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Security tightens around the globe following UK terror

Further attacks feared on summit talks, softer targets

Heightened security was on display at London's Buckingham Palace Wednesday.

LONDON -- Major Western and Asian nations followed the U.K. by going on high alert in the wake of Monday's terrorist bombing in Manchester, bolstering defenses of so-called soft targets that attract big crowds but are relatively unprotected.

British Prime Minister Theresa May noted "not only that an attack remains highly likely, but that a further attack may be imminent" on Tuesday as the U.K. raised its terror alert level from the second-highest "severe" to the maximum level of "critical" for the first time in a decade.

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