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British police arrest seven in probe into attack on parliament

LONDON Police arrested seven people in the investigation into a lone-wolf attacker who killed three people and injured 40 before being shot dead by police near parliament in London, Britain's most senior counter-terrorism officer said on Thursday. | Video

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Sunken South Korean ferry slowly emerges three years after disaster

SEOUL A South Korean ferry that sank nearly three years ago, killing 304 people, most of them children on a school trip, slowly emerged from a gray sea on Thursday, a somber reminder of a tragedy that traumatized the country.

South Korea 4:17am EDT

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

TOKYO The head of a Japanese nationalist school at the heart of a swirling political scandal said in sworn testimony in parliament on Thursday that he received a donation of 1 million yen from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife in her husband's name.

Japan 3:29am EDT

Amid deepening ties, Chinese troops join Pakistan Day parade

ISLAMABAD Chinese, Saudi and Turkish troops for the first time joined the Pakistan Day parade in the capital Islamabad on Thursday, in a sign of deepening ties.

5:05am EDT

Afghan Taliban signal growing strength with capture of key southern district

KABUL Taliban fighters have captured the key district of Sangin in the southern Afghan province of Helmand after security forces pulled out, leaving the district center to the insurgents, officials said on Thursday.

Afghanistan 4:47am EDT

Ukraine says saboteurs blow up arms warehouse in east

KIEV The Ukrainian military said unknown saboteurs blew up a warehouse storing tank ammunition at a military base in the east of the country early on Thursday, but nobody was hurt.

4:08am EDT

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