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Boko Haram kill dozens of farm workers in Nigeria

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  Boko Haram kill dozens of farm workers in Nigeria Up to 43 slaughtered and a further six seriously injured, say anti-jihadist militia Agence France-PresseBoko Haram fighters killed at least 43 farm workers and wounded six in rice fields near the north-east Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Saturday, anti-jihadist militia told AFP.The assailants tied up the agricultural workers and slit their throats in the village of Koshobe, the militia said.“We have recovered 43 dead bodies, all of them slaughtered, along with six others with serious injuries,” said militia leader Babakura Kolo, who helped the survivors.“It is no doubt the handiwork of Boko Haram who operate in the area and frequently attack farmers.”The victims were labourers from Sokoto state in north-west Nigeria, roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 miles) away, who had travelled to the north-east to find work, said another militiaman Ibrahim Liman who corroborated the death toll.“There were 60 farmers who...
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Ethiopia Arrests Nearly 800 Suspects Over 'Terrorist' Plot - TV By Reuters StaffADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopian police have arrested some 796 people suspected of plotting “terrorist attacks” in the capital Addis Ababa for the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the state-affiliated Fana broadcaster said on Monday.There was no immediate comment from Ethiopia’s government or the TPLF, who are waging a war in the northern Tigray region.Reporting by Addis Ababa and Nairobi newsrooms; Writing by Andrew Cawthorne; Editing by Maggie Fick and Alex Richardson   Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ethiopia-conflict-arrests/ethiopia-arrests-nearly-800-suspects-over-terrorist-plot-tv-idUSKBN2831R7...
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KRON 4 ‘Don’t Try This at Home’ Thanksgiving tips from firefighters There are probably several reasons you should not have deep-fried frozen turkey for Thanksgiving.But if there was any doubt, Chicago firefighters have added one more: it could be dangerous.Video from the Chicago Fire Department shows how quickly a fire can spread “when attempting to fry a frozen turkey in boiling oil.”“Please stay safe this holiday season and make sure your turkey is completely defrosted before frying,” they added. Or maybe just roast the bird.   Full Story https://www.kron4.com/news/national/dont-try-this-at-home-thanksgiving-tips-from-firefighters/...

Researchers develop new tool to combat terrorism

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The Siasat Daily Researchers develop new tool to combat terrorism Sydney, Australia - Scientists are refining an innovative counter-terrorism technique that checks for environmental DNA in the dust on clothing, baggage, shoes or even a passport.Environmental DNA or eDNA is DNA that is collected from a variety of environmental samples such as soil, seawater, snow or even air rather than directly sampled from an individual organism.According to the study, published in the journal Forensic Science International, the research team developed a system to trace the source of dust on suspect articles to match a soil profile of a specific area or overseas country.“This could help provide evidence of where a person of interest might have travelled based on the environmental DNA signature from dust on their belongings,” said study author Jennifer Young from the Flinders University in Australia. “This microscopic environmental trace evidence, based on soil geochemical, bacterial and fungal...
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Judicial Watch ISIS Terrorist Released by Feds in Oregon Town after Grand Jury Indictment An ISIS terrorist indicted by a federal grand jury for providing material support to the militant Islamist group has been released by federal authorities in Oregon. Even for the famously liberal west coast it may seem unbelievable, especially since a Republican appointee heads the Department of Justice (DOJ), the agency that made the bizarre decision. The defendant is Hawazen Sameer Mothafar, a 31-year-old U.S. resident charged with two counts of conspiracy to provide material support to a designated terrorist organization and one count of providing and attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2339B(a)(1). Mothafar has also been charged with making false statements—denying his terrorist ties—in an immigration application and one count of false statement to a government agency. Since 2015 up until...