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UK Parliament attacker identified as British national Khalid Masood

HIGHLIGHTS British national Khalid Masood has been identified asthe man responsible for Wednesday’s double attacks on the Westminster Bridge and the UK Parliament Masood was known to the police and has been convicted for a number of crimes in the past ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack   Police have named British national Khalid Masood as the man responsible for Wednesday’s double attacks on the Westminster Bridge and the UK Parliament which killed three people+ and injured dozens of others. Police said 52-year-old Masood was born in Kent and…

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Police officer ‘stabbed at UK Parliament’

A police officer has been stabbed in the Houses of Parliament in central London, Commons Leader David Lidington has said. He told MPs the “alleged assailant was shot by armed police” following a “serious” incident. Staff inside Parliament were told to stay inside their offices. The BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg said police told her someone had been shot and MPs said they heard “three or four gunshots”. Tom Peck, political editor for the Independent, tweeted: “There was a loud bang. Screams. Commotion. Then the sound of gunshots. Armed police everywhere.” Live…

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Russia, China veto U.N. plan for Syrian sanctions

Russia and China vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution Tuesday that would have imposed sanctions on 21 Syrian people and organizations linked to chemical weapons attacks in the war-torn country. The proposal, initially sponsored by France and the United Kingdom, but also backed by the United States, would have banned all countries from supplying the Syrian government with helicopters. Investigators said helicopters have been used in the attacks. “It is a sad day on the Security Council when members start making excuses for other member states killing their own people,” U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley…

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Facebook to come up with new suicide prevention tools focussed on live videos

Facebook is beefing up its suicide prevention tools, including new options for people to report if someone might harm themselves while broadcasting on Facebook Live. New York:   Facebook is beefing up its suicide prevention tools, including new options for people to report if someone might harm themselves while broadcasting on Facebook Live.  Facebook said Wednesday that it’s in a “unique position,” through personal connections people have on Facebook, to help connect those in distress with people who can support them. To this end, people watching a Facebook Live broadcast…

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White Supremacist Punching Meme Richard Spencer Just Got Booted from CPAC

White supremacist roving haircut Richard Spencer dropped by the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday morning to yell about race and tweet sulkily about the event. He was on the grounds for about two hours before he was asked to leave by the American Conservative Union. Spencer was also asked last week to leave a Libertarian students’ conference, because nobody wants him at their party.  Spencer tried to crash last week’s International Students for Liberty Conference before he was kicked out. He managed to lurk around CPAC for a bit…

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Arnold Schwarzenegger offers to take over as president

Arnold Schwarzenegger has offered to “take over” as US president. The ‘Terminator’ actor has hit out at commander-in-chief Donald Trump after the former ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ star mocked the show’s decline in ratings since he departed and the former Governor of California took over at the head of the boardroom. Trump urged people to “pray for Arnold” and branded the new series of ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ a “disaster” during the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC, on Thursday (02.02.17). He said: “We had tremendous success on ‘The Apprentice’, and when I ran…

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Kuwait bans visa for 5 Muslim-majority countries, including Pakistan

Kuwait has suspended the issuance of visas for nationals of Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran. After US President Donald Trump’s executive order banning seven Muslim-majority countries last Friday, the Kuwaiti government has told would-be migrants from the five banned nations to not apply for visas, as it is worried about the possible migration of radical Islamic terrorists, Sputnik International reported. Under the executive order signed by Trump, refugees from all over the world will be denied US entry for 120 days while all immigration from so-called “countries with terrorism…

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Hafiz Saeed put under house arrest; JuD likely to be banned: Reports

NEW DELHI: Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed has been put under house arrest on Monday at the Qadisiyyah Mosque near Chouburji in Lahore, Jamiat ud Dawa spokesperson said. Saeed’s organisation Jamiat ud Dawa (JuD) is also likely to be banned, the spokesperson said. “The commanding police officer told us that he has with him the house arrest order of the JuD chief issued by the Punjab Home Department,” JuD’s Ahmed Nadeem said. Punjab government’s action comes amidst pressure from the Trump administration to act against terror. The US has…

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6 highlights: 68th Indian Republic Day celebrations

In Dubai, the Burj Khalifa will light up in celebration of the Indian Republic Day The Indian Republic Day parade in New Delhi is one of the most watched and respected spectacles for Indians worldwide. While New Delhi remains the main venue for national celebration, every state in India and every Indian embassy across the world celebrates the republic day with colourful parades, dances and cultural programmes. Here are six things you should know about this year’s celebration, 1. Chief Guest A great time of pride for Indian expats in…

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