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London attacker taught English in Saudi Arabia for two years

Khalid Masood who killed four people during a terror rampage in London had made three trips to Saudi Arabia, the country's embassy in Britain confirmed.

Two 17-year-old boys found dead at Cleveland cliffs

Two teenage boys have been found dead at cliffs in Cleveland.

The reaction from Nigel Farage and more as UKIP's only MP Douglas Carswell steps down

Some, including Nigel Farage, claim Carswell was never UKIP' in the first place.

Westminster security 'must be stepped up' after video reveals open gates

A fundraising page for a Westminster terror attack victim has been taken over by JustGiving amid fears it was set up by a fraudster.

EU leaders acknowledge Brexit turning point at Rome summit

EU leaders have marked the 60th anniversary of the bloc's founding treaty as a historical turning point, with the UK preparing to officially trigger divorce proceedings next week.

70% of women sheltering in UN camps in South Sudan have been raped, report finds

The prevalence of sexual violence has reached "epic proportions" in South Sudan during its civil war, the UN Commission on Human Rights said.

Newborn baby and toddler sister found stabbed to death

A newborn baby and its two-year-old sister have been found stabbed to death in North Carolina, police said.

7 things you're doing everyday that are wrecking the planet

Make a few changes this Earth Hour and help the environment.

US judge grants asylum to teenage Singapore blogger Amos Yee

A blogger from Singapore who was jailed for online posts criticising his government has been granted asylum to remain in the United States, an immigration judge ruled.

Defeat for Donald Trump as Obamacare set to remain 'for the foreseeable future'

Donald Trump and Republican leaders have scrapped their bill to repeal "Obamacare" in a humiliating failure for the US president, when it became clear his flagship manifesto pledge would nosedive in the House of Representatives.

Three people shot in France

Three people have reportedly been shot in the northern French city of Lille - including a teenager who was hit in the leg.

Detectives hunt for possible associates of Westminster killer Khalid Masood

Counter-terrorism detectives are attempting to trace any associates of Khalid Masood as they mount a huge investigation to establish what triggered the terrorist's murderous rampage in Westminster.

Helicopter crashes next to river Thames after going into a 'spin'

The pilot of a helicopter which crashed near a river after going into a spin gave a "thumbs-up" as he escaped with minor injuries, a witness said.

EU leaders converge in Rome to rekindle sense of unity

European Union leaders have begun a weekend pilgrimage in Rome with the hope that a visit to the cradle of their project of unity can rekindle the vigour of youth.

Trump's healthcare bill pulled without a vote

Update 8.30pm: Donald Trump's healthcare bill has been withdrawn without a vote at the last minute.

What we know about the killed and injured victims of the Westminster terror attack

Here is what we know about the victims of the Westminster attack.

Lawyer who stole £4m from clients and church jailed for seven years

A "deceitful" lawyer has been jailed for seven years for stealing around £4 million from clients and the Church of England and using it to fund her lavish lifestyle, police have said.

Naked group stages disruption by notorious Auschwitz gate

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

The sun is totally spotless at the moment and this is what it means

The sun is missing something.

Alan Bean, the fourth astronaut to walk on the moon, has a theory on why aliens haven't paid us a visit

The 85-year-old astronaut resigned from Nasa in 1981 to devote his time to painting.

Woman who fell into Thames in Westminster terror attack was to receive marriage proposal

The Romanian woman who fell from London's Westminster Bridge into the River Thames during the terrorist attack was due to receive a marriage proposal later that day.

Keystone oil pipeline approval 'a great day for jobs', says Donald Trump

Donald Trump has said "it's a great day for American jobs" after his administration issued a permit to build the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Most cancer cases are a result of bad luck, scientists claim

Researchers believe most cancer mutations are due to random DNA copying mistakes.

'Final photo' of PC Keith Palmer shared as tributes paid to 'genuinely nice bloke'

An American tourist has shared a photo of herself with Pc Keith Palmer outside Parliament.

Spacewalk astronauts prepare International Space Station for new parking spot

Astronauts have ventured out on a spacewalk to prepare the International Space Station for a new parking spot.

Vladimir Putin denies French election interference after meeting Marine Le Pen

Vladimir Putin has held a surprise meeting with France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen

Widow 'sick' to hear husband's knife attacker committed Westminster atrocity

The widow of a man slashed in the face by Khalid Masood told how she felt "sick" after hearing he went on to commit the atrocity in Westminster.

'Distracted' rail worker seconds from being hit by 85mph train

A railway worker narrowly avoided being hit by a train travelling at 85mph.

Donald Trump demands make-or-break vote on health care bill

The risky move, part gamble and part threat, was presented to Republican politicians behind closed doors

Police probe violent past of Westminster killer

Latest: Detectives are exploring the past of the middle-aged murderer of many aliases who wrought carnage on Westminster, as arrests connected to the outrage were made across the country.

This 130-year-old fact about dinosaurs might be wrong after all, scientists say

And it's blowing people's minds.

Defiance and quiet dignity at candlelit vigil to Westminster attack victims

Defiance and quiet dignity were shown at a vigil to the victims of the Westminster attack, hours before police said a 75-year-old man had died from injuries sustained in Wednesday's outrage.

No rape since woman did not scream, says Italian court

Officials in Italy have been asked to look into a case in which a court acquitted a man of raping a woman because she did not scream.

Westminster terror attack victims treated in hospitals across London

Victims of the Westminster terror attack are being treated in hospitals across the capital, though some who were admitted have now been discharged.

Donations for family of murdered PC Keith Palmer pass £300,000 mark

Well-wishers have donated more than £300,000 online for the family of murdered police officer Keith Palmer.

CIA hacked Apple devices in ways users cannot fix, claims Wikileaks

New documents from WikiLeaks point to an apparent CIA programme to hack Apple's iPhones and Mac computers using techniques that users could not disable by resetting their devices.

29 inmates tunnel out of Mexican prison

A group of 29 inmates have tunnelled their way out of a prison in the northern Mexico border state of Tamaulipas.

Westminster terror attack: Here's what we know so far

A massive police operation is under way after a terror attack in Westminster, in the heart of London.

Khalid Masood: Here's what we know about the man named by police as the Westminster attacker

Masood was known to police before the attack.

240 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean

A Spanish aid organisation says it has recovered five bodies from waters off the Libyan coast and fears that at least 240 migrants could have died after two boats capsized in the Mediterranean.

29 charged in child sex abuse probe

A total of 29 people have been charged with offences against 18 children who were aged between 11 and 17.

Neighbour of Khalid Masood 'cannot believe he could do something like this'

Searches are continuing at a flat and a house in Birmingham following police raids linked to the Westminster terror attack.

Scientists have been growing healthy heart tissue on spinach leaves

The new tissue engineering method could help treat heart attack patients in the future.

Family of murdered PC Keith Palmers pay tribute to 'wonderful dad and husband'

Pc Keith Palmer was a "wonderful dad and husband, a loving son, brother and uncle" who will be "deeply missed", his family said.

Belgium raises security in Antwerp after car chase

The bomb squad was brought in and the authorities raised security in the centre of town, in places where people normally gather.

This 16th century anatomy book shows what we may have thought about female genitalia

It hints as to why our knowledge of the female body has historically been so lacking.

Police criticised as stalker jailed for murder of 'stereotyped' ex-girlfriend

A judge criticised police as he jailed a stalker who murdered his ex-girlfriend five months after officers gave her a fixed penalty notice for wasting their time over him.

Probe after ABC News Twitter accounts hacked

ABC News has said three of its Twitter accounts have been hacked, sending out profanity-filled posts to its millions of followers.

Nigel Farage blames Westminster attack on support for multiculturalism

"…If you open your door to uncontrolled immigration from Middle Eastern countries, you are inviting in terrorism."

Police officer among four killed in Wisconsin shootings

A police officer and three other people were killed when a domestic dispute at a bank escalated into shootings at three locations in Wisconsin.