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BRAZIL: 10 People Planning Terrorist Acts During Olympics Arrested

BRAZIL: 10 People Planning Terrorist Acts During Olympics Arrested

The group was inspired by ISIS and mostly organized online, Justice Minister Alexandre de Moraes said.

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SYRIA: Russia’s Tupolev Tu-22M3 Bombers Destroyed Islamic State Facilities

SYRIA: Russia’s Tupolev Tu-22M3 Bombers Destroyed Islamic State Facilities

“The airstrike destroyed two command posts of the terrorists, IS manpower and military equipment in a shelter,” the Defense Ministry said.

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SYRIA: Syrian National Coalition Calls For Suspension Of US-Led Air Strikes

SYRIA: Syrian National Coalition Calls For Suspension Of US-Led Air Strikes

“UNICEF estimates that 35,000 children are trapped in and around Manbij with nowhere safe to go,” the agency’s representative in Syria, Hanaa Singer, said.

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SYRIA: France Fears Syria Massacre, Wants More Pressure On Russia: Jean-Marc Ayrault

SYRIA: France Fears Syria Massacre, Wants More Pressure On Russia: Jean-Marc Ayrault

“We are extremely concerned by the situation in Aleppo, but Daraya as well,” France Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said.

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NIGERIA: 249 Detainees Arrested As Boko Haram Terrorists Released By Nigerian Army Without Apology And Compensation

NIGERIA: 249 Detainees Arrested As Boko Haram Terrorists Released By Nigerian Army Without Apology And Compensation

Nigerian security agencies regularly engage in mass arrests of suspects, labelling them Boko Haram terrorists, detaining them for months, and even years.

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TURKEY: Over 6,000 Military Coup Plotters Arrested

TURKEY: Over 6,000 Military Coup Plotters Arrested

“General Erdal Ozturk, commander of the Third Army, has been detained,” senior official, also speaking anonymously said.

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SYRIA: US, Russia Keep Solution To Resolve Syrian Violence Secret From ‘Spoilers’

SYRIA: US, Russia Keep Solution To Resolve Syrian Violence Secret From ‘Spoilers’

“I am here with confidence that if the things we talked about are implemented, this has a chance to change the situation,” John Kerry said.

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TURKEY: The Return Of Erdogan After Surviving Coup

TURKEY: The Return Of Erdogan After Surviving Coup

“They will pay a heavy price for this,” Erdogan said. “This uprising is a gift from God to us because this will be a reason to cleanse our army.”

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SAUDI ARABIA: US Says No Official Saudi Role In 9/11 Attacks

SAUDI ARABIA: US Says No Official Saudi Role In 9/11 Attacks

Almost 3,000 people were killed when they deliberately flew planes they had seized into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

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FRANCE: Bastille Day: Over 84 People Killed By Truck Attacker

FRANCE: Bastille Day: Over 84 People Killed By Truck Attacker

20-year-old Fanny says, “The truck pushed me to the side. When I opened my eyes I saw faces I didn’t know and started asking for help…”

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PAKISTAN: Umar Mansur Likely Killed In US Drone Strike

PAKISTAN: Umar Mansur Likely Killed In US Drone Strike

Umar Mansur, alias Aurangzeb, was a member of the Tariq Geedar Group responsible for the 144 deaths in the Army Public School, the Peshawar Airport and the Bacha Khan University.

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SOUTH SUDAN: Riek Machar Troops Leave Juba, Not Seeking War

SOUTH SUDAN: Riek Machar Troops Leave Juba, Not Seeking War

“He is not returning to the bush, nor is he organising for war,” spokesman said, calling for outside force to act as buffer between Machar, Kiir’s forces.

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SYRIA: Rebels Attack Assad Forces In Aleppo After Supply Road Cut

SYRIA: Rebels Attack Assad Forces In Aleppo After Supply Road Cut

Rebels have relied on the road for supply runs and access to Aleppo through much of Syria’s civil war, and its severing effectively put opposition-held areas where some 250,000 people live under siege.

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KASHMIR: Burhan Wani Death: Security Forces Vow To Fight Terrorists

KASHMIR: Burhan Wani Death: Security Forces Vow To Fight Terrorists

Security officer vows: “Angry mobs will not distract us from our goal to neutralise terrorists who endorse violence and hit our police and security forces.”

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CANADA: Harjit Sajjan Makes Secret Trip To Iraq

CANADA: Harjit Sajjan Makes Secret Trip To Iraq

Ottawa had asked the Iraqi government to keep Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan visit quiet.

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MIDEAST: Osama Bin Laden’s Son Threatens Revenge For Father’s Assassination

MIDEAST: Osama Bin Laden’s Son Threatens Revenge For Father’s Assassination

Hamza bin Laden promised to global militant group’s fight against the United States and its allies in the 21-minute speech entitled “We Are All Osama.”

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SYRIA: Assad To EU Delegation: West’s Actions In Syria Cause Terror In Europe

SYRIA: Assad To EU Delegation: West’s Actions In Syria Cause Terror In Europe

“Especially when those leaders give support and political cover to terrorist groups inside Syria,” Syrian state news agency SANA said of Assad’s comments.

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SOUTH SUDAN: Deng Alor Kuol Assures Diplomats Of Calm

SOUTH SUDAN: Deng Alor Kuol Assures Diplomats Of Calm

“On behalf of the President, the Foreign Minister urged the diplomatic community to remain in Juba and support the TGNU and the restoration of peace and security”, partly reads the statement.

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SOUTH SUDAN: 115 Soldiers Killed In Gun Battles

SOUTH SUDAN: 115 Soldiers Killed In Gun Battles

“It seems things have certainly calmed from what they were last night. However the situation is very tense,” Jeremiah Young an aid worker with World Vision.

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NORTH KOREA: New Ballistic Missile Fired From Submarine

NORTH KOREA: New Ballistic Missile Fired From Submarine

Neighbouring Japan, the United States, and South Korea’s military condemned the missile launch as a flagrant violation of UN sanctions.

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