Sarah Faith Millward

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The Allure of Radical Islam in Canada

What's behind the latest surge in political violence, and what Canadians can do about it<p>Last year, the head of Canada’s security agency delivered a warning to the Canadian Senate.<p>“Five years ago we weren’t as worried about domestic terrorism as we are now,” said Richard Fadden. He explained why: In …

Women on front lines in Syria, Iraq against IS

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in the battle for Kobani, a town besieged by fighters from the Islamic State extremist group.<p>The 28-year-old Kurdish fighter, who uses a nom de guerre, …

'We won't pay,' furious Cameron tells EU over surprise bill

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - In a vivid display of fury at European Union technocrats, British Prime Minister David Cameron refused to pay a surprise 2.1-billion-euro (1.65 billion pounds) bill on Friday as EU leaders ordered an urgent review of the calculations used.<p>Eurosceptics at home branded the EU a …

Homecoming prince opens fire at school

When a teenage gunman opened fire at students in a high school cafeteria in Washington state, a relative said, he was not shooting at random targets.<p>Jaylen Fryberg, who witnesses said gunned down students at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, is the cousin of two of the wounded.<p>"All three of them are …

No Child Deserves to Be Left Behind

When one examines the hypocrisy inherent in so many heated discussions about birth control, it quickly becomes apparent that conservatives will do everything possible to proclaim and protect the legal rights of a zygote while ignoring the need of a child to be nourished and protected through the …

Health officials urge hospitals to 'think Ebola'

DALLAS (AP) — Federal health officials on Monday urged the nation's hospitals to "think Ebola" and launched a review of procedures for treating patients, while medical records showed that an infected Texas nurse repeatedly visited the room of a Liberian man as he was dying from the disease.<p>The …

Second US Ebola diagnosis deeply concerning, health officials admit

CDC chief: other hospital staff could have been exposed Female confirmed as first US person-to-person transmission Obama updated about case, asks CDC to move quickly<p>Texas healthcare worker named second US Ebola case US airports start screening passengers for Ebola Ebola in Sierra Leone through the …

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Civilian dead in Taliban suicide attack on NATO convoy in Kabul

The explosion struck around dawn in Kabul's east, on the road to the city of Jalalabad, Afghan authorities said.<p>"A suicide bomber blew up his vehicle loaded with explosives in Qabil Bai," deputy interior minister General Mohammad Ayub Salangi said in a tweet, adding that "one person was killed and …

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Kerry: Saving Kobane not part of strategy

John Kerry has said the US is deeply concerned about the "tragedy" in the Syrian town of Kobane, where self-declared jihadist fighters have been tightening their grip.<p>However, Kobane does not define the strategy for the coalition with regard to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the …

London Mayor Says There Is 'Little Doubt' Ebola Will Reach the U.K.

London’s mayor said Sunday there is “little doubt” of Ebola reaching the U.K., adding that any government “promises” to the contrary don’t “really …

British hostage John Cantlie appears in latest Isil video

Hostage John Cantlie reveals details of his captivity with Islamic State in magazine article and video<p>British hostage John Cantlie has revealed details of his captivity at the hands of the terror group Isil in its latest sickening propaganda.<p>The journalist who has been held for two years has …

Oscar Pistorius awaits sentence for killing of Reeva Steenkamp

<b>(CNN) —</b> Oscar Pistorius was a "broken man" following the death of his girlfriend, a psychologist said Monday, as the defense used a sentencing hearing to persuade the judge of his fragile emotional state.<p>Lore Hartzenberg said the Olympian described his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, as the right …

Hong Kong police trim protest zone barricades

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police trimmed a protest zone that has paralyzed traffic on key roads in the financial district for more than two weeks, removing some barricades used by pro-democracy protesters to allow some traffic through the area on Monday.<p>Police stressed that the dawn operation was …

Fears for Jordan refugee camp water lifeline

Jordan is one of the three driest countries in the world, and a refugee camp for Syrians has been built haphazardly on one of the most important underground water aquifers in the country.<p>Now there are fears of the water becoming polluted. <br>Al Jazeera's Nisreen El-Shamayleh reports from Zaatari camp.

Here's The Math Behind The CDC's Predictions About How Bad The Ebola Epidemic Could Get

The basic idea behind epidemic modeling is that we can break up a population into different groups based on their relationship to the disease, and describe how people move in and out of those groups over time.<p>In the basic model for Ebola, we break the population into four groups, based on the way …

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Anchor's Tense Exchange Over ISIS Makes Waves In Australia

She wanted a direct answer -- and she didn't think he was giving one.<p>Watch a recent showdown between Australian news anchor Emma Alberici and Wassim Doureihi, a spokesperson for the controversial Islamic political group Hizb ut-Tahrir, which could soon be banned Down Under.<p>Alberici asks Doureihi if …

Crisis in Syrian City Exposes Fissure in Obama's Anti-ISIS Coalition

A United Nations official warned Friday of a coming massacre in a Syrian town along the Turkish border as the slowly unfolding tragedy there exposed …

Security services monitoring 'thousands' of terrorism suspects in London, says Boris Johnson

Mayor of London discloses that threat from Isil and other terrorist groups is larger than previously known<p>The security services are monitoring “thousands” of terrorist suspects in London, Boris Johnson has disclosed, suggesting the threat from Islamist extremists may be far greater than has …

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Al Qaeda claims responsibility for Sanaa suicide bombings

SANAA (Reuters) - Al Qaeda’s wing in Yemen on Friday claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack on Yemen’s powerful Shi‘ite Houthi group that killed at least 47 people.<p>On Thursday, a suicide bomber detonated a belt packed with explosives at a Houthi checkpoint in the centre of the capital …

Jihadi dream turns to nightmare for European girls

Sahra’s story is frighteningly familiar. Turning 18 this weekend, she will mark her birthday in Syria where she has gone to wage jihad to the dismay of her unsuspecting parents in southern France.<p>Like dozens of other European girls who have taken the same path, she was lured by online extremist …

Alice Gross Murder: Inquest Hears Teenager's Body was Wrapped in a Bag

At the inquest into the murder of Alice Gross, a court has heard that the teenager's body was wrapped in a bag and weighted down by logs.<p>Alice's …

France destroys al-Qaeda convoy in Niger

French troops have reportedly destroyed an al-Qaeda convoy in Niger that was transporting weapons from Libya to Mali, and also captured some of the group's fighters, the French presidency has said.<p>The office of President Francois Hollande said in a statement on Friday that its forces, in …

U.N. says thousands likely to be massacred if jihadists take Kobani

GENEVA/MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - Thousands of people most likely will be massacred if Kobani falls to Islamic State fighters, a U.N. envoy said on Friday, as militants fought deeper into the besieged Syrian Kurdish town in full view of Turkish tanks that have done nothing to intervene.<p>U.N. …

Terrorist ‘chatter’ raises threat level for UK police

Level rises from moderate to substantial as intelligence analysts consider there is a strong possibility terrorists may target officers<p>Police officers have been warned to be extra vigilant for their own safety after intelligence emerged that terrorists may target them in an attack.<p>The internal …

Al Qaeda-ISIS Merger A Terrifying, But Unlikely Possibility

WASHINGTON -- In what would be a nightmare for their enemies across the United States and the rest of the West, global terror network al Qaeda and the increasingly powerful Islamic State militant group may eventually join forces, according to an expert on the Islamic State.<p>Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the …

Large haul of explosives recovered from farm near Northern Ireland border

Police claim discovery has prevented dissident republicans opposed to the peace process from causing severe harm<p>Irish republican dissidents appear to have been dealt a blow with the discovery of a large quantity of explosives on Friday in a border area of Northern Ireland.<p>The head of the Police …

In Pictures: DRC's rebel army

<b>Oicha, Democratic Republic of the Congo -</b> Although the DRC's military has been on the offensive against the rebel Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) since January 2013, the group is said to have steppped up attacks on civilians in recent weeks.<p>Paluku Nsahangondi, director of the CRDH (Convention pour …

The Most Devastating Thing About Ebola, In 9 Heartbreaking Sentences

Among all the grim statistics coming out of the Ebola crisis in West Africa, this one might be especially grim. According to UNICEF, the virus has left more than 3,700 children without one or both parents.<p>NPR talked to Anne Purfield and Michelle Dynes, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

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