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Venezuela: captured US spy charged in alleged terrorist plot

Venezuela: captured US spy charged in alleged terrorist plot

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Venezuela’s chief prosecutor says a U.S. citizen arrested as a suspected spy has been charged with plotting a terrorist attack to sabotage oil refineries and electrical serviceBy SCOTT SMITH Associated PressSeptember 14, 2020, 10:00 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleCARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuela’s chief prosecutor on Monday said a U.S. citizen recently arrested in the country as a suspected spy has been charged in an alleged terrorist plot to sabotage oil refineries and electrical service in order to stir unrest.The man, alleged to have CIA ties, had help from three Venezuelan conspirators, who were arrested with him last week near a pair of oil refineries on the country's north Caribbean coast, Venezuela's Chief Prosecutor Tarek William Saab said on state
35 civilians killed in Burkina Faso terrorist attack

35 civilians killed in Burkina Faso terrorist attack

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Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Jihadists killed at least 35 civilians, mostly women, during an attack on a military base in northern Burkina Faso, authorities said. The attack on the Arbinda, Soum province, military base was carried out Tuesday morning by dozens of jihadists and lasted several hours before the attackers were driven back by the air force and armed forces, resulting in seven soldiers and 80 jihadists killed, the army said. "A large group of terrorists simultaneously attacked the military base and the civilian population in Arbinda," the army said in a statement. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. President Roch Kabore has declared 48 hours of national mourning "in memory of the civilian and military victims of this Tuesday's terrorist attack." "I salute the commitment a...
Murder of Scandinavian tourists being treated as a ‘terrorist act,' more arrests made

Murder of Scandinavian tourists being treated as a ‘terrorist act,' more arrests made

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Three more men have been arrested for the murder of two Scandinavian women in Africa's Atlas Mountains, as authorities are now investigating the attack as a possible “terrorist” act. The bodies of Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, and Maren Ueland, 28, from Denmark and Norway, respectively, were discovered in the Atlas Mountains on Monday. Authorities arrested a man named Khayali Abderrahmane in Marrakesh on suspicion of murder. An anonymous source at the Moroccan Central Office of Judicial Research (BCIJ) told ABC News that three more suspects have now been arrested. The men, named by the BCIJ as Abdessamad Ejjoud, Younes Ouaziad and Rachid El Afati, had been on the run but were arrested after being identified by CCTV cameras. The source said that Abderrahmane, the main ...
Twitter bans 270,000 terrorist accounts

Twitter bans 270,000 terrorist accounts

Technology
Twitter has announced that it banned 274,460 accounts for promoting terrorism over the last six months of 2017.The number of bans reported in the twice yearly transparency report marks a 8.4% decrease on the six months previous as part of what Twitter celebrated as "the positive, significant impact of years of hard work".As with its report last year, the majority of these accounts (93%) were automatically removed by the social media company's internal tools, and 74% were suspended before their first tweet."Government reports of violations related to the promotion of terrorism represent less than 0.2% of all suspensions in the most recent reporting period," Twitter claimed - reflecting a 50% reduction in reports compared to the previous six months.:: Are tech firms doing enough on terror?Vi...
Inside GCHQ: How to catch a terrorist

Inside GCHQ: How to catch a terrorist

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The room is windowless, and surrounded by a bank of computer and television screens. A file of maps and intelligence is on a table in the middle.I'm encouraged to scribble notes on the table as I go along.I'm inside GCHQ, the UK's cyber intelligence agency - more relevant than ever today, with the advance of technology and growing threats.I'm being put through a surveillance operation by a GCHQ analyst, Louise. This has never been shown in public before.The amount of data is overwhelming - phone logs, text messages, emails, internet history.Within that, there is more - who called whom, from where, when, for how long?:: Islamic State has 'raised the bar' in its threat to the UK - GCHQImage:We went through a simulation of a real surveillance operationThe evidence is in front of me, some...