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Australian police search homes linked to NZealand mosque gunman

Australian police search homes linked to NZealand mosque gunmanAustralian counter-terrorism police searched two homes early Monday linked to the gunman accused of killing 50 people at two New Zealand mosques last week, police said. The homes were in the New South Wales towns of Sandy Beach and Lawrence, both near the town of Grafton where Brenton Tarrant, the alleged shooter, grew up. “The primary aim of the activity is to formally obtain material that may assist New Zealand police in their ongoing investigation,” a police statement said.



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Pakistan reimposes ban on Islamist charities linked to militant leader

Pakistan reimposes ban on Islamist charities linked to militant leaderPakistan has re-instated a ban on two charities linked to the founder of an Islamist militant group that has carried out attacks in India, the interior ministry said on Friday. The ban comes as Pakistan faces international pressure to act against militant groups, amid escalating tension with its nuclear-armed neighbor, India, following a suicide bomb attack on Indian police in the disputed region of Kashmir. The attack, in which 40 Indian paramilitary troops were killed, was claimed by the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant group.



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Pakistan bans groups linked to Mumbai attack suspects

Pakistan bans groups linked to Mumbai attack suspectsPakistan on Thursday banned two groups believed to be fronts for the group blamed for the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, amid heightened pressure on Islamabad to act against militants. Jamaat-ud-Dawa and Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation were designated “proscribed organisations”, the interior ministry said in a statement, adding that Prime Minister Imran Khan had ordered officials to accelerate action against banned groups. JuD and FIF are considered by the UN to be fronts for Lashkar-e-Taiba, a group accused by Washington and New Delhi of carrying out the Mumbai attack, which killed 166 people and brought India and Pakistan to the brink of war.



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Iran arrests militants linked to attack on Revolutionary Guards

Iran arrests militants linked to attack on Revolutionary GuardsRevolutionary Guards have broken up a group of militants in southeast Iran who were linked to a suicide bombing that killed 27 guards near the border with Pakistan last week, the Corps said on Monday. “Last night, a terrorist cell was identified and destroyed in an operation,” the Corps said in a statement carried by the semi-official Tasnim news agency. Three militants were arrested and explosive material was seized from houses in the cities of Saravan and Khash, it said.



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U.S. political activist linked to Russian agent charged with money laundering, fraud

U.S. political activist linked to Russian agent charged with money laundering, fraudA conservative U.S. political activist romantically linked to admitted Russian agent Maria Butina has been indicted by a federal grand jury on wire fraud and money laundering charges, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in South Dakota said on Wednesday. Paul Erickson, 56, was indicted on 11 counts of wire fraud and money laundering on Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to the charges in an appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Moreno, the office said in a statement. Erickson’s attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.



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Study: Corruption levels linked to health of democracies

Study: Corruption levels linked to health of democraciesBERLIN (AP) — Countries like Hungary and Turkey are growing more corrupt as they become more autocratic, and threats to the American system of checks and balances have knocked the United States out of the top 20 "cleanest" countries, according to a closely watched annual survey released Tuesday.



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U.S. lifts sanctions on Rusal, other firms linked to Russia's Deripaska

U.S. lifts sanctions on Rusal, other firms linked to Russia's DeripaskaEarlier this month, 11 of Trump’s fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate joined Democrats in a failed effort to keep the sanctions on Rusal, its parent, En+ Group Plc, and power firm JSC EuroSibEnergo. Advocates for keeping the sanctions had argued that Deripaska, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, retained too much control over the companies to lift sanctions imposed in April to punish Russia for actions including its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea, efforts to interfere in U.S. elections and support for Syria’s government in its civil war. Some lawmakers from both parties also said it was inappropriate to ease the sanctions while Special Counsel Robert Mueller investigates whether Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign colluded with Moscow.



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Mueller investigation: Russian pop star linked to Trump cancels US tour fearing he could be arrested

Mueller investigation: Russian pop star linked to Trump cancels US tour fearing he could be arrestedA Russian pop star with close links to Donald Trump and who reportedly helped set up the 2016 Trump Tower meeting, has cancelled an upcoming US tour, with his agent citing fears he may be arrested by FBI agents working for Robert Mueller. Emin Agalarov, the Azerbaijan-son of Azerbaijani-Russian oligarch Aras Agalarov, announced he was cancelling the five-date tour that included performances in both the US and Canada. “I really hate to be recording this message, but I’m left without a choice, due to circumstances beyond my control, I am forced to postpone my scheduled US and Canadian tour,” Agalarov said in a message posted on Facebook and Instagram.



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Supreme Court Gets New Filing in Case Seen Linked to Mueller

Supreme Court Gets New Filing in Case Seen Linked to MuellerA new filing on the high court’s online docket promises an appeal of a lower court ruling that upheld fines against the company for not complying with a grand jury subpoena. It also asks the Supreme Court to let a redacted version of that appeal be made public, according to the court’s docket. The Supreme Court is already considering a request to block the ruling while the case is on appeal.



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U.S. Supreme Court rejects mystery firm possibly linked to Russia probe

U.S. Supreme Court rejects mystery firm possibly linked to Russia probeThe court in a brief order turned away a request filed by the company, which is facing a daily fine of $ 50,000 imposed by a U.S. federal judge in Washington for refusing to comply with a subpoena issued in an investigation. As Mueller’s probe already has implicated foreign entities, the subpoena could be linked to the investigation. Russia has denied meddling in the election.



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