Wednesday, March 22, 2017

World News Briefs -- March 22, 2017 (Evening Edition)

Daily Mail: FOUR people are dead - including police officer and terrorist - and 20 more injured - after killer mowed down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before killer is shot attacking police in Parliament grounds

* Four-wheel drive was driven over Westminster Bridge knocking down pedestrians this afternoon
* Victims were said to have been left scattered in the road, with one woman knocked into the River Thames
* Emergency services treated at least 20 injured people on the bridge, with one woman dead under a bus
* 'Asian' knifeman got into the grounds of Parliament where he stabbed and killed a police officer
* The 'middle-aged' attacker was then shot by armed officers and died after being taken to hospital
* Parliament was suspended and the Prime Minister was rushed from the scene in her official car

Three people and a terrorist are dead after an attacker brought carnage to central London today, mowing down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and hacking at police with knives in the grounds of the Houses of Parliament.

At least 20 people were hit when a 4x4 drove along the pavement on the crowded bridge, knocking down and seriously injuring pedestrians before crashing into a fence below Big Ben.

An intruder, described by witnesses as 'middle-aged and Asian', then managed to break into the grounds of the Parliament where he fatally stabbed a police officer with two knives.

The policeman died at the scene. The attacker, who was shot by armed officers, died after he was taken to hospital.

Read more ....


Islamic State shells recaptured areas in west Mosul.

Tillerson pledges safe areas for refugees, more pressure on Islamic State.

Airstrike on refugee shelter kills more than 30 near Syria's Raqqa: monitor.

Rebels, jihadists begin new offensive in central Syria.

New Syria peace talks as fight comes to Damascus.

Iran and ISIL 'top priority' for Iraq-US relations.

Israel plans mass evacuation if war erupts again.

In Cairo, Abbas under pressure over succession plan.

Erdogan warns Europeans 'will not walk safely' if current attitude persists.

Iranian navy endangering international navigation in Gulf: U.S. commanders.


India eyes deal to repair Afghan aircraft, deepening military ties.

North Korean missile launch fails: U.S. military says.

North Korea's parliament to hold rare meeting: KCNA.

South Korea's Park goes home after 14-hour interrogation in graft probe.

Afghanistan wants more U.S. help in fight against Taliban, ISIS.

Philippines to protest China’s plan to build on disputed shoal.

China denies plans to build on disputed shoal.

Pakistan to renew military courts for 'terror' suspects.

Former NZ defence minister admits civilians were killed in bungled Afghan special forces raid.


Multiple bomb blasts rock Nigeria's Maiduguri.

Libya force accused of killing Benghazi captives.

Russia enlarges military footprint in Libya.

Libya: Who controls what.

East Africa summit to focus on refugees, food concerns.

Western Sahara wants AU to sanction Morocco after no-show.

Nigeria moves to stop illegal emigration.

Kenya Revenue Authority 'lost $39m to hacker'.


Four dead, at least 20 injured in UK parliament 'terrorist' attack.

How the terror unfolded: The path of destruction from Westminster Bridge to the Houses of Parliament.

France's Fillon says government is behind media leaks against him.

Closer US-Russia ties uncertain as Tillerson plans trip.

Brussels marks one-year anniversary of terror attacks. Brussels attacks: First anniversary of bombings marked.

Ukraine lawmaker calls on U.S. to investigate new 'evidence' of secret payments to Manafort.

Ukraine wants to ban Russia from Eurovision song contest.

Manafort had plan to benefit Putin government.

Tens of thousands protest in Macedonia during EU visit.

Swedish parliament holds its first war drill in two decades.


US spy agencies monitored Trump team communications: lawmaker.

Trump’s hard sell on health care hasn’t worked — at least not yet.

White House: Trump will attend NATO leaders meeting in May.

Tillerson offers new dates for NATO meeting.

Rex Tillerson: My wife convinced me to be US secretary of state.

U.S.-Mexico border wall fight: California considers divesting from companies involved in the project.

Mexico warns firms not in their interest to build border wall.

Peru flood crisis renders tens of thousands homeless.

Guatemala youth detention center riot ends with 4 guards dead.

Former Chilean leader Pinera to seek return to presidency.

Haiti prime minister takes office, giving government green light.


Timeline: Deadly attacks in Western Europe since 2014.

Investigators considering whether UK attack was inspired by IS: European official says.

Washington counterterrorism gathering highlights 'IS' fight and Iran.

Syria’s refugee crisis is also a security nightmare, terrorism experts warn.

U.S. drone kills militant blamed for attack on Sri Lanka cricket team in Pakistan.

Laptop ban: UK, US ban electronics in carry-on luggage from Middle East airports amid terrorist bomb fears.


Wall Street mixed; all eyes on Trump and healthcare.

Saudi Arabia’s oil supremacy falters.

Twitter: Over half a million blocked for 'terror' ties.

Google may have ‘broken UK law’ by failing to take down extremist material.

Sears plummets after citing ‘substantial doubt’ about its future.

No comments: