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Malaysia arrests eight over suspected terror links

Malaysia arrests eight over suspected terror links

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 7 (Reuters) Malaysia has arrested four foreigners and four Malaysians for suspected involvement in terrorist activities linked to Abu Sayyaf, the Islamic State and Jemaah Islamiah, the police said on Saturday. Among the foreigners arrested were three Filipinos, one of whom is a permanent resident in Malaysia, and an Albanian. The arrests were made in the states of Sabah, Selangor and Perak between Sept. 27 and Oct. 6. Five suspects were arrested in the Borneo state of Sabah, suspected of assisting the Abu Sayyaf militant group's infiltration into Malaysia. Police said the arrested Albanian, a law lecturer at a local public university, has contact with Islamic State. Another two arrested are former convicts, previously found guilty in 2016 of participating in terrorist activities. One was arrested under suspicion of recruiting convicts in prison and planning an attack on Muslim, Christian and Hindu places of worship in Malaysia. The suspect is also said to harbour information about a member of the Tanzim Al-Qaeda Malaysia, a group linked to Jemaah Islamiah, who remains at large. The other was an accomplice suspected of recruiting two Malaysians. Malaysia has arrested hundreds of people over the past few years for suspected links to militant groups. The Southeast Asian country has been on high alert since suicide bombers and gunmen linked to Islamic State launched multiple attacks in Jakarta, the capital of neighbouring Indonesia, in January 2016. A grenade attack on a bar on the outskirts of the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, in June last year wounded eight people. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks, the first such attacks on Malaysian soil. REUTERS SDR 1523

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18 Oct 2017 | 8:00 PM
Bofors: CBI to study claims made by Michael Hershman

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18 Oct 2017 | 9:19 PM
BJP fields Sukhram's son from Mandi, Dhumal to contest from Sujanpur

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18 Oct 2017 | 6:56 PM
IBSA should play its role in shaping global discourse: India

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18 Oct 2017 | 7:11 PM
HP polls: Cong releases 1st list of 59 candidates

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New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) The Congress on Wednesday released it's first list of candidates for the November 9, Assembly election in Himachal Pradesh with Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh contesting from Arki and AICC secretary Asha Kumar from Dalhousie.

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18 Oct 2017 | 11:42 PM
Taj Mahal can also be demolished like Babri mosque: Azam

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18 Oct 2017 | 8:57 PM
Delhi Metro runs a specially decorated train with ‘Swacchta’ slogans, Diwali greetings

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New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, in its endeavor to spread the message of cleanliness and to promote clean and green environment on Wednesday launched a specially decorated train with slogans on ‘Swacchta’ and greetings on the occasion of Diwali.

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18 Oct 2017 | 8:21 PM
HP polls: Cong releases 1st list of 59 candidates

HP polls: Cong releases 1st list of 59 candidates

18 Oct 2017 | 11:42 PM

New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) The Congress on Wednesday released it's first list of candidates for the November 9, Assembly election in Himachal Pradesh with Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh contesting from Arki and AICC secretary Asha Kumar from Dalhousie.

Trying to unlock Brexit, Britain's May to make offer on EU citizens

19 Oct 2017 | 4:50 AM

By Elizabeth Piper and Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS, Oct 19 (Reuters) British Prime Minister Theresa May will promise on Thursday to make it as easy as possible for European Union citizens living in Britain to stay after Brexit, trying to unlock stalled talks that have spurred calls for her to walk away.

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