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  • Boris Johnson and David Cameron visit Woolwich after soldier’s murder – video

    Boris Johnson and David Cameron visit Woolwich after soldier’s murder – video

     
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    Mayor of London Boris Johnson visits the scene of Wednesday’s murder of a soldier in Woolwich, south-east London. Also in Woolwich on Thursday, assistant Metropolitan police commissioner Simon Byrne says security has been tightened across London. Prime minister David Cameron […]

  • Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, Scout Leader, Reasoned With London Attackers

    Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, Scout Leader, Reasoned With London Attackers

     

     
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    LONDON — A brave scout leader who may have prevented further violence has emerged as an unlikely hero in the apparent terror attack that left one man dead on the streets of London.
    Ingrid Loyau-Kennett got off a bus and tried […]

  • VIDEO: Britain Attack Believed Linked to Radical Islam

    VIDEO: Britain Attack Believed Linked to Radical Islam

    British police shot and arrested two men on Wednesday, after a third man was hacked to death in what officials say appears to have been a terrorist attack. (May 23)

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  • Man Reportedly Beheaded In Brutal Assault In London Neighborhood

    Man Reportedly Beheaded In Brutal Assault In London Neighborhood

     
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    A man was reportedly killed in an attack with a knife and a meat cleaver in London’s Woolwich neighbourhood on Wednesday.
    In a statement, London’s Metropolitan police commander Simon Letchford said that police have shot two men who had attacked the […]

  • Free Syrian Army fighters react during the firing of a rocket towards forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Deir al-Zor May 15, 2013. Picture taken May 15, 2013. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

    Senate panel backs arming Syria rebels

    WASHINGTON – A Senate panel voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to send weapons to rebels fighting Syria’s government, but it was not clear who would get the arms even if the bill succeeds, as Washington struggles to deal with its response to […]

  • North Korea fires sixth missile in three days

    North Korea fires sixth missile in three days

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    SEOUL – North Korea fired two short-range missiles on Monday, making six launches in three days, and it condemned South Korea for criticizing what it said were its legitimate military drills.
    South Korea’s Defense Ministry said North Korea had fired one […]

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  • VIDEO: Protester killed in clashes

    VIDEO: Protester killed in clashes

    At least one demonstrator is dead after violent clashes with police. Julie Noce reports.

  • srael's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem May 19, 2013.
Credit: Reuters/Ronen Zvulun

    Netanyahu takes aim at weapons leakage in Syria

    By Jeffrey Heller (Reuters) | Sun May 19, 2013 12:03pm EDT
    JERUSALEM – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held out the prospect on Sunday of further Israeli strikes inside Syria, pledging to act to prevent advanced weapons from reaching Hezbollah and other […]

  • Afghanistan’s Karzai seeks Indian military aid amid tensions with Pakistan

    Afghanistan’s Karzai seeks Indian military aid amid tensions with Pakistan

    KABUL – Afghan President Hamid Karzai plans to discuss potential arms deals with Indian officials during a trip to New Delhi this week, officials said, at a time when tensions are running high on Afghanistan’s disputed border with Pakistan.
    Kabul’s overtures […]

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  • North Korea fires three short-range missiles

    North Korea fires three short-range missiles

    SEOUL – North Korea fired three short-range missiles from its east coast on Saturday, South Korea’s Defence Ministry said, prompting Western powers to urge Pyongyang to exercise restraint.
    Launches by the North of short-range missiles are not uncommon but, after recent […]

  • Afghan policemen stand guard at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul May 16, 2013. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

    Suicide bomber targets foreigners, at least six Afghans killed

    KABUL – A suicide bomber in a car targeted two vehicles carrying foreign forces in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Thursday killing at least six Afghan civilians, Afghan officials said.
    It was not clear if any members of the foreign force […]

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (C) presides over an urgent operation meeting on the Korean People's Army Strategic Rocket Force's performance of duty for firepower strike at the Supreme Command in Pyongyang, early March 29, 2013, in this picture released by the North's official KCNA news agency on Friday. REUTERS/KCNA

    Sanctions delay North Korea’s atom bomb work, U.N. says

    UNITED NATIONS – Increasingly tough financial sanctions, an arms embargo and other international restrictions on trade with North Korea have significantly delayed expansion of Pyongyang’s illicit nuclear arms program, according to a confidential report by a U.N. panel of experts […]

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  • A man types on a computer keyboard in Warsaw in this February 28, 2013 illustration file picture.
Credit: Reuters/Kacper Pempel/Files

    For banks in cyber heist, how to get their money back?

    NEW YORK – Because the sums were large and such attacks are relatively new, the two Middle East banks hit in a $45 million ATM heist face an uncertain path in trying to recover their losses, financial, insurance and legal […]

  • Germany arrests two Dutch suspected of cyber crime bank heist

    Germany arrests two Dutch suspected of cyber crime bank heist

    FRANKFURT – German prosecutors said on Friday they had arrested two Dutch people suspected of involvement in a global cyber theft of $45 million from two Middle Eastern banks.
    On Thursday U.S. prosecutors said a criminal gang had withdrawn the money […]

  • Woman rescued after 17 days trapped in rubble of Bangladesh factory

    Woman rescued after 17 days trapped in rubble of Bangladesh factory

    DHAKA – A woman was rescued on Friday after spending 17 days trapped under the rubble of a Bangladesh factory building that collapsed on April 24, killing more than 1,000 people, police and military officials said.
    Bangladeshi television channels broadcast live […]

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  • Loretta Lynch, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, speaks at a news conference in New York, May 9, 2013.
Credit: Reuters/Lucas Jackson

    U.S. charges eight in $45 million cyber crime scheme

    NEW YORK/BOSTON – In one of the biggest ever bank heists, a global cyber crime ring stole $45 million from two Middle Eastern banks by hacking into their credit card processing firms and withdrawing money from ATMs in 27 countries, […]

  • 2 cruise passengers fall overboard off Australia

    2 cruise passengers fall overboard off Australia

     
    Camera footage shows the couple falling from the deck of the Carnival Spirit cruise ship Wednesday evening near the Australian coast.
     

    SYDNEY — Authorities were conducting an air and marine search Thursday off Australia’s east coast for two cruise passengers who […]

  • The sky is lit up after an explosion at what Syrian state television reported was a military research centre in Damascus, in this still image taken from video obtained from a social media website by More... Credit: REUTERS/Social Media/Handout via Reuters TV

    Israel strikes Syria, says targeting Hezbollah arms

    BEIRUT – Israeli jets devastated Syrian targets near Damascus on Sunday in a heavy overnight air raid that Western and Israeli officials called a new strike on Iranian missiles bound for Lebanon’s Hezbollah.
    As Syria’s two-year-old civil war veered into the […]

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  • U.S. President Barack Obama waves from the Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington, May 5, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Jason Reed

    Venezuela rebuffs Obama, repeats case against U.S. ‘spy’

    CARACAS – Venezuela brushed off criticism from U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday and maintained its accusation that an American detainee in Caracas is a spy pretending to be a filmmaker.
    During his visit to Latin America, Obama said on Saturday […]

  • NBC: Israel strikes Syrian military research center, US official says

    NBC: Israel strikes Syrian military research center, US official says

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    … Israeli jets bombed a military research facility north of Damascus early Sunday, a senior official told NBC News — the second Israeli attack on targets in Syria in […]

  • Syrian President Bashar al-Assad attends the closing session of the Arab League Summit in the Libyan coastal city of Sirte on March 28, 2010. Arab leaders met behind closed doors to thrash out a united strategy against Israel's settlement policy as the Jewish state accused them of lacking moderation and blocking peace efforts. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EID (Photo credit should read JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

    Damascus Shaken By Explosions; Syrian State TV Says Israel Hit Military Center

    BEIRUT, May 5 – Explosions shook Damascus early on Sunday and Syrian state television said Israeli rockets had struck a military research centre on the outskirts of the capital.
    The blasts occurred a day after an Israeli official said his country […]

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  • 7 American Troops Killed In Afghanistan Attacks

    7 American Troops Killed In Afghanistan Attacks

    KABUL, Afghanistan — Seven U.S. service members were killed on Saturday in one of the deadliest days for Americans in Afghanistan in recent months, as the Taliban continued attacks against foreign troops as part of their spring offensive.
    The renewed violence […]

  • An Israeli air force F15-E fighter jet takes off for a mission over the Gaza Strip, from the Tel Nof air base in central Israel November 19, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Baz Ratner

    Israel confirms Syria strike, says hit Hezbollah-bound missiles

    WASHINGTON – Israel has carried out an air strike into Syria, targeting a shipment of missiles bound for Hezbollah guerrillas in neighboring Lebanon, an Israeli official said on Saturday.
    The Jewish state has made clear it is prepared to resort to […]

  • Obama says does not foresee sending U.S. troops to Syria

    Obama says does not foresee sending U.S. troops to Syria

    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – President Barack Obama said on Friday he does not foresee a scenario in which he would send U.S. ground troops to Syria and outlined a deliberate approach to determining whether the Syrian government had used […]

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  • MSNBC Reports: Israel Has Hit At Least One Military Target In Syria

    MSNBC Reports: Israel Has Hit At Least One Military Target In Syria

    BREAKING NEWS: US officials say Israeli warplanes launched airstrikes against targets inside Syria Friday.
     

     

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    Andrea Mitchell:
    What we are hearing, in a carefully worded statement from Israel is a non-denial denial […]

  • Smoke rises after what activists said was shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Homs April 29, 2013. Picture taken April 29, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Yazan Homsy

    Dozens dead as Assad’s forces storm coastal village

    BEIRUT – State forces and militias loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad stormed the coastal village of Baida on Thursday, killing at least 50 people including women and children, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
    The pro-opposition monitoring group said […]

  • The wreckage of the Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker plane is seen at the site of its crash near the Kyrgyz village of Chaldovar, May 3, 2013. 
Credit: REUTERS/Sabyr Alichiev/Pool

    U.S. military plane crashes in southern Kyrgyzstan

    BISHKEK – A U.S. military refueling plane on its way to Afghanistan exploded in mid air and crashed in Kyrgyzstan on Friday when its cargo of fuel ignited, the Central Asian country’s Emergencies Ministry said.
    The aircraft took off from the […]

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  • U.S. President Barack Obama (3rd R) alights from Air Force One as he begins his visit to Mexico City May 2, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

    Obama visits Mexico; immigration, energy, security in focus

     

    MEXICO CITY – U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Mexico on Thursday for a visit he hopes will draw attention to Mexico’s emerging economic might, even as worries about containing drug-trafficking and related violence remain an inescapable subtext.
    Obama meets with […]

  • A combination of surveillance photos released by the FBI on May 2, 2013 show three men who the agency is seeking information regarding the attack on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi on More...
Credit: REUTERS/FBI/Handout

    FBI releases photos of three men from Benghazi attack site

     

    WASHINGTON – The FBI on Thursday released the photographs of three men it said were at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, when it was attacked last September.
    The FBI did not call the three men suspects in the attacks, […]

  • People stand near debris and a damaged vehicle after an explosion at al-Mezze neighbourhood in Damascus April 29, 2013, in this handout photograph distributed by Syria's national news agency SANA. 
Credit: REUTERS/SANA/Handout

    Syrian prime minister survives Damascus bombing, six die

    BEIRUT – Syria’s prime minister survived a bomb attack on his convoy in Damascus on Monday, as rebels struck in the heart of President Bashar al-Assad’s capital.
    Six people were killed in the blast, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights […]

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  • Garment workers shout slogans as they block a street during a protest to demand capital punishment for those responsible for the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Savar, outside Dhaka April 29, More...
Credit: REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

    Protesters on Bangladesh building owner: ‘Hang him’

    DHAKA – Bangladeshi lawyers and protesters chanted “hang him, hang him” on Monday as the owner of a factory building that collapsed last week killing nearly 400 people was led into court dressed in a helmet and bullet-proof jacket, […]

  • VIDEO: “Bang, bang, bang” – witness to the shooting in Italy

    VIDEO: “Bang, bang, bang” – witness to the shooting in Italy

    A witness describes the shooting of police in Italy saying the only thing he saw was a man shooting ‘bang bang bang.’ Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

  • Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad speaks to the media in Damascus in this August 23, 2012 file photo. 
Credit: Reuters/Khaled al-Hariri/Files

    Syria: backing rebels risks new attacks on America

    DAMASCUS – U.S. support for Syrian rebels may lead to more attacks on American soil like those of September 11, said a senior Syrian official who warned that Islamist fighters would spread “the fire of terrorism” around the world.
    Western powers […]

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  • Hagel: Syria Used Chemical Weapons On Rebels

    Hagel: Syria Used Chemical Weapons On Rebels

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the Syrian regime has likely used chemical weapons on a “small scale.”
    Hagel was speaking to reporters in Abu Dhabi. He says the White House has informed members of […]

  • Rescue workers search for trapped garment workers among the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building in Savar, 30 km (19 miles) outside Dhaka April 25, 2013. 
Credit: REUTERS/Stringer

    Many trapped in Bangladesh building rubble

    SAVAR, Bangladesh – Survivors from a garment factory that collapsed in Bangladesh killing at least 228 people described on Thursday a deafening bang and tremors before the eight-floor building crashed down under them.
    Many more of the mostly female workers were […]

  • Israeli soldiers lie on the ground as an Iron Dome missile is launched near the city of Ashdod, Israel, Monday Nov 19. 2012. Israeli aircraft struck crowded areas in the Gaza Strip and killed a senior militant with a missile strike on a media center Monday, driving up the Palestinian death toll to 96, as Israel broadened its targets in the 6-day-old offensive meant to quell Hamas rocket fire on Israel. (AP Photo/Moti Milrod)

    Israel Shoots Down Hezbollah Drone

    JERUSALEM — The Israeli military says it has shot down an unmanned aircraft sent by the Hezbollah group into Israeli skies.
    Military officials said the aircraft was downed Thursday off the Israeli coast in Israeli airspace near the northern city of […]

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  • Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan (C) walks out of a damaged house during a visit to the scene of an explosion in front of the French embassy in Tripoli April 23, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Ismail Zitouny

    Embassy attack spreads Libyan instability to capital

    TRIPOLI – Libya’s central government has long had only a tenuous grip on the eastern city of Benghazi, but the bombing of the French embassy in Tripoli shows its control of the capital may now also be under threat.
    The early […]

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gestures during a news conference at the NATO headquarters in Brussels April 23, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Evan Vucci/Pool

    United States, Russia agree to try to revive Syria plan

    BRUSSELS – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had agreed to look for ways to revive a Syrian peace plan, but admitted that doing so would be extremely difficult.
    Kerry, speaking […]

  • VIDEO: Jerusalem News – Gaza, Barack Obama, Assad

    VIDEO: Jerusalem News – Gaza, Barack Obama, Assad

    Israel, Gaza launch heaviest strikes since truce
    Obama says Israeli settlements not constructive to peace
    Obama skeptical of Assad’s claims

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