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European Union commissions bioterrorism assay

Madrid - There are many terrorist threats facing the world. Perhaps the most terrifying is a biological weapon given the extent of its potential spread, such as though air or waterways. Researchers are developing a new assay to detect such threats.

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".

Review: Latest Second City Toronto revue tackles some thorny issues Special

Toronto - Second City rarely shies from controversial topics, but the Toronto comedy company’s new revue, “Come What Mayhem!”, seems to have thorny social issues as its mission. Terrorism, racism, rape culture, bullies – a lot of boxes get checked off.

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.
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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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The FBI Hostage Rescue Team, created in 1983, trains at Quantico. The team has been involved in many high-profile cases and deployed on more than 200 missions in the U.S. and abroad.
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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
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An undated framegrab shows a French national of Algerian descent, Mohammed Merah, who is suspected of killing seven people in shootings in France
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File photo of British Muslim Abu Izzadeen. He has been arrested on suspicion of encouraging terrorism, police said on February 8, 2007
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U.S. Navy sailors on watch for pirates in the Gulf of Aden
U.S. Navy sailors on watch for pirates in the Gulf of Aden
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Emergency vehicles in Russell Square after the London bombings of July 2005
Emergency vehicles in Russell Square after the London bombings of July 2005
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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.
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Victims of the bombing are expected to pass 100 injured or dead from terrorist related bombings duri...
Victims of the bombing are expected to pass 100 injured or dead from terrorist related bombings during the World Cup final being viewed by fans in Kampala, Uganda.
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Ayman al-Zawahiri  leader of al-Qaida  in a propaganda video produced by the terrorist organization.
Ayman al-Zawahiri, leader of al-Qaida, in a propaganda video produced by the terrorist organization.
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Birmingham magistrates' court
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The Mumbai police is planning this initiative as part of its Alert Mumbaikar campaign.
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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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Long-stemmed roses placed on railway tracks in Madrid serve as a solemn memorial in the immediate ho...
Long-stemmed roses placed on railway tracks in Madrid serve as a solemn memorial in the immediate hours following the March 11, 2004 terrorist attacks which claimed nearly 200 lives.
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Timothy McVeigh about to be led out of a Perry, Oklahoma courthouse two days after the Oklahoma City bombing.
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The Atocha station memorial is a memorial monument located at Atocha station in Madrid, Spain, that commemorates the 191 victims of the March 11, 2004 Madrid train bombings. The 11 m tall (36 ft) cylinder stands above Atocha station, the destination of the four trains that were attacked. Thousands of messages of condolence made in the days after the attacks are inscribed on the inside of the tower. The messages of grief can be seen from a chamber beneath the hollow monument.
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Aftermath of the 2013 boston marathon bombing show people helping others from the scene
Aftermath of the 2013 boston marathon bombing show people helping others from the scene
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File photo: Egyptair taxiing at Prestwick Airport Scotland.
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