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Indonesian cleric sentenced to death over 2016 IS-claimed terror attack

Jakarta - A radical Indonesian cleric was sentenced to death Friday for masterminding a 2016 Islamic State terror attack that saw a suicide bomber blow himself up at a Starbucks cafe.

Australian faces terror charges after Bangladesh trip plan

Sydney - A Sydney man has been charged with allegedly planning terrorism acts after he was stopped from travelling to Bangladesh following a luggage search, police said Sunday.

Indonesia city protests suicide bomber burials

Surabaya - Angry residents of an Indonesian city struck by a wave of suicide bombings refused to let the attackers' bodies be buried in their neighbourhood on Friday, police said.

Software better at tackling IS propaganda, Facebook says

San Francisco - Facebook on Monday said new detection tools wielded by its counterterrorism team are quickly detecting and removing extremist propaganda for the Islamic State group and al-Qaeda.The leading social network 'took action' on 1.

Indonesia suicide bomb mastermind jailed for nine years

Jakarta - The convicted mastermind of a deadly twin bombing in Jakarta last year claimed by the Islamic State group was sentenced to nine years in prison on Monday.

London hardens itself one year on from Westminster attack

London - Like other cities impacted by terrorism, London has adapted its urban facade to protect itself from future risks, especially further vehicle attacks, as occurred in Westminster a year ago.

Macerata, Italy's reluctant immigration battleground

Macerata - "There's starting to be too many of them," says a young man at a bar in the central Italian city of Macerata.He does not wish to give his name, but the "them" he talks about are migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.

Top experts warn against 'malicious use' of AI

Paris - Artificial intelligence could be deployed by dictators, criminals and terrorists to manipulate elections and use drones in terrorist attacks, more than two dozen experts said Wednesday as they sounded the alarm over misuse of the technology.

Britain and Italy to bolster troop presence in Africa's Sahel

London - Britain is set to send helicopters to bolster a key French counter-terrorism operation in Mali in a package of measures to be agreed at a summit near London on Thursday.

May, Macron to talk terrorism and migration at UK summit

London - Britain is set to send Royal Air Force helicopters to bolster a key French counter-terrorism operation in Mali, in a package of measures to be agreed at a bilateral summit near London on Thursday.

Putin toughens terrorist recruitment sentences

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law Friday a bill toughening sentences for terrorist recruitment as the country deals with the issue of returning jihadists from Syria.

Putin warns terror suspects can be killed 'on the spot'

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Thursday that armed criminals could be "liquidated on the spot," calling the blast that tore through a Saint Petersburg supermarket and wounded 14 people an "act of terror.

Russia hit by several terrorist attacks in 2017

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called an explosion that tore through a Saint Petersburg supermarket, wounding 13 people, "an act of terror.

Russia's Putin calls Saint Petersburg blast 'act of terror'

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called an explosion that tore through a Saint Petersburg supermarket, wounding 13 people, "an act of terror.

4,500 Russians joined 'terrorists' abroad: security service

Moscow - At least 4,500 Russians have left the country to fight with "terrorists" in the Middle East, North Africa and other regions, the head of the FSB security service, Alexander Bortnikov, said on Tuesday.

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.
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Our youths need Mitaan to find love and peace, says Ajay Mandavi who is promoting the ritual
Taxis have been used by terrorists to carry out their activities in the past in Mumbai.
Taxis have been used by terrorists to carry out their activities in the past in Mumbai.
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The Atocha station memorial is a memorial monument located at Atocha station in Madrid  Spain  that ...
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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The Mumbai police is planning this initiative as part of its Alert Mumbaikar campaign.
The Mumbai police is planning this initiative as part of its Alert Mumbaikar campaign.
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On August 3  2001  car bombing by the Real Irish Republican Army (RIRA) in Ealing  London  United Ki...
On August 3, 2001, car bombing by the Real Irish Republican Army (RIRA) in Ealing, London, United Kingdom. Seven people suffered injuries and the Ealing Broadway shopping center, which was adjacent to the blast, suffered substantial property damage.
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Abū Qatāda  convicted terrorist  and a major headache for the British Government.
Abū Qatāda, convicted terrorist, and a major headache for the British Government.
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A woman gives mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to a fallen soldier at the War Memorial after a terrorist...
A woman gives mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to a fallen soldier at the War Memorial after a terrorist attack in Ottawa.
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The view on 9/11 from Jersey City. The September 11  2001 attacks consisted of a series of coordinat...
The view on 9/11 from Jersey City. The September 11, 2001 attacks consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly targeting civilians.
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RIVALRY ALERT: a member of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Maritime Safety & Security Team (MSST) during...
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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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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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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PASukan Khas Laut or PASKL is a military counter-terrorism of the Malaysian Navy. In this image Navy...
PASukan Khas Laut or PASKL is a military counter-terrorism of the Malaysian Navy. In this image Navy Special Operations Force PASKAL operatives practice a hostage rescue drill aboard a merchant vessel. The team is 1,000 strong and it's signature color is purple. It's motto is "Dari Jasamu Kami Abadikan" which when translated from the Malaysian language to English reads "From Your Kindness We Eternize."
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A bomb blast ripped a trolleybus apart in Volgograd on Monday  killing 14 people in the second deadl...
A bomb blast ripped a trolleybus apart in Volgograd on Monday, killing 14 people in the second deadly attack in the southern city in two days and raising fears of further violence as Russia prepares to host the Winter Olympics
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A man looks at a damaged vehicle at the site of an explosion  near former President Ali Abdullah Sal...
A man looks at a damaged vehicle at the site of an explosion, near former President Ali Abdullah Saleh's house which is also within close proximity to the French embassy, in Sanaa February 3, 2014
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Debris after the lorry smashed into the Christmas market
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Scene of the Toulouse shootings in March 2012
Scene of the Toulouse shootings in March 2012
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AFTERMATH: Spectators flee the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon after two bombs exploding  ki...
AFTERMATH: Spectators flee the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon after two bombs exploding, killing three and injuring more than 200.
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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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