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Security intensified in Kolkata after Dhaka terror attack
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Security intensified in Kolkata after Dhaka terror attack

Security was on Saturday beefed up in the city following Bangladesh's worst terror attack by suspected Islamic State militants.

After Islamist gunmen kill 27 in seige at Mali's Radisson Blu, govt declares emergency
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After Islamist gunmen kill 27 in seige at Mali's Radisson Blu, govt declares emergency

Suspected Islamist gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Mali's capital Friday, firing automatic weapons and seizing more than 100 guests and staff in a hostage-taking that has left at least 22 people dead.

A history of violence: Timeline of unrest in Mali since January 2012
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A history of violence: Timeline of unrest in Mali since January 2012

A timeline of unrest in Mali since January 2012, after gunmen went on a shooting rampage at the luxury Radisson Blu hotel in the capital Bamako taking hostages on Friday

Mali siege as it unfolds: Gunmen take 170 hostages, including 20 Indians, at Radisson hotel; three killed
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Mali siege as it unfolds: Gunmen take 170 hostages, including 20 Indians, at Radisson hotel; three killed

Gunmen went on a shooting rampage at the luxury Radisson Blu hotel in Mali's capital Bamako on Friday, seizing 170 guests and staff in an ongoing hostage-taking, the hotel chain said.

Hostage crisis? 500 villagers 'abducted' by Naxals as PM Modi visits Dantewada
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Hostage crisis? 500 villagers 'abducted' by Naxals as PM Modi visits Dantewada

Around 400 villagers from Marenga village in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh were taken hostage by Naxals on Friday night ahead of PM Modi's visit.

Japan turns to 'I am Kenji' Facebook page on hostage crisis
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Japan turns to 'I am Kenji' Facebook page on hostage crisis

The plight of freelance journalist Kenji Goto, taken captive by Islamic State group militants, has gripped Japan, and the people's hopes for his safety are now on Facebook with a simple, unifying plea: "I am Kenji.

Court revokes Sydney siege gunman's partner's bail
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Court revokes Sydney siege gunman's partner's bail

Amirah Droudis, the partner of the Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis, had her bail revoked after being deemed an "unacceptable risk" by a magistrate.

Sydney siege: PM Tony Abbott admits crisis could have been prevented
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Sydney siege: PM Tony Abbott admits crisis could have been prevented

Australia's prime minister said that a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe may have been preventable, as the chorus of critics demanding to know why the gunman was out on bail.

Sydney attack: Aus orders investigation as tough new anti-terror laws fail
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Sydney attack: Aus orders investigation as tough new anti-terror laws fail

Iran's Foreign Ministry said it had warned Australia repeatedly about Monis, who fled Iran claiming persecution.

Sydney hostage crisis: System failed to track gunman, says Tony Abbott
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Sydney hostage crisis: System failed to track gunman, says Tony Abbott

Australia's prime minister acknowledged Wednesday that the nation's security system failed to keep track of a gunman responsible for a deadly siege at a Sydney cafe.

Sydney live: Gunman in Lindt cafe seige was known to cops, says PM Abbott
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Sydney live: Gunman in Lindt cafe seige was known to cops, says PM Abbott

At least 15 people are currently being held hostage at Lindt cafe in Sydney's central business district. We track developments as they happen.

 Why I admire multicultural Australia, and worry about the Sydney siege
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Why I admire multicultural Australia, and worry about the Sydney siege

The hostage crisis has ended but the effects of the crisis will linger on and create animus between Australian Muslims and natives. This, to repeat, will constitute a travesty and a tragedy.

Sydney siege: Australia needs to think harder about tackling 'lone wolf' attacks, say experts
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Sydney siege: Australia needs to think harder about tackling 'lone wolf' attacks, say experts

Sydney's dramatic siege in which a gunman displayed an Islamic flag follows months of warnings about "lone wolf" attacks.

Sydney siege: 5 hostages escape from Lindt cafe, negotiations on with gunman
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Sydney siege: 5 hostages escape from Lindt cafe, negotiations on with gunman

Five people have fled from a Sydney cafe where a gunman took an unknown number of hostages at the height of Monday morning rush hour.

Gunman still in control but 3 hostages flee from Sydney Lindt cafe
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Gunman still in control but 3 hostages flee from Sydney Lindt cafe

Three people fled to safety from a cafe where over 30 people are being held hostage at gunpoint in Sydney, Australia.

Criticised Indian force commander in Golan gets backing of UN peacekeeping head
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Criticised Indian force commander in Golan gets backing of UN peacekeeping head

The head of UN peacekeeping operations has commended General Iqbal Singh Singha, the Indian force commander of the UN mission in the Golan Heights, for his "strong leadership" and "good and sound judgement" during a hostage crisis in the area last week.

ISIS' beheading of Sotloff: US may be outraged but terror is good business
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ISIS' beheading of Sotloff: US may be outraged but terror is good business

Despite the horror of hostage-taking and the beheading of American journo Steve Sotloff, by ISIS, the fact is all countries are doing deals with terrorists. Terror finds oxygen from all countries that claim to be victims of terrorism

Slain US journalist Steven Sotloff also held Israeli citizenship: Reports
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Slain US journalist Steven Sotloff also held Israeli citizenship: Reports

Public radio reported that Sotloff's family, who live in Miami, Florida, is Jewish and that he had studied in Herzliya, north of Tel Aviv.

India's Iraq crisis deepens as ISIL takes 46 nurses hostage
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India's Iraq crisis deepens as ISIL takes 46 nurses hostage

In terms of gravity, this is the Kandahar-type crisis and challenge for the Narendra Modi government. Earlier the relatives of kidnapped construction workers had descended on New Delhi from Punjab. Now the family members of kidnapped nurses are likely to troop to New Delhi from Kerala.