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5 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament

APTOPIX Britain Parliament Incident-1

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

Financial Markets Wall Street-1

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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Giving Italian women 'menstrual leave' may backfire on their job prospects

Special To The Washington Post. MILAN, Italy - Italy might soon become the first Western country with an official “menstrual leave” policy for working women. The lower house of Italy’s Parliament has started discussing a draft law that, if approved, will mandate companies to grant three days of...


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Venezuelan troops invaded Colombia this week. But just a little bit.

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. A group of about 60 Venezuelan soldiers crossed the border into Colombia this week, set up camp on a banana plantation and flew their national flag for a few days, an incident Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos called “a totally unacceptable” violation of national...


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Massive rise in wealth left Chinese people less happy

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. BEIJING - The past quarter of century has seen personal incomes go up roughly five-fold in China, and hundreds of millions of households have been able to afford color televisions, air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators for the first time. But more money...


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US targets more than 200 Indians for deportation, says India's top diplomat

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. NEW DELHI - The Trump administration recently informed India that it is targeting for deportation more than 270 Indian nationals living in the United States illegally, according to India’s foreign minister. The Indian government has asked for further information on...


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Worried about Trump's travel ban, Canada's largest school district calls off US

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Canada’s largest school system is calling off all future trips to the United States, citing uncertainty over President Trump’s travel ban. The Toronto District School Board announced Thursday that no student or staff outings south of the border would be booked until...


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The Latest: Witness describes attempts to save officer

Britain Attack

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the attacks in London (all times local): 12:10 p.m. A former British Army officer told the BBC on Friday that rescuers held the hand of Constable Keith Palmer and talked to him as they tried in vain to save his life after he was stabbed during the attack on Parliament....


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Six year after his overthrow, Egypt's Mubarak is freed from detention

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. CAIRO - Six years after his overthrow, former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was freed from detention on Friday, dashing the hopes of many who saw Mubarak’s downfall as a sign that Arab leaders were no longer immune to corruption and repression. On Friday morning,...


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Putin meets Le Pen as far right leader criticizes sanctions

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Russian President Vladimir Putin held an unprecedented meeting with French presidential contender Marine Le Pen at the Kremlin on Friday, hours after the National Front leader had urged a joint fight against terrorism and an end to European Union sanctions against his country....


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