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Brazilian army moves to stem prison violence

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian authorities have launched a major operation to stem the prison violence that has hit the country, seizing weapons and drugs at a facility where nearly three dozen inmates died in a riot this month.

Turkey terror suspect found living in comfy Istanbul flat

Istanbul - Istanbul resident Ali Haydar Demir knew something was wrong when he heard a noise at midnight in his apartment block on 911 Street in the far-flung Istanbul district of Esenyurt.

Syria aircraft strike rebels near water source

Birut - Syrian government aircraft bombed a rebel-held district that is the capital's main water source on Friday as the rival sides traded blame over a cut to mains supplies, a monitor said.

German police in raids across 10 states against Islamist group

Berlin - German police on Tuesday carried out sweeping raids across 10 states in a probe against an Islamist group suspected of propagating hate and inciting 140 youths to fight alongside jihadists in Syria and Iraq.

German 'terror financing' raids target Chechens

Erfurt - Police raided apartments across Germany Tuesday in a probe against 14 Chechen asylum seekers over suspected financing of terrorist groups and links to the Islamic State group.

Air raid near Iraq's Kirkuk kills 15 women: officials

Kirkuk - An air strike killed 15 women on Friday at a shrine near the city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq, local officials and medics said.

Assad calls raid that hit Syria army 'flagrant American aggression'

Damascus - President Bashar al-Assad on Monday described the deadly US-led coalition raid on his forces in eastern Syria at the weekend as "flagrant American aggression".

Police in Germany raid homes over social media hate speech

On Wednesday, police in Germany conducted a number of house raids across the country. The raids targeted people accused of posting hate speech on social media.

Belgian police carry out raid linked to foiled French terror plot

Brussels - Belgian police on Thursday carried out a new raid in connection with a foiled attack plot in France whose main suspect was charged this week with membership of a terrorist organisation, prosecutors said.

Two Rotterdam terror suspects kept in custody

Den Haag - Two terror suspects arrested in weekend raids in Rotterdam were Wednesday remanded in custody, only hours after another late night search in the southern Dutch port city, prosecutors said.

New Brussels anti-terror raid 'linked to foiled French plot'

Brussels - Belgian police carried out a major operation in Brussels on Friday in connection with a foiled terror plot in France, police sources said, with media saying a man had been "neutralised" and reporting explosions.

28 shot in West Bank clash with Israeli troops: Palestinians

Ramallah - Hundreds of stone-throwing Palestinian youths clashed with Israeli soldiers who raided a refugee camp in the occupied West Bank on Monday, leaving 28 with gunshot injuries.

French police raid home of suspected female suicide bomber

Aulnay-sous-bois - French police investigating the Paris attacks on Thursday raided the home of the mother of a woman believed to have blown herself up during a massive police operation this week.

Disguised as stone-throwers, infiltrators open fire on Palestinians

Ramallah - In a matter of seconds, the men wearing scarves over their faces and throwing stones along with a group of Palestinians pulled out their pistols, opened fire and blew their cover."Mustarabiin!

Saudi-led coalition denies bombing Yemen wedding

Riyadh - The Saudi-led coalition denied Tuesday its warplanes were behind the bombing of a wedding in southwestern Yemen in which 131 people were killed.

Suspected Arab coalition air raid kills 40 at Yemen wedding

Sanaa - A suspected Saudi-led air strike on a Yemeni wedding Monday killed at least 40 people, including women and children, prompting Iran-backed rebels to accuse the kingdom of committing another "crime".

Saudi-led coalition air raid kills 31 in Yemen: Medics

Sanaa - A Saudi-led coalition air raid struck a factory in northern Yemen on Sunday killing 17 civilians and 14 Shiite Huthi rebels, medics and witnesses said.The raid targeted a bottled-water plant in Hajja, a province bordering Saudi Arabia.

Uber's Hong Kong office raided by authorities

Police in Hong Kong raided the offices of Uber, the ride-sharing mobile app, and five drivers were arrested after accepting fares from undercover officers.

Coalition jets hit pro-govt Yemen forces in error: military

Aden - Saudi-led coalition warplanes on Monday hit positions of pro-government forces in south Yemen by mistake, killing 12 people on the first day of a humanitarian truce, Yemeni military sources said.

Russia raids homes, offices of election monitors: lawyer

Moscow - Russian police on Tuesday raided the offices of election watchdog Golos as well as the homes of its employees, a lawyer for the group said, amid an ever-increasing crackdown on independent voices in the country.

Pakistani police kill four Taliban militants: Officials

Lahore - Pakistani police and counter-terrorism forces raided a house near the eastern city of Lahore early Monday and killed four Taliban militants, officials said.

The Pirate Bay's new logo warns the authorities to stay clear

Notorious torrent site The Pirate Bay has a new logo which seems to directly poke fun at the Swedish authorities who cancelled its main domain name yesterday. It has now relaunched on a series of new domains after its iconic ".se" was forced offline.

U.S. commandos kill top IS leader in Syria raid

Washington - U.S. special forces killed a senior Islamic State group leader in a raid in eastern Syria, the White House said Saturday, as jihadists closed in on ancient Palmyra and Ramadi in Iraq.

Regime barrel bomb attack kills 20 in Syria's Aleppo: Monitor

Birut - At least 20 people were killed on Tuesday in a regime barrel bomb attack on a minibus stand in a rebel-held part of Syria's Aleppo city, a monitor said.

Blasts shake Yemen capital after coalition hits arms depot

Sanaa - Powerful explosions shook the Yemeni capital on Monday after warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition struck a rebel arms depot.

Coalition air strikes 'hit Yemen defence ministry'

Sanaa - Air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition on Thursday hit Yemen's defence ministry in the capital Sanaa which is controlled by Shiite rebels and allied troops, witnesses said.

Pakistan raids MQM political party offices in Karachi

Karachi - Pakistani security forces raided the offices of the main political party in Karachi on Wednesday, seizing a "huge quantity" of weapons and arresting activists, including one accused of murdering a journalist.

Fishing boats finds WW2 mustard gas bomb in catch

Danish fishermen fishing around the island of Bornholm, south of Sweden, found a dangerous mustard gas bomb among their catch after trawling the hazardous region of the Baltic Sea.

Russian riot police raid Crimean Tatar TV channel

Moscow - Masked Russian riot police on Monday raided the office of a television channel serving Crimean Tatars, a minority ethnic group in Crimea that opposed Moscow's seizure of the peninsula from Ukraine last year.

Two arrested as German police raid Islamists in Berlin

Berlin - Scores of German police raided alleged Islamist sites in Berlin early on Friday, arresting two men suspected of being part of a group planning to carry out an attack in Syria, police said.
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