London attack: IS claims responsibility

LONDON -- Islamic State has claimed that the Westminster terrorist who brought bloodshed to the heart of London was a “soldier” of the terror group.

Seven arrests have been made in raids following the attack which occured on the anniversary of bomb attacks in Brussels. In one raid by armed police in Birmingham, three men were arrested. Birmingham-based Islamists have been linked to both Brussels and Paris terror attacks suspect Mohamed Abrini. In December two Birmingham men were jailed for passing money to Abrini.

Tomb of Jesus reopens for Easter

JERUSALEM -- The newly restored tomb of Jesus Christ at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem was presented to the press on Monday.

Terror attack on UK Houses of Parliament

LONDON -- Four people were killed and around 40 injured in a terror attack in London. An assailant mowed down pedestrians and stabbed a police officer before being shot dead.

World Agenda for April available now

LONDON -- Each month Graphic News moves a World Agenda -- an illustrated diary of upcoming events -- in both print format and as a responsive screen version.

New London black cab assembly line opens

COVENTRY -- Coventry’s London Taxi Company opened its new £300 million ($374m) factory Wednesday, the first new car plant to open in the UK in more than a decade.

President Trump’s national approval slumps

WASHINGTON DC -- Donald Trump's national approval rating sunk to 37 percent in the latest Gallup survey, a historically poor showing for a commander in chief in his first 60 days.

Tesla to build Australian battery farm

ADELAIDE -- Tesla founder Elon Musk has offered to solve capacity problems in South Australia’s troubled power grid within 100 days, or deliver a solution for free.

Martin McGuinness – IRA peacemaker dies

BELFAST -- Martin McGuinness, one-time Provisional IRA commander who laid down his arms to become a negotiator of Northern Ireland's peace deal, died on Tuesday aged 66,

French face four ballots over eight weeks

PARIS -- French voters will cast their ballots on April 23 and May 7 to elect their president, followed by votes on June 11 and June 18 to select the 577-seat National Assembly.

New radar probe in King Tut’s tomb

CAIRO -- A fresh probe using next-generation radar technology will start this month, aiming to find out once and for all if another burial site lies in King Tutankhamun's tomb.

Motorsports 2017

Apr 1: FIA World RallyCross Championship

BARCELONA -- The season opens at the Circuit de Catalunya, taking in 12 rounds around the globe, concluding at the World RX of South Africa at the Killarney International Raceway.

Apr 11-12: Champions League quarter-finals

NYON, Switzerland -- Bayern Munich face Real Madrid, Juventus and Barcelona clash, Borussia Dortmund take on French leaders AS Monaco, while debutants Leicester meet Atletico Madrid.

Apr 13: Europa League quarter-finals

NYON, Switzerland -- Ties of the round include Mourinho's Man Utd taking on Anderlecht, and two former winners, Ajax (1992) and Schalke (1997) set for a heavyweight contest.

Mar 24-26: F1 Australian Grand Prix

MELBOURNE -- Twenty drivers - minus the 2016 World Champion Nico Rosberg - will line up on the grid for the opening race of the new F1 season at the Albert Park circuit.

Apr 5: Indian Premier League cricket

HYDERABAD -- Champions Sunrisers Hyderabad open the defence of their title against the Royal Challengers Bangalore, with the tournament culminating in the May 21 Final.

Mar 26: MotoGP season opens in Qatar

LOSAIL -- Twelve teams, including Repsol Honda and reigning champion Marc Marquez, will contest the MotoGP World Championship over 18 Grands Prix.

Apr 1-2: English Premier League

LIVERPOOL -- Its Reds versus Blues as Everton go to Anfield, while Chelsea face a London derby with Crystal Palace and Tottenham take on Burnley.

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