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Reuters UK Counter-Terrorism Police Arrest Three After Liverpool Car Blast LONDON, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Counter-terrorism officers arrested three men after a vehicle exploded outside a hospital in the northern English city of Liverpoolon Sunday,killing one person and wounding another, police said.A male passenger in the car was declared dead at the scene, while the male driver was injured and was in hospital in a stable condition, police said.Counter-terrorism officers said they were investigating the case with local police and that they were keeping an open mind as to what had happened.British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said his thoughts were with those people affected and interior minister Priti Patel said she was being kept regularly updated.Three men - aged 29, 26, and 21 - were detained in the Kensington area of the city and arrested under the Terrorism Act, police said in a statement. Chief Constable Serena Kennedy said police...
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The Washington Post An ISIS Attack In Iraq Provokes Conflict Between Neighbors, Stirring Sectarian Violence By Louisa Loveluck and Mustafa Salim MUQDADIYA, Iraq — The attack on the village of Rashad last month was unusual in recent Iraqi times for its cruelty.Islamic State gunmen opened fire on a group of seven young men — four cousins, three friends — as they smoked nargilah pipes on a warm evening, residents of the mostly Shiite Muslim village said. Then the militants waited in the dark until a rescue party arrived and turned the guns on them, too. Within hours, Shiite tribesmen had crossed the stream that separates Rashad from its Sunni Muslim neighbors and were going house to house. Families cowered in the foliage. An old man was shot in his bed. By midnight, at least nine more villagers were dead, and the sky burned red as fires ate up their homes. The...
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  USA Today DHS Issues Fresh Warning Of Terrorism, Citing 'Diverse And Challenging Threat Environment' by Kevin Johnson and Josh Meyer Federal authorities extended a national terror warning, citing a "challenging threat environment" in part related to the chaotic U.S. exit from Afghanistan where there are increasing concerns for the reconstitution of terror groups, including al Qaeda and ISIS.The new Department of Homeland Security bulletin, which takes effect today, builds on an alert issued in advance of the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacksand the looming threat posed by domestic violent extremists as a busy holiday season approaches.In September, FBI Director Christopher Wray referred to the rising domestic terror threat, telling a Senate committee that domestic terror cases had more than doubled since early 2020.  "The Homeland continues to face a diverse and challenging threat environment as it approaches several religious holidays and associated mass gatherings that in the...
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The National Terrorist Prisoners 'Study Psychology To Fool Rehab Professionals' by Nicky Harley Terrorist prisoners across Europe, such as London Bridge attacker Usman Khan, are hiding in plain sight and deceiving deradicalisation professionals, a study has found.The Counter Extremism Project think tank is calling for “significant improvements” in rehabilitation schemes after it found some terrorists were studying psychology to bluff professionals into believing they no longer pose a threat.In its study released on Tuesday, the think tank makes 13 recommendations for dealing with extremist prisoners, including the use of lie detectors, and is calling on European nations to follow the UK in ending automatic early release for prisoners convicted of terrorism.It advises that extremists should have limited contact with each other in prison to avoid them exploiting the system.Report author, Ian Acheson, recommends creating a unified team with permanent overall responsibility for offenders to prevent dangerous extremists from "falling through...
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National Post Terrorism Charges Laid Against 45 People Accused Of Trying To Infect Others With COVID-19 If convicted, the 45 people in New Jersey face up to 10 years in prison by Devika Desai Nearly four dozen people in New Jersey have been hit with terrorism charges as part of the state’s campaign to criminalize threats of COVID-19 transmission. If convicted, the 45 people could each face up to 10 years of prison time and a $150,000 fine, in what defence attorneys of the accused have called a “miscarriage of justice” targeting the poorest and most vulnerable residents of the state. Denise Lewis, 28, told the Guardian she had been arrested while walking on the streets in April 2020, with warrants related to failure to pay traffic tickets and an incident in which she had “escaped” from a police vehicle.She had been a witness to a fight but left the back...