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Bastions of democracy

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption London’s tight security stopped the attacker from accessing parliament The attack on the British parliament building was stopped quickly, and security forces locked down the area within minutes. But the attacker still managed to enter Westminster and fatally wound an unarmed police officer, before he was shot. Prime Minister […]

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Afghan Taliban capture crucial town of Sangin

Image copyright AFP Image caption The struggle for Sangin is part of a wider battle for control in Helmand province The Taliban have captured the crucial south Afghan district of Sangin after a year-long battle, officials say. Government forces say they have made a tactical retreat from the centre of Sangin. A spokesman for Helmand’s […]

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Ukraine munitions blasts prompt mass evacuations

Media captionA series of explosions could be seen at the dump throughout Wednesday night Some 20,000 people are being evacuated after a series of explosions at a massive arms depot in eastern Ukraine described by officials as sabotage. The base in Balakliya, near Kharkiv, is around 100km (60 miles) from fighting against Russian-backed separatists. The […]

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London attack: World leaders show solidarity

Media captionThe Eiffel Tower turns off its lights Leaders of countries affected by recent terror attacks have voiced solidarity with the UK after the deadly attack near the Houses of Parliament. A lone attacker was shot dead after he used a car to run down pedestrians, killing two, and stabbed a police officer to death […]