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PARIS (AP) — Iraq's President says efforts to dislodge the Islamic State extremist groups need to combine military and humanitarian initiatives. Speaking at an international conference in Paris, Fouad Massoum is also calling for regular strikes against territory in the hands of the extremists and the elimination of their funding. He says "there can be no sanctuary."
VIENNA (AP) — Austria is taking action to try to blunt the internal influence of the Islamic State extremist group. New legislation would ban symbols of the Islamic State group and 18 other extremist organizations. The justice and interior ministries also say that dual nationals will lose their Austrian citizenship upon joining any foreign paramilitary organization. The Interior Ministry says that more than 140 people have left Austria to fight for radical Islamic groups.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A military spokesman says a weekend raid in Uganda rounded up at least half a dozen terror suspects. The raid targeted an al-Shabab cell that was apparently plotting an attack the country. Explosives were seized from the suspects, all of whom are of Somali origin and are currently under interrogation. Officials say there could be more arrests.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities in Philadelphia say no suspects have been arrested yet in the shooting death of a pregnant woman as she sat outside a home. The baby, delivered by emergency Caesarean section, also died. Police say the woman was hit when someone opened fire up the block yesterday morning.
BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency says the risk is high for the first attempt to land a space vehicle on a comet. The agency says the landing spot has now been chosen, based on its relatively safe terrain for the 220 pound lander from its Rosetta space probe in November. Scientists hope the lander will help them answer many questions about the origins and evolution of objects in the universe.
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