Concert for Manchester bombing victims to go ahead on Sunday -UK police

An all-star concert to raise funds for victims of the May 22 suicide bombing in Manchester will go ahead on Sunday as planned, but security will be raised after a fatal van and knife attack in London on Saturday, police said.
The "One Love Manchester" concert will feature Ariana Grande, the U.S. singer whose show was targeted by a bomber who killed 22 people and injured 116 nearly two weeks ago.
Other artists due to perform include Coldplay, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Take That and the Black Eyed Peas. It will take place at the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground.

"There will be additional security checks taking place and everyone will be searched, including bags," Garry Shewan, assistant chief constable with Manchester police, said in a statement. "We would ask people not to bring bags if they can, as this will speed up entry."
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said late Saturday that it is working with counterparts in the U.K. on the attacks in London after assailants mowed down pedestrians on London bridge and then went on a knife attack rampage in nearby Borough Market.
"We are working with our inter-agency partners and foreign counterparts to gain further insight into reported attacks against civilians on London Bridge and in the surrounding area," DHS said, in a statement.
At the same time, Homeland Security said it did not see an immediate link from the attack toa threat in the U.S.
"The Secretary (Jeh Johnson) has been fully briefed on the incidents and the ongoing response. At this time, we have no information to indicate a specific, credible terror threat in the United States."
The U.S. State Department also condemned the attacks.
"We understand U.K. police are currently treating these as terrorist incidents," State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said, in a statement. "The United States stands ready to provide any assistance authorities in the United Kingdom may request."
In a tweet, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan also offered support.
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Japan has issued a travel advisory warning its nationals to avoid places of what it calls potential targets in London, including sightseeing spots, department stores, markets, concert venues and political rallies. The Foreign Ministry says Japanese visitors should "pay close attention to the surroundings, and leave quickly if any suspicious signs are seen."
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said that two Australians were directly affected in the attack with one hospitalized as he also condemned the incident.
"This attack is yet another cruel example of the new reality in which we live, the ever-present threat of murderous Islamist terrorists, intent to harm our communities, our way of life and the freedoms we hold dear," Turnbull said.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was dismayed by the attack and that German was firmly at Britain's side.
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