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Vigils held for victims of London Bridge terror attack

London - Tributes were paid on Monday to victims of the London Bridge terror attack, as the government said it was reviewing the early release from prison of dozens of convicted terrorists.

'Heroic' Londoners praised for tackling knifeman

London - Members of the public were praised as heroes on Friday after tackling a knife-wielding terrorist on London Bridge, unaware he was apparently wearing an explosive device.

French city opens famed Christmas market year after attack

Strasbourg - The celebrated Christmas market in France's eastern city of Strasbourg opened for another festive season on Friday, with shopkeepers and visitors vowing not to be cowed by an attack last year by a radical Islamist gunman that killed five people.

French city opens famed Christmas market year after attack

Strasbourg - The celebrated Christmas market in France's eastern city of Strasbourg opened for another festive season Friday, with shopkeepers and visitors vowing not to be cowed by an attack last year by a radical Islamist gunman that killed five people.

Indonesia arrests dozens after IS-linked suicide bombing

Jakarta - Dozens of suspected Indonesian militants have been rounded up after a suicide bomber linked to the Islamic State group killed himself and wounded six others in a police station attack last week, police said Monday.

Eye on new threats, US sends personnel abroad to camp

Blackstone - Suffocating white smoke engulfed the corridor as the sound of gunfire rang out, with the blinded US officials inside crawling to safety by latching onto one another's clothes and groping the wall.

One dead, six injured in suicide bombing at Indonesian police station

Medan - A suicide bomber blew himself up at a police station in Indonesia on Wednesday, killing himself and wounding six others, according to authorities who described the 24-year-old attacker as a "lone wolf".

Sri Lanka parliament blames president for Easter attack lapses

Colombo - A Sri Lankan parliamentary report accused President Maithripala Sirisena Wednesday of "actively undermining" national security and of failing to prevent the Easter Sunday bombings earlier this year that killed 269 people.

Tears, grief mark 17th anniversary of Indonesia's Bali bombings

Denpasar - Hundreds of mourners and survivors on Saturday commemorated the 17th anniversary of the Bali bombings that killed more than 200 people on the Indonesian resort island, as Islamic militant attacks continue to plague the country.

Paris police attacker had 'radical vision of Islam'

Paris - A staffer at Paris police headquarters who stabbed four colleagues to death in a frenzied attack adhered to "a radical vision of Islam", an anti-terror prosecutor said Saturday, amid a gathering political storm over security safeguards.

Paris police attacker had 'radical vision of Islam'

Paris - A staffer at Paris police headquarters who stabbed four colleagues to death seems to have adhered to "a radical vision of Islam", anti-terror prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard said Saturday.

Technician kills four in Paris police HQ knife attack

Paris - A longstanding IT staffer for the Paris police headquarters stabbed to death four colleagues at the building in the heart of the French capital on a knife-wielding rampage Thursday before he was shot dead, officials said.

New Zealand mosque attack accused drops bid to move trial

Wellington - The man accused of murdering 51 Muslim worshippers in March's New Zealand mosque attacks on Thursday dropped a bid to move his trial from the city where the massacre occurred.

US-Iran tensions ratchet up further despite UN efforts

New York - Tensions between the United States and Iran escalated on Thursday as Washington deployed more troops to the Gulf and Tehran challenged its arch-enemy to provide evidence it attacked Saudi oil facilities.

Show 'evidence' Iran attacked Saudi oil facility: Rouhani

New York - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani challenged the US and others Thursday to provide evidence to back up their accusations that Tehran carried out this month's attack on a Saudi oil facility."Those who make the allegations must provide the needed proof.

Tech giants beef up body to fight extremist content

New York - Social media companies led by Facebook said Monday they were ramping up an industry body that aims to weed out extremist content, seeking to put procedures in place globally on how to handle crises.

Tech giants beef up body to fight extremist content

New York - Tech companies led by Facebook on Monday joined world leaders in ramping up an industry body to weed out extremist content online, giving it a permanent staff.

Facebook taps London police to track terror livestreams

San Francisco - Facebook on Tuesday teamed up with the London police as part of a ramped-up effort to thwart live-streams of terror attacks such as the New Zealand mosque massacre.

New Zealand tightens gun laws again after mosque massacre

Wellington - New Zealand unveiled new legislation Friday aimed at ensuring only "fit and proper" people can own guns in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks that killed 51 Muslim worshippers.

Trump vows to hit Taliban 'harder' than ever as US marks 9/11

New York - President Donald Trump pledged to hit the Taliban "harder" than ever as America on Wednesday marked the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that led the country into war in Afghanistan.

New York remembers 9/11 attacks, 18 years on

New York - New York honored Wednesday the almost 3,000 people killed on September 11, 2001 in a solemn ceremony at Ground Zero where hijacked Al-Qaeda planes brought down the Twin Towers.

Shrugging off Trump, FBI tackles right-wing extremists

Washington - One man had three assault rifles, extra-large magazines and a gas mask. Another had over 18 weapons, including sawed-off shotguns, AR-15s, and a grenade launcher. Earlier this year, the two might not have drawn the attention of US law enforcement.

Apology over New Zealand mosque accused's 'hateful' letter

Wellington - Officials in New Zealand apologised Thursday after the alleged Christchurch mosque gunman was allowed to send a letter from prison espousing "hateful" views that a supporter then shared online.

No IS link to Sri Lanka Easter attacks: investigator

Colombo - Sri Lanka's Easter attacks that killed 258 people were carried out by local Islamists who drew inspiration from but were not linked to the Islamic State group, a top investigator said Wednesday.

New Zealand tightens gun laws again after mosque attack

Wellington - New Zealand announced plans for a national firearms register Monday in its second round of gun law reforms following the Christchurch mosque attacks which killed 51 Muslim worshippers.

Cardinal calls on Sri Lanka govt to quit over Easter attacks

Colombo - The head of Sri Lanka's Roman Catholic Church Sunday called for the government to resign over its alleged failure to investigate an "international conspiracy" behind the deadly Easter bombings.

New Zealanders give up weapons after mosque killings

Christchurch - Dozens of New Zealanders handed in their firearms Saturday as a gun buyback scheme went into operation aimed at ridding the country of semi-automatic weapons in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks.

Trial for 2016 Brussels suicide bombings set for 2020

Apo - Suspects charged in connection with the 2016 Brussels suicide bombings will be tried next year in the former NATO headquarters in the city, Justice Minister Koen Geens said Friday.

Bosnian arrested over 2015 Paris attacks: German police

Berlin - German authorities said Thursday they had arrested a Bosnian man wanted in connection with the 2015 Paris attacks and are preparing his extradition to Belgium.

New Zealand opens gun buyback after mosque killings

Wellington - New Zealand opened a gun buyback scheme Thursday aimed at ridding the country of semi-automatic weapons similar to those used in the Christchurch mosque attacks that killed 51 Muslim worshippers.
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