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‘Ordinary white man’? Picture of New Zealand accused emerges

Christchurch, New Zealand | AFP |  A one-time gym trainer from rural Australia who became steeped in neo-fascist ideology during travels in Europe, Brenton Tarrant described himself as an “ordinary white man” — until he became anything but ordinary. The gunman behind the massacre of 49 people in two New …

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NZealand mosque killings spark global horror

Paris, France | AFP |  Attacks on two mosques in New Zealand which left at least 49 people dead on Friday have sparked horror, revulsion and dismay around the world. One of the gunmen – believed to be an Australian extremist — apparently livestreamed the deadly assault. “It is clear …

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Boko Haram attacks governor’s convoy in Nigeria: security sources

Maiduguri, Nigeria | AFP | Four people were killed and an unknown number of others were kidnapped in a Boko Haram attack on a convoy of vehicles carrying the governor of Borno state in northeast Nigeria, sources said on Wednesday. A civilian militia member travelling with Kashim Shettima said jihadist fighters staged an ambush near …

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The victims of the Nairobi attack

  Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  The victims of a terror attack on a hotel and office complex in Nairobi include a Kenyan football blogger, an American who survived 9/11 and two best friends working to bring peace to Somalia. Here is a little bit more information on some of …

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Five suspects in court over Nairobi hotel attack

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Five suspects, including a Canadian citizen, appeared in a Kenyan court Friday in connection with an Islamist attack on a Nairobi hotel complex that left 21 dead. A magistrate granted a request from the prosecution to detain the four men and one woman for 30 …

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Tunisia sentences 41 to death over 2014 attack on army

Tunis, Tunisia | AFP | A Tunisian court has sentenced 41 jihadists to death over an attack that killed 15 soldiers on the border with Algeria in 2014, prosecutors said Saturday. The sentences for the men, only two of whom are currently in custody, were delivered in the capital Tunis …

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