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Police said the incident appeared to be the second terrorist attack at the building in just under 18 months, after Khalid Masood killed four people on nearby Westminster Bridge in March 2017. He stabbed an unarmed police officer to death before being shot dead. That was the first of five attacks in Britain last year that police designated as terrorism, three of which used vehicles as weapons.
A man in his 20s was arrested on suspicion of terrorist offenses after the silver Ford Fiesta collided with rush-hour commuters before slamming into a barrier. Two people were hurt, but authorities said none of the injuries is life-threatening. Several eyewitnesses said the driver's actions were deliberate.
Michael Nazir-Ali, the former Bishop of Rochester, said the burqas should be outlawed in a wide range of situations where people interact, including in hospitals, doctors surgeries, universities and schools, Daily Express reported. Earlier this month, Johnson triggered a controversy when he wrote in a newspaper column that women in burqas resemble "bank robbers" and "letterboxes."
Salman Rushdie mourned Naipaul, saying he lost a beloved older brother while fellow authors said he was one of the greatest writers. The official feed of the Nobel Prize said, "Remembering Naipaul, awarded the 2001 Nobel Prize in Literature for 'having united perceptive narrative and incorruptible scrutiny in works that compel us to see the presence of suppressed histories' who has passed away aged 85."
India's Independence Day celebrations have been planned in the UK to counter a pro-Khalistan rally at London's Trafalgar Square on August 12. The organisers of the event, 'We Stand With India', accused the group behind the pro-Khalistan rally, 'London Declaration for a Referendum 2020', of spreading lies about the event being cancelled.
The eight objects were confiscated by police in May that year after the dealer failed to produce proof of ownership and were passed to the museum for analysis earlier this year. Three of the objects carry Sumerian inscriptions which identify their origin as the Eninnu temple in the ancient city of Girsu, now known as Tello, in southern Iraq.
Among the others from the University of Sheffield team include Dr Praveen Thokala from the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), Dr Esther Karunakaran from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Professor Sheila MacNeil from the Department of Materials Science, and Dr Lynda Partridge from the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.