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5 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament

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A knife-wielding man goes on a deadly rampage at the heart of Britain's seat of power, plowing a...

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Asian markets mixed as US health bill delay raises doubts

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HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets are mixed Friday after a U.S. vote on a health care bill was delayed, raising doubts among investors over whether President Donald Trump can push through his business friendly agenda. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.9 percent to 19,253....


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Sunken S.Korean ferry set to be loaded on transport vessel

South Korea Ferry Salvage

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean efforts to bring a sunken, 6,800-ton ferry back to land cleared an obstacle on Friday after divers cut off a vehicle ramp that had been dangling from the ship and hindering efforts to raise it. Removing the ramp allowed workers to raise the ferry to a height...


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The Latest: South Korea says 5 citizens injured in London

APTOPIX Britain Parliament Incident-12

LONDON (AP) — The latest on the attack outside Britain’s Parliament (all times local): 12:15 a.m. South Korea’s Foreign Ministry says five South Koreans in their 50s and 60s were among the 40 people injured in London during the terror attack outside Parliament. The ministry says the five were hurt...


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Asian shares up as Wall Street steadies, with eye on US vote

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TOKYO (AP) — Shares were modestly higher Thursday in Asia after Wall Street steadied overnight. Investors are awaiting a vote in the U.S. Congress on health care legislation that is seen as a bellwether for the capacity of the administration of President Donald Trump to deliver on campaign promises...


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South Korea starts lifting Sewol ferry, almost three years after disaster

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. TOKYO - The Sewol ferry, which sank off the coast of South Korea almost three years ago, costing 304 lives, partially emerged from the water Thursday as a huge salvage operation got underway. The disaster continues to leave a deep scar in South Korea. The vast...


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5 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament

APTOPIX Britain Parliament Incident-2

LONDON (AP) — A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage in the heart of Britain’s seat of power Wednesday, plowing a car into pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament. Five people were killed, including the assailant,...


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The Latest: Chinese citizen among injured in London attack

APTOPIX Britain Parliament Incident

LONDON (AP) — The latest on the attack outside Britain’s Parliament (all times local): 6:40 a.m. China says one of its citizens was among 40 people injured in the attack outside Britain’s Parliament, and is urging Chinese nationals in the country to avoid crowded areas or traveling alone at night....


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5 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament

APTOPIX Britain Parliament Incident

LONDON (AP) — A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage in the heart of Britain’s seat of power Wednesday, plowing a car into pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament. Five people were killed, including the assailant,...


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Britain police say attacker acted alone, but have arrested 7 in sweeps

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. LONDON - British police have arrested seven people in their ongoing investigation into an attack “inspired by international terrorism” in central London that left four dead and dozens injured. The police have said they believe they knew who the attacker was, but have...


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A videotaped murder awakens Brazil's transgender community

Special To The Washington Post. SÃO PAULO, Brazil - Dandara dos Santos, a 42-year-old transgender woman from a northern Brazilian slum, begged for mercy as a group of men bashed her over the head with rocks. In a video shot on February 15, dos Santos crouched on the ground, her ripped clothes...


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