Gunmen attack Rio de Janeiro police station, torch buses

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Brazilian authorities say gunmen opened fire on a police station in Rio de Janeiro and then torched two buses in the city's bohemian Santa Teresa neighbourhood.

Kenyatta threatens to withdraw troops from Somalia

2016-05-23 13:29

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has threatened to witdraw his country's troops from Somalia, citing fund cuts by the international community as the reason behind the decision, a report says.

Man shot outside White House remains in critical condition

2016-05-22 11:13

A man shot by a US Secret Service officer outside the White House remains in critical condition in a Washington hospital one day after the shooting.

Australian teen accused of plotting terror attack in Sydney

2016-05-17 07:01

Police say a teenager has been arrested amid allegations he had been planning to launch a terrorist attack in Sydney

ISIS claims gas plant attack near Baghdad

2016-05-15 11:02

The Islamic State group has launched a co-ordinated assault on a natural gas plant north of the capital that killed at least 12 people, according to Iraqi officials.

Suicide attack kills 3 police in Afghanistan

2016-05-14 14:31

An Afghan official says at least three policemen have died after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle near a police training base.

Afghanistan aims for peace deal with armed group

2016-05-14 12:03

The Afghan government is expected to finalise a peace deal with a notorious militant insurgent group within days, an official and a representative of the group have said.

Female Kenyan university student held for joining ISIS

2016-05-10 12:08

A female microbiology student at the Kenyatta University in Kenya is facing charges of joining the Islamic State terror group.

Top ISIS recruiter killed in US air strike

2016-05-05 07:00

Australia's most wanted Islamic State terror suspect, who was linked to several attacks on home soil, has been killed in a US air strike in Iraq, the Australian government has confirmed.

German intel chief: Terrorism threat 'complex'

2016-05-02 22:42

The head of Germany's intelligence agency says attacks in Paris and Brussels show the "highly complex" nature of the terrorism threat.


Turkey says 104 ISIS militants killed in strikes

2016-05-28 14:00

Turkey's state-run news agency says US-led coalition airstrikes and Turkish artillery fire against the Islamic State group in Syria have killed 104 militants.

Taliban leader Mansour 'likely killed' in US drone strike

2016-05-22 14:26

An American drone strike targeted and "likely killed" Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a remote area of Pakistan, US officials say.

EgyptAir crash: Perfect security elusive at Paris airport

2016-05-21 19:03

Security agents at Paris' main airport are trained to detect all manner of increasingly sophisticated devices that could doom a flight, but the chilling reality is that security is ultimately fallible.

Bombs kill 37 Yemen police in former Qaeda bastion

2016-05-15 14:04

A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group and a second attack killed 37 police in the Yemeni port of Mukalla where a year of al-Qaeda rule was ended just last month.

ISIS kills at least 5 in Iraq suicide raid

2016-05-14 19:30

The Islamic State group has infiltrated a town in Iraq's Anbar province with several fighters wearing suicide belts and killed five.

Hezbollah blames Islamist extremists for commander killing

2016-05-14 13:01

Lebanon's Hezbollah has blamed Islamist extremists for killing the Shi’ite militant group's top military commander in Syria in an artillery attack.

'If you walk alone at night in Khayelitsha you're a target'

Almost two years since a major report on policing in Khayelitsha was filed the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) is still calling for foot patrols and more resources to keep residents safe.

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4 'cyber hygiene' tips to stay safe

2016-05-09 09:23

Now is a great time to clear out your digital clutter and make sure that you're adequately protected against hackers

Growing number of South Africans associating with terrorists – minister

2016-05-03 19:18

A growing number of South Africans are associating themselves with terrorist organisations, says Minister of State Security David Mahlobo.

Militants threatened to slit our throats: Hostage

2016-05-02 17:34

An Indonesian sailor has described how Philippine Islamic militants threatened to slit his throat during a terrifying kidnap ordeal.

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