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Turku knife attacker was asylum seeker, presumably targeted women – investigators

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Turku knife attacker was asylum seeker, presumably targeted women – investigators

© Roni Lehti / Reuters The suspect behind the deadly stabbing attack in the Finnish city of Turku was an 18-year-old Moroccan asylum-seeker, investigators said, adding that it seems the attacker deliberately targeted women. “The suspect was seeking an asylum [in Finland],” Robin Lardot of the Central Bureau of Investigation said at a press conference on Saturday. The […]

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Terrorist cell planned to attack Sagrada Familia with van of explosives

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Terrorist cell planned to attack Sagrada Familia with van of explosives

Photo: tanjakrstevska/Depositphotos Police believe that the jihadist cell responsible for the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils that left 14 dead and more than 100 injured were originally planning something much bigger involving Barcelona’s most emblematic tourist sites. The terrorists planned to inflict as much carnage as possible by driving vans packed with explosives into three […]

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Somali-American Picked as US Youth Observer to UN

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Somali-American Picked as US Youth Observer to UN

FILE – Munira Khalif is seen in a screengrab from video during an interview with VOA’s Somali Servic A Somali-American from Minnesota will speak on behalf of youth at the upcoming United Nations General Assembly in New York and other events. Munira Khalif, who will be a junior this fall at Harvard University, was chosen […]

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IN PICTURES: 40-metre-long yacht catches fire off the coast of Nice

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IN PICTURES: 40-metre-long yacht catches fire off the coast of Nice

Photo: AFP Beach-goers in Nice witnessed a surprising sight on Thursday afternoon as a 40-metre-long yacht caught fire just off the Mediterranean coast. Holidaymakers looked on as smoke started billowing from the huge yacht, called the “If Only”, early on Thursday afternoon before it finally sank at around 10pm at night.  The boat was located […]

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Offensives target ISIL on Lebanon-Syria border

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Offensives target ISIL on Lebanon-Syria border

Lebanese army starts operation near Ras Baalbek while separate Hezbollah-Syrian army offensive begins in Qalamoun. The Lebanese army said it is not coordinating its operations with the Syrian forces [Reuters File] The Lebanese army has launched an offensive against an ISIL enclave straddling the northeast border with Syria. Simultaneously, Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shia group, and the Syrian army […]

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Barcelona attack latest: Manhunt continues for final member of terrorist cell

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Barcelona attack latest: Manhunt continues for final member of terrorist cell

Spanish police are searching for a 22-year-old Moroccan man named Younes Abouyaaqoub, the lone remaining member of a terrorist cell thought to be behind the massacre on Las Ramblas. Spanish police expanded a manhunt Saturday for a Moroccan national believed to be one of the perpetrators of twin terror attacks in Barcelona and another seaside resort […]

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Popular Mobilization to field 20.000 fighters for Tal Afar battle

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Popular Mobilization to field 20.000 fighters for Tal Afar battle

Al-Hashd al-Shaabi militia spokesperson Ahmed al-Asadi. File photo. Tal Afar (IraqiNews.com) The pro-government Popular Mobilization Forces will field 20.000 fighters for the anticipated offensive to retake the town of Tal Afar, Islamic State’s last bastion i Nineveh province, a spokesperson said. PMF spokesman Ahmed al-Assadi said Friday that 20.000 fighters will take part in the […]

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Knife attack in Russian city of Surgut, 7 injured, assailant killed by police (VIDEO)

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Knife attack in Russian city of Surgut, 7 injured, assailant killed by police (VIDEO)

© Вася Аллибабаевич / YouTube A man armed with a knife has attacked pedestrians in the Russian city of Surgut, injuring seven. Police killed the assailant, the local branch of the Investigative Committee reported. The knife attacks happened at around 11:20am local time. Nobody was killed, but the victims of the violence required medical treatment, […]

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Police name three Moroccans suspected of Catalonia attacks

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Police name three Moroccans suspected of Catalonia attacks

The car driven into the crowd in Cambrils by five men who were shot dead by police. Photo: AFP Police on Friday released the names of three Moroccans suspected of deadly terror attacks and who were shot dead overnight by security forces in the seaside resort of Cambrils. Catalonia’s regional police identified them as Moussa […]

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First CCTV video emerges showing van attack in Barcelona

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First CCTV video emerges showing van attack in Barcelona

The first video of the ramming attack which killed 14 people and injured more than 100 others in Barcelona on Thursday has surfaced online. A CCTV camera inside a museum in Las Ramblas caught the van plowing through the crowded street. READ MORE: Terror timeline: How attacks unfolded in Barcelona & Cambrils The footage was […]

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