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The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has reported a recent incident in which members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) executed a mentally ill man in the Syrian northwestern city of Idlib, whom they accused of "blasphemy."

TEHRAN (FNA)- The so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists executed a mentally ill person in Syria’s Idlib accusing him of "blasphemy".

An opposition watchdog reported the incident, saying the killed man was reportedly suffering from mental illness, AFP reported.

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According to Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino, Italy has become a key transit country for tens of thousands of asylum-seekers fleeing conflict and poverty in North Africa and elsewhere, but Ms. Bonino warned that Islamist terrorists are blending in with these migrants in order to gain entrance into the European Union (EU).

Rome (Alliance News) - Islamist terrorists are blending in with migrants in order to gain entrance into the EU, Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino said Monday, lamenting that Italy's EU partners were not paying enough attention.

 

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A 17-year-old high school student remained in critical but stable condition Sunday as Colorado officials tried to understand why a fellow student shot her and tried to shoot his debate coach before committing suicide last week.

Two days after the shooting at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, the wounded student, Claire Davis, was in a coma at Littleton Adventist Hospital, her family said in a statement released through the hospital's Facebook page Sunday evening.

"The first responders got Claire to the right place, at the right time, and the doctors and hospital staff are doing a wonderful job taking care of her," said the statement, which requested privacy. "We appreciate your continued good thoughts and prayers, and will provide updates as her condition improves."

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Shortly after a stolen vehicle carrying a truckload of highly radioactive material was recovered a short distance from where it was stolen outside Mexico City. Matthew Bunn, a nuclear expert at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government was asked a question if the theft of this material could pose a homeland security threat, in particular if terrorists could use this type of extremely hazardous nuclear material to create a weapon of mass destruction, in particulara dirty bomb. In response Mr. Bunn answered: "To me, it's a bit of a puzzle why it hasn't happened.”

(WASHINGTON) -- Without realizing it, millions of American commuters are in close proximity every day to extremely hazardous nuclear material that terrorists would love to turn into weapons of mass destruction -- if they could.

 

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China’s official Xinhua News Agency announced that at least 35-people were killed recently in the countries eastern city of Qingdao’s Huangdao District when an explosion ruptured a China Petroleum & Chemical Company (Sinopec) pipeline carrying crude oil sparking a fire that spread to nearby structures.

An explosion and fire yesterday at a pipeline belonging to China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (386), Asia’s largest refiner, killed at least 35 people and leaked oil into the sea in the nation’s deadliest spillage since at least 2005.

The incident occurred at 10:30 a.m. local time on Friday at Huangdao District in the eastern city of Qingdao when oil leaked from the pipeline, which has been shut down, the official Xinhua News Agency said, citing local authorities. China Central Television reported the latest death toll.

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At least three-people were killed recently when Part of the in Brazil’s Itaquerao Stadium In Sao Paulo collapsed when a crane’s boom came crashing down on top of a metal structure atop the stadium, causing significant damage to the stadium that will host the 2014 World Cup opener in June.

RIO DE JANEIRO — An accident at the soccer stadium in Sao Paulo that will host the World Cup opening match left two construction workers dead and caused part of the stadium to collapse Wednesday.

 

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Alaska State Troopers were called a remote Austin Powder Company facility on Prince of Wales Island Island recently after explosives were found were stolen from an explosives storage container.

KETCHIKAN, Alaska — An industrial explosives company operating on Prince of Wales Island is reporting the theft of blasting agent.

 

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Just over two months before Russia is set to host the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics scheduled, which is scheduled to start February 7th, Moscow police conducted raids in and around the Russian capital, and arrested at least 15-suspected members of the Islamist extremist group; Takfir Wal-Hijra (تكفير والهجرة).

MOSCOW - Bombs and suicide belts were seized and 15 suspected members of Islamist extremist network At-Takfir Wal-Hijra arrested in raids, police in Russia said Wednesday.

Guns, grenades and extremist literature were also discovered during the operation, which came little over two months before Russia hosts the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

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Just over two months before Russia is set to host the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics scheduled, which is scheduled to start February 7th, Moscow police conducted raids in and around the Russian capital, and arrested at least 15-suspected members of the Islamist extremist group; Takfir Wal-Hijra (تكفير والهجرة).

MOSCOW - Bombs and suicide belts were seized and 15 suspected members of Islamist extremist network At-Takfir Wal-Hijra arrested in raids, police in Russia said Wednesday.

Guns, grenades and extremist literature were also discovered during the operation, which came little over two months before Russia hosts the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

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According to Norwegian laws, it has long been a crime to incite terror, but the Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) has proposed new legislation that will go further and ban the glorification of terrorism.

According to Norwegian laws, it is an offense to incite terror. But the PST will go further and ban the glorification of terrorism, writes NRK.

 

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Two recent church fires bring the total number of Orthodox Christian churches that have been torched in Tatarstan over the past six months to seven.

MOSCOW, November 30 (RIA Novosti) – Prosecutors in the Russian republic of Tatarstan said they seek a case on terrorism charges opened into burnings of Christian churches in the predominantly Muslim region.

Seven Orthodox Christian churches were torched in Tatarstan over the past six months, including two on Thursday night, Regnum.ru news agency said.

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Dozens of Eccles, Greater Manchester residents were evacuated and a bomb disposal team called to a Mellor Street home recently after police found a “suspicious package” inside the home while there on an “unrelated matter.”

A counter terrorism investigation has been launched after a nail bomb was discovered in a terraced home.

 

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At least six-people were killed and more than two others injured when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded prematurely while being assembled in a house in the Tsunami Colony, near India’s Kudankulam nuclear plant.

Five people, including three children, were killed on the spot in a powerful bomb explosion tonight in a colony in Idinthakarai coastal village, close to Kundankulam Nuclear Power Plant, police said.

Those killed included a woman and three children, all aged below five years, they said. Two houses were razed under the impact of the blast, they said, adding rescue teams rushed to the pot to clear the debris and extricate people believed trapped under it.

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Portland police bomb squad was called to the Montavilla United Methodist Church recently after an improvised explosive device (IED) was found near the Southeast Portland church.

PORTLAND -- A bomb squad was called in after an "improvised explosive device" was found near a Southeast Portland church Tuesday, police said.

Police were called just after 10:30 a.m. to the report of a suspicious device near a dumpster outside the Montavilla United Methodist Church, at 232 SE 80th Ave., said Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson.

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Civil liberties activists have been recently voicing concerns about document released by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden that shows the agency spied on the online sexual activity of suspected terrorists.

National Security Agency spies have been tracking the online sexual activity of suspected terrorists in a bid to expose them as hypocrites, it emerged today. A top secret document revealed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden shows the agency monitored suspected radicalizers in a bid to harm their reputations. Six targets, all Muslims, are identified as 'exemplars' of how electronic surveillance can be used to find 'personal vulnerabilities' to discredit them.

Among the vulnerabilities listed by the NSA that can be exploited are 'viewing sexually explicit material online' and 'using sexually explicit persuasive language when communicating with inexperienced young girls'.

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The U.S. attorney's office has announced the arrest of an Uzbekistan national they accuse of conspiring with a designated terrorist organization to use a weapon of mass destruction.

 

BOISE, IDAHO Federal authorities in Idaho said Thursday they have arrested an Uzbekistan national accused of conspiring with a designated terrorist organization in his home country and helping scheme to use a weapon of mass destruction.

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In the past Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had called Mahmoud Ahmadinejad "a wolf in wolf’s clothing," and now refers to new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as a wolf in sheep's clothing, adding that Theran’s new strategy is to smile and build a bomb.

(CBS News) Iran is getting "closer and closer to the bomb," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday on "Face the Nation," and in deciding whether to wage an attack on the nation aggressively pursuing nuclear capabilities, he added, "I won't wait until it's too late."

"They're edging up to the red line," Netanyahu said. "They haven't crossed it yet. They're also building faster centrifuges that would enable them to jump the line, so to speak, at a much faster rate - that is, within a few weeks."

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In a recent “Facebook” post Naftali Bennett the Minister of Economy for the State of Israel painted a dire image of what we may be in for if world powers sign a “bad deal” and allow Iran to retain its entire uranium-production line.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/bennettnaftalienglish

 

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British counter-terrorism officers are hunting a terror suspect that escaped law enforcement personnel tailing him recently when he entered a mosque and allegedly emerged from the place of worship wearing a burka.

A terror suspect who escaped surveillance by changing into a burka in a mosque is being hunted by counter-terrorism officers. Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed was last seen at a west London mosque on Friday afternoon. He entered the building wearing normal clothes, but left with his face and body completely covered by the burka. Scotland Yard has released CCTV images of Mr Mohamed leaving the mosque but warned members of the public not to approach the terror suspect. While he is ‘not considered at this time to represent a direct threat to the public’, anyone who sees him is urged to call 999 immediately.The 27-year-old is subject to a Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures notice (Tpim). A court-imposed anonymity order banning the publication of Mohamed’s name has also been lifted to allow police to make a public appeal, following an application from the home secretary Theresa May. Security minister James Brokenshire said: ‘National security is the government’s top priority and the police are doing everything in their power to apprehend this man as quickly as possible. ‘The police and security services do not believe that this man poses a direct threat to the public in the UK.’ Somalia-born Mohamed, who is 5ft 8in tall and of medium build, arrived at the An-Noor Masjid and Community Centre in Church Road, Acton, at 10am on Friday and was last seen there at 3.15pm the same day. He is the second person to breach a Tpim since they were introduced to replace control orders in early 2012 Last December, Ibrahim Magag, who is understood to have attended terrorist training camps in Somalia, absconded from a Tpim notice after ripping off his electronic tag. The police search for him is continuing. Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper described the situation involving Mr Mohamed as ‘extremely serious’ and called for an urgent independent investigation. ‘Clearly police and security agencies will be doing everything possible to locate this terror suspect and ensure public safety,’ she said. ‘The home secretary also needs to provide information about the decisions made over Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed’s Tpim, how he was able to abscond and what the risks to the public are.’ Commenting on the case, a Scotland Yard spokesman said: ‘The Counter Terrorism Command immediately launched inquiries to trace Mr Mohamed and these continue. ‘Ports and borders were notified with his photograph and details circulated nationally. Public safety remains our priority.’

 

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The Nepal Army (NA) Bomb disposal squad was called to Siraha recently after five-pressure-cooker bombs were found at different locations in the country’s southeastern district.

SIRAHA: Terror has gripped Siraha district after pressure-cooker bombs were found at different locations in the district on Monday morning. Three bombs were planted at Lahan, the district headquarters, and two at Golbazaar of Asanpur VDC. Danger sign was painted on the explosives at Golbazaar along the East-West Highway. It is not clear yet who planted the explosives. Security personnel from Nepal Army, Nepal Police and Armed Police Force have cordoned off the areas where the explosives were spotted. Bomb disposal squads of NA have already reached the sites. They are preparing to defuse the explosives. Bandh grinds district to halt. Meanwhile, the general strike imposed by the CPN-Maoist-led 33-party alliance today paralysed the normal life in the district. Public and private vehicles have remained off the roads due to the bandh. Shops, academic institutions, industries and some offices have pulled their shutters down, fearing reprisal. Security personnel are seen escorting long-route vehicles.

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