UNHCR: Up to 250 refugees feared drowned off Libyan coast

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Rome – Up to 250 refugees are feared drowned off the Libyan coast, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) said late Thursday. On Twitter, UNHCR Italia spokeswoman Carlotta Sami spoke of “a tragedy” and “a collective failure.” Earlier, two private rescue organizations said two rubber boats had gone down More...

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May: London attacker was known extremist; 8 detained in raids

London – The attacker who rammed pedestrians and stabbed a police officer in central London was a British-born man once investigated for “violent extremism,” Prime Minister Theresa May said on More...

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British PM May says London attacker British-born

London  – British Prime Minister Theresa May tells the House of Commons that the London attacker was British-born and earlier investigated by police for links to violent extremism. She called him a “peripheral More...

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Five dead, 40 injured in terrorist attack near British parliament

London – The death toll has risen to five, with about 40 injured, after an attacker drove a car into pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge before running through an adjacent gate to the British More...

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Policeman stabbed, pedestrians hit by car near British parliament

London  – Several people were injured in central London’s Westminster district on Wednesday in what appear to be at least two linked events in which an attacker stabbed a police officer and another More...

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Gunfire near British parliament

London- Police are investigating a firearms incident near the British parliament in central London’s Westminster district. “We are aware of reports of an incident at Westminster. We will put more information More...

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South Korea to attempt recovery of sunken Sewol ferry

Seoul – Two barges and a semisubmersible ship will begin work Wednesday to raise the sunken Sewol ferry and move it to a port where it can be searched for passengers’ remains and clues as to why it sank, More...

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US bans carry on laptops for direct flights from Middle East airports

Washington – The United States is banning large electronic devices from airliner cabins on direct flights out of Middle Eastern airports in eight countries, under new security measures revealed Tuesday. The More...

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India court suggests Hindu, Muslim settlement over disputed holy site

New Delhi – India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday suggested that a long-standing dispute between Hindus and Muslims surrounding a holy site should be resolved outside court through discussions. The 15th More...

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FBI investigating links between Russia, Trump campaign

Washington – The FBI is investigating possible links between US President Donald Trump’s election team and the Russian government, Director James Comey told the House Intelligence Committee on Monday. The More...