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‘Interest in jihad, no IS link’

LONDON, March 28, (Agencies): Police have found no evidence that the man who killed four people in London last week was associated with the Islamic State group or al-Qaeda, a senior British counterterrorism officer said Monday. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu of the Metropolitan Police said Westminster attacker Khalid Masood …

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China concerned over Paris clash

Inquiry after police officer allegedly kills Chinese man PARIS, March 28, (Agencies): Violent clashes in Paris between baton-wielding police and protesters outraged at the police killing of a Chinese man in his home injured three police officers and led to the arrest of 35 protesters, authorities said Tuesday. The incidents …

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Studios present upcoming slate

LAS VEGAS, March 28, (Agencies): Iron Man just put Spider-Man in time out. Sony Pictures on Monday unveiled the second trailer for “Spider-Man: Homecoming” at CinemaCon, featuring Tom Holland, the newly anointed web-slinger, being put in his place by Robert Downey Jr’s more seasoned Tony Stark. The film, out July …

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India thump Australia to end home season in style

Hosts secure series from tourists 2-1 after 8-wicket romp DHARAMSALA, India, March 28, (RTRS): India opener Lokesh Rahul’s elegant fifty and stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane’s quickfire 38 not out secured a series-clinching eightwicket romp in the fourth and final test against Australia on Tuesday. Wrapping up the win appeared a …

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Police snipers near ‘caliphate’ mosque – Thousands still flee fighting

MOSUL, Iraq, March 27, (RTRS): Perched in bombedout apartments overlooking west Mosul, Iraqi police snipers have in the last few days advanced to within a few hundred metres of the mosque where Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared his caliphate nearly three years ago. Through holes knocked in walls, …

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US Muslims gear to fight Sharia ban

WASHINGTON, March 27, (AP): Muslims complain they’re frivolous bills meant to spread fears and sow suspicion of their religion in a nation divided. But supporters of state proposals to prevent Islamic code from being used in American courts argue they aren’t overtly anti-Muslim and are needed to safeguard constitutional rights …

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Why London attacker’s links to Saudi Arabia might matter

DUBAI, UAE, March 27, (AP): The British man who killed four people in a rampage in London last week had made three trips to Saudi Arabia in his lifetime. Though millions of foreigners from around the world live and work in the kingdom, Khalid Masood’s time there immediately raised questions …

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Expat Turks begin voting in referendum

BERLIN, March 27, (Agencies): As polling stations opened Monday in Germany, acrimony has been rising among the Turks here whose votes are crucial in the tight race over whether to expand the powers of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The 1.4 million eligible Turkish voters in Germany represent about half …

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Toscanini’s legacy remembered – One of 20th century’s most enduring conductors

MILAN, March 27, (AP): Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini’s legacies included abolishing encores at La Scala. So it was a playful touch when one of the maestro’s musical heirs included a Verdi encore during a tribute at the Milan opera house marking the 150th anniversary of Toscanini’s birth. The Saturday night …

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India close in on win after Jadeja’s allround brilliance – Australia 137 all out in second innings

DHARAMSALA, India, March 27, (RTRS): Ravindra Jadeja shone with bat and ball to put India in a commanding position to secure a series-clinching victory over Australia in the fourth and final Test on Monday. After two days of fluctuating fortunes at the end of a tight series which is level …

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