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Attack outside the Houses of Parliament in London

Four are dead and at least 20 wounded on Wednesday close to Britain’s Houses of Parliament in what police said they were treating as a terrorist incident.

Reuters reporters inside the building heard loud bangs and shortly afterwards a Reuters photographer said he saw at least a dozen people injured on Westminster Bridge, next to parliament.

His photographs showed people lying on the ground, some of them bleeding heavily and one apparently under a bus. The number of casualties was unclear.

“Officers – including firearms officers – remain on the scene and we are treating this as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise,” London’s Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

The House of Commons, which was in session at the time, was immediately suspended and lawmakers were asked to stay inside.
Prime Minister Theresa May was safe after the incident, a spokesman for her office said. He declined to say where May was when the attack took place.

The leader of the House, David Lidington, said in the chamber that an assailant who stabbed a policeman had been shot by police.
An ambulance helicopter landed on Parliament Square, just outside the building.

The BBC said police believed there was a suspect vehicle outside parliament but police did not immediately confirm that report. (REUTERS)

(Photos: Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP, Toby Melville /Reuters, Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP, Stefan Wermuth/Reuters, Toby Melville /Reuters, Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)

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Last year, the Southern Poverty Law Center conducted a study on public symbols of the Confederacy. The center found more than 700 Confederate monuments on public land in the U.S. — with nearly 300 in the states of Georgia, Virginia and North Carolina alone.

Around the country, a fresh push is on to remove Confederate statues, the great majority of which were erected well after the Civil War.

A protest linked to the proposed removal of a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Va., became a scene of violence, and officials elsewhere are moving swiftly to remove statues, hoping to keep their own towns and universities becoming similarly embroiled. Monuments in cities including Baltimore, Annapolis, Austin, Durham and New Orleans have already been taken down.

Though the controversy surrounding Confederate monuments is uniquely American, the U.S. is not alone in reckoning with public symbols of the past.

In Reckoning With Confederate Monuments, Other Countries Could Provide Examples

Photos: Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images, Prylepa Leksander/AFP/Getty Images, Charlie Shoemaker/Getty Images and Axel Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images

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Image above: Barcelona 1917, demonstration demanding the freedom for political prisoners.

Image below: Barcelona 2017, demonstration demanding the freedom for political prisoners. (x)

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#RESIST protesters crash Trump’s speech to construction unions and more: April 4 in photos

Protesters hold up signs as President Donald Trump speaks at the 2017 North America’s Building Trades Unions National Legislative Conference in Washington; a man carries a child following a suspected chemical attack, at a makeshift hospital in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, northern Idlib province, Syria; fans arrive during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga.; An Iraqi Federal Police member fires an RPG towards Islamic State militants during a battle in Mosul, Iraq; and, South Sudanese refugee children gather with their  belongings after crossing into Uganda at the Ngomoromo border post in Lamwo district, northern Uganda.

These are just a few of the photos of the day for April 4, 2017.

(Photos: Susan Walsh/AP, Edlib Media Center, via AP, Matt Slocum/AP, Khalid al Mousily/Reuters, Reuters)

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Trump, Merkel and coal take center stage at climate protests ahead of the G20 in Hamburg

Thousands of people are taking part in the first major protest in the northern German city of Hamburg before the Group of 20 meeting next weekend.

About 4,000 people marched through the city center Sunday to protest against the climate and trade policies of the world’s major developed and emerging economies.

The demonstration, which also saw protesters take to the water with a flotilla of hundreds of small boats, was organized by environmental, labor, human rights and church groups.

Authorities are putting in place tight security and declaring certain areas of Hamburg off limits to protesters during the July 7-8 summit.

Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a video address Sunday that she wants discussion among leaders to include issues such as sustainable development, labor rights and environmental protection. (AP)

(Photos: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images, Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters, Axel Heimken/dpa via AP, John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images [2])

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babalar ki, yalnızlığın en uzun tarihidir
içlerinden gelip geçtiğimiz.

Hasan Ali Toptaş

Görsel :  Syrian Kurdish fighter Delkhwaz Sheikh Ahmad, 22, sits with his wife Siham, 23, and their two sons - Lefteris Pitarakis/ASSOCIATED PRESS

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People’s Climate March across the U.S.

Thousands of people across the U.S. are marching on President Donald Trump’s hundredth day in office to demand action on climate change.

In Washington, D.C., large crowds on Saturday made their way down Pennsylvania Avenue in sweltering heat. They planned to encircle the White House.

Organizers say about 300 other protest marches are expected around the country.

Participants in the Peoples Climate March say they’re objecting to Trump’s rollback of restrictions on mining, oil drilling and greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants, among other things. (AP)

(Photos: Mike Theiler/Reuters, Marc Piscotty/Getty Images, Astrid Riecken/Getty Images, Mary Altaffer/AP, Mike Theiler/Reuters)

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“ Şimdiye kadarki bütün toplumların tarihi, sınıf savaşımları tarihidir. ”

Marx
Görsel : Migrants arrived by boat this month near the village of Skala on the Greek island of Lesbos. Under Europe’s system of open internal borders, the island’s thinly patrolled, easily accessible coastline, within sight of the Turkish coast, might as well be the frontier of France or Germany or Sweden.
Credit Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times

Let’s stand in solidarity with the Tibetan people to show them that they are not alone and that the world is responding to their calls for freedom.

讓我們與圖博人民攜手同心,以我們的溫暖來表明,他們並不孤單,如今整個世界正回應著他們對自由的呼喚!!

(Courtesy Photo: PTI -A Tibetan little girl during a rally to mark 54th Tibetan National Uprising Day in New Delhi.)

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Yates, tear gas, lemurs & more – it happened today: May 8 in pictures

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates testify to the Senate Judicary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill May 8, 2017 in Washington, DC; An opposition supporter throws tear gas at riot police during a rally against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela; Protesters stage a die-in during a rally near the Presidential Palace to protest the “extrajudicial killings” under President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called war on drugs which coincided with the U.N. Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, May 8, 2017 in Manila, Philippines; People carry a victim on a stretcher out of the scene of a car bomb explosion in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia; and, A flock of young lemurs climb a tree at their enclosure in the Wroclaw Zoo, in Wroclaw, Poland.

These are just a few of the photos of the day for May 8, 2017.

(Photos: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters, Bullit Marquez/AP,  Said Yusuf Warsame/EPA, Macie J. Kulczynski/EPA)

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