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Trump to decide on North Korea terror list after Asia trip

Bejing - US President Donald Trump will decide whether to re-designate North Korea as a "state sponsor of terrorism" at the end of his tour of Asia next week, the White House said Wednesday.The designation was lifted by then-president George W. Bush in 2008.

'Devout terrorist' jailed for Australia plot

Sydney - A 22-year-old Australian man described as a "devout terrorist" was sentenced to 22 years in jail Friday for plotting to attack government buildings in Sydney, as authorities grapple with the rise of homegrown Islamist extremism.

UK asks Libya to extradite brother of Manchester bomber

London - British police investigating the deadly concert bombing in Manchester earlier this year said Wednesday they had requested the extradition of the attacker's brother from Libya.

Islamic State: Defeating the virtual caliphate

Paris - The Islamic State group may soon be defeated in Iraq and Syria but a "virtual caliphate" could be harder to conquer, experts and officials have warned.

Activist convicted of UK terror offence for refusing to unlock phone

London - An activist with a London-based rights group was convicted of a terrorism offence on Monday for refusing to divulge the passwords for his phone and laptop computer to the police.

Major Australia terror attack 'inevitable', top cop says

Sydney - A major attack in Australia is "inevitable", one of the nation's top counter-terrorism police officers said Wednesday, warning that "anything can happen at any time".

W. Europe had less than 1% of terror victims in 2016: study

Paris - Western Europe accounted for less than one percent of the 34,676 people killed in terror attacks in 2016 and only two percent of attacks, according to a new report.

One-third of known French radicals are mentally disturbed: minister

Paris - Nearly a third of people on a French terror watchlist are believed to have psychiatric disorders, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said Tuesday, a day after a mentally ill man went on a rampage in a stolen van in Marseille.

Priest's killers failed to divide France, says Macron

Saint- - Two teenagers who murdered an elderly French priest a year ago, after pledging loyalty to the Islamic State group, failed to sow religious division, President Emmanuel Macron told a memorial service Wednesday.

Facebook states its commitment to stamping out 'all' hate speech

Facebook has explained how it responds to and removes hate speech while moderating its network. The company outlined how it defines hate speech and treads the fine line between thwarting abuse and censoring the right to free speech.

Tech companies unite in new global forum against online terrorism

Four of the largest technology companies have announced they're joining together in a coalition to stamp out online terrorism. Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube are the founding members of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism.

US tech giants join forces against terror content

San Francisco - Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube announced Monday the launch of an anti-terror partnership aimed at thwarting the spread of extremist content online.

Russian diplomat to become new UN counterterror chief

New York - The United Nations on Wednesday announced the appointment of its first counterterrorism chief, Russian diplomat Vladimir Voronkov.

Facebook explains how it uses AI to catch terrorists online

Facebook has publicly detailed its approach to combatting terrorism on its platform. The company addressed recent criticism it has received in the wake of terrorist attacks, stating "there's no place" on Facebook for terror and hate.

Facebook seeks to become 'hostile place' for extremists

San Francisco - Facebook on Thursday said it is ramping up the use of artificial intelligence in a push to make the social network "a hostile place" for extremists to spread messages of hate.

Eight Brazilians sentenced for plotting jihadist attack on Olympics

Rio De Janeiro - Eight Brazilians convicted of plotting a jihadist attack on the Rio Olympics last year were sentenced Thursday to between five and 15 years in prison.

U.K. MPs want social media companies fined for illegal material

A Commons committee is recommending social media companies be fined for not removing illegal material from their platforms quickly enough or at all. The report also recommends these firms be required to pay policing charges regarding illegal content.

Woman shot by police in London anti-terror raid

London - A woman was shot by police in London during an anti-terror raid on Thursday following an intelligence operation, the city's Metropolitan Police said.

British IS bomber was ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee: report

London - A suicide bomber from the Islamic State group was a British citizen detained at Guantanamo Bay, a family member told The Times newspaper on Wednesday.

FBI diverts anti-terror resources to probe #NoDAPL activists

Washington - The Federal Bureau of Investigation is diverting agents tasked with preventing terrorist attacks to investigate Native Americans, environmentalists and other activists opposing the highly controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.

72 terrorists came to U.S. from countries named in travel ban

A study has found 72 people from the seven countries subject to Trump’s travel ban were convicted of terrorism-related offences in the United States since Sept. 11, 2001. This report seems to contradict what the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals found.

Iran 'biggest state sponsor of terrorism': Mattis

Toukyo - US Defense Secretary James Mattis said Saturday that Iran was the world's biggest state sponsor of terrorism, as President Donald Trump slapped fresh sanctions on the country's weapons procurement network.

Charlie Hebdo marks 2nd anniversary of massacre with black humour

Paris - Charlie Hebdo has marked the second anniversary of the jihadist massacre that almost wiped out its staff with a piece of typically defiant graveyard humour.

Watchdog warns 'nuclear terrorism' can strike anywhere

Vienna - "Nuclear terrorists" can strike anywhere, the head of the UN atomic watchdog warned Monday at the start of a week-long ministerial conference on preventing misuse of radioactive materials and attacks on facilities.

Hollande proposes to extend French state of emergency until May

Marrakech - President Francois Hollande on Tuesday proposed extending France's year-old state of emergency to May, to cover the next presidential election.

Philippines arrests three militants over deadly blast

Manila - Three members of a Muslim extremist group have been arrested for a bombing in the home town of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte last month that left 15 people dead, authorities said Friday.

French minister says stolen art may fund terror via 'free ports'

Washington - French Finance Minister Michel Sapin on Thursday called on the Group of 20 to prevent the use of so-called "free ports" in the sale of stolen art to fund terrorism.

Man charged with Australia attack 'inspired by IS'

Sydney - A man "inspired by" the Islamic state group was on Sunday charged with committing an act of terror over a stabbing attack that Australian police called the "new face of terrorism".

Man charged with Australia attack 'inspired by IS'

Sydney - A man "inspired by" the Islamic state group was on Sunday charged with committing an act of terror over a stabbing attack that Australian police called the "new face of terrorism".

Man charged with Australia attack 'inspired by IS'

Sydney - A man "inspired by" the Islamic state group was on Sunday charged with committing an act of terror over a stabbing attack that Australian police called the "new face of terrorism".
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Debris after the lorry smashed into the Christmas market
Debris after the lorry smashed into the Christmas market
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An Federal Bureau of Investigation Enhanced Special Weapons And Tactics team moves in to surround a ...
An Federal Bureau of Investigation Enhanced Special Weapons And Tactics team moves in to surround a C-130 during an exercise Keesler Air Force Base. The FBI's Enhanced SWAT teams are not as highly trained or equipped to take on the missions that are often assigned to the Hostage Rescue Team but they have more advanced training and equipement than the regular FBI SWAT teams.
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Ku Klux Klansmen and women at a cross lighting in on November 12th  2005.
Ku Klux Klansmen and women at a cross lighting in on November 12th, 2005.
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Visual documenting injuries and fatalities in the Oklahoma City bombing disaster.
Visual documenting injuries and fatalities in the Oklahoma City bombing disaster.
Sue Mallonee at Oklahoma State Department of Health Injury Prevention Service
An old map of ISIS control. We could see a spread of this control due to their new funds.
An old map of ISIS control. We could see a spread of this control due to their new funds.
NordNordWest, Spesh531 via Wikimedia
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Greek Minster Chryssohoidis speaks to journalist about the bomb that missed him
Greek Minster Chryssohoidis speaks to journalist about the bomb that missed him
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Bastille days terrorist attack in Nice  France  July 14  2016.
Bastille days terrorist attack in Nice, France, July 14, 2016.
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Osama bin Laden (right)
Osama bin Laden (right)
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A member of EKAM  the national-level counter-terrorism team of Greece s Hellenic Police force.
A member of EKAM, the national-level counter-terrorism team of Greece's Hellenic Police force.
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9/11 at the World Trade Center
Twin Towers on fire. 9/11. 13 to 14 minutes after Flight 11 Impact Tower 1 (at the right side) and seconds after impact United Airlines Flight 175 in Tower 2 (left side). Seen from the north.
Photo courtesy FEMA
Our youths need Mitaan to find love and peace  says Ajay Mandavi who is promoting the ritual
Our youths need Mitaan to find love and peace, says Ajay Mandavi who is promoting the ritual
The ruins of the Murrah Building are demolished more than a month after the Oklahoma City bombing. T...
The ruins of the Murrah Building are demolished more than a month after the Oklahoma City bombing. The bombing had occurred with a Ryder truck similar to the one in the lower left of the picture. The Oklahoma City Bombing National Memorial would later be built on the site.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
On September 11  2001  a team of 19 hijackers from al-Qaida  an international terrorist organiation ...
On September 11, 2001, a team of 19 hijackers from al-Qaida, an international terrorist organiation of an Islamist ideology, hijacked four commercial airliners and used them to attack the World Trade Center in Downtown Manhattan and The Pentagon in the Washington, D.C. metro area. The attacks resulted in the complete destruction of the World Trade Center as well as over 2,800 deaths and 12,000 wounded. The U.S. would declare a "War on Terrorism" in response.
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A law enforcement counter-terrorist team in action. Special Actions Unit (UTK) or Pasukan Gerakan Kh...
A law enforcement counter-terrorist team in action. Special Actions Unit (UTK) or Pasukan Gerakan Khas (PGK) operatives armed with a Heckler and Koch 9mm MP5-N sub-machine guns simulates Counter-Terrorism operations at Bukit Aman Main Police Headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Rizuan
On the morning of March 11  2004  Muslim extremists targeted rush hour commuters in a mass bombing s...
On the morning of March 11, 2004, Muslim extremists targeted rush hour commuters in a mass bombing spree aboard several trains and railway stations that resulted in 191 deaths and 1,800 wounded or maimed.
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Underground damage after the bombing at the World Trade Center. On February 26  1993  Islamic terror...
Underground damage after the bombing at the World Trade Center. On February 26, 1993, Islamic terrorists detonated a truck bombing in an underground parking garage in the World Trade Center killing six and wounding a 1,000.
United States Department of Justice
Counter-terrorism Weaponry: The pictured weapon is the Daewoo K1 assault rifle. Popularly known as K...
Counter-terrorism Weaponry: The pictured weapon is the Daewoo K1 assault rifle. Popularly known as K1 or K1A, this firearm is a product of Daewoo Precision Industries,, a weapons manufactuer in the Republic of Korea (South Korea). The weapon is very popular with South Korea's Naval Special Warfare Brigade, a maritime-based counter-terrorism team modeled heavily after the US Navy Seals.
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Pasukan Gerakan Khas or PGK is a national law enforcement counter-terrorism team in Malaysia. 
In t...
Pasukan Gerakan Khas or PGK is a national law enforcement counter-terrorism team in Malaysia. In this image two operatives of Pasukan Gerakan Khas Detachment A including one female operator arms with Heckler & Koch MP5-N submachineguns. The MP5-N used by the team is equipped with an Aimpoint CompM2 Red-Dot optical sight and Insight Technology tactical flashlight.
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