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British lawmakers hit by cyber security attack

LONDON Britain's parliament was hit by a cyber attack on Saturday in which hackers tried to access email accounts, politicians and officials said, just over a month after a ransomware attack crippled parts of the country's health service.

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Sectarian group claims Pakistan bombs; death toll rises to 50

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan A faction of Pakistan-based sectarian militants Lashkar-e-Jhangvi on Saturday claimed responsibility for twin bombs that hit a market in the northwestern town of Parachinar, killing at least 50 people ahead of the holiday marking the end of Ramadan.

Top News, South Asia 4:00pm IST

London tower blocks evacuated as 27 buildings fail fire tests

LONDON Britain said 27 high-rise apartment blocks had failed fire safety checks carried out after the deadly Grenfell Tower blaze, including several in north London where residents were forced to evacuate amid chaotic scenes late on Friday. | Video

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Arconic knowingly supplied flammable panels for use in tower - emails

LONDON Six emails sent by and to an Arconic Inc sales manager raise questions about why the company supplied combustible cladding to a distributor for use at Grenfell Tower, despite publicly warning such panels were a fire risk for tall buildings.

6:42pm IST

Egypt's Sisi ratifies contested deal handing Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia

CAIRO Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ratified a maritime demarcation agreement that sees the country cede sovereignty over two uninhabited Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, the government said on Saturday.

10:03pm IST

Istanbul bans gay and transgender pride march for second year

ISTANBUL Istanbul's governor has banned a gay and transgender pride march which was due to take place in the city on Sunday, citing security concerns after threats from an ultra-nationalist group.

7:58pm IST

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