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Terrorism

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BBC News Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, 27, from Luton, denies preparing acts of terrorism, claiming he only wanted himself to get killed. Mr Chowdhury drove to the palace on 25 August last year with a samurai sword, the Old Bailey previously heard. The jury were discharged on Friday after nearly 19 hours of deliberations. The prosecutor, Tim Cray, said he would seek a retrial. The trial previously heard that two police officers suffered cuts to their hands as they tried to disarm and arrest Mr Chowdhury outside the royal palace. Mr Chowdhury, of Kirkwood Road, told the Old Bailey that he was upset at the role of the UK government in arming Saudi Arabia and the deaths of innocent people in Yemen. The jury retired to consider their verdict on Tuesday. On Thursday, the judge told them a majority verdict would be acceptable, but on Friday discharged them after they failed to...

Police arrest 8 at ‘Occupy ICE’ camp in Portland

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by John Sexton - HotAir.com A group calling itself Occupy ICE has been camped out near the entrance of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement building in Portland. The office was shut down for the past 8 days over security concerns. Today, Department of Homeland Security officers moved in to clear out a portion of the camp set up in the building’s driveway. There were some confrontations with police and at least 8 people were arrested. From the Oregonian:     Shortly after 6 a.m., dozens of officers, some in riot gear, were lined up on the streets and outside the building entrance. Macadam had been blocked by police vehicles.    A pile of what appeared to be parts of the camp was in the street, and officials loaded much of it into a truck and hauled it off.    By 7:30 a.m., the camp immediately surrounding the headquarters had been torn down. But...
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Fox News Newly released body camera video from the Oct. 1 massacre in Las Vegas includes footage of two metro police officers and three hotel security guards maintaining their positions in a 31st floor hallway at the Mandalay Bay hotel – as a gunman just one floor above them opens fire on a concert crowd.“Stay in your room!” the five men are heard shouting to hotel guests as they creep along the hallway, with weapons drawn.In the background, police radio messages are heard.“Automatic fire. Fully automatic fire from an elevated position. Take cover,” a voice over the radio is heard saying.“Oh, my God,” a police officer is heard saying as gunfire is heard in the background. The 2-minute, 27-second video ends with the men huddled against hotel room doors, holding their weapons and waiting. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/06/27/video-shows-officers-security-guards-waiting-in-hallway-as-vegas-gunman-opens-fire-above-them.amp.html...
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Fox News 5 San Diego by Matthew Meyer ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Anne Arundel County Sheriff Ron Bateman confirmed multiple people were killed in a shooting at a Maryland newsroom Thursday afternoon.The shooting occurred shortly before noon PT at the offices of the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, about 30 miles east of Washington D.C.A sheriff’s deputy has arrested a suspect near the scene, Bateman said, but the sheriff’s department has not released information on that person or whether there may be other suspects outstanding. The Capital Gazette, often referred to as “The Capital,” is one of the region’s oldest newspapers. It’s owned by the Baltimore Sun. Read more: https://fox5sandiego.com/2018/06/28/sheriff-multiple-people-killed-in-maryland-newsroom-shooting/...
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The Economic Times Pakistan could be placed on the blacklist of countries that financially aid terrorism, media reports said today as Islamabad fielded its interim Finance Minister Shamshad Akhtar to defend the country in Paris where the Financial Action Task Force is meeting.The FATF is an inter-governmental body established in 1989 to combat money laundering, terrorist financing and other related threats to the integrity of the international financial system.Currently placed on the FATF'S 'grey list', Pakistan has been scrambling in recent months to avoid being added to a list of countries deemed non-compliant with anti-money laundering and terrorist financing regulations by the FATF, a measure that officials here fear could hurt its economy, which is already under strain.In February, Pakistan narrowly escaped placement, but a senior official of the FATF confirmed that it will be placed on the FATF's watch-list in June, the Express Tribune reported. Pakistan was previously on...