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'Terrorist accomplice' in Anis Amri Berlin Christmas market attack deported

Today 06:04 GMT

The German security forces apparently deported a key suspect in the 2016 Berlin Christmas market attack before he was questioned.

The German Interior Ministry deported a Moroccan secret agent, apparently to hide his involvement in theDecember 2016 Christmas market attack in Berlin, according to an internal document leaked to the German magazine Focus. Bilel Ben Ammar, described by the magazine as a "radical Islamist," was an associate of Anis Amri, the Tunisian man who drove a stolen truck into a crowded Christmas market in central Berlin, killing 12 people and injuring 60 more.

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Source: The Guradian

Jussie Smollett cut from Empire after being charged with staging attack

Today 06:04 GMT

Twentieth Century Fox television will remove Jussie Smollett’s character from the final two episodes of this season of the TV show Empire, after the actor was charged with making a false report to police alleging he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack.

Smollett, who is black and openly gay, was arrested on Thursday and charged with lying to police about the allegedly faked attack on 29 January, during which he said two masked men struck him and put a noose round his neck.

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Source: DW

Bundesliga: Bosz returns to Dortmund with the same old formula

Today 06:04 GMT

Freiburg vs. Augsburg (Saturday, 15:30) Bayern Munich vs. Hertha Berlin Borussia Mönchengladbach vs. Wolfsburg Mainz vs. Schalke Fortuna Düsseldorf vs. Nuremberg (Saturday, 18:30). Hannover vs. Eintracht Frankfurt (Sunday, 15:30) Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayer Leverkusen (Sunday, 18:00)

Peter Bosz is back in the Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen and his gung-ho attacking brand of football is making a splash.

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Source: BBC

Pulwama attack: BCCI calls on ICC to act following Kashmir incident

Today 06:05 GMT

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has called on the International Cricket Council to "sever ties with countries from which terrorism emanates" amid the fallout from the suicide attack in Indian-administered Kashmir.

"In view of the... terrorist attack, the BCCI fears for the safety and security of players and match officials participating in upcoming ICC events, including the World Cup," a statement read. "Most countries from which the members of the ICC hail have strongly condemned this terrorist attack and expressed solidarity with India.

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Source: BBC

Could Kashmir conflict hit Cricket World Cup?

Today 06:04 GMT

Officials running Indian cricket held a meeting on Friday and said they would lobby cricket playing nations to "severe ties with any nation that is a terrorist hub".

As Indian MP and author Shashi Tharoor says: "To forfeit the match this year would not just cost two points: it would be worse than surrender, since it would be defeat without a fight".

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Source: Common Domain

The right way to attack the budget deficit is to cut spending, not to raise taxes

Today 06:04 GMT

Some Democrats want to substantially raise income taxes on the rich, both to reduce income inequality and to cut the federal deficit.

It will produce a short-term economic cost unless the higher taxes for the rich are offset by lower taxes for the middle class that could spur more consumer spending. In addition, basic principles of public finance show that a smarter way to tax the rich more is by reducing tax loopholes and deductions rather than raising tax rates.

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Source: BBC

Australian jailed for car rampage murders

Today 01:29 GMT

An Australian man has been sentenced to life in jail for murdering six people and injuring 27 more in a vehicle attack in Melbourne.

Three months ago, Bourke St was the scene of an unrelated terror incident that left one victim dead and two others injured.

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Source: Fox News

Geraldo Rivera: Jussie Smollett 'attack' was a hoax most foul

Friday 19:05 GMT

GERALDO RIVERA: IF JUSSIE SMOLLETT’S ATTACK WAS A HOAX, VICTIMS OF REAL HATE CRIME WILL PAY THE PRICE. Then I remembered how last October I publicly disbelieved the widespread suspicions that the accused CNN-bomber Cesar Sayoc was also a booster of the president.

From now on let¹s just blame the criminals for their crimes, and stop attributing their dirty deeds to convenient political enemies.

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Source: Fox News

Sharpton, at meeting with Kamala Harris, says Smollett should face ‘maximum’ punishment if allegations true

Friday 19:05 GMT

Al Sharpton, on the sidelines of a meeting with Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris, said Thursday that “Empire” star Jussie Smollett should face "accountability to the maximum" if the actor indeed staged an attack last month initially described as a hate crime.

If Smollett is wrong, he ought to face accountability to the maximum,” the cable news host and activist told a throng of reporters on Thursday, after lunching with Sen. Harris at Sylvia’s, a landmark restaurant in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood.

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Source: DW

India to cut water to Pakistan as Kashmir conflict escalates

Friday 18:10 GMT

India's infrastructure minister, Nitin Gadkari, announced on Twitter on Thursday that his country had, "decided to stop our share of water which used to flow to Pakistan."

The announcement came as tensions between India and neighboring Pakistan continued to soar in the wake of a deadly terror attack in the disputed Kashmir region last Thursday. India blames Pakistan for the attack, which killed 40 paramilitary soldiers, whereas Pakistan denies any involvement.

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Source: Fox News

US soldier wounded in suicide attack sues Army contractor who employed bomber

Friday 17:15 GMT

A U.S. soldier who suffered serious brain injuries and shrapnel wounds to his chest in a suicide bombing two years ago in Afghanistan is now suing the American defense contractor that employed the bomber.

“Fluor's negligent supervision of the bomber enabled the bomber's attack against the Army,” said the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Greenville, South Carolina, one of Fluor's U.S. locations. It added that “Fluor well knew that in Afghanistan, and on American military bases, in particular, suicide bombers were a constant and dire threat.”

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Source: Reuters

'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett charged with faking racist attack

Thursday 21:50 GMT

(Reuters) - Actor Jussie Smollett was charged on Wednesday with lying to police when he claimed he was attacked and beaten on the streets of Chicago by two masked men shouting racist and homophobic slurs, police said on Wednesday as they sought his arrest.

Smollett, a 36-year-old black, openly gay actor on the hip-hop TV drama “Empire,” ignited a firestorm on social media by telling police on Jan. 29 that two apparent supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump struck him, put a noose around his neck and poured bleach over him.

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Source: Global News

Man with homemade explosives planned to attack Wisconsin university campus: prosecutor

Thursday 21:50 GMT

A man who pleaded no contest to possessing homemade explosives in his Madison apartment appeared to be planning an attack on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, a prosecutor alleged.

READ MORE: U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant allegedly plotted mass terror attack targeting Democrats, journalists. In a sentencing memorandum filed Tuesday, Assistant District Attorney John Rice alleges Campbell had searched the internet for instructions on how to make explosives and had drawn maps of underground tunnels on the university’s campus.

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Source: BBC

Macron announces anti-Semitism crackdown

Thursday 21:50 GMT

However, anti-Semitic violence is believed to be spreading from the old prejudices of the far-right, to radical Islamists and far-left groups, our correspondent adds.

Addressing an annual meeting of Jewish organisations on Wednesday, Mr Macron said anti-Semitism in France and other Western countries had reached its worst levels since World War Two. Among a series of new measures, he said the government would act to dissolve three extreme-right groups - Bastion Social, Blood and Honour Hexagone and Combat 18 - which he said fuelled hatred and promoted discrimination.

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Source: Global News

Actor Jussie Smollett arrested in Chicago, charged with filing false police report

Friday 12:41 GMT

Empire actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested for allegedly filing a false police report claiming he was the victim of a hate-crime in Chicago, police said Thursday morning.

Jussie Smollett charged with filing false police report about being attacked. Smollett said the attackers put a noose around his neck and poured what he believed to be bleach over him. He also claimed the masked men beat him and yelled “This is MAGA country” — an apparent reference to President Donald Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again” — before fleeing.


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