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London: Man who threatened to blow himself up arrested

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LONDON – It has been reported that police snipers and heavily armed officers put several blocks of central London’s shopping district into lockdown Friday after a man allegedly armed with gas canisters entered an office building and threatened to blow himself up. Police said a 49-year-old man was arrested hours after a stand off with [...]

Syria: Homs under siege as death toll rises

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BEIRUT – The Syrian town of Homs is under siege and dozens of people are said to have been killed by activists in the restive city. Details about the bloodshed emerged on Friday when two activist groups said the death toll was at least 35. The reports could not be confirmed. The city, reports The [...]

Sydney bomb hoax man denied bail

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SYDNEY – A man who triggered a 12-hour standoff with police after marching into a law office with his daughter and claiming he had a bomb demanded several thousand dollars and access to a lawyer during the crisis, court documents revealed Wednesday. The 52-year-old man was refused bail during a brief court hearing Wednesday and [...]

‘Bomb dad’ siege rattles Sydney

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SYDNEY – Australian police cordoned off a Sydney building Tuesday in a tense standoff with a man who claimed to have a bomb, smashed a window and issued threats from a lawyer’s office where he holed up with his teenage daughter. The daughter appeared to be well, and police spent several hours trying to negotiate [...]