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Police arrest seven in probe into attack on parliament

By William James and Elizabeth Piper | LONDON LONDON The attacker who killed three people near the British parliament before being shot dead was British-born and was once investigated by MI5 intelligence agents over concerns about violent extremism, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday. Police arrested eight people at six locations in London and Birmingham in the investigation into ...

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London attacker was British-born, known to intelligence services -May

LONDON The man who launched Wednesday’s deadly attack at parliament was born in Britain and known to the intelligence services, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday. “What I can confirm is that the man was British-born and that some years ago he was once investigated by MI5 in relation to concerns about violent extremism,” she told lawmakers. “He was ...

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Retailer Next 'extremely cautious' about year ahead

LONDON British clothing retailer Next (NXT.L) is “extremely cautious” about prospects for the year ahead, it said on Thursday, as it reported a 3.8 percent fall in annual profit. The company, which issued a profit warning in January, said it made underlying earnings before tax of 790.2 million pounds in the year to January 2017. That compared with Next’s latest ...

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Ukraine says saboteurs blow up arms warehouse in east

KIEV The Ukrainian military said unknown saboteurs blew up a warehouse storing tank ammunition at a military base in the east of the country early on Thursday, but nobody was hurt. The base, which contained about 138,000 tonnes of ammunition, is located in the city of Balakleya about 100 km (60 miles) from the frontline of Ukraine’s war against Russian-backed ...

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British police arrest seven in probe into attack on parliament

By Costas Pitas and Estelle Shirbon | LONDON LONDON Police arrested seven people in the investigation into a lone-wolf attacker who killed three people and injured 40 before being shot dead by police near parliament in London, Britain’s most senior counter-terrorism officer said on Thursday. Mark Rowley said there were four dead including the attacker and 29 people still being ...

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Daring designs lead looks on Tokyo catwalks

TOKYO Colorful embroidery, creative batik designs and fearless facial jewelry brightened the catwalks at Tokyo Fashion Week where Asian designers presented their Autumn/Winter 2017-18 collections this week. Vietnamese designer Nguyen Cong Tri decorated loose and oversized black, white and gray outfits with delicate flower embroidery to add bursts of color. Indonesian designer Rani Hatta worked mostly in To see the ...

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Chuck Barris, 'The Gong Show' host, dies at 87

By Bill Trott <span class="articleLocation”>Chuck Barris, who tapped into Americans’ hunger to be on television by creating game shows such as “The Dating Game,” “The Newlywed Game” and his showcase for the acutely untalented, “The Gong Show,” died on Tuesday, media outlets reported. Barris died of natural causes at age 87 in Palisades, New York, Variety.com said, citing his publicist. ...

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U.S., Canada lift global box office as international sales flat

LOS ANGELES Worldwide movie ticket sales increased by 1 percent to a record $38.6 billion in 2016 as theaters in the United States and Canada rung up higher sales and overseas returns were flat, according to industry statistics released on Wednesday. Movie theaters have been competing with an explosion of digital entertainment options such Netflix Inc’s streaming service, Alphabet Inc’s ...

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Car production hit 17-year high in February

LONDON British car production hit a 17-year high in February, extending a recent trend of surging output as a strong rise in exports once again compensated for a slump in demand at home, an industry body said on Thursday. Overall production rose 8 percent to 153,041 cars last month, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), boosted ...

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Five dead, around 40 injured in parliament 'terrorist' attack

By Toby Melville and William James | LONDON LONDON Five people were killed and about 40 injured in London on Wednesday after a car ploughed into pedestrians and a suspected Islamist-inspired attacker stabbed a policeman close to Britain’s parliament. The dead, in what police called a “marauding terrorist attack,” included the assailant and the policeman he stabbed. The other three ...

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