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EXPRESS AT LEAST 14 people have been wounded after a man drew a kitchen knife and began stabbing terrified passengers on a packed bus in the German city of Luebeck this afternoon. By Harvey Gavin Witnesses described a "bloodbath" following the horrific attack which has left two people seriously injured.Screaming passengers ran for their lives after a man, believed to be in his 30s, started knifing people at random shortly before 2pm local time (noon BST).One witness said the bus driver was attacked but managed to open the doors to allow those on board to flee.Another witness said: "One of the victims was just offering his seat to an elderly lady when the attacker stabbed him in his chest. It was a bloodbath!"Local media reported the suspect dropped a backpack before beginning the attack, which witnesses said began “smouldering”. Officers in a police car which happened to be close to...
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On-the-run British terrorist Samantha Lewthwaite known as The White Widow 'is recruiting suicide bombers to attack Spanish beaches this summer' Samantha Lewthwaite, 34, is the world's most wanted female terrorist Mother-of-four dubbed 'White Widow' due to husband suicide bomber Intelligence shows she recruited dozens of women for terrorist missions Targets are UK, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Canary Islands, Spainish Costas By Phoebe Southworth For Mailonline The world's most wanted female terrorist is recruiting suicide bombers to target holidaymakers this summer.Samantha Lewthwaite, 34, was dubbed 'The White Widow' after her extremist husband killed himself and 26 others in the 2005 London suicide bombings.Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5955915/The-White-Widow-recruiting-suicide-bombers-attack-Spanish-beaches-summer.html...
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Motherboard by Lorenzo Franceschi-BicchieraiMeet the hackers who flip seized Instagram handles and cryptocurrency in a shady, buzzing underground market for stolen accounts and usernames. Their victims' weakness? Phone numbers. It seemed like any other warm September night in the suburbs of Salt Lake City. Rachel Ostlund had just put her kids to bed and was getting ready to go to sleep herself. She was texting with her sister when, unexpectedly, her cell phone lost service. The last message Rachel received was from T-Mobile, her carrier. The SIM card for her phone number, the message read, had been “updated.”Rachel did what most people would have done in that situation: she turned the phone off and on again. It didn’t help.She walked upstairs and told her husband Adam that her phone wasn’t working. Adam tried to call Rachel’s number using his cell phone. It rang, but the phone in Rachel’s hands didn’t...
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Did Qatar Pay the Biggest Ransom in History to Terrorist Groups? New Evidence RevealedBBC reveals voicemails and text messages that purport to verify that the Qataris paid $1bn in order to secure the release of hostages held in Iraq from 2015 to 2017 Haaretz On December 16th, 2015, 28 members of the Qatari royal hunting party were kidnapped in Iraq. They had gone falcon hunting, despite warnings not to travel to Iraq.On Monday, the BBC reported a government hostile to Qatar leaked a series of texts and voicemails between the ambassador of Qatar to Iraq, Zayed al-Khayareen, and the foreign minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman, which shed new light on the ransom payment.The BBC's new evidence points to the ransom being paid by the Qataris to terrorist organisations - a claim Qatar, which is under scrutiny for funding terrorism, vehemently denies.The Qatari government insists that the money paid went to...
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Washington Post by Elaine Ganley | APPARIS — An Algerian-born man twice convicted in France on terror charges and for years a high-profile figure in the underground world of terrorism has been expelled to stand trial in his homeland.Djamel Beghal was expelled by France on Monday, ending years of wrangling over his fate, Algeria’s official APS news agency reported.There was no official confirmation by France on his expulsion, including by the Foreign Ministry which reportedly negotiated for weeks with Algeria to take in Beghal once his second prison term had ended. APS then reported that Beghal was back in Algeria to stand trial for a 2003 conviction in absentia there.Beghal’s name has emerged in numerous terror cases over the years, linked to top officials of al-Qaida and with an array of European contacts, making him a symbol of globe-spanning terrorism. Stripped of his French nationality a decade ago, Beghal had nowhere to...