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Trump hits back at Clinton, with a golf ball, on Twitter

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday retweeted a doctored video of himself taking a golf swing and hitting former Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton, who then stumbles as she boards a plane, reported Reuters. Clinton had been back on the Republican president’s Twitter feed in recent days as she promoted “What Happened,” her new…

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Paris tourism alive and kicking again after terror doldrums

PARIS: High-kicking dancers are enthralling full houses again at the Moulin Rouge and art lovers are swarming the Louvre as Paris enjoys a tourism revival after plummeting numbers brought on by terror attacks. Tourists are increasingly refusing to give in to fear of being caught up in a jihadist attack such as the November 2015…

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One dead as van rams pedestrians near London mosque

LONDON: A van ran into pedestrians near a north London mosque, killing one man and injuring eight others in an incident that police on Monday said was being investigated by counter-terrorism officers. The 48-year-old driver of the van was detained by members of the public and then arrested by police, as Muslim leaders said worshippers…

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Australia introduces illegal gun amnesty after Islamist-inspired attacks

Australia said on Friday it would introduce a three-month national gun amnesty, the first in more than 20 years, in a bid to reduced the number of illegal firearms which have been used in recent Islamist-inspired attacks. Australian Justice Minister Michael Keenan said that from July 1, locals can hand-in illegal firearms to authorities without…

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Iran Guards claim US, Saudi ‘involved’ in Tehran attacks

TEHRAN: Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards on Wednesday vowed revenge for twin attacks by the Islamic State group in Tehran, and said Washington and Riyadh were “involved”.  “The Revolutionary Guards have always proven that they will never allow the blood of innocents to be spilt without revenge,” they said in a statement. “This terrorist action, coming…

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Outrage as Trump targets London mayor after attacks

WASHINGTON: Outrage erupted on both sides of the Atlantic Sunday after President Donald Trump lashed out at London Mayor Sadiq Khan in the wake of a terrorist assault in the British capital which left seven people dead. In a series of tweets, Trump poured scorn on Khan’s attempt to reassure the public after three assailants…

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White House ignores Trump’s Gitmo warning

Washington: The White House on Tuesday pledged to move ahead with the transfer of inmates out of the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, rejecting President-elect Donald Trump’s demand for a freeze. With President Barack Obama set to leave office on January 20, White House spokesman Josh Earnest put Trump on notice that more inmates would…

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Pakistani celebs condemn deadly attacks in Germany, Turkey

Pakistani celebrities have denounced three different attacks happened in Germany, Turkey and Switzerland yesterday. The attack in Berlin’s crowded Christmas market, shooting at mosque in Zurich, and the unexpected killing of the Russian ambassador to Turkey in Ankara has shown that the world is moving towards an alarming situation than betterment. In the wake of…

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Turkey puts 36 jihadist suspects on trial over 2015 Ankara bombing

ANKARA: Turkey on Monday put 36 suspects on trial over a double suicide bombing last year blamed on Islamic State jihadists that killed over 100 people in the country’s deadliest attack. The bombing on October 10, 2015 outside Ankara’s main train station targeted mainly young people attending a peace rally of pro-Kurdish activists that was…

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Sharp rise in attacks on refugee shelters in Austria

VIENNA: Attacks on centres for asylum seekers in Austria are on course to double this year, according to government figures released on Saturday. Twenty-four were recorded in the first half of 2016, compared with 25 for the whole of 2015, Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka said in reply to a parliamentary enquiry. The incidents ranged from…

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President, PM condemn terrorist attacks

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and President Mamnoon Hussain, in separate messages, strongly condemned the twin blasts at Mardan’s District court and the terrorist attack in Peshawar this morning, according to sources. In his condemnation message, the Prime Minister said terrorists are showing frustration by attacking soft targets. He said these cowardly attacks cannot shatter…

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Eiffel Tower to be lit in France’s colours after Nice attack

PARIS: The Eiffel Tower will be lit in France’s national colours from Friday in tribute to the victims of the Nice truck attack, Paris city hall said. “The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, has decided to illuminate the Eiffel Tower in red, white and blue tonight and during the (three-day) period of national mourning,” it…

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Orlando: When words fail, dogs can ease the pain

ORLANDO: When mourners filed in to a prayer vigil in Orlando this week, they hit a friendly roadblock: a team of golden retrievers sent to help soothe a community in shock with their calm, reassuring presence. As people knelt down to pet and nuzzle the gentle creatures, burying their hands in their soft yellow coat…

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In Orlando killer’s hometown, Muslims endure slurs, insults

FORT PIERCE: Since the Orlando massacre, the small Muslim community of Fort Pierce, Florida — the killer’s hometown — has found itself the target of hate-filled insults and abuse. “Scumbags!” — the phrase is hurled from a pickup truck rolling by the Fort Pierce Islamic Center, housed in what was once a church. As the…

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US transfers nine Yemenis from Guantanamo to Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON: Nine Yemeni inmates have been transferred from Guantanamo Bay to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said, bringing the controversial military prison’s remaining population down to 80. It is the largest transfer from the facility since 10 Yemenis were sent to Oman in January and the first time Saudi Arabia has taken any Guantanamo inmates. The…

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Hackers helped FBI crack San Bernardino iPhone

WASHINGTON: Professional hackers discovered at least one software flaw that helped the FBI break into an iPhone used by a San Bernardino attacker, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. These hackers were paid a one-time flat fee for their help, the Post said, quoting people familiar with the case. The discovery of the flaw was used…

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India, EU vow to boost anti-terror ties as Modi honours Brussels victims

BRUSSELS: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a summit with EU leaders Wednesday to strengthen ties with bloc, vowing to boost counter-terrorism cooperation as he paid tribute to the victims of the Brussels attacks. The March 22 suicide bombings on the Belgian capital’s airport and metro system loomed large over Modi’s visit to Brussels for…

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‘Dash’ the ‘terrorist’ dog prompts security alert at US bank

LOS ANGELES: A dog whose name “Dash” sounded too much like the Arabic acronym for the Islamic State jihadist group prompted a security scare at a California bank. The alarm was raised after Dash’s owner Bruce Francis, who suffers from multiple sclerosis and lives in San Francisco, tried to make an online payment to the…

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Turkey ‘not optimistic’ on Syria truce, threatens new strikes

ANKARA: Turkey on Tuesday said it was not optimistic over the implementation of a Syria ceasefire announced by the United States and Russia, threatening to keep up retaliatory artillery strikes against Syrian Kurdish fighters. “I welcome this truce but I am not very optimistic that it will be respected by all the parties,” Deputy Prime…

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28 killed in Ankara bomb attack on Turkish military

ANKARA: At least 28 people were killed and 61 wounded Wednesday by a car bomb targeting the Turkish military in the heart of the capital Ankara, the latest in a string of attacks to shake the country. The blast struck a convoy of military service vehicles but it was still not clear who carried it…

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French lawmakers vote to extend air strikes in Syria

PARIS: French lawmakers on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to extend air strikes against Islamic State group targets in Syria, which have been stepped up following the Paris attacks. Paris has intensified its campaign against IS since the November 13 Paris assaults that left 130 people dead, this week launching its first strikes from the Charles de…

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