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London Mayor Sadiq Khan looks at floral tributes to victims of Wednesday's attack outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Friday. On Thursday authorities identified a 52-year-old Briton as the man who mowed down pedestrians and stabbed a policeman to death outside Parliament in London, saying he had a long criminal record and once was investigated for extremism — but was not currently on a terrorism watch list.

London attacker cheerful, joking on eve of deadly rampage

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Long before his short stints in jail turned into years behind bars, Khalid Masood was known as Adrian Elms, with a reputation for drinking and an unpredictable temper. At least twice he was convicted of violent crimes, well before he stabbed a police officer to ...

Israel didn’t comply with UN call to stop settlements

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Israel took no steps to comply with a Security Council call to stop all settlement activity in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, and instead authorized "a high rate" of settlement expansions in violation of international law, the United Nations said Friday. U.N. envoy ...

Prince Charles visits victims

LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles has visited people injured in the London attack, meeting privately with victims at a hospital. The heir to the British throne thanked staff at King’s College Hospital for their “marvelous efforts.” He shook hands with nurses, who took photos of him as he ...

Someone identified by the Associated Press as an attacker in the terror incident in London is treated by emergency services outside the Houses of Parliament. London police say they are treating the attacks "as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise." Officials say a man with a knife attacked a police officer at Parliament and was shot by officers. Nearby, witnesses say a vehicle struck several people on the Westminster Bridge. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP).

Four dead in vehicle, knife attack near British Parliament

LONDON (AP) — A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage at the heart of Britain's seat of power Wednesday, mowing down pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge before stabbing an armed police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament. Four people were killed, including the ...

Helicopter attack kills 31 Somali refugees

HODEIDA, Yemen (AP) — A helicopter gunship attacked a boat packed with Somali migrants off the coast of Yemen overnight Thursday, killing at least 31 people, according to a U.N. agency, Yemeni officials and a survivor who witnessed the attack. Yemen’s Shiite rebels accused the Saudi-led ...

Tillerson gets a look at NKorea at the DMZ between Koreas

CAMP BONIFAS, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited the world’s most heavily armed border, greeting U.S. soldiers on guard near the tense buffer zone between rivals North and South Korea. Tillerson touched down by helicopter Friday at Camp Bonifas, a U.S. base ...

US charges Russian officials, hackers in mass Yahoo breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States announced charges Wednesday against two Russian intelligence officers and two hackers, accusing them of a mega data breach at Yahoo that affected at least a half billion user accounts. The hack targeted the email accounts of Russian and U.S. officials, ...

Guatemala fire toll rises to 37

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Families buried some of the 37 girls killed in a fire at an overcrowded government-run youth shelter as Guatemalan authorities worked Friday to determine exactly what happened. The death toll mounted as girls succumbed to burns from Wednesday’s disaster, which ...

Canada, US meet on refugees

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada’s public safety minister said Friday after meeting with U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly that both countries have resolved to gather “hard facts” about a recent influx of would-be refugees into Canada. Ralph Goodale told reporters the critical ...

A boy rides his his bicycle past a recently discovered statue in a Cairo slum that may be of pharaoh Ramses II, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday. Archeologists in Egypt have discovered a massive statue that may be of pharaoh Ramses II, one of the country's most famous ancient rulers. The colossus, whose head was pulled from mud and groundwater by a bulldozer on Thursday, is around eight meters (yards) tall and was discovered by a German-Egyptian team.

Egypt archaeologists discover massive statue in Cairo slum

CAIRO (AP) — Archaeologists in Egypt discovered a massive statue in a Cairo slum that may be of pharaoh Ramses II, one of the country’s most famous ancient rulers. The colossus, whose head was pulled from mud and groundwater by a bulldozer and seen by The Associated Press on Friday, is ...

Nine injured in ax attack

BERLIN (AP) — German police said nine people were injured when a man randomly attacked passengers with an ax in Duesseldorf’s main train station. The suspect, a 36-year-old man from Kosovo, was arrested shortly after the attack late Thursday, said Dietmar Kneip, a senior police official. ...

An April 2014 image of the landmark the Azure Window located just off Malta. The natural rock arch jutting off the Maltese island of Gozo, has collapsed into the sea during a storm. Malta’s prime minister called the loss of the iconic limestone formation “heartbreaking.” No one was injured by the fallen arch, which was also a TV and film backdrop. Caroline Hodgson via AP

Iconic rock arch from ‘Game of Thrones’ falls into Malta sea

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — The Azure Window, a natural rock arch which jutted onto the sea off Malta and was a backdrop for the “Game of Thrones” TV series, has collapsed in a storm. Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat tweeted his “heartbreaking” sadness at the loss Wednesday of one of ...

Thousands flee Iraq’s Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Thousands of civilians fled Mosul overnight as Iraqi forces advanced north of a sprawling military base near the city's airport on Friday. Iraq's special forces pushed into the Wadi Hajar district in western Mosul and retook the area from the Islamic State group Friday, ...

New anti-IS strategy may mean deeper US involvement in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new military strategy to meet President Donald Trump's demand to "obliterate" the Islamic State group is likely to deepen U.S. military involvement in Syria, possibly with more ground troops, even as the current U.S. approach in Iraq appears to be working and will require ...

Ex-congregants reveal abuse

SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) — From all over the world, they flocked to this tiny town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, lured by promises of inner peace and eternal life. What many found instead: years of terror — waged in the name of the Lord. Congregants of the Word of Faith ...

Will China be North Korea’s Trump card?

TOKYO (AP) — China's announcement it has suspended North Korean coal imports may have been its first test of whether the Trump administration is ready to do something about a major, and mutual, security problem: North Korea's nukes. While China is Pyongyang's biggest enabler, it is also the ...

Penguins walk on a beach at Punta Tombo peninsula in Argentina's Patagonia on Friday.

Abundant fish draw 1 million penguins

PUNTA TOMBO, Argentina (AP) — More than a million penguins have traveled to Argentina's Punta Tombo peninsula during this year's breeding season, drawn by an unusual abundance of small fish. Local officials say that's a record number in recent years for the world's largest colony of ...

Malaysia arrests 4th suspect in N. Korean death

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police have announced the arrest of a fourth suspect, a North Korean, in the death of the half brother of the North Korean leader. A police statement says the man identified as Ri Jong Chol was arrested on Friday in Selangor near Kuala Lumpur. It ...

A risky trek to Canada

TORONTO (AP) — After he was denied asylum in the U.S., Seidu Mohammed’s fear of being deported to his native Ghana, where he believes he’d be killed or jailed, became so great that he set out in brutal winter conditions to cross illegally into Canada. Mohammed and his friend lost all ...

Trump hosts Japan’s PM Abe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, fresh off patching up ties with China, reassured Japan’s leader Friday the U.S. will defend its close ally. Together, the pronouncements illustrated a shift toward a more mainstream U.S. policy toward Asia. Welcoming Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to ...