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MPs pay tribute to Wednesday's victims and the PM says "we saw the best and worst of humanity".
The Sun Daily
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NOUAKCHOTT: A contentious amendment to Mauritania's constitution, which would abolish the Senate and change the national flag, will be put to a referendum "as quickly as possible," the president said Wednesday. The proposal to modify the constitution, which has been in force since 1991, was approved by lawmakers in the lower house of the west African Islamic republic but rejected by 33 out of 56 senators earlier this month. "Due to this rejection, we have arrived at an impasse. But there is one way out: we will hold a referendum," said President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz at a press conference late Wednesday. The amendment, which would see the Senate replaced by regional councils, needed to be passed by both lower and upper houses to become law. The government has a majority in both chambers, but 24 ruling party senators voted against the measure, highlighting what the president said was a "dysfunction in our democracy".
The Sun Daily
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LONDON: British police arrested seven people in armed raids Thursday linked to the deadly "Islamist-related" attacks the day on the symbol of the country's democracy. Britain's top anti-terror officer Mark Rowley also said police have revised down the number of victims from Wednesday's rampage to three from four. Some 40 people were wounded. "We have searched six addresses and made seven arrests," Britain's top anti-terror officer Mark Rowley told reporters in London. He said the raids included locations in London and the central city of Birmingham. Defiant British MPs meanwhile vowed to return to work as normal after the lightning attack on the iconic parliament building in the shadow of Big Ben. Authorities worked around the clock to piece together what happened when carnage was sown in the heart of London as the attacker ran down several pedestrians on nearby Westminster Bridge then charged at a policeman at the parliament gates, stabbing him to death with a large knife.
PerezHilton
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The London terror attack has left many people shaken across the globe. And, on Wednesday evening, James Corden became the latest celebrity to speak out about the deadly incident which left five people dead and 40 others injured . Of course, as the late night host is from the U.K. originally, the attack left the 38-year-old visibly upset . Related: James Corden's Drop The Mic Rap Battle Bit Is Now Its Own Show The funny man took some time during The Late Late Show to honor the victims and to offer his condolences to their families. In fact, we got a little teary eyed when Corden noted he "felt a really long, long way from home." Poor guy. Be sure to watch the A-lister's heartfelt address for yourself (above).
South China Morning Post
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Ars Technica UK
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Next-gen TX5 electric black cabs will start appearing in London later this year—and somewhat unusually, they will be manufactured at the UK's first new car plant in over a decade. The factory, located on the edge of Coventry, is almost entirely funded by Chinese manufacturing giant Geely, which over the past few years has acquired both Volvo and the London Taxi Company. The factory, which officially opened on Wednesday and will have the capacity to produce 20,000 vehicles per year, cost around £300 million to build and will create about 1,000 new jobs over the next few months. The black cabs will initially be sold in the UK later in 2017, and then around the world in 2018. Read 5 remaining paragraphs | Comments
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British police said Thursday they have arrested eight people in connection with the attack near Britain's Parliament in London, which killed three people and ended when an officer shot dead the attacker. Mark Rowley, head of counterterrorism efforts for London's Metropolitan Police Service, said the arrests came from searches at six addresses, and that "inquiries" at locations in London, Birmingham and other parts of the country were continuing. He did not specify how those arrested were linked to Wednesday's attack. "It is still our belief, which continues to be born out by our investigation, that this attacker acted alone and was inspired by international terrorism," Rowley told reporters. He added that the attacker's name should not be made public during what he called a "sensitive stage" of the investigation. Prime Minister Theresa May, in comments to Parliament about the attack, said the man responsible was born in Britain and was once investigated by the country's MI-5 intelligence agency "in relation to concerns about violent extremism.
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Daily Mail - USA
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Daily Mail - USA
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Rep. Beth Fukumoto, who says she was pressured to give up her leadership post at the statehouse after criticizing Trump, resigned from the GOP on Wednesday.
Coventry Telegraph
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Plymouth Herald
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Police say they have spoken to a man who did a runner from a crash near Marjon University. Nobody was injured in the incident, but a blue Peugeot 306 was severely damaged on the passenger's side. Police said on Wednesday they had identified two suspects following a hit and run near on Plymbridge Lane, at the junction with Piper Road. But now a spokesman has confirmed a man, said to be the driver of the Peugeot, has been given a caution. It is understood he may receive a summons to...
South China Morning Post
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Western Morning News
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Police are concerned for the safety of a missing 16 year old boy from Devon who has not been seen since early this morning, and may be with a girl of a similar age.Nathan has been reported as missing from Dobles Close, Holsworthy. His family last saw him at 7.30am today, Wednesday, March 22. Nathan is described as white, 6ft 1ins tall, very skinny with mid dark brown hair, long on the top short on sides.It is believed he is wearing Nike trainers with bright yellow laces and is in possession of...
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Mashable
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Google's video calling app Duo and messaging app Allo will soon get some oft-requested features. Google announced the changes to its communication apps, as well as some upgrades of other apps in services, at an event in São Paulo, Brazil, on Wednesday. SEE ALSO: Google's Tilt Brush VR art tool comes to the Oculus Rift When Duo originally launched, it had an odd omission : You could use it for a video call, but not an audio-only call. Now, Google fixed this; the company says audio calls will work well even on slow connections and won't eat up much data. The feature is live in Brazil now, and will be rolled to the rest of the world "in the coming days." Read more... More about Google Photos , Google , Google Allo , Google Duo , and Tech
Nottingham Evening Post
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Residents in St Ann's have woken up to the news this morning that police have launched a murder investigation after a man was found outside a shop. The man was found outside the Premier Express R.S. Convenience Store, in Robin Hood Street, just before 9.30pm on Wednesday, and later died as a result of his injuries at the Queen's Medical Centre. Sections of Robin Hood Street are closed this morning and officers have remained at the scene as they launch an investigation into the circumstances...
CNN
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Four people were killed and dozens more wounded in a terror attack Wednesday near the Houses of Parliament in London. The attacker was also killed. Get the latest below.
Mashable
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Tube stations in London have been using their notice boards to send messages of hope to commuters, following Wednesday's terror attack. SEE ALSO: These powerful London Underground signs are going viral Many of these images have been posted on social media and retweeted hundreds of times. However, one image doing the rounds is not quite what it seems. This is London pic.twitter.com/sBNuFUSFOP Tim de Wit (@timdewit) March 23, 2017 The message, which couldn't be more British, says: "All terrorists are politely reminded that THIS IS LONDON and whatever you do to us we will drink tea and jolly well carry on. Thank you" Read more... More about Underground Sign , Notice Board , Tube , Underground , and London Attack
The Week
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Description Cheryl Grimmer disappeared when she was three Credits NSW Police Alt Text Cheryl Grimmer Australian police arrest 63-year-old man in Melbourne in connection with disappearance of three-year-old One-Minute Read Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 11:23am A man has been charged with the murder of British toddler Cheryl Grimmer, who disappeared from a beach in Australia almost 50 years ago. The 63-year-old, originally from the UK, was arrested in Melbourne on Wednesday and will face court on Friday morning. He was a "person of interest" during the original police investigation, when he would have been 16, the BBC reports. Bristol-born Cheryl, then aged three, went missing from a beach in New South Wales on 12 January 1970, not long after her family had emigrated to Australia. She had been sent to shower in a toilet block 110yds from the beach with her three brothers, Ricki, Stephen and Paul, but disappeared from the changing rooms and was never seen again.