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Police Officer Killed in London Terror Attack Identified


The attacker was also killed by armed officers outside Parliament, taking the death toll to five. The knifeman drove a grey Hyundai i40 across Westminster Bridge before crashing it into railings, then running through the gates of the Palace of Westminster. Read More »

Netanyahu asks Xi to exempt Israel from investment curbs


Netanyahu told Xi, "Your decision to announce a comprehensive innovation partnership between China and Israel is a tremendously important decision, certainly for Israel and, I believe through our cooperation, for China as well". China also has close ties with Iran, whose nuclear program has seriously alarmed Israel. Peaceful coexistence between Israel and Palestine would be good for both parties and the region and is what the worldwide community favours, Xi said. Read More »

Four die in a terrorist attack in London


She said it was too early to comment on who the perpetrators of the incident were. "We have an ongoing operation - and whilst we now believe there was only one attacker - I am sure the public will understand us taking every precaution in locking down and searching the area as thoroughly as possible". Read More »

Man shot by police outside Parliament


British police shot a suspected attacker outside the Houses of Parliament after an officer was stabbed in what was described as a " terrorist " incident. Overseas, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said President Trump has been breifed on the emerging situation. The Metropolitan police confirmed four people have killed, including the police officer and the attacker. Read More »

Reps want details on Flynn's foreign contacts, payments


The House Oversight & Government Reform Committee has asked for the Trump administration to turn over information pertaining to Flynn having received payments from foreign sources. It noted reports that at least six persons who'd been offered jobs by the Trump administration also failed their security screenings to work in the White House, asks how many other people had failed screenings, and whether any of those had been given jobs in other government departments. Read More »

Seth Meyers breaks down Comey Hearing on A Closer Look


Meanwhile, confirming that there is no evidence Obama had ever wiretapped Trump. On Monday night's episode of " Late Night ", the host continued his sharp criticism of the Trump administration, and discussions on the election's fallout. Meyers drew a parallel to " Game of Thrones " and said, "I'm not saying Comey caused Clinton the election, but his name is definitely on the list that Hillary mutters like Arya Stark when she's walking in the woods". Read More »

Woman in 2001 Israel pizza shop bombing on FBI 'Most Wanted'


Citing several reasons for Jordan's alleged refusal, Al-Ghad reported that Jordanian legal officials have said that the extradition was "not permissible" based on the fact that Tamimi was already tried in Israel and mostly because there is no existing extradition treaty between the United States and Jordan. Read More »

Happiness Levels in the US Declines Due to Social Crisis


Norway was followed by Demark, Iceland , Switzerland and Finland to round out the top five - all which happen to be Nordic countries. According to The World Happiness Report 2017, India is ranked below countries like Pakistan, China and Nepal on a list that features the happiest countries in the world . Read More »

Here's The Misinformation Spreading About The London Attack

MPs remain in the House of Commons chamber - it is still under lockdown while police deal with a suspicious package outside Parliament. A vehicle crushed into people on the nearby Westminster Bridge, according to media reports . Frazer Clarke, 25, from Burton-on-Trent, said: "We heard a loud bang and screaming and then I noticed some smoke". Metropolitan police have confirmed that they are treating this as a terrorist attack until further notice. Read More »

Felony charge against Bengals' Adam Jones dismissed


Following his arrest, Jones began alcohol treatment. Jones still faces charges of assault, obstruction of official business and disorderly conduct, all misdemeanors. Jones has been in counseling and an anger management program, according to his attorneys. Jones, 33, was arrested in Cincinnati early on the morning of January 3 after allegedly getting into an altercation with a security guard. Read More »

United Kingdom minister: Man shot by police at British Parliament

A man has been shot by police after attempting to gain entry to the U.K. Parliament and attacking police officers with a knife, according to multiple news reports. Three French schoolchildren were among the injured on Westminster bridge. "We just saw a grey black vehicle just...we saw it coming along the pavement towards us", Lyon said. Read More »

MP in lockdown at Westminster

Hundreds of MPs are in the building for one of Parliament's busiest days of the week. An air ambulance has landed in Parliament Square. Police say a man has been shot outside the Palace of Westminster. There are also reports a vehicle barrelled over Westminster Bridge before crashing into the fence around the Parliamentary estate. The representative for Wakefield exited parliament after hearing reports of gunfire. Read More »

PKK will harm Europe in future warns Turkish Deputy PM


The United State House Intelligence Committee chairman has said it is "hard to believe" that USA -based Turkish cleric, Fethullah Gulen, is behind the military coup attempt last summer, questioning Turkey as a reliable ally. The PKK - listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey , the US and the European Union - resumed its armed campaign against Turkey in July 2015 and since then has been responsible for the deaths of approximately 1,200 security personnel and civilians, including women ... Read More »

Four dead after terror attack near London's Houses of Parliament

Both the police officer who was stabbed and the suspected stabber were being treated for their injuries. "It looks as if they are treating somebody". "I heard the crash first, and then I thought it was a genuine accident - [the vehicle] having crossed right across the cycling lane", said another witness. Read More »

Pa. House OKs bill protecting police IDs after officer-involved shootings


The bill is almost identical to House Bill 1538, also introduced by White, which passed through the House and Senate before being vetoed by Gov. Tom Wolf , who argued the bill would lead to a "harmful mistrust. "The reality here is that this public gag order will go on indefinitely", said Elizabeth Randol, legislative director of the ACLU of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police weighed in to support the bill, arguing it would prevent a "rush to judgement" in ... Read More »

Israel ranked the world's 11th happiest country


Jeffrey Sachs , director of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network that produced the report expressed that the World Happiness Report continues to draw global attention around the need to create sound policy for what matters most to people - their well-being. Read More »

Toyota Sienna Gets a Makeover


Every Sienna now comes standard with automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, a lane-departure warning system that can automatically steer the van back into its lane, and automatic high-beam headlights. Three-door hatchback Yaris L and LE models add chrome accents on the grille, while five-door SE models get a black mesh treatment as the sportier pick. Read More »

Thunder Can Clinch Season Series With Win Against Utah


It was his 32nd triple-double of the year, passing Wilt Chamberlain for the second most in a single season in National Basketball Association history, behind Oscar Robertson's record of 41. The Thunder led by six at the end of the first quarter and extended their lead at halftime, leading 62 - 48 at the break. The Thunder took control in the second half, finding themselves up by as much as 23 points in the third quarter. Read More »

Former Penn State VP said administrators changed their response to Sandusky incident


Little more than a week after he pleaded guilty to a child endangerment charge, Tim Curley strode into a Dauphin County courtroom Wednesday morning to testify against his former boss, ex-Penn State President Graham Spanier. "They made a decision they believed was appropriate under the circumstances", he said, accusing prosecutors of trying to "criminalize a judgment call". Read More »

Blasphemy issue: Nisar issues warning to global websites


The minister added that an agreement on immigration was inked along with a memorandum of understanding identifying areas of cooperation between Pakistan and the UK. The minister said Pakistan would welcome every move to further promote bilateral ties between the two nations and strengthen implementation of law on equal grounds. Read More »

White House: Paul Manafort Played 'Very Limited Role' in Campaign


Manafort resigned in August, shortly after it surfaced that he received $12.7 million in secret cash payments from a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine. "By the middle of August", Spicer said of Manafort, "he was no longer with the campaign, meaning that for the final stretch of the general election he was not involved". Read More »

OR teen's mom: Feds should probe fatal police shooting


Hayes held the news conference after a grand jury declined to indict a Portland police officer on criminal charges in the February 9 shooting death of her son and is demanding a federal investigation. The investigative reports and grand jury transcripts will be posted on the Portland Police Bureau's website when available. She is also charging that the Multnomah County district attorney's office and the Portland Police Bureau conspired with one another, denying her son justice. Read More »

South Korea take on China against a tense background

I have repeated that very often to the players since day one and they have to forget about all the pressure and fear. In 2004, at a time of tension between China and Japan, angry Chinese football fans attacked a Japanese diplomat attending the final of the Asian Cup, when Japan beat China 3-1. Read More »

Nehru Group Chairman P Krishnadas arrested


Krishna Das, Valsalakumar and Govindankutty were lodged in the Viyyur jail. The police have charged the arrested with more than seven criminal cases including attempt to murder, threatening and illegal custody of the victim, physical abuse and verbal abuse. Read More »

UN Ranks Nigeria Low On Development Index


UNDP's Helen Clark said of the report that, "Human Development for Everyone, has a particular focus on those who have been left behind by development progress over the past 25 years, and how that exclusion can be overcome". "One-third of the world's population continues to live in low human development, and hundreds of millions of those people live in countries classed as having medium, high, or very high human development overall". Read More »

Parliament terror attacks leave 4 dead, including officer's killer


Those dead included the police officer and the attacker, authorities said . A report in Le Telegramme newspaper cited a fellow students who was at the scene of what British police have described as a terrorist incident, saying the three were hit by a vehicle that was involved whilst walking on Westminster Bridge. Read More »

Trump and May speak after attacks in London

U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is not considering a carbon tax, a White House official said on Tuesday. "He pledged the full cooperation of the United States Government in responding to the attack and bringing those responsible to justice". Read More »

Exxon Lost a Year of 'Wayne Tracker' Emails, NY Tells Court


Assistant Attorney General John Oleske said during a hearing in Manhattan Supreme Court that the new disclosure about the missing emails was "a bombshell". " Wayne Tracker ", or as he is now known, Sec. of State Rex Tillerson. The issue that affected the Wayne Tracker account was an isolated occurrence that resulted from the standard configurations of ExxonMobil's Microsoft Exchange email system, the Microsoft "Active Directory" service2 and ExxonMobil's mechanism for suspending the ... Read More »

NYPD beefs up security in wake of suspected London terror attack


It's not clear if the two incidents are related. He added: "Strategically-placed resources have also been implemented throughout NYC". Heavily armed officers and explosives-detecting dogs were deployed to locations including the British Consulate and the British Mission to the United Nations in Manhattan, senior New York Police Department officials said at a news conference. Read More »

Majority of Wisconsin Voters want to Keep Health Care Law


The poll shows that he has a 37 percent approval rating, and his support has been dropping among key groups that helped get him elected: Republicans, men, and white voters. The numbers show 48 percent approval and 42 percent disapproval. In the new poll, Republicans gave the president high approval ratings, with 86 percent saying they approve, 7 percent disapproving and 6 percent who said they had no opinion. Read More »

New wintertime low for Arctic sea ice: scientists


More areas will likely be ice-free. Antarctic trends are more muddled, but they do not offset the great losses in the Arctic. The National Snow and Ice Data Center in Colorado says the Arctic this month set a record low for winter peak sea ice area: 5.57 million square miles (14.42 million square kilometers).That's about 35,000 square miles (97,000 square kilometers) below 2015's record. Read More »

S. Korea and Japan both 'vitally important' to US: State Department

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson enters the room for his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Mar. "My wife convinced me", he said. He underscored this point in a new profile by the Independent Journal Review's Erin Pike - the journalist who accompanied him to Asia - telling her that he didn't want to be secretary of State anyway. Read More »

Tillerson calls for stabilized, safe havens as Islamic State fighters retreat


Tillerson, who will be 65 on Thursday, added that he had expected to retire after a career spanning four decades at ExxonMobil. "I was going to go to the ranch to be with my grandkids", he said. Perhaps his wife can convince him to start traveling with a press pool and hold daily briefings like the top diplomats before him. The session at the State Department also is aimed at reassuring other nations that the new US administration will not walk away from humanitarian and political needs in ... Read More »