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UK POLITICS: Westminster Attacker Was British-Born, Once Investigated By MI5

UK POLITICS: Westminster Attacker Was British-Born, Once Investigated By MI5

“What I can confirm is that the man was British-born and that some years ago he was once investigated by MI5 in relation to concerns about violent extremism,” May said in a statement to parliament.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: 4,700 Homes Demolished By Police in Otodo-Gbame, Lagos

NIGERIA POLITICS: 4,700 Homes Demolished By Police in Otodo-Gbame, Lagos

“We don’t have any other place to go,” Celestine of Otodo-Gbame residents said. “We are a fisherman community and have been here for hundreds of years.”

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UK POLITICS: 5 Dead, 40 Injured in Parliament ‘Terrorist’ Attack

UK POLITICS: 5 Dead, 40 Injured in Parliament ‘Terrorist’ Attack

Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the attack as “sick and depraved”. “The location of this attack was no accident,” she said at 10 Downing Street office.

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AFGHANISTAN POLITICS: Taliban Captures Key District of Sangin, Signals Growing Strength

AFGHANISTAN POLITICS: Taliban Captures Key District of Sangin, Signals Growing Strength

Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi said Taliban fighters captured police headquarters and a military base, as well as quantities of military equipment.

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UK POLITICS: Westminster Attack: Police Arrest Seven People

UK POLITICS: Westminster Attack: Police Arrest Seven People

Seven arrests have been made in raids following the Westminster attack that left four dead, police have said.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Opposition Parties Demand UN-Conducted Vote, Police Out in Force

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Opposition Parties Demand UN-Conducted Vote, Police Out in Force

Zimbabwe is due to hold its next presidential and parliamentary election by July 2018. Mugabe has been endorsed as the ruling party’s presidential candidate.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Shi’ite Aid Convoys Enter Mosul, Bringing Relief, Suspicion

IRAQ POLITICS: Shi’ite Aid Convoys Enter Mosul, Bringing Relief, Suspicion

The trucks carrying food, water and blankets from Shi’ite cities in southern Iraq are welcomed by hungry and war-weary residents of Mosul, Islamic State’s last major Iraqi stronghold.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Government Behind Media Leaks Against Him: Fillon says

FRANCE POLITICS: Government Behind Media Leaks Against Him: Fillon says

“The truth is that the Left is incapable of winning this election and would only have a chance of succeeding if there was no adversary from the Right. That will not happen,” Fillon told francinfo radio.

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UK POLITICS: Parliament ‘Terrorist’ Attack: Latest Updates

UK POLITICS: Parliament ‘Terrorist’ Attack: Latest Updates

“A female member of the public was pulled from the water near Westminster Bridge, alive, with serious injuries,” a PLA spokesman told Reuters. “She’s undergoing very urgent medical treatment now.”

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BELGIUM POLITICS: Unwelcome! Belgium Struggles to Open Police to Muslim Minority

BELGIUM POLITICS: Unwelcome! Belgium Struggles to Open Police to Muslim Minority

“They (the police) are seen as the state and the Muslim community has shut down,” said Vincent Gilles, the head of Belgium’s main police union.

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CHILE POLITICS: Sebastian Pinera to Seek Return to Presidency

CHILE POLITICS: Sebastian Pinera to Seek Return to Presidency

“I’m convinced this election means a crossroads. One option is to insist on or go down the wrong path. The other is to correct the errors,” Pinera said.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Russia Underplayed Losses in Recapture of Syria’s Palmyra

SYRIA POLITICS: Russia Underplayed Losses in Recapture of Syria’s Palmyra

Out of the 18 dead, at least 10 were killed in the region of Palmyra, which Islamic State fighters seized in December for a second time in a year – a major reversal for Syrian government forces and their Russian backers.

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BULGARIA POLITICS: Borisov Wants to Keep Bulgaria On Fast EU Track

BULGARIA POLITICS: Borisov Wants to Keep Bulgaria On Fast EU Track

“Bulgaria’s membership of the EU, even if it’s not fashionable to talk about it now in Bulgaria, is the best thing to happen to us,” Boiko Borisov said.

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YEMEN POLITICS: Iran Sends Advanced Weapons, Military Advisers to Yemen’s Rebel Houthi Movement

YEMEN POLITICS: Iran Sends Advanced Weapons, Military Advisers to Yemen’s Rebel Houthi Movement

Iranian official said Major General Qassem Soleimani says, “Winning the battle in Yemen will help define the balance of power in the Middle East.”

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ISRAEL POLITICS: UN Issues Scathing Report On Israeli Abuses, US Furious

ISRAEL POLITICS: UN Issues Scathing Report On Israeli Abuses, US Furious

hael Lynk, the U.N. special rapporteur on the occupied Palestinian territories, charged Israel with “the subjugation of humanity” in Palestine and intensifying a crackdown on human rights campaigners.

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Parliament Begins Debate On New Independence Referendum

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Parliament Begins Debate On New Independence Referendum

“It will simply not be acceptable for the UK government to stand as a roadblock to the democratically expressed will of this parliament,” said Sturgeon.

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UK POLITICS: Britain to Follow US and Ban Passengers With Laptops, iPads to UK-Bound Flights From Middle East

UK POLITICS: Britain to Follow US and Ban Passengers With Laptops, iPads to UK-Bound Flights From Middle East

Sources claimed terror concerns would lead to the UK taking the dramatic step on routes from as many as eight countries: Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Egypt.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Government Seizes Immigrant-Owned Bakeries

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Government Seizes Immigrant-Owned Bakeries

More than 20 closed bakeries, 2 occupied by the government and 4 closed, is the balance that has been left by the new regimen of bakery inspections implemented by the regime of Nicolás Maduro at Caracas locales.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Restriction On Electronic Devices On Flights a ‘Muslim Ban By 1,000 Cuts’

USA POLITICS: Trump Restriction On Electronic Devices On Flights a ‘Muslim Ban By 1,000 Cuts’

The rule by Trump’s administration, would stop passengers bringing laptops, iPads and cameras in carry-on luggage and will affect at least nine airlines.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Iraqis Pouring Out of Mosul Find No Shelter At Crowded Camps

IRAQ POLITICS: Iraqis Pouring Out of Mosul Find No Shelter At Crowded Camps

“We tried at Hammam al-Alil camp,” about 35 km (22 miles) south of Mosul, the 50-year-old said. “It was full.”

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