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Twitter axes 235,000 more accounts in terror crackdown

San Francisco - Twitter announced Thursday that it had cut off 235,000 accounts during the past six months in a heightened crackdown on use of the global messaging service to promote violent extremist causes.

Putin signs controversial anti-terror measures into law

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a package of controversial anti-terror amendments dubbed "Big Brother" measures by critics that may cost internet companies billions.

Brazil has 'total confidence' in Rio Olympics security

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil has "total confidence" that it can ensure security for more than half a million tourists and athletes attending the Rio Olympics this August, a senior official said Wednesday.

Russian MPs approve anti-terror 'Big Brother' measures

Moscow - Russia's lower house of parliament on Friday approved a raft of anti-terror measures that the opposition called the "Big Brother" law, which may also cost Internet companies billions to store mandated users' data.

Most Americans appear to support torture against terror suspects

According to a recent poll, nearly two-thirds of Americans believe torture is an acceptable way of extracting information from suspected terrorists -- a level of support similar to that of Nigeria, where attacks are more common.

Op-Ed: Anti-Israel RFE/RL Facebook message may inspire terrorists

U.S. taxpayer-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) posted an anti-Israel Facebook message which may inspire terrorists to violence against innocent civilians.

Op-Ed: How terrorism brings the worst out of political discourse

Brussels - There are many tragedies tied to acts of terror. Innocent people lose their lives, and the entire world is put on edge. After Brussels another tired symptom was exposed; the fight between the right and left as to who can sound more foolish.

Op-Ed: Our sphere of sympathy has borders

The Brussels bombing highlighted a symptom of our own conceit much like the Paris attacks before it. It proved that our ability to sympathize for victims of terrorism has geographical limits. The multiple attacks in Turkey last week are all but forgotten.

Australian schoolgirl faces charge of financing IS

Sydney - A 16-year-old schoolgirl was set to be charged Tuesday with raising money to support the Islamic State group, Australian police said, warning of a "trend of teenage children" involved in such activities.

French students encouraged to smoke in school to stop terrorism

A few weeks ago, schools in France started to allow students to smoke on their grounds to prevent themselves from becoming targets of terrorist attacks.

ISIS inspired Faisal Mohammad's stabbing spree on campus

Sacramento - The FBI has concluded Faisal Mohammad, who stabbed four people on the campus last November, was probably self-radicalized. The 18-year-old was shot dead by campus police shortly after the attacks.

Black-list threat helps fight terror finance, task force tells AFP

Paris - A threat to add countries who are slow to combat terrorism financing to a public black list has proved effective in pushing them into action, a top executive at an international task force said ahead of G20 talks on the topic opening Friday.

San Francisco man accused of seeking 'dirty' bomb pleads guilty

San Francisco - A San Francisco man who allegedly sought to build a "dirty" bomb in his apartment near Fisherman's Wharf pleaded guilty Tuesday to multiple felony charges.

Spanish artists held over ETA word-play

Madrid - Two puppeteers detailed for allegedly "glorifying terrorism" with a play on words on ETA during a show asked to be freed Monday, as controversy over the case mounted.

Australia raids homes of 'doctor in Islamic State video': reports

Sydney - Police have raided two Melbourne homes in counter-terrorism operations, with reports Friday linking them to an Australian man who appeared in a slick Islamic State propaganda video last year.

UK terror law contradicts human rights legislation: Judge

London - British judges ruled Tuesday that the country's anti-terror law is "incompatible" with European human rights legislation, in a case brought by the partner of the journalist at the centre of the Edward Snowden revelations.

Pakistan executed 332 after reinstating death penalty: Report

Islamabad - Pakistan announced this week that authorities have executed 332 criminals and militants since lifting a moratorium on the death penalty in 2014, the first time an official tally has been released.

Security experts fear 'European 9/11' in the coming year

Paris - Just a week into the year, France has already been rattled by an attempted attack on a police station, but counter-terrorism officials have far graver fears for Europe in 2016.

Op-Ed: The decline of religion and the rise of terror

New York City - With all the advances of science and the increasing availability of knowledge, why can we not dissolve or at least lessen the growth of terror and conflict?

Dark melody: The jihadist soundtrack of hate and violence

New York - The jihadi nasheed has long been the soundtrack of jihad for militant groups. However, this obscure form of song has recently garnered increased mainstream attention as it features prominently in the propaganda efforts of the Islamic State.

Op-Ed: Fighting terrorism with terrorism won't work

Is there really a great deal of difference between the terrorism of ISIS and the terrorism of the Western and Russian bombing campaign in Syria and Iraq?

China adopts first counter-terrorism law

Bejing - China adopted its first counter-terrorism law on Sunday after early drafts of the bill attracted strong criticism for provisions that may tighten media controls and threaten the intellectual property of foreign firms.

Pittsburgh Islamic Center and police form alliance Special

Pittsburgh - At a news conference Saturday night, Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay and Islamic Center Executive Director Wasi Mohamed announced a new collaborative agreement to address racially motivated violence.

Op-Ed: Toddlers shoot more Americans than Muslim terrorists

San Francisco - The recent Islamist terror attacks in Paris, France have rekindled long-simmering Islamophobia and xenophobia among many Americans, including political leaders from both major parties who now want to shut the door on Syrian refugees fleeing civil war.

Paris attackers may have planned their acts using PlayStation 4

Authorities are concerned that the terrorists responsible for Friday night's attacks in Paris may have used Sony's PlayStation 4 games console to plan the massacre. The company's PlayStation Network uses even stronger encryption than famed WhatsApp.

VR communities divided by controversial '9/11 simulator'

A virtual reality game that simulates the tragic events of 9/11 from the perspective of the victims is dividing VR enthusiasts and creating both hype and deep controversy. The simulation has led people to question what's acceptable as a VR experience.

Russian police foil 'terror attack' planned on Moscow

Moscow - Russian police have arrested a group of people they said were planning a terror attack on Moscow, the country's anti-terrorism committee said, without giving details about the group's motives.

Op-Ed: Russia in Syria — Good or bad news for the West?

Sydney - The Russian buildup in Syria has led to the first new tactical development in the Assad regime’s military posture. The move from a defensive continuous fire approach to an actual attack has taken years. The question is whether it’ll work.

Call of Duty tweeted fake terroist attack to promote game

In an attempt to promote Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Activsion temporary changed the official Twitter account and began posting tweets about a fake terrorist attack.

Call of Duty tweeted fake terroist attack to promote game

In an attempt to promote Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Activsion temporary changed the official Twitter account and began posting tweets about a fake terrorist attack.
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Our youths need Mitaan to find love and peace, says Ajay Mandavi who is promoting the ritual
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Ku Klux Klansmen and women at a cross lighting in on November 12th, 2005.
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File photo: Egyptair taxiing at Prestwick Airport Scotland.
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The Royal Special Forces of the Jordanian military are the counter-terrorism team of that nation. The team is tasked with carrying out operations against terrorists both in Jordan and abroad
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U.S. Air Force personnel from work alongside civilian firefighters to remove rubble from the explosion site of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The U.S. Air Force is provided around-the-clock support of personnel, equipment, and supplies during rescue and relief efforts.
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Aryan Republican Army member brandishing a handgun while making a propaganda video. The Aryan Republican Army (ARA), a domestic terrorism organization that was active during the mid 90's with the expressed purpose of violently overthrowing the government and establishing the United States as an all white nation.
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Islamic State militants displaying hostages.
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The Survivor Tree. After surviving the bombing, The Survivor Tree elm became an emblem of the Memorial.
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Visual documenting injuries and fatalities in the Oklahoma City bombing disaster.
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RIVALRY ALERT: a member of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Maritime Safety & Security Team (MSST) during an exercise. Jurisdictional issues may lead to a turf battle between MSST and the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team should terrorists hijack a ferry or cruise ship with passengers. While the USCG has lead police duty (including enforcement, investigation and crisis response) in U.S. waters, the FBI has supreme jurisdiction over any and all acts of terrorism – including those of a maritime nature.
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The new flagging label on YouTube, for videos that reportedly "promote terrorism"
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Bastille days terrorist attack in Nice, France, July 14, 2016.
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