• London attack: The victims

    The stories of Khalid Masood's victims have revealed the diversity of London and its visitors. Four people were killed and 50 injured when Masood drove his car into people on Westminster Bridge and stabbed an officer guarding Parliament. On Thursday, Theresa May said the victims came from 11 countries, including Romania, the US, and China. 'Lovely man' Police named the 75-year-old man who died on Thursday night - becoming the fourth victim of attacker Khalid Masood - as Leslie Rhodes, from south London. Police said his life support had been withdrawn. Mr Rhodes, a retired window cleaner, is thought to have been visiting a nearby hospital when he was hit by the car driven by Masood. Neighbours

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  • Tennessee fugitive teacher was seen kissing abducted girl

    A Tennessee high school teacher accused of abducting a 15-year-old student was seen kissing the girl two months before they went missing, it has emerged. Another student reported the alleged clinch between 50-year-old Tad Cummins and Elizabeth Thomas, but he was allowed to continue working. There have been more than 650 reported sightings of the girl since she and the teacher vanished on 13 March. Mr Cummins is believed to be travelling with two handguns. He is wanted on charges of sexual contact with a minor and aggravated kidnapping. The family is furious that Mr Cummins was not suspended after a middle school student reported the alleged kiss in January. Mr Cummins was allowed to continue

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  • The daredevils feeding a dangerous Russian craze

    A number of young Russians are making names for themselves by posting videos of life-threatening stunts online. What drives these extreme selfie daredevils? He's got a camera strapped to his head and he teeters on the edge of the roof in a nine-storey apartment block in Siberia. "Are you filming?" he asks, as a friend hands him a flaming torch. Orange flames engulf his legs and suddenly he jumps, somersaulting in the air like a stricken warplane before landing with a thud into a deep pile of snow. Remarkably, he's unhurt - if a little winded. Police tell a gaggle of onlookers to stop filming, but within hours, footage of this potentially deadly jump goes viral - various videos of the stunt filmed

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  • Police investigate Indian MP who beat airline employee

    Police have launched an investigation after an Indian MP admitted beating an airline employee with a slipper. Ravindra Gaikwad said he "hit him 25 times with my sandal" for "arrogance" after failing to get a business class seat on an Air India flight. Air India, which filed a complaint on Thursday, said Mr Gaikwad was banned on all flights operated by the Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA). As a result, Mr Gaikwad had to return to his home city, Pune, by train. The MP lost his temper after being told he could not fly business class on the Pune to Delhi flight because it was an all-economy flight, reports said. The altercation happened when the duty manager was called after the plane landed in

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  • Mattek-Sands upsets Svitolina

    KEY BISCAYNE — Bethanie Mattek-Sands picked up her first top-10 victory since 2015, upsetting ninth-seeded Elina Svitolina 7-5, 6-4 Thursday to reach the Miami Open’s third round. Mattek-Sands, who turned 32 Thursday, is ranked only 158th in singles and needed a wild-card invitation to get into the hard-court tournament. She is ranked No. 1 in doubles. Against Svitolina, Mattek-Sands saved 12 of the 15 break points she faced. The woman with whom Mattek-Sands won the doubles championships at the past two Grand Slam tournaments, Lucie Safarova, eliminated 23rd-seeded Daria Gavrilova 6-2, 6-2 Thursday. Safarova, the 2015 French Open runner-up, is ranked 36th, so was just outside the seedings at

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  • London attack: 'Final' photo of murdered PC Keith Palmer emerges

    A "final" picture of PC Keith Palmer taken shortly before he was killed in the Westminster attack has emerged. The photo was taken by US tourist Staci Martin as she posed with the officer 45 minutes before he was stabbed by Khalid Masood outside Parliament. Others who also met the police officer during visits to the capital have been paying tribute, calling him a "genuinely nice bloke". A JustGiving page set up for the family of PC Palmer has raised over £600,000. The Metropolitan Police said that as a mark of respect, the constable's shoulder number, 4157U, would be retired and not reissued to any other officer. Ms Martin was on a visit from Florida to London when she asked to take a picture

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  • Non-Saudis operating ride-sharing services to face penal action

    JEDDAH — Non-Saudi drivers working for app-based ride-sharing services will be penalized as part of moves to saudize the Kingdom’s transportation sector, according to Rimaih Al-Rimaih, head of the Public Transport Authority. The warning comes on the heels of a recent ban on the drivers of Uber and Careem from picking up passengers at Saudi airports. “The number of non-Saudi taxi drivers in the Kingdom has dropped to 30 percent of the total. The authority aims to saudize the sector by 100 percent. Any non-Saudi caught running the ride-sharing service will face a fine of SR5,000 and possible deportation,” he said, adding that 70 percent of the taxi drivers in the country currently are Saudis. Al-Rimaih

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  • Failed North Korean missile exploded 'within seconds,' US says

    "The current situation on the peninsula is extremely tense -- 'everyone with his dagger drawn' would be a fair description," she said. The attempted launch comes four days after the North Korea announced it had tested a new rocket engine, describing it as a "great leap forward" in their missile program. North Korea's 'signal' to the South Against the background of the launch, South Korea and the United States continued their annual "Foal Eagle" military exercises, which often provoke retaliation from the North Koreans. The "Foal Eagle" exercises began on March 1 and will end on April 30. Robert Kelly, associate professor of political science at Pusan National University, told CNN the latest launch

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  • Week in pictures: 18-24 March

    Our selection of some of the most striking news photographs taken around the world this week. All photographs are copyrighted.

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  • Saudi soldier killed by Houthi shelling in south Dhahran

    Saudi Interior Ministry reported on Thursday that a soldier has been killed by Houthi shelling on a border post in south Dhahran. Earlier, a toddler was killed when a projectile launched by the militia from Yemen territories hit a residential area in Najran, southwestern Saudi Arabia.

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  • Ryan Gosling explains Oscars giggling

    You may remember Ryan Gosling trying and spectacularly failing to hold back his giggles at the Oscars last month. The La La Land actor was seen laughing on stage when the wrong film was announced as best picture. But he has now explained that he was just relieved that the commotion wasn't the result of something more serious. "I thought there was some kind of medical situation, and I had this worst-case scenario playing out in my head," he said. "And then I just heard Moonlight won and I was so relieved that I started laughing." La La Land had mistakenly been announced as the winner before a flurry of floor managers took to the stage to clarify that Moonlight had actually won the night's biggest

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  • Laptop ban: Emirates president Tim Clark says 'amazing' to suggest Dubai airport not safe

    Emirates President Tim Clark said Wednesday he believed the airline's home airport in Dubai was as safe as any other in Asia, Europe or the Americas. Speaking to CNNMoney a day after the U.S. banned passengers from bringing laptops and other large electronic devices on some flights from the Middle East and Africa, Clark said the U.S. must have "clear evidence" of a threat. But he said the measures would be "hugely disruptive" for Emirates and he questioned why some airlines and airports were affected by the new security measures, and not others. "After all, if these devices are viewed by the United States and the United Kingdom as potential instruments of threat, they can be loaded on any airplane

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  • Muhammad Ali Jinnah: Father of the Nation

    Muhammad Ali Jinnah was born in Karachi on Dec. 25, 1876. After receiving secondary school education in Karachi, he went to England for higher studies. He joined Lincoln’s Inn to study Law. Upon returning home after completing his studies, he started his career as a young barrister in Bombay. He soon joined politics and started political struggle for independence. Jinnah helped in the 1916 Lucknow Pact between the Indian National Congress and the All-India Muslim League, the two political parties of the time. He became a key leader in the All India Home Rule League and proposed a 14-point constitutional reform plan to safeguard the political rights of Muslims. He left Congress and joined All-India

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  • Bill Gates again world's richest man; Trump slips to 544th

    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates once again topped the Forbes magazine list of the world's more than 2,000 billionaires, while US President Donald Trump slipped more than 200 spots, the magazine said Monday. Gates, whose wealth is estimated at $86 billion, led the list for the fourth straight year, and has been ranked as the richest person in the world for 18 of the past 23 years. Among the top 10 billionaires, a group heavily dominated by Americans, many from the technology sector, Gates was followed by Berkshire Hathaway chief Warren Buffett, with wealth was estimated at $75.6 billion, a $14.8 billion jump from the 2016 list, despite his pledge to give away 99 percent of his wealth. What's $10

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  • Philippines to China: Stop Scarborough Shoal plan

    The Philippines plans to file a "strong" protest against China after it announced preparatory work for an environmental monitoring station on a shoal in the South China Sea, as President Rodrigo Duterte called for regional guidelines governing the disputed area.  Justice Minister Vitaliano Aguirre told reporters in Manila on Tuesday the government would file a complaint against Beijing's plan to construct a radar station on Scarborough Shoal. "The case which will be filed is fairly strong, I think," Aguirre said. Aguirre said the Philippines would also renew its strong ties with the United States in the face of China's aggressive action in the shoal, which is 229km from the Philippine island

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  • New Biopic About Egyptian-Born Superstar Dalida Set to Premiere This Month

    The French production was released in France today, opening to critical acclaim.Dalida rose to fame after she won the Miss Egypt pageant in 1954 when she was spotted by the French director Marc de Gastyne, who persuaded her to move to Paris to pursue a career in motion pictures. The move was a kick-start to Dalida's three decade long career, in which she performed and recorded countless international hits in more than 10 languages, including Arabic, French, English, and Italian, selling more than 130 million copies worldwide, before her tragic death in 1987. In a press statement by Bernard Regnauld-Fabre, the French Ambassador to Bahrain, he said, “We welcome the news that the world premiere of Dalida will take place here in Bahrain during So French Week.” So French Week is an annual week-long celebration of French culture, held by the French Embassy in Bahrain, a tradition which started in 2013.

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  • US electronics ban for Middle East flights draws doubts

    Aviation experts are divided on the effectiveness of a US ban on large electronic items in hand luggage on flights inbound from a number of Middle Eastern states. The US Department of Homeland Security announced the measure on Tuesday, citing the downing of an airliner in Egypt in 2015 and an attempt on a Somali passenger jet in 2016 using explosives smuggled on board. A list of banned devices includes tablets, laptops, e-book readers and cameras, but not medical equipment and mobile phones. The indefinite ban targets 10 airports in the Middle East and nine airlines, including Turkish Airlines and the major Gulf carriers: Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways. "We have reason to be concerned about

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  • This Female Entrepreneur Just Created an App to Fight Sexual Harassment in the Arab World

    Zaineb is walking cheerily down the street in the Moroccan city of Efrane when she hears a whistle. Agitated, she pulls her hood over her head, alters her route, and army marches her way along with a poker face - but with no luck. He is still following her. His footsteps seem closer. Zaineb feels her heart pound faster as she fastens her pace and leaves the dimly-lit street. She finally reaches her destination, but she doesn’t feel safe. Across the Middle East and North Africa, thousands of women mirror Zaineb’s experience and have to walk the daunting path of everyday sexual harassment; according to research by UN Women, 93 percent of women across the MENA region have suffered it at least once

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  • Air India files complaint as MP boasts of beating steward

    An Indian MP beat an airline employee repeatedly with a slipper after being unable to get a business class seat on an Air India flight. Ravindra Gaikwad later told Indian reporters he had "hit him 25 times with my sandal" for "arrogance". The MP had been told he could not fly business class because it was an all-economy flight, reports say. Air India filed a police complaint and said it was considering a "no-fly" list for unruly passengers. The MP told media: "I am not a BJP MP. I am a Shiv Sena MP and will not tolerate any insult. Let the employee complain. I will complain to the Speaker and other authorities." The airline staff member told Asian News International that the MP had broken his

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  • JFK diary calls Hitler 'stuff of legends'

    A diary kept by President John F Kennedy as a young man travelling in Europe, revealing his fascination with Adolf Hitler, is up for auction. Kennedy, then 28, predicted "Hitler will emerge from the hatred that surrounds him now as one of the most significant figures who ever lived". "He had in him the stuff of which legends are made," he continued. Kennedy wrote the entry in the summer of 1945 after touring the German dictator's Bavarian mountain retreat. It is thought by historians to be the only diary ever kept by the 35th US president. The original copy will be auctioned for the first time on 26 April in Boston by longtime owner Deirdre Henderson, who worked as a research assistant for Kennedy

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