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Major raids conducted after London attack; 7 arrested
LONDON (AP) -- British police conducted major raids and arrested seven people in connection with the attack outside Parliament that left four dead, including the man who mowed down pedestrians on a bridge and fatally stabbed an officer, a senior police official said Thursday....

The Latest: UK defense minister praises police after attack
LONDON (AP) -- The latest on the attack outside Britain's Parliament (all times local):...

US combat airlift marks deepening involvement in Syria
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States is deepening its involvement in the war against the Islamic State group after an unprecedented American airlift of Arab and Kurdish fighters to the front lines in northern Syria, supported by the first use of U.S. attack helicopters and artillery in the country....

Taliban take key Afghan district in south; 9 killed in north
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Taliban captured a key district in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province on Thursday while in the country's north, an officer turned his rifle on sleeping colleagues, killing nine policemen, officials said....

Egypt says fighting in central Sinai leaves 10 soldiers dead
CAIRO (AP) -- The Egyptian army says it has lost 10 soldiers in fighting with Islamic extremists in central Sinai, following a raid launched against militants....

20,000 evacuated after fire at military arsenal in Ukraine
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukrainian officials say around 20,000 people have been evacuated in the Kharkiv region near the border with Russia after a massive fire at a military ammunition depot....

South Korean ferry that sank 3 years ago lifted from sea
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A 6,800-ton South Korean ferry was hoisted to the surface Thursday nearly three years after it capsized and sank into violent seas off the country's southwestern coast, an emotional moment for the country as it searches for closure to one of its deadliest disasters....

Argentina welcomes Syria migrants after Trump slams door
SAN LUIS, Argentina (AP) -- George S. walks on the dark tarmac holding his sleepy 7-year-old son Fadi in his arms....

Promised Land: Venezuela Jewish converts finally in Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- It's not quite Moses' 40 years in the desert, but for nine struggling Venezuelan converts to Judaism, their torturous journey to a better life in the promised land finally brought them to Israel on Thursday....

Scientists switch on 'artificial sun' in German lab
BERLIN (AP) -- Scientists in Germany are flipping the switch on what's being described as "the world's largest artificial sun," hoping it will help shed light on new ways of making climate-friendly fuel....

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