The Republican US presidential candidate Mitt Romney has said that he is "absolutely convinced" that London is ready for the Olympic Games, only a day after he hinted that Britain was not ready to host the sporting spectacle.
The 65-year-old said: "I'm absolutely convinced London is ready for the games.
"After being here for a couple of days it looks like London is ready. It's really impressive that the venues are right in the centre of the city," he told NBC News.
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The Islamic centre where the Manchester suicide bomber is thought to have prayed says the attack "has no place in Islam or any religion".
German chancellor Angela Merkel and Indian prime minister Narendra Modi among those to praise "great spirit" of Manchester people.
The bomber's identity has been confirmed by Greater Manchester Police.