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UK parliament attacker named as British-born Khalid Masood

LONDON The attacker who killed three people near parliament in London before being shot dead was named on Thursday as a 52-year-old British-born man, Khalid Masood, who was once investigated by MI5 intelligence officers over concerns about violent extremism. | Video

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Syrian army prepares Hama counterattack ahead of renewed peace talks

BEIRUT Jihadists and other rebel groups made advances against the Syrian army north of Hama on Thursday, a monitor said, part of their biggest offensive for months, underscoring bleak prospects for peace talks that resume later in the day.

Syria 2:33pm EDT

U.S.-Israeli teen arrested in Israel for Jewish center bomb threats

JERUSALEM/NEW YORK A teenager with dual Israeli-U.S. citizenship was arrested in Israel on Thursday on suspicion of making dozens of hoax bomb threats against Jewish community centers in the United States, Australia and New Zealand.

U.S., Israel 2:16pm EDT

Dozens killed, buried in rubble after Mosul air raid - Iraqi officials, residents

BAGHDAD Dozens of residents were buried in collapsed buildings in the Iraqi city of Mosul after an air strike against Islamic State triggered a massive explosion last week and rescuers are still recovering bodies, civil defense agency officials and locals said on Thursday.

Iraq 2:59pm EDT

Five bodies found, hundreds feared dead as migrant boats sink off Libya: NGO

ROME Five migrants were found dead in the sea off Libya on Thursday after the boats they were traveling in sank, likely carrying hundreds more to their deaths, an aid organization said.

3:16pm EDT

Erdogan says Bulgaria's pressure on Turks 'unacceptable'

ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan slammed Bulgaria on Thursday for "putting pressure" on expatriate Turks living there ahead of a parliamentary election amid rising tension between the two neighbors.

3:11pm EDT

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