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French-Canadian man charged with six counts of murder for 'terrorist attack on Muslims' at Quebec mosque

Attacker at Quebec mosqueA right-wing French-Canadian student has been accused of a "terrorist attack on Muslims," killing six people when he opened fire at a Quebec City mosque.

Alexandre Bissonnette was identified Monday as the suspect in Sunday night's mass shooting at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec, and was charged with six counts of murder as well as five counts of attempted murder.


Rodrigo Duterte suspends Philippines' war on drugs

Duerte suspends war on drugsPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he ordered the National Police to suspend the country's war on drugs and to "cleanse" itself from corruption.

The move comes after the kidnapping and killing of South Korean businessman Jee Ick-joo, 53, who was abducted from his home in October during a raid by rogue anti-drug officers and brought to a headquarters of the National Police Quezon City. Jee was strangled and then cremated, Philippine Justice Department officials said.

"Cleanse your ranks. Review their cases. Give me a list of who the scalawags are," Duterte said referring to the police late Sunday.


Quebec mosque shooting: 6 dead; premier calls it act of terror

Qebec mosque attackAt least six people were killed in a shooting at a mosque in Quebec City during evening prayers, police said.

Gunmen fired on about 50 people inside the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre on Sunday at 8pm local time (01:00 GMT).

"Six people are confirmed dead - they range in age from 35 to about 70," Quebec provincial police spokeswoman Christine Coulombe told reporters, adding that eight people were wounded and 39 were unharmed.


Calls to stop President Trump's state visit to UK

London opposition to TrumpCalls are being made to cancel a proposed state visit to the UK by President Trump after he issued an executive order clamping down on immigration to the US.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said it would be "totally wrong" for the visit to go ahead later this year.

A petition to stop it has reached over 350,000 meaning it will be considered for debate in Parliament.


Under fire, British PM May criticizes Trump curb on refugees

May criticizes Trump immigration policyPrime Minister Theresa May said Britain did not agree with U.S. President Donald Trump's curbs on immigration after coming under criticism from lawmakers in her own party for not condemning his executive order when initially questioned.

On a visit to Turkey on Saturday, she was asked three times to comment on Trump's move to put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the United States and to temporarily bar travelers from Syria and six other Muslim-majority countries, which he said would protect Americans from violent Islamists.


Russia charges four top intelligence officials with treason

Russia charges 4 with treasonThe Russian government arrested four men for treason after an investigation that U.S. intelligence officials speculated was in response to their own inquiry about Russia's hacking of the U.S. presidential election.

The men arrested include three high profile leaders of its intelligence agency and a contractor working for the cybersecurity office of the Russian national intelligence agency FSB, the successor to the KGB.


Trump immigration curbs cause worldwide chaos, panic, anger

Anger around wolrdPresident Donald Trump's most far reaching action since taking office plunged America's immigration system into chaos on Saturday, not only for refugees but for legal U.S. residents who were turned away at airports and feared being stranded outside the country.

Immigration lawyers and advocates worked through the night trying to help stranded travelers find a way back home. Lawyers in New York sued to block the order, saying many people have already been unlawfully detained, including an Iraqi who worked for the U.S. Army in Iraq.


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