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YouTube announced Wednesday it would ban videos promoting or glorifying racism and discrimination as well as those denying well-documented violent events, like the Holocaust or the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting.(Reuters Photo)

YouTube to ban ‘hateful,’ ‘supremacist’ videos

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON JUN 06, 2019 02:25 PM IST
The announcement by the Google-owned video-sharing platform was the latest of a series of tech industry moves to filter out hateful and violent content, which have spurred calls for tougher regulation.
Nine suicide bombers carried out a series of devastating blasts that tore through three churches and three luxury hotels on the Easter Sunday, killing more than 250 people.(AP)
Nine suicide bombers carried out a series of devastating blasts that tore through three churches and three luxury hotels on the Easter Sunday, killing more than 250 people.(AP)

Sri Lankan parliament official among six arrested over NTJ links

Colombo | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2019 06:58 PM IST
Nine suicide bombers carried out a series of devastating blasts that tore through three churches and three luxury hotels on the Easter Sunday, killing more than 250 people.
A suspected suicide bomber carries a backpack on a street in Negombo, Sri Lanka April 21, 2019 in this still image taken from a CCTV handout footage of Easter Sunday attacks(REUTERS)
A suspected suicide bomber carries a backpack on a street in Negombo, Sri Lanka April 21, 2019 in this still image taken from a CCTV handout footage of Easter Sunday attacks(REUTERS)

British-Pakistani preacher behind radicalisation of Lankan Easter Sunday bomber

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2019 04:50 PM IST
British-Pakistani radical preacher Anjem Choudary radicalised Abdul Latheef Mohamed Jameel, 37, who hailed from a wealthy family while studying at Kingston University, London.
A bearded man with Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's appearance speaks in this screen grab taken from video released on April 29, 2019.(REUTERS)
A bearded man with Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's appearance speaks in this screen grab taken from video released on April 29, 2019.(REUTERS)

‘Sri Lanka attack to avenge Syria ouster’: IS chief Baghdadi in first video in 5 years

Colombo | By Agencies
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2019 10:13 AM IST
The US-based SITE Intelligence Group said the acknowledgement of the Sri Lanka attack by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi came during his first propaganda video in five years.
Security forces had been on a desperate hunt for Hashim, believed to be around 40, after the government named the group he led -- the National Thowheeth Jama’ath -- as its prime suspect.(AFP)
Security forces had been on a desperate hunt for Hashim, believed to be around 40, after the government named the group he led -- the National Thowheeth Jama’ath -- as its prime suspect.(AFP)

‘Wanted radical cleric Zahran Hashim killed in Shangri-La hotel attack’: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena

Colombo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2019 08:35 AM IST
Hashim appeared in a video released by the Islamic State group after they claimed the bombings, but his whereabouts after the blasts were not immediately clear.
Police Thursday night released the names and pictures of three men and three women and sought information regarding them from the public.(Twitter/Sri Lanka police)
Police Thursday night released the names and pictures of three men and three women and sought information regarding them from the public.(Twitter/Sri Lanka police)

Sri Lanka releases pictures of 6 suspects, including 3 women, as police intensifies search ops

Colombo | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2019 08:36 AM IST
Nine suicide bombers, believed to be the members of local Islamist extremist group called National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ), carried out a series of devastating blasts that tore through three churches and three luxury hotels on Easter Sunday.
The Sri Lankan government never expected the Easter Sunday bombings of such magnitude, Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando said(REUTERS)
The Sri Lankan government never expected the Easter Sunday bombings of such magnitude, Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando said(REUTERS)

Sri Lanka never expected bombings of such magnitude: Defence Secretary

Colombo | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 23, 2019 12:43 PM IST
No group has claimed responsibility for Sunday’s attacks, but police have arrested 24 people - mostly members of an Islamist extremist group - in connection with the blasts that also killed 31 foreigners, including eight Indian nationals.
The Sub-Police Inspector was posthumously promoted as an Inspector while the two constables have been promoted to the ranks of Sergeants, he said.(AFP)
The Sub-Police Inspector was posthumously promoted as an Inspector while the two constables have been promoted to the ranks of Sergeants, he said.(AFP)

3 Lankan policemen killed in Easter blasts posthumously promoted

Colombo | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2019 07:40 PM IST
One Sub Inspector and two constables were killed during a raid at a house in Colombo north suburb of Orugodawatta at Dematagoda on Sunday.
Pakistan must do everything possible to implement its own proscription of Jaish-e-Mohammed, Australia said in a statement(ANI photo)
Pakistan must do everything possible to implement its own proscription of Jaish-e-Mohammed, Australia said in a statement(ANI photo)

‘Can’t allow terror groups any longer’: Australia’s sharp message to Pak

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2019 05:42 PM IST
Australia also urged both sides to exercise restraint, avoid any action which would endanger peace and security in the region and engage in dialogue to ensure that these issues are resolved peacefully.
Police in Somalia say a suicide car bombing near the presidential palace has killed at least six people and wounded several others.(AP/ Representative Image)
Police in Somalia say a suicide car bombing near the presidential palace has killed at least six people and wounded several others.(AP/ Representative Image)

16 killed in suicide car bombing near Somalia’s presidential palace

Mogadishu, Somalia | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2018 05:40 PM IST
Capt. Mohamed Hussein says the bomber targeted a military checkpoint near the rear entrance of the heavily fortified palace.
For the first time in the tenure of the Justin Trudeau government, Canada has listed Khalistani extremism among the terror threats facing the country.(AFP)
For the first time in the tenure of the Justin Trudeau government, Canada has listed Khalistani extremism among the terror threats facing the country.(AFP)

‘Khalistani extremism a concern’, Canada lists threat for first time

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya, Toronto
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 01:06 AM IST
For the first time in the tenure of the Justin Trudeau government, Canada has listed Khalistani extremism among the terror threats facing the country.
File photo of newly-trained al-Shabab fighters performing military exercises in Lafofe area,18 km south of Mogadishu, Somalia.(AP photo)
File photo of newly-trained al-Shabab fighters performing military exercises in Lafofe area,18 km south of Mogadishu, Somalia.(AP photo)

Woman stoned to death by extremist group in Somalia for ‘marrying’ 11 men

Associated Press, Mogadishu | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2018 06:42 PM IST
The al-Qaida-linked group’s radio arm reports that the stoning was carried out on Wednesday after an ad hoc al-Shabab court convicted the woman in Sablale town in Lower Shabelle region.
CRS riot police officials stand next to a damaged McDonalds resteraunt during a demonstration on the sidelines of a march for the annual May Day workers' rally in Paris on May 1, 2018.(AFP)
CRS riot police officials stand next to a damaged McDonalds resteraunt during a demonstration on the sidelines of a march for the annual May Day workers' rally in Paris on May 1, 2018.(AFP)

McDonald’s torched, hundreds arrested in May Day protests in Paris

Agence France-Presse, Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2018 09:10 AM IST
After trying to hold up the march a group of protesters ran amok along the route, destroying a McDonald’s restaurant near Austerlitz station, east of the city centre, and setting it ablaze
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