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London attacker cheerful, joking on eve of deadly rampage

Paisley Dodds and Lori Hinnant, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:59pm

Long before his short stints in jail turned into years behind bars, Khalid Masood was known as Adrian Elms, with a reputation for drinking and an unpredictable temper.

The Latest: UK honors lawmaker who tried to save policeman

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:30pm

The Latest on the attacks in London (all times local):

Aid group fears hundreds of migrants drowned off Libya

Ciaran Giles, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:57pm

Hundreds of migrants may have died off Libya's coast, a Spanish aid organization said Friday, and Turkish media reported that 11 migrants died after a boat sank in the Aegean.

US-backed Syrian fighters reach IS-held dam in north Syria

Bassem Mroue and Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:39pm

U.S.-backed Syrian fighters reached a major dam held by the Islamic State group in northern Syria Friday as Syria's U.N. ambassador said hundreds of American personnel are "invading my country," insisting that any effort to liberate the city of Raqqa — the de facto capital of the Islamic State group — should be done in coordination with the Damascus government.

French president denounces rival's claims of dirty tricks

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:28pm

French President Francois Hollande on Friday vigorously denounced suggestions by the conservative presidential hopeful that Hollande is trying to discredit political rivals behind the scenes by using dirty tricks.

French president denounces rival's claims of dirty tricks

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:09pm

French President Francois Hollande on Friday vigorously denounced suggestions by the conservative presidential hopeful that Hollande is trying to discredit political rivals behind the scenes by using dirty tricks.

Luxembourg leader urges Trump to value EU relations more

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:09pm

The leader of European Union founding nation Luxembourg warned U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday that if he turns a cold shoulder on the EU it will be "a lose-lose situation" for both sides of the Atlantic.

UN warns that destroying cultural heritage may be war crime

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:09pm

The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Friday condemning the unlawful destruction of cultural heritage and warning the Islamic State extremist group, al-Qaida and other combatants that such attacks may constitute war crimes.

Blast rattles Cairo suburb, killing 1

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 12:26pm

Egypt's Interior Ministry said a man was killed and three members of his family were injured on Friday when a device exploded while he was cleaning up his backyard in a Cairo suburb.

Colombia official says Venezuela raid may be tied to crisis

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 12:12pm

A Colombian official said a four-day incursion into the country by Venezuelan troops may have been linked to Colombia's call for elections in the troubled, neighboring south American nation.

Egypt's Mubarak free, acquitted after years-long detention

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 11:59am

Far from the cameras that followed him closely over six years of legal wrangling, Egypt's ousted President Hosni Mubarak quietly returned home to his family on Friday after winning acquittals and release from a Cairo hospital where he has been detained for years.

London attack: Muslim group raises $25,000 for victims in 48 hours

James Griffiths, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 11:56am

A crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the victims of Wednesday's terror attack in London has met its goal twice-over in under two days.

Naked group stages disruption by notorious Auschwitz gate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 11:46am

A group of 11 people took off their clothes, killed a sheep and chained themselves together by the main gate of the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz before being detained by police, officials said Friday.

Swiss find signs of spying linked to Turkish community

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:47am

Swiss federal prosecutors say they have "concrete indications" pointing to alleged political espionage by people linked to the Turkish community in Switzerland.

Russia: 6 militants, 6 soldiers killed in Chechen firefight

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:34am

Russian authorities say six suspected militants and six soldiers were killed during a firefight in the volatile North Caucasus region.

Iran says renewing UN special rapporteur mandate 'spiteful'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:30am

Iran's foreign ministry spokesman, Bahram Ghasemi, has condemned as "selective and spiteful" the U.N. Human Rights Council's resolution to renew the mandate of the U.N. special rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran, saying it was a politically-motivated move by a few countries abusing U.N. mechanisms, according to state TV.

Suspected suicide bomber dies in blast near Dhaka airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:23am

A man detonated a bomb Friday near a police post on a busy road near Dhaka's airport, killing himself but causing no other injuries, according to Bangladeshi police.

US coalition investigating reports of deadly Mosul airstrike

Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:11am

The U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group is investigating reports of an airstrike in a western neighborhood in the Iraqi city of Mosul that allegedly left more than 100 civilians dead last week, according to a statement given to The Associated Press on Friday.

A look at victims of the attack outside London's Parliament

John Leicester and Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:06am

The four victims killed and at least 30 wounded in the attack in Westminster were a cosmopolitan snapshot of one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities.