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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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In airline laptop ban, some in Turkey see commercial agenda

ISTANBUL As Istanbul builds a massive new airport and Turkish Airlines pursues aggressive route expansion, some in Turkey see the ban on large carry-on electronics on U.S. and Britain-bound flights as a ploy to undermine their aviation industry.

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

Ukraine accuses Russia of 'state terrorism' after former MP shot

KIEV Ukraine accused Russia of "state terrorism" after a former Russian lawmaker and key witness in a treason case against former leader Viktor Yanukovich was shot dead in broad daylight outside a hotel in central Kiev on Thursday. | Video

Russia 4:37pm EDT

Swiss foreign minister warns Turkey against illegal spying

ZURICH The Swiss foreign minister told his Turkish counterpart on Thursday that his country would "rigorously investigate" any illegal spying by Ankara on expatriate Turks before an April 16 referendum on expanding Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's powers.

Turkey 5:13pm 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 5:07pm EDT

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