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April 11, 2016 8:42 AM Teen ‘carved IS slogan’ into inmate’s head

Sydney - A radicalised prisoner allegedly carved an Islamic State slogan into the forehead of a fellow inmate in Australia, reports said on Monday, but officials denied extremism was a problem in the jail system. The 18-year-old, named as Bourhan Hraichie, has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm and intentional choking following the incident 15

April 11, 2016 8:13 AM Surge in Syria fighting puts truce in jeopardy

Al-Qaida branch said to play larger role BEIRUT -- Government forces and rebels clashed Sunday across northern and western Syria, imperiling a monthlong cease-fire ahead of peace talks in Geneva, while airstrikes pounded the Islamic State militant group's de facto capital of Raqqa, killing dozens. Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate, the Nusra Front, is playing 29

April 11, 2016 12:24 AM Over 100 dead as fire sweeps through Hindu temple in India

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India — More than 100 people were killed and nearly 400 injured when a fire swept through a Hindu temple in southern India during an unauthorized fireworks display early Sunday, officials said. The blaze started when a spark from the fireworks show ignited a separate batch of fireworks being stored at the Puttingal temple complex 18

April 10, 2016 11:57 PM Severe quake jolts Pakistan, Afghanistan, India

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan, Afghanistan and India were jolted when an earthquake of 7.1 magnitude struck the region at about 3:36pm on Sunday.According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department, the epicenter of the earthquake was Ishkisham, Afghanistan, and its focal depth was recorded at 236 kilometers. Strong shocks were felt in most major cities of Pakistan 20

April 10, 2016 9:01 AM Swede arrested in Brussels ‘brainwashed’ by militants

MALMO, Sweden — Osama Krayem lived a delinquent lifestyle in Rosengard, an immigrant neighborhood in the Swedish city of Malmo, before he was “brainwashed” and joined Islamic militants in Syria, community activists and his aunt say. The 23-year-old is now under arrest in Belgium where prosecutors accuse him of involvement in the Brussels attacks 17

April 9, 2016 10:51 PM Belgians find elusive ‘man in the hat’ from airport video

The revelation that a Paris attacks suspect escorted two of the Brussels bombers to their deaths at the city's airport is the strongest sign yet that the Islamic State attackers who brought mayhem to both European cities — killing a total of 162 people — were intimately linked. Abrini, 31, was one of four suspects charged Saturday with "participating 18

April 5, 2016 6:45 AM Big China presence for 'Panama Papers' law firm

BEIJING - The Panamanian law firm at the heart of a massive leak of offshore banking records has more offices in China than any other country, its website shows, raising questions about its activities in the Communist-ruled country. The scandal erupted on Sunday when media groups began revealing the results of a year-long investigation into a trove of 11.5 million 23

April 4, 2016 5:00 AM They Were Freed From Boko Haram's Rape Camps. But Their Nightmare Isn't Over

For months, they were kept in tiny thatched huts in the middle of the forest, waiting with dread each evening for their rapists to return. During the almost intolerable violence, the young women's minds drifted to escape or death. The victims were as young as 8. At the heart of Boko Haram's self-proclaimed caliphate in northeastern Nigeria was a savage 36

April 3, 2016 1:21 AM Airlines still offering waivers for travel to Brussels

Travelers who booked trips through Brussels have options while the airport in the Belgian capital works to resume operations after last month's bombings. Brussels Airport said it plans to partially reopen Sunday, but the limited number of flights by Brussels Airlines following a 12-day shutdown is meant to be largely symbolic. The airport plans to be back up to 20 percent 16

April 2, 2016 6:56 PM Cocobod pledges to assist youth in “every form and shape” in cocoa farming

The Deputy Technical Manager of the Cocoa Health and Extension Division (CHED), Eric Bani has pledged that Cocobod will assist the youth in “every form and shape” to take to cocoa farming. He said research has shown that average age of a cocoa farmer is about 55-56 years and that the initiative to support the youth is in keeping with plans to encourage 22