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South Korean ferry that sank 3 years ago lifted from sea

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:34pm

A 6,800-ton South Korean ferry emerged from the water on Thursday, nearly three years after it capsized and sank into violent seas off the country's southwestern coast, an emotional moment for the country that continues to search for closure to one of its deadliest disasters ever.

5 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament

Jill Lawless, Paisley Dodds and Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:34pm

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."

The Latest: South Korea says 5 citizens injured in London

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:20pm

The latest on the attack outside Britain's Parliament (all times local):

UN: $864 million appeal for Somalia only 31 percent funded

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 5:52pm

The United Nations says the $864 million U.N. humanitarian appeal for Somalia where a worsening drought threatens millions of people with famine is only 31 percent funded.

US forces ferry Syrian-Kurdish fighters behind IS lines

Philip Issa and Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 5:52pm

U.S. aircraft ferried Syrian Kurdish fighters and allied forces behind Islamic State lines on Wednesday to spearhead a major ground assault on a strategic town held by the extremist group outside its self-declared capital, Raqqa, the Pentagon said, marking the first time U.S. forces have provided airlift for local forces on a combat operation in Syria.

Arabs protest UN's withdrawal of Israel 'apartheid' report

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 5:06pm

An Arab delegation met with the U.N. secretary-general Wednesday to protest what Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour called the "bullying tactics and intimidation" that led to U.N. withdrawal of a report that accused Israel of establishing an "apartheid regime."

4 dead in vehicle, knife attack near British Parliament

Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:37pm

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. Four people were killed, including the assailant, and about 20 others were injured in what Prime Minister Theresa May condemned as a "sick and depraved terrorist attack."

Prime Minister Theresa May condemns 'sick and depraved terrorist attack' in London

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 2:57pm

Prime Minister Theresa May condemns 'sick and depraved terrorist attack' in London.

British lawmakers tweet about parliament attack

Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 2:34pm

British lawmakers were the first to tell the nation, and the world, about a deadly terror attack Wednesday, with members of Parliament tweeting about events unfolding on their doorstep while huddling inside the Palace of Westminster after armed police locked down the area.

Norway grants political asylum to Turkish officers

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 2:11pm

A group of Turkish military officers based in Norway who had refused to return home after the failed July 15 coup attempt, were granted political asylum Wednesday.

Aid group says millions of Afghan children are not in school

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 2:04pm

Nearly a third of all children in war-torn Afghanistan are unable to attend school, leaving them at increased risk of child labor, recruitment by armed groups, early marriage and other forms of exploitation, an aid group said Thursday.

Cyprus president: Turkey vote prevents peace talks progress

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 1:50pm

Cyprus' president says he and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres share the view that progress in efforts to reunify the ethnically divided island is unlikely before next month's referendum in Turkey on expanding presidential powers.

First US aircraft carrier of Trump presidency enters Gulf

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 1:18pm

American sailors watched as the first Revolutionary Guard vessels appeared on the horizon of the Strait of Hormuz, beginning a daylong face-off that has become familiar to both Iranian paramilitary and U.S. naval forces that pass through the narrow mouth of the Persian Gulf.

Italy's anti-establishment 5-Stars pull ahead of Democrats

Paolo Santalucia and Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 12:50pm

Like elsewhere in Europe and in the U.S., Italy has seen a rising tide of anti-establishment sentiment — and an eclectic grassroots movement is aiming for early elections and 40 percent of the vote now that polls have placed it well ahead of the ruling but fractured Democratic Party.

London attack is latest in which vehicles are used as weapon

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 12:18pm

When an attacker plowed a vehicle into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge on Wednesday, it was the latest in a string of incidents in which drivers used their vehicles as weapons.

London police say they believe there was only 1 attacker

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 12:09pm

London police say they believe there was only 1 attacker.

German media watchdog OKs change to reporting migrant crimes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 12:09pm

Germany's media regulator has revised its code of conduct on reporting whether crime suspects belong to an ethnic or religious minority after complaints the previous guidance was unclear.

British police say that 4 people dead in London attack including 1 police officer, attacker; 20 injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 12:03pm

British police say that 4 people dead in London attack including 1 police officer, attacker; 20 injured.

Before Parliament violence, other attacks on Britain

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 11:45am

Britain has been targeted anew by what authorities are calling a terrorist incident. A look at other attacks on the country in recent years: