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Lee Rigby: spy agencies, police and government – who knew what? 26.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Investigation into Rigby’s death encompasses effect of Olympics on resources and ramifications of Snowden revelations

The long-awaited intelligence committee report into the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby essentially clears the intelligence agencies of blame in failing to prevent the attack by two Islamist jihadist killers but throws up controversial issues, especially the role of internet companies.

The report is the first major investigation carried out by the cross-party committee, a mixture of MPs and peers headed by Sir Malcolm Rifkind, the former foreign secretary, which was set up in the wake of Rigby’s murder in May 2013 to establish whether MI5, MI6 and GCHQ could prevented it.

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The sixth anniversary of 26/11 attacks 26.11.2014 New Kerala: World News
Washington, Nov.25 : On the sixth anniversary of 26/11 attacks, India faces primarily two kinds of jihadist terror threats. One, as a society, it is witnessing the birth of self-radicalizing Muslim youth who are attracted to the jihadist call of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) led by Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi. This radicalization can be countered by India's vibrant democracy, pluralism and alert parents.
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Rigby murder could not have been prevented: report 26.11.2014 Hindu: International
A report by the U.K. Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee has found fault with the MI5, the MI6 and the Government Communications Headquarters but said the “serious errors” in security...
Lee Rigby murder: internet firm could have picked up killer’s message - report 25.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Intelligence committee chair calls Facebook a ‘safe haven for terrorists’ but rights groups warn of creeping state surveillance

The government has been handed ammunition to pressurise internet companies to monitor the contents of private messages and inform the security services of suspicious ones after an official report found one of Lee Rigby’s terrorist killers had written of his desire to murder a soldier.

The report, published on Tuesday, said the authorities were never told that one of the killers, Michael Adebowale, had written of his murderous intent six months before he and his accomplice, Michael Adebolajo, brutally attacked Rigby in a street near his military barracks and attempted to behead him.

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After Vowing to End Combat Mission in Afghanistan, Obama Secretly Extends the United States' Longest War 25.11.2014 Truthout.com
President Obama has secretly extended the U.S. role in Afghanistan despite earlier promises to wind down America’s longest war. According to The New York Times, Obama has signed a classified order that ensures U.S. troops will have a direct role in fighting. In addition, the order reportedly enables American jets, bombers and drones to bolster Afghan troops on combat missions. And, under certain circumstances, it would apparently authorize U.S. air-strikes to support Afghan military operations throughout the country. The decision contradicts Obama’s earlier announcement that the U.S. military would have no combat role in Afghanistan next year. Afghanistan’s new president Ashraf Ghani has also backed an expanded U.S. military role. Ghani, who took office in September, has also reportedly lifted limits on U.S. airstrikes and joint raids that his predecessor Hamid Karzai had put in place. We go to Kabul to speak with Dr. Hakim, a peace activist and physician who has provided humanitarian relief in ...
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Lee Rigby: internet firms providing safe haven for terrorists, says PM 25.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
David Cameron makes claim as he responds to official inquiry into intelligence agencies’ actions before killing of fusilier

Internet companies are allowing their networks to be used to plot “murder and mayhem”, David Cameron has said in response to the official inquiry into the intelligence agencies’ actions before the killing of Lee Rigby.

He demanded that internet companies live up to their social responsibilities to report potential terror threats and said there was no reason for such firms to be willing to cooperate with state agencies over child abuse but not over combatting terrorism.

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Tunisia election: Essebsi v Marzouki in runoff vote 25.11.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
With just 6% separating the candidates holding contrasting views on Tunisia’s future, the runoff vote is likely to be close Continue reading...
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Emirates jails son of imprisoned activist over ties to illegal group, social media posts 25.11.2014 Star Tribune: World
Lee Rigby murder could have been prevented if online exchange revealed 25.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Report by the intelligence and security committee says internet companies provided ‘safe haven’ for terrorists but clears MI5 of major failings

The brutal murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby could have been prevented if an internet company had passed on an online exchange in which one of the killers expressed “in the most graphic terms” his intention to carry out an Islamist jihad attack.

The 191-page report by the intelligence and security committee says that if MI5 had access to the exchange between one of the killers, Michael Adebowale, and an extremist overseas, Adebowale would have become a top surveillance priority. By failing to alert the authorities the company had, “however unintentionally” provided a “safe haven for terrorists”.

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Libyan warplanes strike Mitiga airport in Tripoli 25.11.2014 New Kerala: World News
Tripoli, Nov 25 : Libyan National Army warplanes Monday bombed Mitiga airport in Tripoli, causing all internal and international flights to suspend, according to military sources.
UK faces biggest threat to its security since 9/11 25.11.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
LONDON - Britain faces a bigger threat to its security from terrorism than at any time before or since the Sept. 11 2001 attacks on the United States, Home Secretary Theresa May said on Monday. The government will introduce new counter-terrorism legislation on Wednesday to tackle a range of threats, May said, particularly from Britons who have returned from fighting in Syria and Iraq alongside ...
British fear of Islamists and Saudi fears about atheists are two sides of the same coin | Brian Whitaker 24.11.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
Young people want to know about jihadism – and it’s better that they inquire about it openly, in schools, than elsewhere “Extremism in whatever form it takes has no place in our society, especially not in our schools,” the London diocesan board for schools said last week , referring to a Church of England school where sixth-formers had set up an Islamic society without approval from teachers or governors. Making use of the school’s virtual learning centre, the Islamic society had reportedly made a YouTube video and held meetings addressed by radical preachers. In Saudi Arabia there are similar concerns about “extremist” ideas taking hold in the minds of the young. Newspaper articles agonise about this much as they do in Britain, though in Saudi Arabia the ideology they fear is ...
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Pakistan-India nuclear arms race unabated 24.11.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
WASHINGTON - Nuclear and missile arms race between India and Pakistan is showing no sign of abating even though atomic arsenals are shrinking in the rest of the world, a New American think-tank report “Although both States claim to seek only a credible minimum deterrent, regional dynamics have driven them to pursue a range of nuclear and missile capabilities.” according to the Council ...
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Tunisians hold landmark presidential election 23.11.2014 Hindu: News
Tunisia took another step forward in its peaceful transition to democracy on Sunday by holding its first free presidential election, with voters hoping for more stability and a better economy.
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America’s 500th Drone Strike 23.11.2014 Outside the Beltway
CFR’s Micah Zenko calculates that the United States has just launched its 500th drone strike. He points out how shocking that should be, even though it isn’t. The most consistent and era-defining tactic of America’s post-9/11 counterterrorism strategies has been the targeted killing of suspected terrorists and militants outside of defined battlefields. As one senior […]
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Tunisians hold first fair presidential election 23.11.2014 CNN-IBN: World
Tunisia took another step forward in its peaceful transition to democracy on Sunday by holding its first free presidential election, with voters hoping for more stability and a better economy.
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UN slams terrorist attack in Kenya 23.11.2014 New Kerala: World News
United Nations, Nov 23 : UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the terrorist attack on a bus in northern Kenya that left at least 28 people dead.
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More jihadist training camps identified in Iraq and Syria 23.11.2014 Bill Roggio
Four new training camps in Iraq and Syria, three of them operated by the Islamic State, have been identified, including one used by a so-called jihadist "special forces" unit. The Long War Journal has identified 46 jihadist training camps in Iraq and Syria.
Somalia’s al-Shabab kills 28 non-Muslims in Kenya 23.11.2014 Washington Post: World
NAIROBI — Somalia’s Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, attacked a bus in northern Kenya at dawn Saturday, singling out and killing 28 passengers who could not recite an Islamic creed and were assumed to be non-Muslims, Kenyan authorities ...
Rumors Of Boko Haram Attack Send Nigerian Refugees Fleeing Again 23.11.2014 NPR: Saturday
Many of the displaced ended up in camps in the city of Yola. Now they're racing further away as concerns grow that Yola also faces attack, and that the government isn't doing enough to stop it.
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