MALE, Maldives (AP) — Police in the Maldives say they have uncovered a planned attack on a school involving eight suspected members of an Islamic State-affiliated group arrested last November. Police say the suspects attempted to build an explosive device on a boat at sea, conducted training on uninhabited islands and attempted to recruit children. Police raided the boat and found items that could be used to build a bomb on board and gun cartridges in the shallow sea. They say the suspects were arrested after police were tipped off by foreign intelligence agencies, and evidence was found in seized cellphones of a plan to attack a school while exams were in progress.
Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil But Mourinho rounded on unfavorable comparisons between his side and Liverpool and Spurs, who also finished the season trophyless and below United in the table last season.“It is difficult for me to believe we finished second, when I listen, when I read, because you are capable of making people that finish second look like they were relegated, and people who win nothing, finish below us, and you make them look like serial winners,” he said.“It is difficult for me to understand we finished second…I won eight championships and three Premier Leagues but I keep feeling that second last season was one of my biggest achievements in the game.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – In this Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 file photo, Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho looks on during their Champions League group A soccer match against Benfica, at Old Trafford, in Manchester, England. Jose Mourinho has extended his contract at Manchester United, tying him to the Premier League club until at least 2020. United announced the new deal for its manager on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson, file)Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho does not expect to add to his squad before the transfer window for Premier League clubs closes later on Thursday.Mourinho has repeatedly complained about United’s lack of transfer activity in pre-season and warned earlier this week that the Red Devils face a “difficult season” if his squad wasn’t strengthened before the new campaign.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal “The information I have is no,” said Mourinho when asked if he expected any signings or departures from Old Trafford on deadline day.“I’m not confident, I’m not confident and the market closes today so it is time at least for me to stop thinking about the market because the market will be closed.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’United open the Premier League season against Leicester City at Old Trafford on Friday and Mourinho’s squad is also depleted by injuries and the tight turnaround from the World Cup.Goalkeeper Sergio Romero, defenders Antonio Valencia, Diogo Dalot and Marcos Rojo and midfielders Nemanja Matic and Andre Herrera are all absent through injury for Friday. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Fajardo: Beermen ‘can’t be stagnant’ after first finals loss in 3 years MOST READ Meanwhile, Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Ashley Young and Marouane Fellaini are doubts after only returning to pre-season training on Monday following their participation in the latter stages of the World Cup.“They returned on Monday, trained Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and today, so you can imagine that they are not really fit and ready but we have needs,” added Mourinho.“The list that I gave you before of the injured players is an important list and today after training I will speak with that group of players — because everybody is different physically and mentally — and see how they feel they are.”United finished a distant 19 points behind local rivals Manchester City despite finishing second in the Premier League last season.Mourinho’s defensive style of play was also criticised in comparison to the exciting brand of football imposed by Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino on top four rivals City, Liverpool and Tottenham.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk