UK police name London attacker Masood

London police have named 52-year-old Briton Khalid Masood as the Westminster attacker. British police named the man who killed three people near parliament before being shot dead as Khalid Masood, saying he had a string of criminal convictions but none for terrorism-related offences. Masood, 52, was born in Kent to the south-east of London and had been most recently living ...

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No coincidence in date of UK attack: King

The knife-wielding terrorist who struck at the heart of Westminster is likely to have timed his attack to coincide with the first anniversary of the Brussels bombings, Britain’s most senior European Union official has said. Julian King, who is responsible for tackling terror as the EU commissioner for security, said the attack fitted in with a pattern of behaviour also ...

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Belgian police stop suspicious vehicle

Belgian authorities have tightened security in Antwerp after a Frenchman drove his car at high speed through a busy shopping area, forcing pedestrians to jump out of the way. French President Francois Hollande compared the incident to the attack in London that left three people dead Wednesday, saying the Frenchman was “trying to kill people or create a dramatic event.” ...

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Leishman on the back foot in Austin

Marc Leishman is one hole down mid-way through the World Golf Championships-Match Play in Texas. Marc Leishman is working hard to avoid a potentially tricky sudden-death playoff midway through his match against Pat Perez at the World Golf Championships-Match Play in Texas. Coming into Thursday’s match against American Perez, 33-year-old Leishman had the potential to book an early spot in ...

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Security to be reviewed at UK parliament

Security at Britain’s parliament is being reviewed following the horrific attack that left one of the Palace of Westminster’s police officers dead. Prime Minister Theresa May said the police “heroically” did their job in the incident, in which officer Keith Palmer was stabbed to death. Terrorist Khalid Masood was shot dead by police but questions have been asked about the ...

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Gavrilova dumped out in Miami Open tennis

Australia’s Daria Gavrilova has been dumped out of the Miami Open by Czech Lucie Safarova. Australia’s Daria Gavrilova has been knocked out of the Miami Open, crashing to a 6-2 6-2 second round defeat to Czech world No.36 Lucie Safarova on Thursday (Friday AEDT). Safarova, the 2015 French Open runner-up, broke 23rd-seed Gavrilova five times while only dropping her serve ...

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London attack: Police name Khalid Masood as Westminster attacker

British police are investigating a suspicious package found near Westminster and some media have reported officers carried out a controlled explosion. A spokesman for London’s Metropolitan Police said they were investigating a suspicious package found on a road just up from where a man killed three people in an attack near Parliament on Thursday. The spokesman declined to comment on ...

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London terror attacks: Three dead and 29 injured

British Prime Minister Theresa May has revealed the London terrorist attacker was investigated by authorities and his identity was known to police and MI5. The Prime Minster said the attacker was British born. “The man was British born and … some years ago he was once investigated by MI5 in relation to concerns about violent extremism,” she told parliament, adding: ...

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Western Force second-rower Richie Arnold to debut against Crusaders

Towering Western Force second-rower Richie Arnold makes his long awaited debut in Friday’s clash with Super Rugby’s comeback kings, the unbeaten Crusaders. It has been a long wait for Arnold who signed to the wider training squad in 2015 but last year endured a fractured foot, a bulging disc and then needed a shoulder reconstruction. Footy Tipping and Fantasy competition ...

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Martin stars as Tigers win AFL opener

Dustin Martin’s brilliance spearheaded Richmond to a 43-point win over Carlton in the AFL season opener at the MCG. The Carlton pre-game banner mocked Martin, but the Tigers star had the last laugh on Thursday night as his side held off the Blues’ third-term challenge and won 20.12 (132) to 14.5 (89). Footy Tipping and Fantasy competition with $150,000 in ...

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