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Australia shooting 'an act of terrorism': PM

Sydney - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Saturday that a Sydney attack in which a 15-year-old gunman shot dead a civilian police employee appeared to have been an act of terrorism.

Mass murderer Breivik threatens hunger strike 'until death'

Oslo - Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has said he is ready to go on hunger strike until death if he is not better treated in prison.

Following recent attacks, Australia wants to track sharks

Sydney - Shark experts have gathered in Australia to discuss new technologies that could help prevent shark attacks on swimmers. This follows a spate of recent shark attacks along the coast of Australia.

Indian court sentences five to death for 2006 train blasts

Mumbai - An Indian court sentenced five men to death on Wednesday for a series of bomb blasts that ripped through packed trains in Mumbai in 2006, killing nearly 200 people and injuring many more.

Charlie Hebdo moves into new high-security offices

Paris - Nine months after the Charlie Hebdo attack in which some of France's most celebrated cartoonists were shot dead, the satirical magazine began moving Tuesday into new high-security offices in southern Paris, sources said.

Belgium charges French national over Jewish museum attack

Brussels - Belgium has taken into custody and charged a French national suspected of having helped a compatriot shoot dead four people at the Jewish museum in Brussels last year, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Last UK resident to be freed from Guantanamo after 13 years

London - Shaker Aamer, the last British resident held at Guantanamo Bay, is to be released by US authorities to Britain after over 13 years at the military prison, officials said Friday.

Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Luz to quit after next issue

Paris - Luz, the French cartoonist behind some of the controversial drawings of the Prophet Mohamed that made Charlie Hebdo a target for jihadists, has said the next issue of the magazine will be his last.

'Bin Laden bodyguard' transferred out of Guantanamo

Washington - A Saudi Arabian detainee said by the US military to have been a bodyguard for Osama bin Laden has been repatriated from Guantanamo Bay after more than a decade behind bars, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

Dutch not open yet to U.S. request on Guantanamo inmates

Den Haag - The Netherlands will only consider a US request to take in two detainees from Guantanamo Bay once Washington has taken "meaningful steps" to close the notorious military jail, the Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders said Monday.

Obama leads US in remembrance of 9/11, urges vigilance

Washington - President Barack Obama led the United States in remembrance of 9/11, urging Americans to remain vigilant of "terrorist" threats on the 14th anniversary of the attacks.

The road to Budapest: Migrants journey through Hungarian night

Hungary - In the darkness they come, dozens of migrants appearing out of corn fields and along the railway from neighbouring Serbia, their faces illuminated by the flashing lights of police cars.

Spain arrests teen woman suspected of recruiting for IS

Madrid - Spanish police on Monday arrested a 19-year-old woman on suspicion of recruiting for Islamic State militants, the latest in a string of women detained for allegedly sympathising with the armed jihadist group.

Spain arrests 18-year-old woman suspected of IS links

Valencia - Spanish police Saturday arrested an 18-year-old Moroccan woman accused of preparing to travel to Syria to join the jihadist group Islamic State (IS).

4 Americans among 6 peacekeepers wounded in Egypt bombings

Cairo - Six international peacekeepers, including four Americans, were wounded in two roadside bombings in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula where Islamic State group militants are active, Egyptian and US security officials said.

Terror charge against Australian teen dropped

Melbourne - Australian authorities Tuesday dropped a terror charge against a teenager over an alleged Islamic State-inspired plot to attack Anzac Day commemorations honouring the war dead, citing insufficient evidence.

UN council hears from gays who fled IS terror

New York - UN Security Council members on Monday heard Syrian and Iraqi gays tell of their terror-filled lives under the Islamic State, in the first-ever council meeting on LGBT rights.

North and South Korea try words instead of saber-rattling

Paju - High-level talks are underway between North and South Korea as the longtime enemies try to avert a military confrontation amid rising hostility between them.

Malaysian police arrest 10 suspected of IS links

Kuala Lumpur - Ten Malaysians have been arrested for fostering suspected links with the Islamic State group and planning attacks in the country, police said.

French prosecutors probe media coverage of Paris attacks

Paris - Did French media endanger the life of a man in January by revealing he was hiding in a printing shop where two of the Charlie Hebdo attackers were facing off with special forces?

MSF 'concerned' by migrant claims of attacks off Greek islands

Kos - Medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Saturday it is "concerned" over claims by migrants reaching the Greek island of Kos on inflatable boats that they were attacked at sea.

Two stabbed to death at Ikea store in Sweden: Police

Stockholm - Two people were stabbed to death at an Ikea store in the central Swedish town of Vasteras and a third person was wounded, police said on Monday."Police received a call about wounded people at Ikea ... around 1:00 pm.

Norwegian youths reclaim Utoya, four years after massacre

Oslo - Four years after Anders Behring Breivik shot dead 69 people on Utoya island in Norway, about 1,000 Labour Party youths gathered Friday for the first summer camp to be held there since the massacre.

Argentina ex-leader on trial for obstructing bombing probe

Buenos Aires - Argentina's former president Carlos Menem went on trial Thursday with 12 co-accused for allegedly obstructing the investigation into the 1994 suicide bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center that killed 85 people.

Norway massacre survivor determined to reclaim Utoya island

Oslo - The day of the massacre, he saved the life of a woman riddled by bullets, but lost two close friends. Now this young activist is determined to reclaim Utoya, the idyllic island Anders Behring Breivik turned into a nightmare.

Four years after carnage, Utoya comes back to life

Oslo - Four years after Anders Behring Breivik's bloody rampage, the Norwegian island of Utoya will return to life this weekend as it hosts its first Labour youth camp since the carnage.

Turkey vows to press ahead with strikes on Kurdish militants

Ankara - Turkey on Monday said it would press ahead with military operations against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) until the group disarmed."We will continue our fight...

Forced to strike IS, Turkey gambles on attacking PKK

Istanbul - Forced after months of hesitation to take decisive action against Islamic State jihadists, Turkey has seized the chance to also attack Kurdish militants in strikes that put a fragile peace process at risk.

Turkey policeman killed in Istanbul clashes

Istanbul - A Turkish policeman was killed on Sunday during clashes with protesters in the flashpoint Istanbul district of Gazi which have raged for the last three days following the death of a leftist activist during raids by the security forces.

Turkey launches new strikes on PKK as NATO meeting called

Istanbul - The Turkish military on Sunday launched new air strikes on Kurdish militants in northern Iraq as Ankara invoked an article of NATO to call a meeting of the military alliance over its campaign against the PKK separatists and IS jihadists.
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A photographer captures the chaos moments after a bomb explodes at the Boston Marathon
A photographer captures the chaos moments after a bomb explodes at the Boston Marathon