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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.

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.
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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.
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A fighter with al-Qaida in a propaganda video produced by the terrorist organization. Al-Qaida is strongly suspected by U.S. officials of trafficking heroin to European cities from Afghanistan to fund it's terrorist activities. As an added bonus, in addition to garnering drug profits the terror group gets to harm and destroy the lives of countless thousands of "infidel" European citizens through heroin addiction.
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Islamic State militants displaying hostages.
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Debris after the lorry smashed into the Christmas market
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The Korps Commandotroepen is a military counter-terrorism team of the Netherlands Army. In this image the members of the team are being trained in Counter-Terrorism tactics. The team's motto is "Now or Never."
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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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Boston Marathon bombing, patrons make good on their forgotten tabs.
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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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Ayman al-Zawahiri, leader of al-Qaida, in a propaganda video produced by the terrorist organization.
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Abū Qatāda, convicted terrorist, and a major headache for the British Government.
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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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The aftermath of a 2008 Israeli bombing in Gaza.
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