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Bangladesh professor hacked to death in suspected Islamist attack
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Bangladesh professor hacked to death in suspected Islamist attack

Unidentified attackers hacked to death a university professor in Bangladesh on Saturday

We are working very hard to find the culprit, will make an arrest soon: Bangladesh on student activist's murder
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We are working very hard to find the culprit, will make an arrest soon: Bangladesh on student activist's murder

Bangladesh vowed Friday to catch the killers of a student murdered this week after criticising Islamists on social media, as hundreds of secular activists held a protest to demand action.

Mumtaz Qadri supporters protesting outside Pakistan Parliament disperse after officials threaten to use force
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Mumtaz Qadri supporters protesting outside Pakistan Parliament disperse after officials threaten to use force

Pakistan's interior minister says hundreds of Islamists protesting the hanging of a policeman who had killed a secular governor have ended their rally

Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers kill 33 in Chad
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Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers kill 33 in Chad | Reuters

N'DJAMENA Five suicide bombers killed 33 people in Chad and wounded 51 more in a coordinated attack suspected to be the work of the Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram, a local government official said. Witnesses reported multiple blasts that appeared to target the market in Baga Sola, directly across Lake Chad from Nigeria, and a camp housing refugees who have fled from Boko Haram.

Somali militants vow to welcome British peacekeepers 'with fire'
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Somali militants vow to welcome British peacekeepers 'with fire' | Reuters

MOGADISHU Somalia's militant Islamist group al Shabaab pledged on Tuesday to greet British troops "with fire" when they arrive to provide support to a peacekeeping force in the conflict-ravaged country. Last week Prime Minister David Cameron announced plans to deploy up to 70 troops and experts to provide logistical, medical and engineering support to the African Union-led peacekeeping force in Somalia, which is struggling to emerge from two decades of chaos and is also battling the Islamist insurgency of the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab. Like other Western powers, Britain has long avoided the Horn of Africa country, which until recently was widely viewed as a failed state, but it has made some progress in restoring order and setting up a functioning government

Bangladesh upholds death sentence of top Islamist leader
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Bangladesh upholds death sentence of top Islamist leader

Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the death sentence for a top leader of an Islamist party for war crimes and crimes against humanity during the country's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.

Bangladesh bans Islamist outfit linked to the killings of three bloggers
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Bangladesh bans Islamist outfit linked to the killings of three bloggers

Bangladesh on Monday banned an Islamist militant outfit that is believed to be behind the gruesome hacking deaths of three secular bloggers in recent months that have evoked outrage in the country and across the globe.

NIA court convicts 13 for chopping off Kerala professor's hand in 2010
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NIA court convicts 13 for chopping off Kerala professor's hand in 2010

According to the police which initially probed the case, the accused wanted to kill Joseph for derogatory religious remarks in a question paper he set for B.Com semester examination in the Newman College.

Female Libyan activist shot to death in Tripoli, claims friend
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Female Libyan activist shot to death in Tripoli, claims friend

A friend says a female Libyan activist has been shot to death in the capital, Tripoli, which is controlled by militias backed by Islamist groups.

Paris may sue Fox News for false reports of Muslim ‘no-go zones’
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Paris may sue Fox News for false reports of Muslim ‘no-go zones’

The city of Paris said Tuesday it plans to sue U.S. TV network Fox News for reports that there were “no-go zones” in the French capital that police and non-Muslims avoid.

Islamist threat evolving, growing more dangerous: European officials
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Islamist threat evolving, growing more dangerous: European officials

European security officials are scrambling to meet a changing and more complex threat from jihadists -- both from sleeper cells and fighters returning from Middle Eastern battlegrounds.

4,00,000 Syrian Kurds will flee to Turkey: UNHCR
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4,00,000 Syrian Kurds will flee to Turkey: UNHCR

The United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday that it was making contingency plans for all 4,00,000 inhabitants of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani to flee into Turkey to escape an advance of Islamist militants.

Five out of six World Heritage sites in Syria are significantly damaged: Experts
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Five out of six World Heritage sites in Syria are significantly damaged: Experts

In war-torn Syria, five of six World Heritage sites now “exhibit significant damage” and some structures have been “reduced to rubble”, reveals new high-resolution satellite image analysis.

Islamic State militants seize 16 Kurdish villages in Syria: Official
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Islamic State militants seize 16 Kurdish villages in Syria: Official

Islamic State fighters have seized 16 Kurdish villages in northern Syria in a major advance towards the city of Ayn al-Arab at the border with Turkey, a Kurdish military official and a group that tracks the civil war said on Thursday.

Airstrikes in central Syria kill 48, death toll expected to rise: Monitor
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Airstrikes in central Syria kill 48, death toll expected to rise: Monitor

An American doctor who survived Ebola said there's no time to waste as President Barack Obama outlined his plan to ramp up the US response to the epidemic in West Africa.

Car bomb kills 28 leaders of powerful Syrian Islamist rebel group
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Car bomb kills 28 leaders of powerful Syrian Islamist rebel group

At least 28 Syrian rebel leaders of a group were killed on Tuesday when a powerful blast targetted their meeting place in Idlib province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

Cameron plans to ban Britain-jihadis from returning from Syria
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Cameron plans to ban Britain-jihadis from returning from Syria

British Prime Minister David Cameron plans to counter threats posed by ISIL militants and may consider banning Britain-born jihadis stationed in Iraq and Syria from returning home.

Britain raises terror threat level to second highest
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Britain raises terror threat level to second highest

Britain raised its international terrorism threat level to the second highest level of "severe" on Friday in response to possible attacks being planned in Syria and Iraq, Home Secretary (interior minister) Theresa May said.

Israel suspends peace talks with Palestinians - Israeli official
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Israel suspends peace talks with Palestinians - Israeli official

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel suspended peace talks with the Palestinians on Thursday in response to President Mahmoud Abbas's unity agreement with Hamas Islamists. "The security cabinet decided unanimously this evening that the government of Israel will not hold negotiations with a Palestinian government that is backed by Hamas, a terror organisation that calls for Israel's destruction," an official statement said after a six-hour meeting

Egyptian turmoil continues with 3 deaths, nationwide violence
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Egyptian turmoil continues with 3 deaths, nationwide violence

Security sources said two were killed in street battles with the police in the Cairo district of Alf Maskin and a third in the capital's Abbaseya. Protesters fired weapons and hurled petrol bombs at police who responded with tear gas, they said.