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Middle-aged London attacker was criminal who wasn't seen as threat

BIRMINGHAM, England Before he killed four people in Britain's deadliest attack since the 2005 London bombings, Khalid Masood was considered by intelligence officers to be a criminal who posed little serious threat. | Video

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U.S. judge grants Singaporean blogger's asylum request

CHICAGO A U.S. immigration judge in Chicago on Friday granted asylum to a Singaporean blogger, saying he was persecuted for his political opinions in the Southeast Asian city-state.

U.S., United Nations 8:11pm EDT

Hong Kong to choose new leader amid anger at perceived China meddling

HONG KONG A small electoral college chooses a new Hong Kong leader on Sunday amid accusations of meddling by Beijing, denying the Chinese-ruled financial hub a more populist leader perhaps better suited to defuse political tension.

7:06pm EDT

Mubarak, Egypt's toppled Pharaoh, is free after final charges dropped

CAIRO Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president overthrown in 2011 and the first leader to face trial after the Arab Spring uprisings that swept the region, was freed on Friday after six years in detention, his lawyer said. | Video

Egypt 11:23am EDT

Man blows self up near Bangladesh airport, Islamic State claims attack

DHAKA A man carrying a bomb blew himself up in front of a police checkpoint near Bangladesh's international airport on Friday, in a blast claimed by Islamic State.

5:22pm EDT

China vice premier says major nations should bolster mutual trust, respect

BOAO, China Major countries should bolster mutual trust and respect, and stick to dialogue to settle disputes, China's Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli said at the opening of the Boao Forum for Asia on Saturday.

9:55pm EDT

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