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ISIS Unveils US Kill List, Florida connection

zerohedge.com reported in the wake of the tragic event that took place at an Orlando nightclub early Sunday morning that left 50 dead and 53 wounded as of the time of this writing, it has been discovered that the shooter Omar Mateen was on a “watch list” over his association with “suspicious people.”

What will likely attract attention, and potentially lead to inquiries into why nothing was done in response, is that only a few days ago a pro-ISIS group released a hit list with the names of more than 8,000 people on it, mostly Americans. One report said that more than 600 people from Florida were on the list, and many of those targeted live in Palm Beach County and on the Treasure Coast.

Former FBI agent Stuart Kaplan said at the time that the concern is that the list will inspire “lone wolf” style attacks, and predicted that the release of the list “is going to create some hysteria.” It did not, instead it may have resulted in the worst mass shooting event in US history. Read Article

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Demonstrations break out in Sao Paulo Brazil against World Cup

telegraph.co.uk reported that demonstrations against the World Cup descended into street riots in Sao Paulo on Sunday as a Brazilian anti-inequality protest movement started a campaign against public spending on sports extravaganzas. Cars were burnt in the streets, shop fronts were vandalised and bank windows were smashed as Brazilian chapters of the worldwide radical activists [...]

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Violence continues in southern Russia during Olympic preparations

NBC News reports that Russia has put security forces on combat alert in the southern Stavropol region after the discovery of five bodies with gunshot wounds and an explosive device, a regional security spokesman said. Russia has already tightened security before next month’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, on which President Vladimir Putin has staked a [...]

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Five members of Médecins Sans Frontières kidnapped by unknown Syrian group

According to abc.net.au, five staff members from Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) have been taken from a house in northern Syria by an unknown group, the medical humanitarian group said in a statement. MSF, also known as Doctors Without Borders, has six hospitals and four health centres in northern Syria and cialis .. canadian pharmacy generic [...]

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Foreigners evacuated from South Sudan amid increasing factional violence

Canada.com reports that less than three years after its creation, the world’s newest country is beginning to fracture along ethnic lines in violence that has killed hundreds of people. What could come next, some warn, is ethnic cleansing. South Sudan’s numerous ethnic groups have battled each other for decades, but for years their animosity was [...]

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Turkish photographer kidnapped by jihadi rebel group in Syria

According to canada.com, a Turkish newspaper says one of its photographers has been kidnapped in Syria by groups linked to al-Qaeda. Milliyet newspaper said Tuesday that 43-year-old photographer Bunyamin Aygun was abducted in Syria 21 days ago. It says Aygun crossed into Syria on Nov. 26 and that he called the paper sometime later to [...]

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Radical opposition forces in Syria execute Iraqi journalist

Dailystar.com.lb reports that Syrian opposition fighters killed an Iraqi freelance journalist in the rebel-held north of the country, the latest of dozens of reporters who have died in the country over the past three years, an activist group and an international media watchdog said Thursday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Yasser Faisal [...]

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American authorities warn commercial airliners to take caution when traveling over East China Sea

Asia One reports that the United States is advising all US airlines to take steps to stay safe amid fresh tensions in the East China Sea as they seek clarification about Beijing’s newly-declared air zone over disputed islands. “We’re attempting to determine whether the new rules apply to civil aviation, commercial air flight,” State Department [...]

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Ethiopia: Two Somalis killed in explosion in Addis Ababa in what appears to be a failed terror plot

The New York Times reports that two Somali men killed in a bomb blast were believed to have been plotting an attack in Ethiopia when they accidentally blew themselves up, Redwan Hussein, Ethiopia’s minister of information, said on Monday. The explosion took place Sunday afternoon as thousands were gathering in the capital, Addis Ababa, to [...]

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Russian man traveling in Syria kidnapped by rebels near Aleppo

According to eturbonews.com reports that a Russian tourist traveling in Syria was apparently abducted by an Islamist rebel group, which is accusing him of spying for the Syrian government. Konstantin Zhuravlev, 32, is an experienced traveler and photographer. He was passing through Syria on his way from Turkey to Egypt, and went missing on Sept. [...]

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