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Osama's ex-aide urges British Muslims not to join ISIS
Osama's ex-aide urges British Muslims not to join ISIS

A former aide of Osama bin Laden has appealed to British Muslims not to join Islamic State for the so-called jihad in Syria as he denounced the group's beheadings and mass rape as "completely against Islam".

Protests against Malaysian PM persist, govt warns of retaliation

Thousands of Malaysian demonstrators turned central Kuala Lumpur yellow for a second straight day Sunday with a rally demanding Prime Minister Najib Razak`s resignation over a corruption scandal, as the government threatened action against organisers.

Egypt summons UK ambassador over criticism of Al Jazeera trial

Egypt summoned the British ambassador to reject as "unacceptable interference" comments he made on an Egyptian court`s decision to hand down prison sentences for three Al Jazeera journalists, state television said on Sunday.

Attitude of some E. Europe nations on migration `scandalous`: Fabius

The attitude of a number of eastern European countries towards the migrant crisis facing the EU is "scandalous", French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Sunday, pointing in particular to an anti-migrant barrier in Hungary.

Saudi-led coalition air strike kills 36 Yemeni civilians: Residents

  An air strike by a Saudi-led coalition killed 36 civilians working at a bottling plant in the northern Yemeni province of Hajjah on Sunday, residents said.

Islamic State in Syria executes over 90 people in month: Monitor

 The Islamic State jihadist group has executed more than 90 people, a third of them civilians, over the past month in areas of war-torn Syria under its control, a monitoring group said Sunday.

Tens of thousands protest at military bills outside Japan parliament
Tens of thousands protest at military bills outside Japan parliament

Tens of thousands rallied outside Japan`s parliament Sunday to protest against planned new laws that could see troops in the officially pacifist nation engage in combat for the first time since World War II.

British forces hunt for Jihadi John in 'combat burqas'
British forces hunt for Jihadi John in 'combat burqas'

British special forces are reportedly using stealth clothing dubbed as "combat burqas" in their hunt for feared Islamic State executioner Jihadi John in Syria.

Ten years later, resilient New Orleans reflects on Katrina

From the Lower Ninth Ward to the Super Dome, New Orleans launched a day of events on Saturday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, paying tribute to its victims and homage to the city`s resilience in the face of disaster.

New arrest in Hungary over Austrian migrant tragedy

 Hungarian police said Sunday that they have arrested a fifth man over the deaths of 71 migrants found in an abandoned truck in Austria last week.

Beheaded Syriac bishop beatified a century after death

 A Syriac Catholic bishop has been beatified in Lebanon, a century after he was beheaded in Syria by Ottoman security forces during a wave of religiously motivated killings.

Thousands of Lebanese hold ''You Stink'' campaign against Govt
Thousands of Lebanese hold ''You Stink'' campaign against Govt

Thousands of protesters in Lebanon are holding a record-breaking rally against politicians driven by `You Stink` campaign that started with the closure of the country` largest landfill in mid-July, resulting in garbage piling up on the streets of Beirut and beyond.

Thai junta broadcast unrelated suicide vest picture

Thailand`s junta came under scrutiny Sunday after an unrelated picture of a suicide vest was broadcast during a nationally televised address announcing the arrest of a foreign man in connection with last week`s deadly Bangkok shrine bombing.

US: Suspect arrested for killing Harris County Sheriff's deputy

 A suspect has been arrested in connection with the killing of the Harris County Sheriff's deputy, authorities in the US state of Texas on Sunday said.

Thai police hunt more suspects after Bangkok bomb arrest

Police probing Thailand`s deadliest bombing widened their search for more suspects on Sunday after a foreigner was arrested and stacks of fake passports and bomb-making materials found during a raid on a Bangkok apartment block.

ISIS claims to be minting gold coins, calls it 'second blow to US after 9/11'
ISIS claims to be minting gold coins, calls it 'second blow to US after 9/11'

In its latest propaganda video, the Islamic State which has already been branded as the richest terror organisation in history, claims to have started its own currency by minting gold coins.

Greste calls for Sisi pardon after Egypt jails Al-Jazeera journalists

 Australian Al-Jazeera reporter Peter Greste called Sunday for Egypt`s president to pardon him and two colleagues handed prison sentences in a shock ruling that sparked international condemnation and which he described as "politically motivated".

Bangkok bomb suspect uncooperative: Thai Army chief

 Thailand`s army chief on Sunday told AFP the man arrested in connection with last week`s deadly Bangkok bomb blast was not cooperating, as police announced he was part of a people-smuggling gang.

Greste calls for Sisi pardon after Egypt Al-Jazeera verdict

Australian Al-Jazeera reporter Peter Greste Sunday called on Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to pardon him and two colleagues handed three-year prison sentences, describing the Saturday court decision as "politically motivated".

Katrina anniversary: New Orleans mourns dead, celebrates life
Katrina anniversary: New Orleans mourns dead, celebrates life

 New Orleans remembered the dead and celebrated its painstaking comeback from disaster on Saturday, a decade after Hurricane Katrina ripped through the "Big Easy" leaving devastation and chaos in its wake.

Pressure mounts on Malaysian PM as protests spill into second day

Thousands gathered for a second day of protests on Sunday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak over a multi-million-dollar financial scandal, their spirits lifted by unexpected support from Malaysia`s longest-serving leader.

Erika no longer a tropical storm, loses steam over Cuba

 Erika, a tropical storm that killed 20 people on the Caribbean island of Dominica and at least one person in Haiti, fell apart on Saturday over eastern Cuba, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Austria death truck suspects tell court they are innocent

 Four suspected human traffickers said they were innocent Saturday as they appeared in a Hungarian court over the decomposing bodies of 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria, marking a sickening new low in Europe`s migrant crisis.

Lebanese in mass `You Stink` rally against politicians

Tens of thousands of protesters from across Lebanon staged a mass rally in downtown Beirut Saturday against a political class they accuse of corruption and failing to provide basic services.

US `concerned` by Egypt court ruling on Al-Jazeera reporters

The US said it was "deeply disappointed and concerned" after an Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera reporters to three years in prison, calling for the ruling to be overturned.

New Orleans mourns dead, celebrates life on Katrina anniversary
New Orleans mourns dead, celebrates life on Katrina anniversary

 New Orleans remembered the dead and celebrated its painstaking comeback from disaster on Saturday, a decade after Hurricane Katrina ripped through the "Big Easy" leaving devastation and chaos in its wake.

Thousands welcome refugees to Germany at Dresden rally

Thousands of people took to the streets of the German city of Dresden on Saturday to send a message of welcome to refugees, after a string of violent anti-migrant protests in the region.

Iran nuclear deal will `fuel terrorism`: Benjamin Netanyahu

The deal to curb Iran`s nuclear programme will bolster Tehran`s ability to fund global terrorism by providing the Islamic state with "billions of dollars" in sanctions relief, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared Saturday.

Suspect arrested for killing Harris County Sheriff's deputy

One suspected person has been arrested in connection with the killing of the Harris County Sheriff's deputy, authorities in Texas have said.

17-year-old migrant killed in shootout at sea with Greek police

A 17-year-old migrant was killed during a shootout at sea between Greek port police and human smugglers, the government said late Saturday.