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FBI: California shooters radicalized at least 2 years ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The two San Bernardino shooters were radicalized at least two years ago — well before one of them came to the U.S. on a fiancée visa — and had discussed jihad and martyrdom as early as 2013, FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday in providing the most specific details to date …

Terrorism

Paris attacks: 'I would have killed him,' Bataclan bomber's father says

<b>Paris (CNN) —</b> A shaken father told reporters Wednesday that he never knew his son had returned to France after a stint in Syria.<p>If he'd found out, Said Mohamed-Aggad said he wouldn't have let his son join the ranks of attackers who unleashed carnage at the Bataclan theater in Paris last month.<p>"I …

Terrorism

Bomb-rigged mass Yazidi grave found in Iraq

Discovery is the sixth mass burial site near Sinjar uncovered since the Islamic State was ousted from the area and may contain as many as 123 people<p>A booby-trapped mass grave believed to hold the remains of more than 120 people killed by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant has been discovered …

Peshmerga

As Netanyahu no longer talks peace, Israel is set for paralysis

"King Bibi" finds it safer to be the man with no answers to Israel's problems, says David Blair in Tel Aviv<p>Benjamin Netanyahu basked in the adoration of thousands of supporters <b>as he mounted the stage in Tel Aviv on Wednesday.</b> The rapturous crowd at a pre-dawn victory rally hailed his vote-winning …

Meet the ‘living dead’: Forensic scientists’ new weapon

The bacteria in and on our bodies can betray some of our deepest secrets – even after we die. Linda Geddes investigates.<p>In the seconds after you breathe your last breath, the living dead take over. Now that your blood no longer flows, oxygen levels within your body plummet and degrading chemical …

Biology
Saudi Arabia

Chinese shoppers line up for cheaper Chanel bags

Get ready, set ... Shop! Droves of shoppers queued for hours at Chanel stores across Hong Kong after the luxury fashion house cut its handbag prices.<p>Chanel said this week that it would reduce prices for three of its most iconic bags -- the 2.55, 11.12 and the Boy Chanel purse -- in Hong Kong, …

Hong Kong

'Even God can’t help you here': Nauru refugees describe a life devoid of hope

In covert interviews, refugees settled on Nauru under Australia’s asylum policy tell of fear, desperation and a profound sense of helplessness<p>Refugees who have been settled on the Pacific island of Nauru under Australia’s offshore asylum policy have told the Guardian in covert interviews of their …

Australia

Greek parliament passes poverty bill

The Greek parliament has passed a poverty bill much to the annoyance of its international lenders<p>Under the new law the poor will be given free electricity and about 300,000 Greeks will get food vouchers. The measures also include a rent allowance of up to 220 euros a month for 30,000 households and …

Terrorism

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Business (Canada)

Al Jazeera Journalists Held In Egypt Released On Bail

Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed are Al Jazeera journalists who were imprisoned in Egypt on charges of spreading false information. They were released Thursday.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>Al Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed — who are being retried in Egypt for allegedly aiding …

Deadly blast hits market in northeast Nigeria

At least seven people have been killed by a female suicide bomber who blew herself up at a crowded market in northeast Nigeria, according to witnesses and officials.<p>The mid-afternoon attack on Thursday in Biu, 180km south of the Borno state capital Maiduguri, is the latest in a spate of similar …

Boko Haram

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Business (Canada)

US female hostage held by Isil is dead, confirms Obama

Kayla Mueller, the American aid worker who was held by Islamic State jihadists in Syria, is dead, says Barack Obama in statement<p>Kayla Mueller, the aid worker from Arizona who was held hostage by the Islamic State, has been killed, the White House confirmed on Tuesday.<p>The confirmation came four days …

Heroics of engineer recounted after deadly New York train crash | Reuters

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (Reuters) - The engineer of a New York commuter train that plowed into a vehicle this week at a suburban rail crossing picked up an injured passenger and carried him off the train as it became engulfed in flames, federal investigators said on Friday.<p>A car sits crushed into the front …

Grand Central Station

North Korea test fires 'ultra-precision' rocket | North Korea News

North Korea has test-fired a new "ultra-precision" rocket to be deployed across its navy in the latest evidence that Pyongyang is stepping up its development of missile technology.<p>The exercise was carried out by the North's East Sea fleet under the watchful eye of leader Kim Jong-Un, Pyongyang's …

North Korea
Jordan

Exclusive - Iran tells West President Rouhani at risk if talks fail: Iranian officials | Reuters

ANKARA/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Iran’s foreign minister has warned the United States that failure to agree a nuclear deal would likely herald the political demise of pragmatist President Hassan Rouhani, Iranian officials said, raising the stakes as the decade-old stand-off nears its end-game.<p>Iran's …

South Asia

'109 Boko Haram fighters dead' after first attack on Niger

The clashes in Bosso and Diffa, along the border with Nigeria, marked yet another expansion of violence attributed to Boko Haram, but it seemed to have come at a heavy cost.<p>Niger's defence minister reported that 109 of the Islamists were killed, along with four soldiers and a civilian. Seventeen …

Africa

North Korea stages chemical warfare drills

Secretive state has stockpile of up to 5,000 tons of agents - sufficient to kill everyone in South Korea - and is now stepping up its drills<p>North Korea has stepped up its biological and chemical warfare exercises, carrying out at least a dozen large-scale drills in the last year, according to South …

Australia

Pilot video shows Islamic State group is raising the stakes in its propaganda, experts say

A video of a Jordanian pilot being burned to death was exceptional in its brutality, even for the Islamic State group, and also was a sign that the militants intend to raise the stakes in their propaganda efforts, experts say.<p>It also offered confirmation to the belief that the airman was killed …

Islam

Kremlin talks on Ukraine yield little but agreement to keep talking | Reuters

DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine/MOSCOW (Reuters) - The leaders of France and Germany flew out of Moscow in the dead of night after five hours of talks with Vladimir Putin on Friday, with little to announce to end fighting in Ukraine beyond a promise to keep talking.<p>None of the leaders spoke publicly after the …

Russia
Airplanes

Boko Haram fighters attack two towns in Niger

Nigeria's Islamic extremists invaded a second country in the region Friday, attacking two towns in a part of Niger that is already home to tens of thousands of refugees who have fled the terror group's attacks in Nigeria.<p>The expansion of Boko Haram's reach came as neighbouring countries are …

Boko Haram fighters take revenge on villagers in Cameroon

Hundreds of Boko Haram fighters took revenge Thursday on villagers in Cameroon, shooting and burning scores to death and razing mosques and churches after warning Nigeria's neighbours not to join the battle against the Islamic insurgent group.<p>France's President warned that the world was not doing …

Africa