terrorism

Police are on the scene on Charles Street in Wissinoming, where they say a U.S. marshal shot a man with a machete who refused to drop it.
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
May 22, 2019 - 9:18 am
UPDATED: 4:20 p.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police have confirmed that a U.S. marshal shot a man who refused to drop a machete Wednesday morning in Wissinoming park. U.S. marshals had been watching Joseph Ankrah in a car on the 5900 block of Charles Street just after 8 a.m...
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Worshippers enter the Al Noor mosque following the mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Mark Baker/AP, file
May 21, 2019 - 8:57 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand police on Tuesday filed a terrorism charge against the man accused of killing 51 people at two Christchurch mosques. Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, was already facing murder and attempted murder charges from the March 15 shootings. The new charge...
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Sri Lankan policeman patrol in a Muslim neighborhood before Friday prayers in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, April 26, 2019. Across Colombo, there was a visible increase of security as authorities warned of another attack and pursued suspects that could have
Sri Lankan policeman patrol in a Muslim neighborhood before Friday prayers in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, April 26, 2019. Across Colombo, there was a visible increase of security as authorities warned of another attack and pursued suspects that could have access to explosives. Authorities had told Muslims to pray at home rather than attend communal Friday prayers that are the most important religious service for the faithful. At one mosque in Colombo where prayers were still held, police armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles stood guard outside. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
April 26, 2019 - 8:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. State Department has issued a heightened travel warning for Sri Lanka after last Sunday's suicide bombings that killed more than 250 people. The department is urging Americans to "reconsider travel to Sri Lanka due to terrorism." The U.S. has also ordered the departure of...
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Sri Lanka
Chamila Karunarathne/AP, file
April 23, 2019 - 7:14 am
UPDATED: 2:40 p.m. ___ COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The purported leader of an Islamic extremist group blamed for an Easter attack in Sri Lanka that killed over 320 people began posting videos online three years ago calling for non-Muslims to be "eliminated," faith leaders said Tuesday. Much remains...
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In this Oct. 15, 2000 file photo, experts in a speed boat examine the damaged hull of the USS Cole at the Yemeni port of Aden after an al-Qaida attack that killed 17 sailors.
Dimitri Messinis/AP Photo, File
March 26, 2019 - 10:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out a nearly $315 million judgment against Sudan stemming from the USS Cole bombing, saying Sudan hadn't properly been notified of the lawsuit. The justices ruled 8-1 that notice of the lawsuit should have been mailed to Sudan's foreign ministry...
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A tram passes flowers placed at the site of a shooting incident on a tram, in Utrecht, Netherlands.
Peter Dejong/AP Photo
March 19, 2019 - 9:06 am
By Aleksander Furtula and Mike Corder, Associated Press UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch investigators probing the deadly tram shooting in the city of Utrecht sharpened their focus Tuesday on a possible extremist motive, as judicial authorities revealed that the main suspect was released from jail...
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A body is covered with a white sheet after a shooting in a tram in Utrecht, Netherlands.
Peter Dejong/AP Photo
March 18, 2019 - 9:23 am
UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — A gunman killed three people and wounded five during a mid-morning tram ride Monday in the Dutch city of Utrecht, raising the specter of another extremist attack only days after the murderous rampage in New Zealand. Authorities seized a Turkish-born suspect after a...
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Kenyan security forces aim their weapons up at buildings as they run through a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019.
Ben Curtis/AP
January 15, 2019 - 5:08 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group. Witnesses reported seeing several bodies. "It is terrible. What I have...
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Dreamstime
December 31, 2018 - 3:30 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — You may want to keep those bomb jokes to yourself, funnyman. A passenger on a flight from Kolkata to Mumbai posted a photo of himself on Snapchat with a handkerchief around his face and the caption, "terrorist on flight, I...
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President Trump
whitehouse.gov via CNN
October 25, 2018 - 9:30 pm
By Maegan Vazquez, CNN (CNN) -- President Donald Trump signed new sanctions on Thursday targeting the Iranian-funded militant group and political party known as Hezbollah, which is considered a terrorist organization by the United States. "Over the past year we have levied the highest sanctions...
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