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ANGEL MURILLO/AFP/Getty Images(PANAMA CITY) -- Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega died late Monday, a representative for Santo Tomas Hospital in Panama City confirmed to ABC News. He was 83.

Noriega died at 11:00 p.m. local time. No other details were released.

Panama's president, Juan Carlos Varela, tweeted overnight that Noriega's death "closes a chapter in our history." He added that Noriega's daughters and family members "deserve a funeral in peace."

Muerte de Manuel A. Noriega cierra un capítulo de nuestra historia; sus hijas y sus familiares merecen un sepelio en paz.

— Juan Carlos Varela (@JC_Varela) May 30, 2017

Noriega served as Panama's dictator from 1983 until 1989, when he was ousted by the United States during the invasion of Panama. Prior to that, he had worked closely with the CIA and was a high-level cocaine trafficker.

He was captured in the invasion and brought to the U.S. to face drug charges, and received a sentence of 40 years behind bars that was later reduced to 30 years.

In March of this year, he was found to have a benign tumor in his brain and underwent surgery.

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iStock/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) -- A Russian military transport plane has crashed in the south of the country during a training flight, killing one crew member and injuring four others, authorities said.

Russia’s defense ministry said the Antonov AN-26 transport crashed as it came into land after a training flight at Balashov airbase in the Saratov region and caught fire after it hit the ground.

The surviving crew were being treated at a nearby military hospital, some for serious injuries, Russia’s Investigative Committee, the country’s equivalent of the FBI, said in a statement.

There had been four pilots and a cadet aboard the plane, the statement said.

The Investigative Committee said it appeared the crash may have been caused by the failure of one of the plane’s engines but that it was still investigating. The Committee said it had opened a criminal investigation into the incident, examining whether flight rules and preparations for it had been properly followed.

The AN-26 is a Soviet-era transport plane, still widely used by the Russian military.

In recent years, Russia’s air force has suffered a series of deadly crashes, mostly caused by technical failure. Last summer, Russia grounded around 300 of its Su-27 fighter jets after a fatal crash. In 2015, it also grounded its fleet of long-range Tupolev Tu-95 bombers that serve as part of the country’s nuclear deterrent after one of the Cold War-era planes caught fire.

Aviation experts have blamed the crashes in part on Russia’s ageing fleet of military aircraft largely constructed under the Soviet Union, but note the uptick in accidents has also coincided with increased activity by the Russian air force in the past two years.

Since invading Ukraine in early 2014, Russia’s military has been staging frequent snap exercises and is also running an intense air campaign in Syria, putting greater strain on its older aircraft.

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Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images(VERSAILLES, France) -- French President Emmanuel Macron hosted his Russian counterpart at the Palace of Versailles outside Paris on Monday for a symbolic first meeting between the two leaders as their countries work to renew relations.

But despite opening a dialogue, the newly-elected French leader stood next to Russian President Vladimir Putin at a joint news conference and challenged him on several issues.

Macron attacked Russian media outlets RT and Sputnik, calling them "agents of propaganda," and defended his decision to ban their reporters from his campaign headquarters, accusing them of spreading fake news during France's election campaign, according to the BBC.

Putin denied that Russia "tried to influence the election at all," the BBC reports. The Russian leader said he hosted Macron's rival, far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen, in the Kremlin before the election because she campaigned on strengthening relations with his country.

Macron also said he wanted France to "strengthen" its "partnership with Russia" in the fight against ISIS in Syria, adding that the use of chemical weapons would draw an "immediate response" from France, according to the BBC. Putin agreed to more cooperation between the two countries.

The meeting was held at Versailles to celebrate the opening of an exhibition "Peter the Great: A Tsar in France," commemorating 300 years since his diplomatic visit to Paris.

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ABC News(MANCHESTER, England) -- An emotional candlelight vigil was held in Manchester's St. Ann's Square one week after a terror attack killed 22 people and injured dozens more.

Hundreds turned out for the event, where a moment of silence was held at 10:32 p.m. local time -- exactly one week after the attack began.

A sea of flowers, candles and balloons filled the square as hundreds of mourners paid their respects to the victims.

One young attendee, who was wearing a wearing an Ariana Grande T-shirt from last year’s Honeymoon Tour, told ABC News that she attended the vigil because she wanted to “prove” that they could “get through anything.”

Another teenage girl said, “The whole Manchester was very disgusted about what happened.”

On Monday, the Greater Manchester Police released a new photo of bombing suspect Salman Abedi carrying a hard blue suitcase just days before the attack.

Attack at Manchester Arena update: image released of Abedi carrying a suitcase. Did you see him? pic.twitter.com/KVkuYoYRMv

— G M Police (@gmpolice) May 29, 2017

On Sunday, another man was arrested in connection with the bombing at the Manchester Arena on May 22. A total of 16 people have been arrested, police said.

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gmpolice/Twitter(MANCHESTER, England) -- The Greater Manchester Police have released a new image of bombing suspect Salman Abedi days before the attack on an Ariana Grande concert last week.

In the photo, Abedi is seen wheeling a hard blue suitcase. Police said he had the suitcase in tow when he visited Wilmslow Road area of Manchester as well as the Manchester city center between May 18 and May 22.

The suitcase is a "different item" than the one he used in the attack, police said, but added that they believe he was in possession of it "days before the attack."

 

Attack at Manchester Arena update: image released of Abedi carrying a suitcase. Did you see him? pic.twitter.com/KVkuYoYRMv

— G M Police (@gmpolice) May 29, 2017

 

Police are seeking the public's assistance in locating the suitcase.

"We have no reason to believe the case and its contents contain anything dangerous, but would ask people to be cautious," said Det. Chief Superintendent Russ Jackson.

On Monday, another man was arrested in connection with the Manchester bombing, according to police, bringing the total number of individuals held in custody following the attack to 14.

Greater Manchester Police said that a 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of terrorist activity.

The police noted that 16 people have been arrested since a suspected suicide bombing killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena last Monday. Two of those people have been released without charges.

 

UPDATE: Man arrested in Shoreham by Sea in connection with Manchester Arena attack pic.twitter.com/bgxH38u63W

— G M Police (@gmpolice) May 29, 2017

 

Britain's top counterterrorism police officer, Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, said in a statement Friday that police have made "significant arrests and finds" in the investigation of the attack, claiming they had gotten "hold of a large part" of an alleged network of Abedi's.

"We are focusing on understanding Abedi's life; forensically examining a number of scenes, reviewing hours of CCTV from the night itself and the hours and before, financial work, communication, digital exhibits, the accounts from hundreds of witnesses and of course enquiries internationally," Rowley said in the statement.

At 10:32 p.m. local time, exactly one week after the attack took place, mourners came together for an emotional vigil.

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iStock/Thinkstock(CAMBRIDGESHIRE, England) -- A tiger killed a female zookeeper at Hamerton Zoo Park in England on Monday, according to Cambridgeshire Police.

The zookeeper, who has not been identified, died after the tiger entered an enclosure with her.

The zoo was evacuated after the incident, though police confirmed that at no point did the animal escape its enclosure.

 

Update Hamerton Zoo Park: A keeper sadly died when a tiger entered the enclosure with her. At no point did the tiger escape from enclosure.

— Cambs police (@CambsCops) May 29, 2017

 

An investigation is underway. The zoo said it will remain closed for the day and release a statement shortly, according to the BBC.

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Samir Hussein/WireImage(LONDON) -- Prince William, who spent the spring campaigning for mental health awareness, spoke to British GQ magazine in a revealing new interview about the loss of his mother Princess Diana, his children and his goals for the future.

The future king was photographed on the grounds of Kensington Palace with Duchess Kate, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and their dog Lupo in April by photographer Norman Jean Roy for the magazine.

In the interview, William revealed the regrets he still feels about his mother’s tragic death at 36 and a sense of longing for his own family to have had the chance to meet her.

"I would like to have had her advice. I would love her to have met Catherine and to have seen the children grow up,” he told GQ. “It makes me sad that she won’t, that they will never know her."

William added that it has taken him 20 years to process his mother’s death and to understand the enormous impact her death had on his life and on his brother, Prince Harry.

"I am in a better place about it than I have been for a long time, where I can talk about her more openly, talk about her more honestly, and I can remember her better, and publicly talk about her better,” he said. "It has taken me almost 20 years to get to that stage. I still find it difficult now because at the time it was so raw. "

“And also it is not like most people’s grief, because everyone else knows about it, everyone knows the story, everyone knows her,” he continued.

The candid interview was conducted by GQ writer Alistair Campbell, the director of communications to former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and mental health campaigner, who admitted to suffering from depression himself. The interview is featured in the July issue of British GQ ahead of the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death in August 1997.

The second in line to the British throne also spoke candidly about making sure his children can have as normal an upbringing as possible.

"I want George to grow up in a real, living environment, I don’t want him growing up behind palace walls, he has to be out there,” William told GQ. “The media make it harder but I will fight for them to have a normal life."

He said his success at work rests on the “stability of the family.”

"Stability at home is so important to me. I want to bring up my children in a happy, stable, secure world and that is so important to both of us as parents,” he said.

William, Kate and Harry hope that their Heads Together campaign will generate conversations about mental health and provide a safe environment for others struggling to open up about mental illness.

"Smashing the taboo is our biggest aim. We cannot go anywhere much until that is done," William said of their work. "People can’t access services till they feel less ashamed, so we must tackle the taboo, the stigma, for goodness sake, this is the 21st century. I've been really shocked how many people live in fear and in silence because of their mental illness.”

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ABC News(MANCHESTER, England) -- Another man has been arrested in connection with the Manchester bombing on Monday, according to police, bringing the total number of men held in custody following the attack to 14.

Greater Manchester Police said that a 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of terrorist activity.

The police noted that 16 people have been arrested since a suspected suicide bombing killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena last Monday. Two of those people have been released without charge. The suspected bomber who also died in the attack is Salman Abedi.

UPDATE: Man arrested in Shoreham by Sea in connection with Manchester Arena attack pic.twitter.com/bgxH38u63W

— G M Police (@gmpolice) May 29, 2017


Britain's top counterterrorism police officer, Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, said in a statement Friday that police have made "significant arrests and finds" in the investigation of the attack, claiming they had gotten "hold of a large part" of an alleged network of Abedi's.

"We are focusing on understanding Abedi's life; forensically examining a number of scenes, reviewing hours of CCTV from the night itself and the hours and before, financial work, communication, digital exhibits, the accounts from hundreds of witnesses and of course enquiries internationally," Rowley said in the statement.

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Hemera/Thinkstock(EDMONTON, Alberta) -- What began as a picturesque proposal during a hot air balloon ride in Canada ended with a crash landing caught on video.

About 10 people were on board the balloon over Edmonton when it hit a tree about 25 feet off the ground, passengers told ABC News. The balloon then got caught in another tree, settled on the ground, floated back up, went over another row of trees before finally landing in a field where it slowly tipped over.

“It happened so quick that I don’t think anyone was really terrified or scared,” Jeffrey Scott, an industrial programmer from Edmonton, told ABC News.

Stephen Martin said he had just proposed to his girlfriend, Christine Peters, when the balloon crashed.

Martin told ABC News that the couple had been trying to go on a balloon ride for months because it was Peters' childhood dream.

When they finally got up in the air, Martin got down on one knee. Peters said yes, but when they were trying to land, Martin said the pilot told them that the balloon was moving too fast.

“All of a sudden, we're still 30 or 40 feet up in the air and just the whole thing shakes and you hear like cracking of branches, and we're in a tree,” Peters told CTV.

No one was significantly injured, according to Martin and Scott.

Martin told ABC News that they were a little sore after the crash, but the biggest injury onboard the balloon was a broken fingernail.

Despite Martin's fear of heights and the hard landing, he told ABC News he would take a hot air balloon ride again.

“Looking at it now, I’m actually glad we went out because it was kind of like a crazy adventure ... plus, seeing how I proposed to her too, it makes for an awesome story,” Martin told CTV.

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iStock/Thinkstock(SYDNEY) -- An Australian fisherman survived a close encounter with a 9-foot great white shark after it leaped into his boat on Saturday.

Terry Selwood, 73, was fishing off Evans Head when the shark jumped into his boat.

"I caught a blur of something coming over the boat … and the pectoral fin of the shark hit me on the forearm and knocked me down on the ground to my hands and knees," Selwood told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Selwood radioed for help and stayed on the boat's gunnel until a rescue boat arrived.

"There I was on all fours and he's looking at me and I'm looking at him and then he started to do the dance around and shake and I couldn't get out quick enough onto the gunnel," Selwood told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Selwood was taken to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries and has since returned home.

While the encounter left him shaken, Selwood told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation it won't keep him from the sea.

"It won't deter me from fishing, no way in the world," he said.

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iStock/Thinkstock(SEOUL) -- North Korea launched what appears to be a short range SCUD missile that flew about 280 miles into the Sea of Japan on Sunday, according to the South Korean military and U.S. officials. The launch was the ninth missile test conducted by North Korea this year.

"U.S. Pacific Command detected and tracked what we assess was a North Korean missile launch at 10:40 a.m. Hawaii time May 28," said a statement from U.S. Pacific Command. "The launch of a short range ballistic missile occurred near Wonsan Airfield.

"The missile was tracked for six minutes until it landed in the Sea of Japan," said the statement.

"We are working with our Interagency partners on a more detailed assessment. We continue to monitor North Korea's actions closely, " the statement continued.

"It is assumed to be a SCUD missile. The missile flew 450 km (280 miles) and more details are now being analyzed," the South Korean military said. A U.S. defense official also said the missile appeared to be a short range SCUD missile.

Earlier, the South Korean military said South Korean President Moon had ordered an NSC [National Security Council] meeting to discuss the latest North Korean launch.

The ballistic missile test is the ninth such test conducted this year and marks the third weekend in a row that North Korea has launched a missile.

President Trump was briefed on the latest North Korean launch, a spokesman for the National Security Council said.

Japan's Defense Ministry reported it was possible that the North Korean missile may have landed in the Sea of Japan inside Japan's economic exclusion zone, which stretches 200 miles from its shoreline.

On March 5, North Korea fired four SCUD missiles that traveled more than 600 miles into the Sea of Japan, and three of them landed in Japan's economic exclusion zone.

Short range SCUD missiles are not a concern to U.S. officials, given that they are based on a Soviet-era technology that is decades old.

However, North Korea's two most recent missile tests have demonstrated significant progress of its missile program. North Korea has openly stated that it is seeking to develop a long-range missile armed with a nuclear warhead capable of striking the continental United States.

On May 14, North Korea fired what the U.S. calls a KN-17 medium range missile that reached an unprecedented altitude of 2,000 kilometers (1,245 miles). That launch demonstrated that the missile could probably travel a similar distance horizontally.

On May 21, North Korea successfully launched a KN-15 solid fueled missile that flew more than 300 miles into the Sea of Japan. That missile launch has raised concerns because solid-fueled missiles are more stable than liquid-fueled missiles and can be fired on short notice.

"We always assume that, with a testing program, they get better with each test," Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in an appearance on CBS' "Face the Nation."

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SVEN HOPPE/AFP/Getty Images(MUNICH) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel told an election rally in Munich that Europe "must take its fate into its own hands," pointing to potential differences of opinion with the United States and Great Britain, following the Group of Seven summit in Italy.

"The times when we could completely count on others, they are over to a certain extent," Merkel said on Sunday. "I have experienced this in the last few days. And that is why I can only say that we Europeans must really take our fate into our own hands."

Merkel affirmed her country's friendship with the U.S. and the United Kingdom, but suggested that Europeans should fight for their own destiny.

"Of course [we are] in friendship with the United States of America, in friendship with Great Britain and as good neighbors wherever that is possible also with other countries, even with Russia," she said. "But we have to know that we must fight for our future on our own, for our destiny as Europeans, and that's what I want to do together with you."

Great Britain and America both experienced shifts in leadership and direction since last year. The U.K. is now preparing to leave the European Union following the Brexit referendum in June 2016.

In the U.S., President Trump's election cast doubt the future on the country's continued participation in the Paris climate accord. Trump's support of NATO has been less full-throated and unqualified than his predecessors.

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- If President Trump decides to pull out of the 2015 Paris accord on climate change, the United States could become one of only three nations in a U.N. climate group not to be signed onto the deal.

Trump announced in a tweet Saturday that he would make his "final decision" this week on whether or not to keep the U.S. in the landmark accord in which nations agreed to work toward curbing greenhouse gas emissions to address climate change.

"I will make my final decision on the Paris Accord next week!" the president wrote.

I will make my final decision on the Paris Accord next week!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27, 2017

The president's tweet came after meetings with other world leaders who pushed for the U.S. to remain in the Paris agreement.

“There is one open question, which is the U.S. position on the Paris climate accords," Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said at the Group of Seven summit in Italy on Friday. "All others have confirmed their total agreement on the accord.”

Trump was also asked by Pope Francis at the Vatican last week to keep the U.S. in the climate change accord.

The December 2015 deal has as of this month been signed by all 197 countries in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change except two: Syria and Nicaragua. Of the 195 that have signed, 147 have ratified the accord.

If the U.S. pulls out of the Paris deal, it would become the largest producer of greenhouse gas emissions not included in the agreement, according to EPA data.

Trump has at times seemed to downplay concerns over climate change.

As a candidate on Dec. 1, 2015, Trump posted a video on Instagram -- while the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference was taking place -- in which he criticized then-President Obama for "worrying about global warming."

"What a ridiculous situation," Trump said in the post.

Trump's chief economic adviser, Gary Cohn, told reporters at the G-7 summit Friday that the president was growing more attuned to the European stance on climate change.

"I think he is learning to understand the European position,” Cohn said when asked which way the president was leaning on the Paris agreement. “Look, as you know from the U.S., there's very strong views on both sides.”

“He came here to learn,” Cohn said at the summit. “So his views are evolving, which is exactly what they should be.”

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Christopher Furlong/Getty Images(MANCHESTER, England) -- Another man has been arrested in connection with the Manchester bombing on Sunday, according to police, bringing the total number of men held in custody following the attack to 12.

Greater Manchester Police said a 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of terrorist activity.

The police noted that 14 people have been arrested since a suspected suicide bombing killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena on Monday night.

Two of those people have been released. The suspected bomber, who also died in the attack, is Salman Abedi.

Latest update. pic.twitter.com/Q1EvKmVOPB

— G M Police (@gmpolice) May 28, 2017

Britain's top counterterrorism police officer, Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, said in a statement Friday that police have made "significant arrests and finds" in the investigation of the attack, claiming they had gotten "hold of a large part" of an alleged network of Abedi's.

"We are focusing on understanding Abedi's life; forensically examining a number of scenes; reviewing hours of CCTV from the night itself and the hours before; financial work; communication; digital exhibits; the accounts from hundreds of witnesses; and, of course, enquiries internationally," Rowley said in the statement.

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Getty Images(JERUSALEM) -- The leader of the Jewish state sent Ramadan greetings to its Muslim citizens Saturday.

"I wish #Ramadan Kareem to Israel's Muslim citizens and Muslims around the world, hoping for much needed brotherhood, mutual respect & peace," tweeted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

I wish #Ramadan Kareem to Israel's Muslim citizens and Muslims around the world, hoping for much needed brotherhood, mutual respect & peace.

— PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) May 27, 2017

"Ramadan Kareem" means "have a generous Ramadan."

Netanyahu also tweeted his well wishes in Arabic.

أهنئ مواطني إسرائيل المسلمين والمسلمين عموما بمناسبة حلول شهر #رمضان آملا بتحقيق الأخوة والاحترام المتبادل والسلام. كل عام وأنتم بخير.

— بنيامين نتنياهو (@Israelipm_ar) May 27, 2017

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad, according to Islamic belief. Muslims are expected not to eat or drink during daylight hours, including water and medicine. Faithful people may also avoid smoking and sex.

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