ISIS

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Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is a terrorist organisation formed on 8th April 2013, and works on the ideology of extremist Islamism. It is expected to have around 30,000 fighters with a budget of more than US$1 billion. The group is headed by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who is claimed to have been killed by Russia in an airstrike by its military.

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Tourists visiting China are being forced to install 'data-stealing' malware
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Tourists visiting China are being forced to install 'data-stealing' malware

If you are a privacy freak (like me), visiting China shouldn't be on your travel bucket list.
Afghanistan: Former journalist shot dead in broad daylight, probe ordered
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Afghanistan: Former journalist shot dead in broad daylight, probe ordered

A political adviser and former journalist named Mena Mangal was shot dead in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Saturday, days after she wrote on social media that her life was under threat.
ISIS chief Baghdadi appears in video after 5 years
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ISIS chief Baghdadi appears in video after 5 years

For the first time in five years, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the ISIS chief who had gone underground and was presumed dead, surfaced in a new video.
Sri Lanka's face veil ban takes effect under new regulation
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Sri Lanka's face veil ban takes effect under new regulation

Muslim women in Sri Lanka won't be allowed to wear any form of face veils in public starting today under new regulations announced by President Maithripala Sirisena who used emergency powers in the wake of the Easter Sunday bombings.
Man, who survived Sri Lanka bombing, witnessed Mumbai attacks too
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Man, who survived Sri Lanka bombing, witnessed Mumbai attacks too

Dubai-based Abhinav Chari has stepped out of UAE only twice, and both the times he cheated death.
Sri Lanka blasts: Brothers, father of mastermind killed in gunbattle
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Sri Lanka blasts: Brothers, father of mastermind killed in gunbattle

Sri Lankan police succeeded in eliminating the kin of Zahran Hashim, the mastermind of Sunday Easter attacks, reports claimed on Sunday.
ISIS claims 3 terrorists who blew themselves in #SriLanka raids
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ISIS claims 3 terrorists who blew themselves in #SriLanka raids

The Islamic State has claimed the three terrorists who blew themselves up during a fierce gun battle with security forces in Sri Lanka's Eastern province, a media report said today.
Sri Lanka: 15, including 6 kids, dead during ISIS' raids
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Sri Lanka: 15, including 6 kids, dead during ISIS' raids

A raid at an ISIS hideout near Kalmunai in Sri Lanka ended in deaths of 15 people, including six children, the country's police said on Saturday. Three suicide bombers blew themselves up and others were shot dead, police added.
Joining foreign terror outfit not against Sri Lankan law: PM
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Joining foreign terror outfit not against Sri Lankan law: PM

PM Ranil Wickremesinghe said the government knew that Sri Lankan nationals who joined the Islamic State had returned, but they could not be arrested as joining a foreign terrorist organization is not against the law in the island nation.

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