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Three charged over alleged Melbourne terror plot

Melbourne - Three men who allegedly plotted "chilling" terror attacks in Melbourne were charged early Tuesday, less than two weeks after a stabbing rampage inspired by the Islamic State group left two dead in Australia's second city, police said.

Three arrested over alleged Melbourne terror plot

Melbourne - Three men who allegedly plotted "chilling" terror attacks in Melbourne were arrested early Tuesday, less than two weeks after a stabbing rampage inspired by the Islamic State group left two dead in Australia's second city, police said.

Iran parliament passes counter-terror finance bill

Tehran - Iran's parliament on Sunday approved a bill to counter terrorist financing that was strongly opposed by conservatives but seen as vital to salvaging the nuclear deal with European and Asian partners.

Iran parliament passes counter-terror finance bill

Tehran - Iran's parliament on Sunday approved a bill to counter terrorist financing that was strongly opposed by conservatives but seen as vital to salvaging the nuclear deal with European and Asian partners.

EU's anti-terror fight at risk after Brexit

Paris - Britain's looming exit from the EU risks hindering essential Europe-wide cooperation to thwart terrorist attacks, experts warn, despite the determination of security agents on both sides of the Channel to keep working together.

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.
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Kiran Gota, with her mother's 'mitaan' Mahantin Sori whom she also calls 'Mother'.
Visual documenting injuries and fatalities in the Oklahoma City bombing disaster.
Visual documenting injuries and fatalities in the Oklahoma City bombing disaster.
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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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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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Ku Klux Klansmen and women at a cross lighting in on November 12th, 2005.
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An old map of ISIS control. We could see a spread of this control due to their new funds.
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Taxis have been used by terrorists to carry out their activities in the past in Mumbai.
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The Royal Special Forces of the Jordanian military are the counter-terrorism team of that nation. Th...
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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An undated framegrab shows a French national of Algerian descent   Mohammed Merah  who is suspected ...
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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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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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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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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Scene of the Toulouse shootings in March 2012
Scene of the Toulouse shootings in March 2012
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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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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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Ambulances and other emergency vehicles at Russell Square, London after the 7th July bombings. At least 52 people were killed and 700 wounded in the 2005 incident when four al-Qaida suicide bombers detonated their explosives in the London Underground and on buses in a coordinated attack that occurred during the morning rush hour.
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It took 81 detonations of the seized explosives to destroy all of these dangerous chemicals seized in mobile home park in Chicago.
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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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