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Britain goes on to high alert after bomb blast******
British authorities raised the threat level to its second-highest rung on Monday, after police said a blast in a taxi outside a Liverpool hospital was caused by a homemade bomb.。
Investigators said they were treating Sunday's explosion – which killed the suspected bombmaker and injured the cab driver – as a terrorist incident, but that the motive was unclear.。
Counterterrorism police named the dead man as 32-year-old Emad Al Swealmeen. They did not give further details. But Britain's Press Association news agency and other media reported that he had not been on the radar of the security services.。
The Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre raised the UK threat level from substantial – meaning an attack is likely – to severe, meaning it is highly likely, following the UK's second fatal incident in a month.。
Conservative lawmaker David Amess was stabbed to death in October in what police said was an act of terrorism.。
Prime Minister Boris Johnson condemned the "sickening attack" at Liverpool Women's Hospital and told reporters that the British people "will never be cowed by terrorism."
'We will never give in'
"We will never give in to those who seek to divide us with senseless acts of violence," he said.。
The male passenger in a taxi was killed and the driver injured when a blast ripped through the vehicle as it pulled up outside the hospital on Sunday morning.。
Russ Jackson, the head of Counterterrorism Policing in northwest England, said the explosion was caused by "the ignition of an explosive device" that was brought into the vehicle by the passenger.。
Three men in their 20s were arrested elsewhere in the city on Sunday under the Terrorism Act and a fourth was detained on Monday. All are believed to be "associates" of the dead passenger, police said.。
Suspicions about a motive for the explosion have been aroused by the timing – just before 11 am on Remembrance Sunday, the moment when people across Britain hold services in memory of those killed in wars.。
Jackson said investigators had not found a link to remembrance events "but it is a line of inquiry we are pursuing."
"Although the motivation for this incident is yet to be understood, given all the circumstances, it has been declared a terrorist incident," he said at a press briefing.。
Zelensky says future 24 hours crucial for Ukraine******
The next 24 hours will be crucial for Ukraine's fight with Russia, said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday during a phone conversation with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the National News Agency of Ukraine (Ukrinform) reported.
Johnson said he would do all he could to help ensure defensive aid from Britain and other allies reached Ukraine.
Meanwhile, according to the regional government, the city Berdyansk in southern Ukraine had been seized by Russian troops Monday morning.
The Ukrainian army said on Monday that the situation in Kiev was still under its control.
According to the latest development, a Ukrainian delegation arrived at the place for talks with the Russian side in the Gomel region in Belarus on Monday, Sputnik reported.
Chinese shares close lower Wednesday******
BEIJING, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) -- Chinese stocks closed lower on Wednesday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 0.41 percent to close at 3,492.46 points.。
The Shenzhen Component Index closed 0.38 percent lower at 14,515.88 points.。
The combined turnover of stocks covered by the two indices stood at 1.08 trillion yuan (about 168.9 billion U.S. dollars), up from 1.01 trillion yuan on the previous trading day.。
Pharmaceutical companies were among those that gained the most, while liquor makers mostly lost.。
The ChiNext Index, tracking China's NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, lost 0.3 percent to close at 3,399.66 points Wednesday. Enditem。