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United Kingdom may never know why Khalid Masood attacked parliament

Masood was also known by a number of aliases. Masood lived in several places in southern and central England over the years, working for 12 years at a cleaning chemicals company in southern England, according to The Sun newspaper. In a statement late Saturday, the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command revealed that 82 seconds passed from the moment on March 22 when Khalid Masood rammed his auto into pedestrians and then exited the vehicle to attack police with a knife, until the ... Read More

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Woman arrested in UK attack investigation won't face charges

Woman arrested in UK attack investigation won't face charges

Police officer Keith Palmer, Spanish teacher and mother-of-two Aysha Fade, US tourist Kurt Cochran and 75-year-old retired window cleaner Leslie Rhodes all died in attack on March 23. "A provisional date for the pre-inquest review was set by the coroner as 19 May at the Royal Courts of Justice", the Met statement said. In the attack, five people were killed and 50 were injured. Read More

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Tillerson presses for Chinese-US co-operation over North Korea

Tillerson presses for Chinese-US co-operation over North Korea

China, the North's biggest source of diplomatic support and economic assistance, hasn't responded directly to his remarks, although Beijing has called repeatedly for all sides to take steps to reduce tensions. "It is unreasonable for the United States to accuse China of doing nothing on the DPRK (North Korea)", Wang said. North Korea has accelerated its weapons development, violating multiple Security Council resolutions without being deterred by sanctions. Read More

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Malaysians held in NoKor return home

Although details of what led to the agreement were not released, it gave North Korea custody of Mr Kim's body and allowed Malaysia to question the three men who were hiding in the embassy. South Korean politicians claimed Kim Jong Un had issued a "standing order" for his half-brother's assassination and there was a failed attempt in 2012. Read More

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Malaysia says Kim Jong Nam's body released to North Korea

The confusion over Kim's nationality explains why it was the South Korean media that initially broke the news. While he is believed to have kept out of politics, he has given brief interviews criticizing dynastic succession in North Korea. North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un previously warned in a January 1 address that his regime had "entered the final stage of preparation for a test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile". Read More

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Dutch PM Rutte fends off far-right's Wilders

Dutch PM Rutte fends off far-right's Wilders

In contrast, Turkey, now embroiled in a bitter dispute with the Netherlands, had little positive to say . In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed the victory of Rutte's party, saying: "It was a good day for democracy". Most parties had already dismissed the option of ruling with the PVV before the elections due to the party's extreme positions, which include plans to ban the Quran and the closure of all mosques. Read More

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GOP lawmakers revive bill to appoint state schools chief

Monday's 21-10 vote leaves the measure just a final, largely ceremonial vote away from going to the House. Committee Democrats argued the amendment did not change the substance of the bill enough to allow a vote based on Senate rules. The director of the Fair Housing Commission would serve at the pleasure of the governor under the bill, which also states that the commission "may" fix the compensation, duties, authority and responsibilities of the director. Read More

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Severe storms bring golf ball-sized hail to Texas

Severe storms bring golf ball-sized hail to Texas

This storm is producing 60 miles per hour wind gusts and quarter size hail. In addition to the severe storms, meteorologists say there is a chance for damaging hail up to 2 inches in diameter and heavy rainfall. Weather service forecasters also say people should learn to look for signs of a tornado, such as rapidly darkening skies, strong winds and the sound of a freight train. Read More

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South Korea: Prosecutors Seek Arrest Warrant For Ex-President

Legal sources say we'll know within the next couple of days, perhaps even on this Monday, whether prosecutors will seek an arrest warrant for Park Geun-hye, who was questioned for 14 hours last week. Seventeen days after being forced from office when a court confirmed her impeachment, she now faces as many as 13 separate criminal charges, including coercion and abuse of power. Read More

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Chuck Berry: Musicians and fans mourn the founder of rock and roll

Chuck Berry: Musicians and fans mourn the founder of rock and roll

The department said it responded to a medical emergency and he was declared dead after lifesaving measures were unsuccessful. Robert Zemeckis realised that if they wanted to represent convincingly the moment in which rock'n'roll guitar-playing was born, one song fitted the bill above all others - Berry's signature tune Johnny B Goode , performed by Fox complete with the guitarist's trademark "duck walk". Read More

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World Cup Qualifier UEFA

Dutch newspapers pronounced the defeat a "debacle" for which coach Blind could be axed. KNVB director Jean Paul Decossaux said in a statement that Blind was removed because of poor results under his leadership. "But the first half was such a deplorable level". The gamble to cap the teenager may have backfired but the federation backed Blind on this decision. Read More

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Israeli settlements: 2016 marks 'second highest construction starts in past 15 years'

Israeli settlements: 2016 marks 'second highest construction starts in past 15 years'

United States and Israeli officials said that Jason Greenblatt, Trump's special representative on peace negotiations, made clear during the talks, which built on another round of meetings in the Middle East earlier in the month, that the President wants Israel to slow settlement construction and doesn't want such activity to jeopardize efforts to restart the peace process. Read More

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Top UK banks accused of being involved in money-laundering scam

Top UK banks accused of being involved in money-laundering scam

The flows are tied to a network dubbed the Global Laundromat , the subject of a 2014 report by the Organized Crime & Corruption Reporting Project, an investigative journalism group that provided some of the documents, the Guardian said. Standard Chartered said it's committed to preventing fraud, money laundering and terrorist financing. A Barclays spokesman said: " Barclays complies with the rules and regulations in all the jurisdictions in which it operates and has systems and ... Read More

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RIP Omsin, The Coin-Eating Turtle

RIP Omsin, The Coin-Eating Turtle

Omsin resided in a public pond in Chonburi province, about 110 miles southeast of Bangkok . Over time, the weight of the coins developed a crack on her shell. Earlier in March, a team of Thai veterinary surgeons at Bangkok's Chulalongkorn University successfully removed a total of 915 coins weighing five kgms from the turtle's stomach, the world's first such surgery. Read More

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One dead after planes collide in mid-air

One dead after planes collide in mid-air

Witnesses described hearing a loud bang. According to aviation expert Keith Mackey, a number of things could have caused the crash, including glare from the sun, a possible mechanical issue or the experience level of the pilots. The two planes were heading for Saint-Hubert airport - where the Cargair flight school is also based - less than 400 meters as the crow flies from the shopping centre. Read More

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"Now is not the time", British PM blocks second Scottish independence vote

Britain is due to begin the two-year exit process from the 28-nation European Union by the end of this month. In a speech at the Festival Of Ideas in Kirkcaldy, Fife, against the backdrop of a constitutional stand-off between the United Kingdom and Scottish governments, he will also propose the Bank of England becomes a Bank of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland "to reinforce the fact that the pound is for everyone". Read More

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