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Homeless man’s death outside parliament moves Britain

LONDON: The death of a homeless Portuguese man outside the British parliament this week has prompted calls to tackle the problem and unleashed outpourings of grief, including from Portugal's President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. The 35-year-old man, who has not been named, was found dead on Wednesday in an underground passage from Westminster station that leads to the Houses of Parliament building -- a spot that is passed by hundreds of politicians every day. Police have said the death is being treated as unexplained but…

Last person held over London terror attack released

LONDON: British police said they released on Saturday the final person being held over last week's terror attack outside the British parliament, which killed four people. A 30-year-old man arrested in the central city of Birmingham on March 26 on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts was the last of the 12 arrested over the attack to be released. "All those arrested in connection with the terrorist attack in Westminster on Wednesday, 22 March have now been released with no further action," Scotland Yard said a…

UK parliament attacker named as British-born Khalid Masood

LONDON: The attacker who killed three people near parliament in London before being shot dead was named on Thursday as British-born Khalid Masood, who was once investigated by MI5 intelligence officers over concerns about violent extremism. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement issued by its Amaq news agency, but did not name Masood and gave no details. It was not clear whether the attacker was directly connected to the group. Police said Masood, 52, was born in the county of Kent in…