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5 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament
A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage in the heart of Britain's seat of power Wednesday, plowing a car into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament. Five people were killed, including the assailant, and 40 others were injured in what Prime Minister Theresa May condemned as a "sick and depraved terrorist attack."
 
US, UK ban laptops on some int'l flights
The United States and Britain on Tuesday banned larger electronic devices from the passenger cabin on flights from some airports in Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa.
 
Belgium falls silent a year after Brussels attacks
Belgium fell silent Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of the Islamic State suicide attacks in Brussels that killed 32 people, on a day of emotional ceremonies designed to show that the heart of Europe is still beating.
 
Eco-friendly Florida town opens for business
With a farm-to-table restaurant, driverless shuttles, homes built with the latest green techniques and a massive solar farm to offset energy use, Florida's first sustainable town is now open for business.
 
33 die in US-led Syria strike as coalition meets
A U.S.-led coalition strike is reported to have killed 33 civilians in northern Syria ahead of a Wednesday meeting of top officials in Washington focused on defeating the Islamic State group.
 
Eye of the beholder
The Pink Star diamond, the most valuable cut diamond ever offered at auction, is displayed by a model at Sotheby's auction rooms in London on Monday, March 20. It is the largest internally flawless fancy vivid pink diamond ever graded by the GIA. The diamond, estimated to be worth in excess of US$60 million, will go under the hammer in Hong Kong on April 4.
 
Recycling the world's wastewater, almost all of which goes untreated, would ease global water shortages while protecting the environment, the United Nations said in a major report Wednesday.
 
Yanks love Labs
Daily, an English Bulldog, and Seguin, a Yorkshire Terrier, meet nose to nose as the American Kennel Club's rankings are announced in New York, Tuesday, March 21. Labrador Retrievers have extended their record run as the U.S.' most popular dog breed, staying in the top spot of the American Kennel Club's rankings Tuesday for a 26th straight year.
 
Minister says man shot by police at UK parliament
The leader of Britain's House of Commons says a man has been shot by police at Parliament. David Liddington also said there were "reports of further violent incidents in the vicinity."
 
Gunshots reported outside UK Parliament
Shots were reported to have been fired close to the UK Parliament building on Wednesday.
 
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