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Afghan radio station shuts down after threats by suspected Taliban

Afghan radio station shuts down after threats by suspected TalibanA private radio station in Afghanistan has shut down after numerous threats from a suspected Taliban commander who objected to women working as presenters, officials at the radio station said on Monday. The incident comes as the Taliban are discussing a peace deal with the United States that could see them re-joining mainstream society, and that has brought new scrutiny of their attitudes to issues like women’s rights and the media. The private radio station, Samaa, has been broadcasting political, religious, social and entertainment programs in the central province of Ghazni since 2013.



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Stray 'Russian-made missile' suspected of hitting northern Cyprus

Stray 'Russian-made missile' suspected of hitting northern CyprusOfficials in northern Cyprus said Monday that a suspected stray Russian missile had exploded overnight just outside the divided island’s capital during an Israeli air raid in Syria. “According to preliminary findings, a Russian-made missile — part of an air defence system triggered during an air raid against Syria — fell on our country yesterday evening,” the territory’s foreign minister, Kudret Ozersay, wrote on Twitter. The missile defence system may have been set off by Israeli air strikes that killed at least 15 people near Damascus and in Homs province late Sunday, according to a war monitor.



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'Pray for baby Fayth': 10-month-old girl shot in head after mom rejects suspected gunman at party, police say

'Pray for baby Fayth': 10-month-old girl shot in head after mom rejects suspected gunman at party, police sayA 10-month-old girl is in critical condition after a California man who Fresno police say has "no regard for human life" shot her in the head.



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Coast Guard officer suspected of terror plot may be released from jail

Coast Guard officer suspected of terror plot may be released from jailA federal judge has agreed to consider the pretrial release of a white nationalist military officer who prosecutors allege was planning domestic terrorism β€œon a scale rarely seen in this country.”



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Sri Lanka says militant group National Thowfeek Jamaath is suspected in Easter Sunday bombings

Sri Lanka says militant group National Thowfeek Jamaath is suspected in Easter Sunday bombingsThe bombing attacks in Sri Lanka killed at least 290 people, including Americans. Who is responsible? National Thowfeek Jamaath, a militant group.



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Louisiana church fires: Police arrest man over suspected arson attacks on black churches

Louisiana church fires: Police arrest man over suspected arson attacks on black churchesPolice have arrested a man suspected of setting fire to three predominately black churches in a southern Louisiana parish, a federal prosecutor said on Wednesday."A suspect has been identified in connection with three church burnings in Opelousas, Louisiana, and is in state custody," David Joseph, the US Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana, said in a statement.The suspect's name was not released.The sheriff's office in St. Landry Parish where the fires occurred declined to comment and referred questions to the fire marshal's office.Ashley Rodrigue, spokeswoman for the State Fire Marshal's Office, said there will be an announcement regarding the case at a press conference on Thursday attended by Governor John Bel Edwards and law enforcement officials.Authorities said this month they found suspicious "patterns" among fires that burned down three churches between 26 March and 4 April in the parish, about 100 miles (160 km) northwest of New Orleans.The fires destroyed St. Mary Baptist Church in the community of Port Barre, and Greater Union Baptist Church and Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Opelousas, the seat of the parish, the Louisiana equivalent to a county.All the churches have mostly black congregants, raising authorities' suspicion that the fires could have been racially motivated hate crimes. (Reporting by Rich McKay, additional reporting by Gabriella Borter; editing by Darren Schuettler)Reuters



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Parents decry girl's death in suspected road rage shooting

Parents decry girl's death in suspected road rage shootingPHOENIX (AP) β€” The announcement Friday of an arrest in the fatal Phoenix road rage shooting of a 10-year-old girl in her family's driveway was of little comfort to her grieving parents.



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Dutch police arrest Turkish man suspected of killing three in tram shooting

Dutch police arrest Turkish man suspected of killing three in tram shootingPolice said the suspect, 37-year-old Gokmen Tanis, had been taken into custody after an hours-long manhunt and had earlier run-ins with authorities in the Netherlands. The city was put into lockdown after the shooting, shortly after the morning rush hour, which authorities initially said was an apparent terrorist attack. The Turkish intelligence agency said it is investigating whether the attack was personally motivated or an act of terrorism, President Tayyip Erdogan said.



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Suspected white supremacist charged with murder after New Zealand mosque shootings

Suspected white supremacist charged with murder after New Zealand mosque shootingsTarrant, handcuffed and wearing a white prison suit, stood silently in the Christchurch District Court where he was remanded without a plea. Friday’s attack, which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern labeled as terrorism, was the worst ever peacetime mass killing in New Zealand and the country had raised its security threat level to the highest. Footage of the attack on one of the mosques was broadcast live on Facebook, and a “manifesto” denouncing immigrants as “invaders” was sent to politicians and media outlets and posted online via links to related social media accounts.



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Plane makes emergency landing after suspected fire, passengers evacuated

Plane makes emergency landing after suspected fire, passengers evacuatedAir Transat Flight 942 was on its way from Montreal to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, when it reported a possible fire in the cargo hold and was diverted to Newark.



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