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Westminster attacker named as 52-year-old Khalid Masood

  • 23 March 2017 - 21:59
Westminster attacker named as 52-year-old Khalid Masood

BBC - The man believed to have carried out the terror attack in Westminster has been named by police as Khalid Masood. Kent-born Masood, who was shot dead by police, had not been the subject of any current police investigations, but had a range of previous convictions. The 52-year-old...

Seven arrests made by police after Westminster attack that left four dead

  • 23 March 2017 - 13:18
Seven arrests made by police after Westminster attack that left four dead

BBC - Seven arrests have been made in raids following the Westminster attack that left four dead, police have said. Acting Deputy Commissioner and Head of Counter Terrorism Mark Rowley said hundreds of detectives have worked through the night, carrying out searches at six...

Four including attacker and policeman were killed in London separate attacks

  • 22 March 2017 - 22:34
Four including attacker and policeman were killed in London separate attacks

Anadolu Agency - A police officer and a knife-wielding attacker were killed in an attack outside parliament Wednesday, and at least two others were killed in a nearby incident, British police confirmed. The police officer was stabbed to death in the Old Palace Yard, the courtyard directly...

Gunfire reported outside UK Parliament building in London

  • 22 March 2017 - 18:25
Gunfire reported outside UK Parliament building in London

BBC - Shots are reported to have been fired close to the Houses of Parliament in central London. Politicians and journalists have tweeted about hearing loud crashes outside the buildings. Witnesses said they saw people being treated for wounds and reported seeing a man with a knife in the...

Suicide blasts in Nigerian refugee camp kill and injure scores

  • 22 March 2017 - 18:01
Suicide blasts in Nigerian refugee camp kill and injure scores

At least three people have been killed and 18 others wounded in multiple suicide blasts at a refugee camp on the outskirts of the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, security sources told Al Jazeera. Police said five male suicide bombers detonated explosives at the camp which is located at...

North Korea missile test fails, defence officials reported

  • 22 March 2017 - 13:30
North Korea missile test fails, defence officials reported

BBC - A North Korean missile launch has failed, South Korean defence officials say, but it is unclear how many were fired or what exactly was being tested. The US military said it detected a missile which appeared to explode within seconds of being launched. North Korea is banned from any...

US-led coalition airstrike on school in Raqqa kills 33 civilians

  • 22 March 2017 - 12:03
US-led coalition airstrike on school in Raqqa kills 33 civilians

AFP - At least 33 people were killed in a US-led coalition strike on a school used as a centre for displaced people near a militant-held Syrian town, a monitor said on Wednesday (March 22). The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strike south of Al-Mansoura, a town held by the Islamic...

Syrian opposition launches fresh assault on Damascus

  • 21 March 2017 - 19:06
Syrian opposition launches fresh assault on Damascus

BBC - Rebels have launched a new attack in east Damascus, two days after Syrian government forces repelled an initial assault. A rebel official said they had retaken ground in the Jobar district which they gained on Sunday but then lost during fierce clashes. But state media said the...

Syria’s Kurds seem to abandon US ally by agreeing on setting up a base with Russia

  • 21 March 2017 - 12:25
Syria’s Kurds seem to abandon US ally by agreeing on setting up a base with Russia

The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said Russia was setting up a military base in northwestern Syria under a bilateral agreement and will help train its fighters - a step that would anger Turkey as it tries to block Kurdish gains near its borders. The Russian defense ministry, however, said it had no...

Car bomb explosion kills over 20 people in Iraqi capital

  • 20 March 2017 - 22:47
Car bomb explosion kills over 20 people in Iraqi capital

BBC - A car bomb has exploded in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, killing more than 20 people and wounding many others, police and medical sources say. The blast went off in a market in the mainly Shia Amil district in the south-west of the city. No group has said it carried out the attack...