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Conservative MP Tobias Ellwood, left, stands amongst the emergency services at the scene outside the Palace of Westminster, London, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. London police say they are treating a gun and knife incident at Britain's Parliament "as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise." The Metropolitan Police says in a statement that the incident is ongoing. It is urging people to stay away from the area. Officials say a man with a knife attacked a police officer at Parliament and was shot by officers. Nearby, witnesses say a vehicle struck several people on the Westminster Bridge. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP).
March 22, 2017 - 1:52 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the incident outside Britain's parliament (all times local): 5:50 p.m. French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have both expressed their support and solidarity with Britain after the attacks at the British Parliament in London. "We are all...
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Police secure the area close to the Houses of Parliament in London, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. The leader of Britain's House of Commons says a man has been shot by police at Parliament. David Liddington also said there were "reports of further violent incidents in the vicinity." London's police said officers had been called to a firearms incident on Westminster Bridge, near the parliament. Britain's MI5 says it is too early to say if the incident is terror-related. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
March 22, 2017 - 11:52 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on reports of an incident outside Britain's parliament (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Witness Rick Longley told the Press Association that he saw a man stab a policeman outside Britain's Parliament. "We were just walking up to the station and there was a loud bang and a guy,...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan smiles, during a meeting with local media representatives, in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Tensions between Turkey and Europe have boiled in recent weeks, but acrimony over Turkey's belief that some European countries are harboring suspected terrorists has festered for years. Erdogan criticized Germany Wednesday for allowing a weekend rally of Kurds, some of whom expressed support for a jailed rebel leader in Turkey.(Yasin Bulbul/Presidential Press Service, Pool Photo via AP)
March 22, 2017 - 9:57 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ramped up his anti-European rhetoric on Wednesday, warning that the safety of Western citizens could be in peril if European nations persist in what he described as arrogant conduct. Erdogan's remarks came amid tension over Dutch and...
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German Justice Minister Heiko Maas attends the weekly cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Germany’s Cabinet on Wednesday approved a bill that will annul the convictions of thousands of gay men under a law criminalizing homosexuality that was applied zealously in post-World War II West Germany. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
March 22, 2017 - 7:46 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved a bill that would annul the convictions of thousands of gay men under a law criminalizing homosexuality that was applied zealously in post-World War II West Germany. The decision also clears the way for compensation for those still alive who...
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This undated photo provided by the Israel Antiquities Authority on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, shows century-old liquor bottles that belonged to British soldiers in World War I. The Israel Antiquities Authority said Wednesday it was excavating 250,000-year-old flint tools when the archaeologists stumbled upon hundreds of liquor bottles near a building where British soldiers were garrisoned in 1917. Clara Amit, Israel Antiquities Authority via AP)
March 22, 2017 - 7:39 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — In a search for antiquities, Israeli archaeologists have unearthed a far more modern find — century-old liquor bottles that belonged to British soldiers in World War I. The Israel Antiquities Authority said Wednesday it was excavating 250,000-year-old flint tools when the...
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March 22, 2017 - 7:34 am
LONDON (AP) — It was 50 years ago today — almost — that Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play. The city of Liverpool is getting set to celebrate the half-centenary of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," one of the most influential albums by local heroes The Beatles. The city announced Wednesday...
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March 22, 2017 - 7:22 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists said Wednesday that dozens of people were killed or missing after an airstrike the day before leveled a school near the Islamic State-held city of Raqqa where displaced families had sought refuge. The activist-run Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently said some 50...
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A boy drinks water from a newly set up water filtration tower in his school provided by Planet Water foundation, a non-governmental organization based in U.S. in Nai Basti Village, some 55 kilometers (35 miles) from in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Schoolchildren cheered and village women clapped as a gush of clean water flowed through a set of gleaming steel taps connected to a newly installed water filtration plant in a dusty north Indian village on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
March 22, 2017 - 7:20 am
NAI BASTI VILLAGE, India (AP) — Schoolchildren cheered and village women clapped as a gush of clean water flowed through a set of gleaming steel taps connected to a newly installed water filtration plant in a dusty north Indian village. Nai Basti is a mere 55 kilometers (35 miles) east of the...
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March 22, 2017 - 5:49 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say dozens of civilians are dead or still missing after an airstrike on a shelter for the displaced in an Islamic State-held village in northern Syria. The activist-run Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently says a school sheltering some 50 families in Mansoura was...
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In this photo provided by South Korean Defense Ministry, a U.S. Air Force B-1B bomber, right, and South Korean fighter jets conduct a joint training exercises over the Korean Peninsula Wednesday, March 22, 2017. North Korea's latest missile launch ended in failure on Wednesday as the United States sent a supersonic bomber streaking over ally South Korea in a show of force against the North, officials said. (South Korean Defense Ministry via AP)
March 22, 2017 - 5:45 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's latest missile launch ended in failure on Wednesday as the United States sent a supersonic bomber streaking over ally South Korea in a show of force against the North, officials said. The reported launch failure comes as the North angrily reacts to ongoing...
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