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Maduro says he escaped drone ‘assassination’ attempt, blames Colombia

CARACAS: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Saturday he escaped an "assassination" attempt using an explosive-laden drone, after a live broadcast showed him looking confused when a bang went off during a Caracas military parade and dozens of soldiers scuttling for safety. His government said seven soldiers were wounded in the incident. "It was an attack to kill me, they tried to assassinate me today," Maduro said in a later state broadcast, speaking of a "flying object (that) exploded in front of me." He said some…

Plot to kill British premier Theresa May foiled: Sky News

LONDON: The Metropolitan Police said on Tuesday that two men arrested last week had been charged with terrorism offenses and would appear in Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday. The Metropolitan Police said in a statement that the men were arrested by its Counter Terrorism Command on Nov. 28. It identified them as Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, of north London, and Mohammed Aqib Imran, 21, of south-east Birmingham. Sky News reported on Tuesday, citing sources, that police had foiled a plot to assassinate British…