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Olivia Poulet: ‘They said they wanted something female…’ 26.4.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
The Thick of It star talks about her brilliant new solo satire and breaking TV’s sexist glass ceiling A couple of years ago, Olivia Poulet and her friend, fellow actress and writer Sarah Solemani , were in a meeting with a TV commissioning editor, discussing an idea they’d had for a show. It was set in the 1950s and this was giving the editor the heebie-jeebies. “He said, ‘It’s a good idea, girls’, and then… ” Poulet leans forward, incredulous… “I shit you not: he said, ‘The problem is, people just aren’t interested in the past.’” This is, almost, the kind of absurd comment we might expect to hear from Leah, the TV producer in Mark Ravenhill’s comic monologue Product, which Poulet is about to perform for the second time, at London’s Arcola theatre. Written in 2005, Product sees the producer trying to pitch a film – working title, Mohammed and Me – about a white western woman falling in love with an Islamist terrorist. The script is, of course, dreadful: we know it, and the producer knows it, and part of ...
Islamist rebel alliance seizes northwest Syrian city 26.4.2015 LA Times: Top News
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Battling ISIS remains the prime objective 25.4.2015 Rediff: Columns
'What needs to be pursued as the operations progress is a degree of reconciliation amongst the other parties, less the more orthodox Al Qaeda affiliates.'
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Are we winning the drone war? 25.4.2015 LA Times: Opinion
Almost two years ago, President Obama announced that he was tightening the rules under which the CIA carries out drone strikes against suspected terrorists in Pakistan, Yemen and other countries. “Before any strike is taken, there must be a near-certainty that no civilians will be killed or injured...
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Room for Debate: Should a Court Approve All Drone Strikes? 25.4.2015 NY Times: Editorials
Room for Debate: Should a Court Approve All Drone Strikes?
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Islamabad in touch with Italy over arrests 25.4.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
ISLAMABAD : The Foreign Office has stated that it is in contact with the Italian government over the arrest of suspected terrorists allegedly involved in financing and carrying out terrorist attacks in Pakistan.  In a statement on Friday, Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam said “Our Embassy in Rome is in contact with the Italian government to get details, including about their ...
Italy busts militants network 25.4.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
ROME - Italian police on Friday arrested 10 people and were looking for eight others suspected of belonging to an armed group linked to Al-Qaeda who had plotted attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan and at least at one point the Vatican. Some of the suspects, who are all Pakistanis and Afghans, were arrested in early morning raids across Italy. Police burst into the home of the group’s ...
Taliban launch spring offensive with rocket attack on US base 25.4.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
KABUL - Taliban insurgents shot rockets onto a US base outside Kabul and targeted Afghan government buildings in a provincial capital on Friday, as they officially launched their spring offensive in a year that has already seen fierce fighting. There were no casualties in either rocket attack, officials said. This year’s fighting season is expected to be intense after NATO forces ended ...
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Pakistan hope Zimbabwe is first step out of wilderness 25.4.2015 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
KARACHI - Deserted grounds, deprived fans and falling standards -- Pakistan has suffered badly from six years without hosting international cricket, but Zimbabwe's planned tour next month could restore hope. On March 3, 2009, Pakistani cricket suffered a cruel blow when the bus carrying the Sri Lankan Test team was attacked by militants near Lahore's Gaddafi stadium, leaving eight people dead and ...
Obama apparently doesn't sign off on drone strikes now, CIA just does it themselves 24.4.2015 Boing Boing
A U.S. aid worker and another innocent man held hostage by Al Qaeda were killed in an American drone strike in Pakistan in January, American officials disclosed this week. Read the rest
Will The Killing Of Two Western Civilians Change America’s Drone Policy? 24.4.2015 Think Progres

While national security experts interviewed for this article believe that the drone program has effectively combated foreign militants with aims of targeting the U.S., there is still a call for further reformation and more transparency.

The post Will The Killing Of Two Western Civilians Change America’s Drone Policy? appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Italian police bust terror cell, arrest 18 24.4.2015 New Kerala: World News
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Italian police arrest 18 terror suspects, foil Vatican attack 24.4.2015 New Kerala: World News
Read Full story of 'Italian police arrest 18 terror suspects, foil Vatican attack' at newkerala.com.
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14-year-old boy remanded over terror charges 24.4.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

British teenager charged with inciting another to carry out an attack on Anzac Day parade in Australia

A 14-year-old schoolboy accused of encouraging a beheading and another terror attack in Australia has been remanded after appearing in court in London.

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is charged with inciting another to carry out an attack on a parade to commemorate Australia’s war dead, making him Britain’s youngest Islamist terror suspect.

Related: British boy charged over alleged Anzac Day terror plot in Australia

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Italian police arrest 18 suspects citing Al Qaeda link 24.4.2015 New Kerala: World News
Read Full story of 'Italian police arrest 18 suspects citing Al Qaeda link' at newkerala.com.
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Two western hostages killing: Pakistan expresses shock and sorrow 24.4.2015 New Kerala: World News
Read Full story of 'Two western hostages killing: Pakistan expresses shock and sorrow' at newkerala.com.
U.S. must explain necessity of drone strikes 24.4.2015 LA Times: Top News
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'Terror suspects planned Vatican attack' - The Hindu 24.4.2015
'Terror suspects planned Vatican attack' The Hindu Islamic extremists suspected in a bomb attack in Peshawar market in 2009 that killed more than 100 people had also planned an attack against the Vatican in 2010 that was never carried out, an Italian prosecutor said on Friday. Wiretaps collected as part ...
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Pakistan shocked over killing of Western hostages 24.4.2015 New Kerala: World News
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Italian police operation targets Pakistan attack suspects 24.4.2015 CNN-IBN: World
Italian police said on Friday they were carrying out a "vast anti-terrorism" operation against an organisation inspired by al Qaeda that wanted to support attacks against Pakistan's government and U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
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