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Sri Lanka Easter Sunday bombers inspired by Islamic State, but had no direct link to terror group, claim investigators
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Sri Lanka Easter Sunday bombers inspired by Islamic State, but had no direct link to terror group, claim investigators

Sri Lanka's former police chief, Pujith Jayasundara, and former secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Hemasiri Fernando, are currently facing criminal charges over their alleged negligence in failing to prevent the attack.

Kerala youth, suspected to have joined IS killed in Afghanistan drone attack
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Kerala youth, suspected to have joined IS killed in Afghanistan drone attack

Hafeesudin, one of the 21 Keralites reported to have joined the Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan, has been killed in a drone attack in Kabul

Terrorists perverting Islam to justify their nihilistic agenda: White House
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Terrorists perverting Islam to justify their nihilistic agenda: White House

We have gone to great lengths to debunk that myth and make clear that these organisations are seeking to perpetuate a perverted form of Islam.

Smoke screens and snipers: Islamic State resists Kurdish fighters in Sinjar
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Smoke screens and snipers: Islamic State resists Kurdish fighters in Sinjar

Last week, the Kurdish peshmerga fighters launched the operation to retake Sinjar.

Islamic State's using foreign fighters as 'cannon fodder': Australia
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Islamic State's using foreign fighters as 'cannon fodder': Australia

The government estimates at least 70 Australians are fighting with terrorist groups like the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

Iraq: As Shi'ites celebrate Ashoura, security forces put on high alert
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Iraq: As Shi'ites celebrate Ashoura, security forces put on high alert

Shi'ites are commemorating the slaying of Prophet Mohammad's grandson Hussein at the battle of Kerbala in AD 680.

Life under Islamic State: Tailors go from making clothes to suicide vests
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Life under Islamic State: Tailors go from making clothes to suicide vests

Islamic State is notorious for beheading or executing anyone who stands in its way when seizing cities and towns that form its self-proclaimed caliphate.

Air raids will help ground forces fight Islamic State, says Pentagon
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Air raids will help ground forces fight Islamic State, says Pentagon

Coalition airstrikes in and around the city on Syria's border with Turkey have been augmented by an airdrop of arms to Kurdish forces fighting the terror group.

Syrian security officials 'fired' after school bombing
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Syrian security officials 'fired' after school bombing

The Britain-based monitoring group said the firings came after residents took part in angry demonstrations over the deadly October 1 attack at a school that killed 48 children, most of them under the age of 12, and four adults.

Syria: Massacre feared as Islamic State jihadists seize Kurd HQ in Kobane
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Syria: Massacre feared as Islamic State jihadists seize Kurd HQ in Kobane

US-led warplanes have intensified air strikes against IS, which has been attacking Kobane for three weeks, but the Pentagon has said that there are limits to what can be done without troops on the ground.

US-led warplanes hit Islamic State in besieged Syria town
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US-led warplanes hit Islamic State in besieged Syria town

Kobane has become a symbol of resistance against the IS group, which proclaimed an Islamic "caliphate" across swathes of Iraq and Syria, carrying out beheadings and other atrocities.

Islamic State claims it has downed Iraqi military helicopter
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Islamic State claims it has downed Iraqi military helicopter

Islamic State said on Twitter that it downed the aircraft and published pictures that it claimed were of the debris and the corpse of one of the pilots.

Indonesia struggles to stop Islamic State from recruiting radicals
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Indonesia struggles to stop Islamic State from recruiting radicals

The danger posed to Indonesia from IS was brought into focus last month when police arrested four ethnic Uighurs they allege were being taken to meet the country's most wanted militant to discuss recruitment for IS.

I'm scared of dying in Islamic State captivity, says US hostage
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I'm scared of dying in Islamic State captivity, says US hostage

Hostages threatened at the end of four previous, near-identical IS beheading videos have subsequently been murdered.

UK govt to bar extremists views from appearing on TV, social media
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UK govt to bar extremists views from appearing on TV, social media

May said that only a minority of extremists are violent, but "the damage that extremists cause to our society is reason enough to act."

Man arrested in counterterror raids, sent money to American in Syria: Aus
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Man arrested in counterterror raids, sent money to American in Syria: Aus

Police say the raids came after an eight-month investigation that began with a tip from the FBI. El Sabsabi is accused of giving about $12,000 to a US citizen to fund his travel to Syria.

Islamic State jihadists close in on key town on Syria's border with Turkey
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Islamic State jihadists close in on key town on Syria's border with Turkey

The alliance carried out fresh raids against IS positions in Syria overnight, but the jihadists still managed to advance within five kilometres (three miles) of the strategic Syrian town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobane to the Kurds, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Underestimated threat from Islamic State militants: Obama
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Underestimated threat from Islamic State militants: Obama

Obama said he had no choice but to order US air strikes on Assad's enemies, the Islamic State and the Khorasan Group because, he said, "those folks could kill Americans."

Islamic State intended to attack US, Paris subways: Iraqi PM
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Islamic State intended to attack US, Paris subways: Iraqi PM

He made the remarks at a meeting with journalists on the sidelines of a gathering of world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly.

France carries out fresh strikes in Iraq as nation mourns hostage
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France carries out fresh strikes in Iraq as nation mourns hostage

US, Saudi and Emirati warplanes bombed oil installations in eastern Syria overnight in a bid to cut off a significant source of funding for Islamic State.