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Three Iraqi refugees arrested in allegedly foiled German terror plot

Three Iraqi refugees arrested in allegedly foiled German terror plot

World
In the early morning hours of Wednesday, three Iraqi citizens living in a village in northwestern Germany were arrested on suspicion of preparing a bomb for a planned an “Islamist-motivated terror attack." Three men, identified only as Shahin F. and Hersh F., both 23, as well as Rauf S., 36, are in custody. All three have refugee status in Germany. “From our investigation, we are certain that Shahin F. and Hersh F. had seriously decided to carry out an attack,” said Frauke Koehler, spokesperson for Germany’s Federal Prosecutor’s office in a televised press statement on Wednesday afternoon. The third man, Rauf S., was arrested for aiding and abetting the other two suspects in a terror plot. The men were apprehended in Germany's Schleswig-Holstein region. W...
One killed in Melbourne knife rampage terror attack

One killed in Melbourne knife rampage terror attack

World
A man has killed one person and wounded two in a knife rampage in Melbourne that police are treating as a terror attack. Speaking at a news conference, Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton said that the suspect had "family associations that were well known" to police and that he had been known to Australia's security agency."We don't believe there is an ongoing threat at this stage, but certainly we are treating it as a terrorism incident".The attacker, who has not been identified, was originally from Somalia but lived in Melbourne's northwest.He was shot by police and died shortly after arriving at hospital under police guard. Image: The vehicle was alight when police arrived on the scene Witnesses said the man had parked...
Watch: Tragedy, terror plague family in 'Haunting of Hill House' trailer

Watch: Tragedy, terror plague family in 'Haunting of Hill House' trailer

Entertainment
Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Netflix released a trailer Wednesday for The Haunting of Hill House, its new horror series inspired by Shirley Jackson's novel. The contemporary drama is to start streaming Oct. 12. It stars Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Timothy Hutton, Elizabeth Reaser, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Henry Thomas, Kate Siegel and Victoria Pedretti star, as well as Lulu Wilson, McKenna Grace, Paxton Singleton, Violet McGraw and Julian Hilliard. "The Haunting of Hill House explores a group of siblings who, as children, grew up in what would go on to become the most famous haunted house in the country," a synopsis said. "Now adults, and forced back together in the face of tragedy, the family must finally confront the ghosts of their past -- some of which still lurk in their minds while others may ...
Palestine says U.S. plan to end refugee aid will promote terror

Palestine says U.S. plan to end refugee aid will promote terror

World
Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Palestinian officials on Saturday said the Trump administration's decision to stop funding for the United Nations agency that provides aid to Palestinian refugees would promote extremism. Palestine's presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudaineh said the decision "does not serve peace; rather, it promotes terrorism in the region." "This is an assault on the rights of the Palestinian people, and part of a series of anti-Palestinian U.S. decisions and policies," Rudaineh said. The announcement comes a day after the United States said it would be cutting funding to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees because the operation is unsustainable and "irredeemably flawed." Pasletine officials said they are considering seeking help of the U.N. General Assembly and ...
Pastor on trial for alleged terror ties, spying

Pastor on trial for alleged terror ties, spying

World
An American pastor imprisoned in Turkey is going on trial for alleged terror ties and spying in a case that has increased tensions between Washington and Ankara. Andrew Craig Brunson, a 50-year-old evangelical pastor from North Carolina, is facing up to 35 years in prison on charges of "committing crimes on behalf of terror groups without being a member" and "espionage." The trial begins Monday in western Izmir province. Brunson was arrested in December 2016 for alleged links to both an outlawed Kurdish insurgent group and the network of the U.S.-based Muslim cleric who Turkey blames for a masterminding a failed military coup that year. The cleric, Fethullah Gulen, denies the claim. Brunson, who has lived in Turkey for 23 years, has denied all allegations, saying that he solely worked as ...