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INDIA POLITICS: Official: Sabzar Ahmed Bhat Dies By Bullets

INDIA POLITICS: Official: Sabzar Ahmed Bhat Dies By Bullets 0

Hizbul Mujahideen suffered major setback. Sabzar Ahmed Bhat’s killing will be seen as a big feat for counter-insurgency forces in the Kashmir Valley.

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UK POLITICS: Manchester Attack: Security Threat Level Lowered as Police Close on Bomber’s Suspected Network

UK POLITICS: Manchester Attack: Security Threat Level Lowered as Police Close on Bomber’s Suspected Network 0

Police hunting a suspected network behind Salman Abedi, the bomber who killed 22 people on Monday night, said they had made two further arrests overnight as they closed in on other possible cell members.

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UK POLITICS: Terrorism Risk Increased By Police Cuts, Foreign Wars: Corbyn

UK POLITICS: Terrorism Risk Increased By Police Cuts, Foreign Wars: Corbyn 0

Jeremy Corbyn also vowed to reverse Prime Minister Theresa May’s police cuts and give the security services more resources if they needed them, saying Britain could not “be protected on the cheap”.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May’s Cuts to Blame for Need to Deploy Army After Manchester Attack: Steve White Police Union Chief

UK POLITICS: Theresa May’s Cuts to Blame for Need to Deploy Army After Manchester Attack: Steve White Police Union Chief 0

Since Conservatives took power in 2010, 20,000 police jobs have been scrapped with budgets slashed 4 percent each year over the last seven years.

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UK POLITICS: Manchester Arena Suicide Bomber Brings Tragic Twist to June 8 Election

UK POLITICS: Manchester Arena Suicide Bomber Brings Tragic Twist to June 8 Election 0

The Manchester attack will nonetheless change the agenda. Tragedy makes electoral politics seem trivial, but can still bring political consequences.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Declares Martial Law on Southern Island of Mindanao

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Declares Martial Law on Southern Island of Mindanao 0

“Duterte has already declared martial law for the entire island of Mindanao,” presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella told reporters in Moscow.

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UK POLITICS: ISIS Claims Responsibility for Manchester Bomb Attack

UK POLITICS: ISIS Claims Responsibility for Manchester Bomb Attack 0

According to Amaq, a news outlet linked to the terror group, an ISIS member carried out the bombing which killed 22 and injured 59.

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UK POLITICS: Europe Leaders Stand Shoulder to Shoulder With Britain After Manchester Bomb Attack

UK POLITICS: Europe Leaders Stand Shoulder to Shoulder With Britain After Manchester Bomb Attack 0

“I offer my thoughts to the British people, to the victims and their loved ones,” Emmanuel Macron, newly elected president of France wrote on Twitter.

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UK POLITICS: Innocent Fans Killed By Suicide Bomber as They Streamed Out of Ariana Grande Concert in Manchester

UK POLITICS: Innocent Fans Killed By Suicide Bomber as They Streamed Out of Ariana Grande Concert in Manchester 0

“We ran and people were screaming around us and pushing on the stairs to go outside and people were falling down, girls were crying, and we saw these women being treated by paramedics having open wounds on their legs … it was just chaos,” said Sebastian Diaz, 19.

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SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: 55 Middle Eastern Countries, Trump Pledge 34,000 Troops to Fight ISIS in Iraq, Syria

SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: 55 Middle Eastern Countries, Trump Pledge 34,000 Troops to Fight ISIS in Iraq, Syria 0

Described as Riyadh Declaration, the document was signed “to combat terrorism in all its forms, address its intellectual roots.”

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Cyber Attack Hits Australia: Dan Tehan Cyber Security Minister

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Cyber Attack Hits Australia: Dan Tehan Cyber Security Minister 0

‘There has been a report to the Australian Cyber Security centre of one instance of what we believe could be this ransomware,’ she told reporters in Cairns.

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USA POLITICS: Saudis Paid US Veterans Thousands of Dollars to Kill 9/11 Law: Report

USA POLITICS: Saudis Paid US Veterans Thousands of Dollars to Kill 9/11 Law: Report 0

The September 11, 2001 attacks, also known as 9/11, attacks killed nearly 3,000 people and caused about $10 billion in property and infrastructure damage.

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SYRIA POLITICS: 5,000 Chinese Uighurs Fighting in Militant Groups

SYRIA POLITICS: 5,000 Chinese Uighurs Fighting in Militant Groups 0

Syria’s ambassador in Beijing, Imad Moustapha: “Our estimated numbers, because of the numbers we fight against, we kill, we capture, we wound, would be around 4-5,000 Xinjiang jihadists. China as well as every other country should be extremely concerned.”

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AFGHANISTAN POLITICS: ‘Daesh US Product’: Hamid Karzai Says

AFGHANISTAN POLITICS: ‘Daesh US Product’: Hamid Karzai Says 0

“First, Daesh comes to drive people away and then the US comes and drops that big bomb,” Karzai added, saying he was convinced that the use of the massive bomb “was a joint US-ISIS (Daesh) operation.”

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NIGERIA POLITICS: More Chibok Girls Kidnapped By Boko Haram Released – Nigerian Officials

NIGERIA POLITICS: More Chibok Girls Kidnapped By Boko Haram Released – Nigerian Officials 0

More Chibok schoolgirls were released by Islamist Boko Haram militants on Saturday after more than three years in captivity.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Boko Haram: Abubakar Shekau Injured During Airstrike

NIGERIA POLITICS: Boko Haram: Abubakar Shekau Injured During Airstrike 0

Babakura Kolo, a member of the civilian militia in Maiduguri, confirmed that Shekau was injured and a number of commanders were killed in the air raid.

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YEMEN POLITICS: Al-Qaeda Says Fighting Alongside US, Saudi-Backed Militia in Yemen

YEMEN POLITICS: Al-Qaeda Says Fighting Alongside US, Saudi-Backed Militia in Yemen 0

Qasim al-Rimi, the ringleader of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), made the remarks to the terrorist group’s media arm al-Malahem from an undisclosed location in war-torn Yemen.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Ossy Ibori Killed in Battle With Nigerian Troops

NIGERIA POLITICS: Ossy Ibori Killed in Battle With Nigerian Troops 0

Ossy Ibori was killed during a special operation to repel an attack by his gang on troops around Ajakpa, a creek community in Ese-Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State.

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SYRIA POLITICS: ISIS ‘Essentially Moved’ Its HQ From Raqqa to Deir ez-Zor

SYRIA POLITICS: ISIS ‘Essentially Moved’ Its HQ From Raqqa to Deir ez-Zor 0

ISIS, the jihadists and their military command are now centered some 140 kilometers southeast of the city of Raqqa, the US media report claimed.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Police Officer Killed, Another Wounded in Paris Shooting

FRANCE POLITICS: Police Officer Killed, Another Wounded in Paris Shooting 0

France has lived under a state of emergency since 2015 and has suffered a spate of Islamist militant attacks that have killed more than 230 people in the past two years.

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