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United Kingdom officials treating mosque attack as terrorism

Police said there were no other people being sought in connection to the attack later Monday morning, but noted that the investigation was ongoing. A vehicle struck pedestrians near a mosque in north London early Monday morning. He was sitting and holding him like that, people kept holding him. "This big van just came and went all over us", witness Abdulrahman Saleh Alamoudi told BuzzFeed News. Read More »

One Dead And Ten Injured In London Following Suspected Terror Attack

Eyewitness told Sky News and other British media that the van seemed to have veered and hit people intentionally. One man, who was already being given first aid at the scene before the vehicle was driven into pedestrians, has died but police said it was not clear whether his death was directly linked. Read More »

Finsbury Park: One dead in 'horrific' van attack near mosque

Earlier this month, a van veered into pedestrians on London Bridge, setting off vehicle and knife attacks that killed eight people and wounded many others on the bridge and in the nearby Borough Market area. "There was three people in the van". The attacker was motivated by Islamist extremism, police said. "We do not know how many were injured or killed, but our prayers are with the victims and families". Read More »

Fifty-eight missing presumed dead in London tower block fire


Commander of the Metropolitan Police Stuart Cundy said in a statement that a recovery operation, which was briefly suspended for security reasons, had been resumed and family liaison officers were dealing with 52 families. "We do have a duty of care to all our residents and whatever findings and failings come out, they have to come out soon because all the community, the victims, the families, people need answers". Read More »

1 killed, 10 injured as van plows into pedestrians near London mosque

Police said they were first called shortly after midnight. "But, I would like to say that the response time by the police was ridiculous". - An imam stopped the crowd from hitting and kicking the attacker. The driver was arrested and taken to a hospital as a precaution. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, the Senior National Coordinator for Counter Terrorism said: "From 00:21hrs this morning police received a number calls to Seven Sisters Road following a van having collided with ... Read More »

Queen's Speech: Government 'has enough support' after talks with DUP

Theresa May announced her plan to lead a minority government after the election result with the support of the DUP - though the terms of any arrangement with the Northern Irish party have yet to emerge. Mrs May was due to hold talks on Thursday with other Northern Ireland political parties amid fears the Government's relationship with the DUP could undermine the peace process. Read More »

Team NZ take charge of America's Cup final


In a word - No. The Americans roared back to win 9-8, with British sailor Ben Ainslie playing a key role after he replaced John Kostecki as the team's tactician. He is an Americas Cup rookie. "We've still got plenty of things to work on the boat over the next few days, so it gives us the opportunity to keep developing as well". Read More »

Finsbury Park attack: What we know so far

Witnesses have described the "horrible" moment a van was "deliberately" driven into pedestrians near a north London mosque . The alleged driver reportedly tried to escape but was pulled out of his large white van by members of the public after hitting pedestrians around midnight . Read More »

Portugal waits for foreign help to fight deadly wildfires


On Saturday, 160 vehicles and several hundred firefighters were dispatched to combat the fires. Portugal's prime minister, Antonio Costa , said there had been 156 fires across the country over the weekend, with 11 still active, including two blazes that are "particularly problematic". Read More »

What we know so far about the Finsbury Park attack

A delivery driver who was on a bike about three cars behind the incident, Mohammad Abdullah, said he saw the van take a sudden left turn. However, the UK's Counter Terrorism Command is said to be investigating the attack, which occurred just after midnight on Monday. Read More »

Polls to open for primary elections across Virginia

With 99 percent of precincts reporting on the GOP side, Gillespie led former Trump state campaign chairman Corey Stewart by just over 4,000 votes out of almost 365,000 ballots cast. "We're all in this together", he said. The race was called earlier in the evening for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ralph Northam . Mark Warner a close race in 2014. Read More »

Vehicle hits people near London mosque; 1 dead, several injured

Numerous victims are believed to have just left evening prayers after breaking the Ramadan fast. May 22 Manchester concert: At least 22 persons died and 116 were wounded on May 22, when a young British suicide bomber detonated a bomb at the Manchester Arena shortly after a concert of American singer Ariana Grande. Read More »

Man drives into crowd of people leaving mosque; 1 dead

The London ambulance service said a "number of resources have been sent to the scene in Seven Sisters Road". "An attack on one community is an attack on all of us", said Police Commissioner Cressida Dick. A van left the roadway and swerved into a large crowd standing on the sidewalk, witnesses reported. Commenting on reports that the van driver also produced a knife, the statement went on: "At this stage there are no reports of any persons having suffered any knife injuries". Read More »

Donald Trump: 'I am being investigated'


Though the president did not name anyone in his morning tweet, he appeared to refer to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who wrote a memo which the White House used to justify the firing of former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey . Read More »

VP Pence hires outside legal counsel


One source said Pence was focused with Senate confirmable personnel. In the 1980s, Cullen was special counsel to Sen. Richard Cullen , partner at McGuireWoods, was recently hired as Mike Pence's attorney. After that report, Pence reiterated a previous statement that he first learned of Flynn's lobbying in March. According to the report, Mueller is also investigating the businesses and finances of Trump's senior-level adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner. Read More »

Muslim body condemns 'senseless and evil attack' at Finsbury Park

One person was killed and 10 were hurt. Video taken in the immediate aftermath of the incident and posted on social media showed people screaming as bystanders performed chest compressions on one of the injured. A group of people were helping a man who had collapsed when they were hit by the van just after midnight. Police said eight of the injured were hospitalized; the other two had minor injuries and were treated at the scene. Read More »

Finsbury Park van attack

A 48 year old man has been arrested Sunday evening after driving a white van intentionally at individuals as they were leaving a Mosque at London's Finsbury Park . They said officers have responded with other emergency services including the London Ambulance Service who have sent a "number of resources" to Seven Sisters Road. Read More »

Russia: US-led coalition planes in Syria to be treated as targets

It said that "pro-Syrian regime forces" had earlier attacked an SDF-held town south of Tabqa and wounded a number of fighters, driving them from the town. It said it had "contacted its Russian counterparts by telephone via an established "de-confliction line" to de-escalate the situation and stop the firing". Read More »

US Congressional baseball game a diamond in political rough


Sava said Friday that there are hundreds of bullet fragments in Scalise's body, but 'we have no intention to try and remove all the bullet fragments at this point'. When Scalise arrived in the hospital, he had an "imminent risk of death" and was "as critical as you can be", doctors also said. President Donald Trump says GOP Congressman Steve Scalise "took a bullet for all of us". Read More »

Qatar accuses Arab nations of 'publicity stunt' on terrorism allegations

The countries cut air, sea and land links with Qatar . "Enough is enough, and our Qatari brothers can not continue to fund extremism and terrorise and incite and use hostile media and interfere with the affairs of other countries and still remain in good standing", he said , adding he expected a positive response that would move the region to a "better place". Read More »