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British ex-con, 52, carried out Westminster attack

BIRMINGHAM, England –  The 52-year-old Briton identified as the Westminster Bridge attacker had a raft of convictions — including assault, weapons possession and public order offenses — spanning two decades, London police said. Khalid Masood, a U.K.-born resident of the West Midlands in central England, was once investigated for extremism by British authorities but was […]
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Teen's sex assault emerges on social media, report shows

The exclusive Sydney school where students shared footage of an alleged sex attack insists the “safety and wellbeing” of pupils is its biggest concern. Teachers from Cranbrook School discovered dozens of students had distributed mobile phone footage of an alleged rape on a 15-year-old girl and alerted police, The Daily Telegraph reported. TEXAS TEACHER IN STUDENT-SEX BUST […]
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UN chief accuses South Sudan's government of ignoring famine

UNITED NATIONS –  Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is accusing South Sudan’s government of refusing to express “any meaningful concern” about the plight of 100,000 people suffering from famine, 7.5 million in need of humanitarian aid and thousands more fleeing fighting. The U.N. chief delivered a sharp rebuke Thursday to the country’s president, Salva Kiir, saying what […]
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Israel investigates boycott leader for suspected tax fraud

JERUSALEM –  Israeli authorities say they are investigating a founder of an anti-Israel boycott movement for suspected tax evasion. The Israel Tax Authority says Omar Barghouti, a Palestinian who holds Israeli residency, is suspected of evading taxes between 2007-2017 on $700,000 in income from managing a cash machine business, and on income from lectures around […]
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London rampage: 8 detained on suspicion of preparing terror attacks

The eight people arrested after lone attacker Khalid Masood killed three people outside of the British parliament are suspected of preparing terrorist attacks, London police said on Thursday. In a statement, Scotland Yard officials they were still searching properties in Wales, the central city of Birmingham and east London. The eight people were arrested in […]
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London terror attack: Mother of 2 among those killed

A British woman walking to pick up her two daughters from school was among the four people killed Wednesday in the London terror attack. KILLER IDENTIFIED AS 52-YEAR-OLD KHALID MASOOD Aysha Frade, 43, was killed on Westminster Bridge before the attacker made his way to the Parliament building, where he stabbed a police officer to […]
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Before Parliament attack, London felt safe. Then a terrorist shook the city

LONDON –  I stood at the spot where an American, Kurt Cochran, was killed on Wednesday. Hit on the walkway of Westminster Bridge by a racing SUV with a madman at the wheel and then hurled over the balustrade to a landing 20 feet below. He was just wrapping up a 25th anniversary tour of Europe with […]
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NGO fears death of at least 240 migrants in Mediterranean

MADRID –  A Spanish aid organization says it has recovered five bodies from waters off the Libyan coast and fears that at least 240 migrants could have died after two boats capsized in the Mediterranean. Proactiva Open Arms spokeswoman Laura Lanuza said each rubber boat usually holds 120 people, but smugglers tend to fill them […]