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New York to equip all patrol officers with helmets

New York - All uniformed New York police on patrol will be equipped with ballistic helmets under a $7.5 million spending drive fueled by recent terror attacks and shootings, the department said.

Wagner festival opens after attacks put Germany on edge

Bayreuth - Germany's legendary Bayreuth opera festival, dedicated to the works of Richard Wagner, opened Monday with extremely tight security in the wake of a series of deadly attacks in the country.

Florida club shooting 'not an act of terror', police say

Miami - A shooting outside a Florida nightclub that left two youths dead and as many 16 people injured early Monday was "not an act of terror," police said.

Connected, self-drive cars pose serious new security challenges

Detroit - In a world where motor vehicles can be weapons and cars increasingly depend on internal computers and internet connections, automakers are under increasing pressure to find ways to guard against cyber-attacks.

Oil-rich Kazakhstan shaken by attacks

Almaty - Two multiple-target attacks in as many months have shaken Kazakhstan's reputation for stability and led to fears that home-grown radicalism could be on the rise in the ex-Soviet republic.

IS-inspired attacks aid jihadists at low cost

Baghdad - The Islamic State group has claimed several high-profile attacks in the West that it appears to have inspired rather than planned, sowing fear and boosting its profile at low cost.

Allies finalize plans to defeat IS group

Washington - The United States gathered its allies in the coalition fighting the Islamic State group Wednesday and agreed on a plan to corner the jihadists in their final bastions.

Iranian radiation student held in Brussels bomb false alarm

Brussels - A language mix-up with an Iranian radiation student triggered a five-hour bomb alert on Wednesday in central Brussels before police detained the man for questioning, police and officials said.

'Lone wolf' attacks rising, hard to track Europol warns

Den Haag - Europe is at major risk of so-called "lone-wolf" terror attacks, its policing agency said Wednesday, with the latest incidents showing "how difficult it is to detect and disrupt suspects".

US, anti-IS coalition allies regroup after jihadist attacks

Washington - With jihadist attacks proliferating around the world, the United States has reassembled its coalition partners for meetings Wednesday and Thursday to review a two-year-old war that has so far failed to eliminate the Islamic State group.

France says no terror plot against its Rio delegation

Bras - France has informed Brazil that fears voiced last week of an IS-linked plot to attack the French Olympic delegation turned out to be baseless, the Brazilian government said Tuesday.

Latest US drama 'Shooter' shelved after attacks

Los Angeles - American network USA postponed sniper drama "Shooter" in the wake of the police killings in Louisiana, the latest in a string of releases hit by real-life violence.

Nice attacker a devotee of sex, drugs and decapitation videos

Nice - Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, the man who slammed his truck into a Bastille Day crowd in Nice, was a fast-living petty criminal who drank, did drugs and had an "unbridled" sex life up until a few months ago.

French thriller 'Bastille Day' may be pulled after attack

Paris - French film distributor Studiocanal has asked cinemas to pull the thriller "Bastille Day", about a planned attack on the eve of France's national holiday, after the real-life truck attack in Nice.

Brazil stages anti-terror drill in Rio station ahead of Games

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian security forces conducted a simulated counterterrorism operation Saturday at a Rio de Janeiro train station ahead of the Summer Olympics, a day after security was beefed up following the truck attack in Nice.

IS claim of attack in Nice 'vague': Analysts

Paris - The claim by the Islamic State group that it was behind the truck massacre in Nice appears "vague" even if the group has no record of making "opportunistic" claims, analysts said Saturday.

French truck attacker was 'a violent depressive who never went to mosque'

Nice - Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel was a petty criminal prone to depression and violence who smoked, drank and never went to the mosque, according to neighbours and family.

Paris urges young citizens to become reservists

Paris - French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve on Saturday called on young citizens to become reservists and help boost security forces in the wake of the country's latest terror attack.

'Where is my son?' tears and trauma at Nice hospital

Nice - Tahar Mejri looks exhausted as he stumbles out of the children's hospital in Nice where he went in desperate search of his four-year-old son, Kylan."I have called everywhere, police stations, hospitals, Facebook and I can't find my son.

Brazil steps up efforts to prevent terrorism at Summer Olympics

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil has assigned more than 22,000 soldiers to assist police and other security protecting the 2016 Summer Olympics scheduled to begin next month.

Marine Le Pen calls on French interior minister to quit after attack

Nanterre - Marine Le Pen, head of the far-right National Front party, on Saturday called on France's interior minister to quit after the deadly Nice truck attack.

Investigators piece together picture of Nice attacker

Nice - The driver of a truck who killed scores of people on the Nice seafront was a Tunisian petty criminal described by his father as a violent depressive and by neighbours as a loner who showed no outward sign of being a devout Muslim.

US reveals suspicions of Saudi ties to 9/11

Washington - The United States probed links between the government of Saudi Arabia and the 9/11 attacks, finding multiple suspicions but no proven ties, declassified documents showed.

Tunisians, Algerians among dead in Nice attack

Tunis - At least three Tunisians and three Algerians were among the 84 people killed when a Tunisian-born man ploughed a truck into crowds in the French resort of Nice, officials said Friday.

'Many foreigners and children' among Nice dead and injured: Hollande

Nice - French President Francois Hollande said Friday that "many foreigners and young children" were among those killed or injured after the truck attack on a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, with around 50 fighting for their lives.

Eiffel Tower to be lit in France's colours after Nice attack

Paris - The Eiffel Tower will be lit in France's national colours from Friday in tribute to the victims of the Nice truck attack, Paris city hall said.

Motorcyclist crushed trying to stop killer truck

Berlin - A German journalist who witnessed the Nice attack said he saw a motorcyclist chase the killer truck and try to enter the cabin but fall and end up under the wheels.

Facebook helps find baby lost in Nice terror attack

Nice - An eight-month-old baby boy lost in the chaos after a truck rammed into a crowd in the French Riviera city of Nice killing at least 84 people was tracked down through Facebook on Friday.

Attacks in France since Charlie Hebdo slayings

Paris - At least 84 people were killed when a truck ploughed into a crowd in the French Riviera resort town of Nice during Bastille Day celebrations this week, the latest in a series of attacks on the country, many of which have been claimed by the Islamic Sta...

When vehicles become weapons

Paris - Transforming a vehicle into a simple but deadly weapon of terror -- as happened to such bloody effect in Nice -- is a tactic well known to intelligence agencies.
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