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Suicide bomb attack kills two in eastern Afghanistan

Suicide bomb attack kills two in eastern AfghanistanA suicide bomb attack killed at least two people Saturday in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, officials said, the latest violence to hit the war-torn country. The bombing — claimed by the Islamic State group — follows what has already been a bloody month with the Taliban ramping up assaults on security forces across the country and IS targeting the capital Kabul, with hundreds killed according to estimates. Jalalabad is the capital of Nangarhar province, the main IS stronghold in Afghanistan.



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Vietnam jails two Vietnamese-Americans for 14 years over bomb attacks

Vietnam jails two Vietnamese-Americans for 14 years over bomb attacksJames Nguyen and Angel Phan were convicted, along with 10 accomplices who received short jail terms, after a two day trial. Phan and Nguyen had been accused of organizing at least three attacks, including the attempted bombing of Vietnam’s largest international airport in Ho Chi Minh City last April, and the successful bombing of a police station in June this year. “The remaining 10 defendants in the same trial received prison terms of between five and 11 years,” an official at the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court told Reuters by phone.



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Four planes make emergency landings in Chile and Peru after bomb threats: authorities

Four planes make emergency landings in Chile and Peru after bomb threats: authoritiesBy Felipe Iturrieta and Aislinn Laing SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Four planes were forced to make emergency landings in Chile and Peru on Thursday due to bomb threats issued to the Chilean Civil Aviation Authority, it said in a statement. Two of the planes were operated by LATAM Airlines and two by Sky, a low-cost Chilean airline, the aviation authority said. The planes were undergoing checks of passengers, baggage, and their cabins and holds by police and airport security, it said. (Reporting by Aislinn Laing and Felipe Iturrieta, Editing by Rosalba O'Brien)



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Head of alleged Syrian chemical weapons factory killed in car bomb attack 

Head of alleged Syrian chemical weapons factory killed in car bomb attack A Syrian rebel group has claimed it killed the director of a government chemical weapons programme research facility in a car bombing. Aziz Asber, director of the Syrian Scientific Research Centre, died near the city of Homs when explosives planted in his car went off, pro-regime newspaper Al-Watan reported Sunday.  The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group, said the attack took place on Saturday. The Abu Amara Brigades rebel group claimed responsibility in a statement posted on its Telegram channel, saying it it detonated "planted explosive devices" in Mr Asber's vehicle.   The group is an affiliate of Islamist group Tahrir al-Sham, which is itself linked with al-Qaeda. The government denies it possesses chemical weapons, and denies the claims that it killed hundreds of people in rebel-held areas using chemical agents. Al-Watan blamed Israel for Mr Asber's killing. The chemical weapons watchdog said it found no evidence of nerve gas after an April attack on Douma, but chlorine may have been used Credit: AFP PHOTO / SYRIA CIVIL DEFENCE An Israeli official refused to comment on the report, according to Reuters. Israel has carried out air strikes in Syria to block weapons transfers to the Lebanese militant group Hizbollah, which is supporting the Syrian government's campaign against rebels. Western governments claim the research centre was a covert government facility.  It had been targeted by air strikes last year, which the Syrian government said were carried out by Israel.  The US Britain, and France struck another research facility in Damascus in April in response to a gas attack in Douma that killed more than 40 people. It was the second major Western intervention against the regime, following several chemical weapons attack during the civil war, which has been ongoing since 2011. Syria chemical weapons A UN investigation held the government of Bashar al-Assad responsible for a sarin attack on the then rebel bastion Khan Sheikhoun in April 2017, which killed about 100 people. The worst attack, also blamed on the government, was in 2013, when about 1,000 people died in a sarin attack in a rebel-held area in the suburbs of Damascus, the capital. Assad's forces, backed by Russia, Iran, and Hizbollah, have regained most of the rebel-held territories across the country. The fighting in Syria has led to one of the worst modern humanitarian disasters, with more than 10 million people forced to flee their homes. 



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Afghanistan Eid car bomb, claimed by Islamic State, kills 26

Afghanistan Eid car bomb, claimed by Islamic State, kills 26By Rupam Jain and Qadir Sediqi KABUL (Reuters) – A car bomb killed at least 26 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday, an official said, as soldiers and militants celebrated an unprecedented Eid ceasefire. Islamic State claimed responsibility. The Taliban had already denied involvement.



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Man charged with threatening to bomb Harvard University event for black graduates

Man charged with threatening to bomb Harvard University event for black graduatesA man who allegedly threatened to bomb a Harvard University event honouring the achievements of black students has been arrested. Nicholas Zuckerman is accused of publishing a string of sinister posts on the prestigious institution’s official Instagram account in May 2017. The 24-year-old from Arizona has been charged on two counts of transmitting in interstate and foreign commerce a threat to injure the person of another, Massachusetts prosecutors said.



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Canadian police seek 2 after bomb wounds 15 at restaurant

Canadian police seek 2 after bomb wounds 15 at restaurantTORONTO (AP) — Police hunted for two people Friday after an explosion caused by a homemade bomb ripped through an Indian restaurant at a mall in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, wounding 15 people.



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Exasperated man strolls past bomb squad to empty suspicious package before being rugby-tackled by FBI

Exasperated man strolls past bomb squad to empty suspicious package before being rugby-tackled by FBIA man apparently exasperated by police officers’ decision to place a wide cordon around a suspicious package was bundled to the ground when he breezed right through it and tipped out the bag’s contents. The drama took place at an intersection on Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Milwaukee on Monday, reports said. Police had been called to the suspicious package placed on top of an electrical box shortly before 7am.



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Signs of bomb found at site of deadly California explosion

Signs of bomb found at site of deadly California explosionALISO VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — An explosion that ripped through a Southern California day spa killed the owner, and investigators Wednesday were looking into whether she was targeted in the crime.



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North Korea details plans to dismantle nuclear bomb test site

North Korea details plans to dismantle nuclear bomb test siteBy Christine Kim and David Brunnstrom SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – North Korea has scheduled the dismantlement of its nuclear bomb test site for sometime between May 23 and 25 in order to uphold its pledge to discontinue nuclear tests, the country’s state media reported on Saturday a month ahead of a historic summit. The official Korean Central New Agency said dismantlement of the Punggye-ri nuclear test ground would involve collapsing all of its tunnels with explosions, blocking its entrances, and removing all observation facilities, research buildings and security posts. “The Nuclear Weapon Institute and other concerned institutions are taking technical measures for dismantling the northern nuclear test ground … in order to ensure transparency of discontinuance of the nuclear test,” KCNA said.



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