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MPs in parliament remain a hard target for terrorists

MPs in parliament remain a hard target for terrorists

When Airey Neave, the last MP to be assassinated in parliament, was blown up by a magnetic bomb under his car as he was driving out of the underground car park, his murderers boasted they had killed him “inside the ‘impregnable’ Palace of Westminster”. T

Wednesday, 21:04 in World News
 
Lone attackers are the biggest challenge for security services

Lone attackers are the biggest challenge for security services

The UK’s intelligence services have prevented 12 terrorist plots in the past three years but on Wednesday they failed to stop the 13th and their long-predicted nightmare finally came true. The intelligence agencies have been warning of such an attack alm

Wednesday, 20:55 in World News
 
Starting over again: AFL season begins with round characterised by contrasts

Starting over again: AFL season begins with round characterised by contrasts

To quote Mickey and Sylvia, love is strange. On Thursday night, a 70,000-strong, noisy, passionate chorus is expected to accompany the AFL season opener between two football clubs who more closely resemble a decades-long conceptual art project. While it

Wednesday, 20:48 in Sport
 
Rory McIlroy beaten by Soren Kjeldsen in WGC Match Play opener

Rory McIlroy beaten by Soren Kjeldsen in WGC Match Play opener

The good news for Rory McIlroy relates to the WGC Match Play format. The bad? A year ago only one player, Dustin Johnson, succumbed to an opening-day defeat but recovered sufficiently to progress to the knockout stage. McIlroy’s 2&1 defeat by...

Wednesday, 20:41 in Sport
 
The Westminster attack is a tragedy, but it’s not a threat to democracy

The Westminster attack is a tragedy, but it’s not a threat to democracy

The current bout of global terrorism came to the heart of London today in a fatal attack outside the Palace of Westminster. The symbolism is impossible to escape. An assault on the home of democracy induces a peculiar sense of outrage. That people, inclu

Wednesday, 20:36 in Politics
 
The numbing afternoon when I saw a police officer die outside Parliament

The numbing afternoon when I saw a police officer die outside Parliament

The mind goes numb at times like these. A disconnect between brain and feeling. So it took me the best part of an hour to make sense of what I had seen. But the simple truth is this. Today I saw a man die. A police officer, someone I had almost certainly

Wednesday, 20:30 in World News
 
Scotland holds the key to understanding how life first walked on land

Scotland holds the key to understanding how life first walked on land

I was looking at Romer’s Gap the other day. No this isn’t a dirty confession, although I did come back with sand in my hiking boots. Just before Christmas I found myself digging into the fine shingle of a beach opposite Bass Rock, near Edinburgh, in the

Wednesday, 20:12 in Science &Technology
 
Palaeontologists reveal 350m-year-old tropical Scotland bursting with life

Palaeontologists reveal 350m-year-old tropical Scotland bursting with life

I held in my hands one of the first animals to drag itself out of the water and onto land. Christened “Tiny”, she (I like to think it was female, but we can’t actually tell) is entombed in a chunk of boring, black rock. I ran my hands over the surface, f

Wednesday, 20:12 in Science &Technology
 
Newport Gwent Dragons to be taken over by Welsh Rugby Union

Newport Gwent Dragons to be taken over by Welsh Rugby Union

The Welsh Rugby Union will take over one of its four regions, Newport Gwent Dragons, in July to prevent it from folding after failing to secure outside investment. With Cardiff Blues struggling and the Scarlets reporting a loss of more than £1.5m this mo

Wednesday, 20:11 in Sport
 
The Guardian view on the Westminster attack: solidarity against terror

The Guardian view on the Westminster attack: solidarity against terror

It was only ever a matter of time. This strike at parliament took aim directly at the heart of British democracy. It was perhaps meant to reach the prime minister – for today, the day of prime minister’s questions, was the one day when her movements woul

Wednesday, 20:02 in Politics
 
French schoolchildren badly injured in Westminster attack

French schoolchildren badly injured in Westminster attack

Three French schoolchildren from Brittany on a visit to London were injured – two critically – in the terrorist attack on Westminster Bridge on Wednesday. The teenagers from the Saint-Joseph de Concarneau lycée (secondary school) were halfway through a w

Wednesday, 19:59 in World News
 
Timeline of the Westminster attacks

Timeline of the Westminster attacks

About 2.40pm: A grey 4x4 Hyundai i40 car races over Westminster Bridge, mounting the pavement and mowing down pedestrians. Around 20 casualties are left lying on the bridge. Several victims are believed to be visiting French students. The car veers acros

Wednesday, 19:57 in World News
 
Lithuanian man's phishing tricked US tech companies into wiring over $100m

Lithuanian man's phishing tricked US tech companies into wiring over $100m

Two major American tech companies were tricked by a Lithuanian man’s phishing scheme into wiring him over $100m, according to the justice department. Evaldas Rimasauskas, 48, was arrested last week by Lithuanian authorities and charged on Monday by prose

Wednesday, 19:44 in World News
 
US border agent sexually assaulted teen sisters in Texas, ACLU says

US border agent sexually assaulted teen sisters in Texas, ACLU says

Two teenage sisters fleeing violence in Guatemala were sexually assaulted by a US Customs and Border Protection officer in Texas after crossing the Mexican border, according to claims filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. The sisters, ages 17 and

Wednesday, 19:44 in World News
 
The most interesting market movement is not in share prices but in oil

The most interesting market movement is not in share prices but in oil

Let’s be fair to President Trump. The “worst falls” in stock markets since his election last November require perspective. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which passed the 20,000 mark only in January, was approaching 21,000 before Tuesday’s decline tha

Wednesday, 19:39 in Business
 


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