In the seaside town of Saltburn in Northern England, armed police surrounded and trained their guns on a veiled woman who was thought to be carrying an explosive device. The suspect, who witnesses say is a local white woman, was immobilized by police for hours as they attempted to neutralize the threat of any possible bomb.
In other news, the newly-elected Egyptian parliament voted to expel the Israeli ambassador, halt all natural gas sales to Israel, and annul the 1979 Camp David peace treaty. The vote is largely a symbolic gesture, since only the ruling military council can make such crucial decisions.
Meanwhile, former senator Rick Santorum won the Republican presidential primary in Alabama, edging out Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney.
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