The shock of the British snap poll results had barely settled Friday morning when European leaders and EU officials had started voicing and tweeting their warnings over the start of the Brexit process. With the deadlines over the future of the EU looming, former Belgian prime minister and current member of the European Parliament (MEP) Guy Verhofstadt tweeted his exasperation over his British counterparts’ risky political gambles.
A little over a week into the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, three young men jumped out of a van that had ploughed into pedestrians at London Bridge and began attacking passersby with knives shouting, “This is for Allah”. The UK has endured a grim spate over the past three months, with the March 22 attack in London’s Westminster district, the May 22 Manchester bombing, followed by Saturday night’s London Bridge attack, which killed seven people.
Shaikh Majdi Aqil was doing a media interview a day after the deadly Manchester attack when the UK police officially identified the assailant. The genial, portly 62-year-old imam has been serving the Muslim community in southern Manchester for 22 years and is a popular figure in these parts. But the name the police provided – Salman Abedi – didn’t ring a bell. “But you know him,” explained a member of his congregation who was also present at the interview. “It’s Abu Ismail’s son.”“I said, ‘No way!
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Selecting a term
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".