hospital’s department for interventional heart procedures from 2007 until he was fired in September 2012.
Rock legend Gregg Allman, organist and singer for The Allman Brothers Band, has died aged 69. Allman had cancelled some 2016 tour dates for health reasons. After years of substance abuse, Allman contracted hepatitis C and underwent a liver transplant in 2010.
At least 151 people have been killed in floods and landslides in Sri Lanka - with about half a million people displaced. The torrential rains - the worst to hit the country since 2003 - swamped western and southern regions. The early rainy season downpours hit large parts of the country on Thursday, with some of the most affected areas in Kalutara, Ratnapura and Matara.
Chinese civil servants will face new restrictions when changing jobs as authorities move to prevent them from using official posts to make personal profit, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday. Lower-level civil servants should also follow the rules, but with a limit of two years, according to Xinhua. As of the end of 2015, China had 7.17 million civil servants, according to Xinhua.
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The Shadow Home Secretary, Diane Abbott, has refused to say she "regrets" calling for the IRA to defeat the British state. In an interview on BBC One's Andrew Marr Show, Ms Abbott was asked whether she regretted her support for the IRA in the 80s. Discussing how the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, said he had not met with the IRA but was then pictured with members of the IRA throughout his political career, Andrew Marr said: You yourself said a defeat for the British state would be a great liberation, a great move forward, at that period of time.
Tens of thousands of people have fled the besieged Philippine city of Marawi, amid fierce clashes between government forces and Islamist militants. Foreign fighters are said to be among the extremists who have taken over the southern city. Officials say the rebels are trying to win recognition from ISIL and join its self-proclaimed caliphate. Philippines says Indonesians and Malaysians fighting alongside IS-linked rebels in Mindanao https://t.co/Bls7cl6jkJ JeromeCMorales pic.twitter.com/WStErmMScI— Clare Baldwin (clarebaldwin) 26 mai 2017 One displaced man, Saddat Linog, said that his house was destroyed in the fighting and that his children fear for their lives. “I was shot at from a helicopter as I was making my way home,” he said. “Fortunately, I avoided being hit. I went to our house and knocked on the door. No one answered so I thought they had been killed. Then my wife called, asking why our house was being targeted.” At least 61 militants were killed and 15 security forces as of Saturday, according to the army. But civilians are also among the dead. On Sunday, at least eight bodies were found in a ditch outside the city on Mindanao island where President Duterte has imposed martial law. An armed group pledging allegiance to ISIL laid siege to a major city in the Philippines. pic.twitter.com/zNDGXFQQRd— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) 24 mai 2017 Most had been shot in the head. Some had their hands tied behind their backs. Police said they were carpenters pulled off an evacuation convoy by militants because they were unable to cite verses from the Koran. with Reuters
Australia's 'ganja queen' returns home more than 12 years after being jailed in Bali for smuggling marijuana
Google's new initiative called "Attribution" aims to link online ads and offline purchases to help measure the effectiveness of internet marketing campaigns
Britain is making good progress with technology companies on getting access to the encrypted messages of militant suspects, interior minister Amber Rudd said on Sunday. Britain has repeatedly complained that technology companies have failed to disclose enough information about the encrypted messages of militant suspects, though technology companies such as Whatsapp say they cannot break end-to-end encryption. "We are making good progress with the companies who have put in place end-to-end encryption, some of them are being more constructive that others but we will continue to build on that," Rudd said on BBC television.
The Nuclear wave finally took over Earth in 100 season 4 finale as our favourite crew, including Octavia, Clarke, Raven and Bellamy made their last efforts to ensure their survival. In 24 May episode titled Praimfaya, Octavia and a group of Grounders, including the 13th clan, found shelter in a bunker underneath Polis. While, Clarke, Raven, Bellamy, Monty, Harper, Murphy, Emori, and Echo planned to go up in space to evade the deadly waves.
Apple is working on a processor dedicated to AI-related tasks, suggests a new report. Dubbed Apple Neural Engine, the chip would improve the way the devices handle tasks such as facial recognition and speech recognition. A source familiar with Apple's plan told Bloomberg that the AI-enabled processor would help Apple bundle more advanced features into devices like self-driving cars and augmented reality devices.