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Is Philippines facing IS threat? – Abu Sayyaf, 2 other groups strike new alliance under IS flag: experts

MANILA, Philippines, April 28, (AP): Months before Abu Sayyaf militants beheaded retired Canadian mining executive John Ridsdel in the tropical jungles of the southern Philippines, …

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Buddha ‘footprints’ returned to Pakistan

NEW YORK, April 28, (AP): An ancient stone sculpture of Buddha’s footprints that was smuggled into the United States and had been expected to sell …

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America warns of credible ‘terrorist threat’ in Turkey

ISTANBUL, April 27, (RTRS): The United States warned US citizens in Turkey on Tuesday about “credible” terrorist threats to tourist areas in the country. Turkey …

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‘Economic warfare needed against IS’ – Jihadist group shows signs of pressure: Stringer

LONDON, April 27, (AFP): The US-led coalition against the Islamic State is squeezing the group’s revenues from oil, taxation and financial markets but it needs …

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Abdeslam extradited, charged in France

PARIS, April 27, (Agencies): Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam — Europe’s most wanted fugitive until his capture in Belgium last month — has been returned …

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Aquino vows to ‘neutralise’ kidnappers – Police check if headless body is that of Canadian

MANILA, April 27, (Agencies): Philippine President Benigno Aquino vowed Wednesday to launch a military assault aimed at “neutralising” Islamic militants who beheaded a Canadian hostage …

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Kuwait, Saudis struggle to restart Khafji oilfield

DUBAI/RIYADH, April 26, (RTRS): Kuwait and Saudi Arabia appear no closer to restarting their jointly operated Khafji oilfield, industry sources said, despite Kuwait saying the …

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Qaeda wing says killed activist in Bangladesh – LGBT people targeted

DHAKA, April 26, (Agencies): A group affiliated to al-Qaeda claimed responsibility on Tuesday for killing a Bangladeshi gay rights campaigner and his friend, the latest …

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IS infiltration claims jolt Swedish Greens

STOCKHOLM, April 26, (AP): One refused to shake hands with a female journalist. Another compared Israel to Nazi Germany. A third was seen doing hand …

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‘Panic button mandatory for all cellphones sold in India’ – Bid to avert sexual assault, make life better

KUWAIT CITY, April 26: The government of India is planning to make ‘panic button’ mandatory for all mobile phone handsets sold in India from 2017 …

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