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Five dead, around 40 injured in UK parliament 'terrorist' attack

LONDON Five people were killed and about 40 injured in London on Wednesday after a car plowed into pedestrians and a suspected Islamist-inspired attacker stabbed a policeman close to Britain's parliament. | Video

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Northern Ireland braces for uncertain new era after McGuinness

LONDONDERRY, Northern Ireland As the tricolor-draped coffin of former IRA commander turned peacemaker Martin McGuinness was carried to his Londonderry home this week, people across Northern Ireland's sectarian divide were nervously eyeing a new era of uncertainty.

Ireland 4:41pm EDT

U.N. aviation agency urges balance of security risk, safety in electronics ban

MONTREAL The United Nation's aviation agency on Wednesday urged regulators to weigh security and safety, after the United States and Britain imposed restrictions on several carry-on electronic devices on planes coming from certain airports in Muslim majority countries.

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Japan principal of scandal-hit school says he got one million yen donation from PM's wife

TOKYO The head of a Japanese school at the heart of a political scandal received a donation of 1 million yen ($8,980) from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife in 2015, he told parliament in sworn testimony on Thursday.

Japan 9:33pm EDT

France's Le Pen calls for end to 'Francafrique' relations, CFA franc currency

N'DJAMENA French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen pledged on Wednesday to break with her country's decades-old relationship with Africa known as "Francafrique" and abolish the CFA franc currency policy that binds Paris and its former colonies.

Africa 6:01pm EDT

Philippine president says trusts China won't build on disputed shoal

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said he trusted China would not build anything on a disputed South China Sea shoal because he was given its "word of honor" and Beijing would not want to jeopardize a new friendship.

China, South China Sea 5:57pm EDT

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