Thursday, 24 May, 2018

One dead, arrests in Indonesia terror raid

A representative office in Surabaya on the horizon for Tourism Malaysia A representative office in Surabaya on the horizon for Tourism Malaysia
Glenn Montgomery | 15 May, 2018, 22:42

A Surabaya police spokesman said police arrested 13 suspects over the two suicide bombings carried out by two families, after conducting raids in Surabaya and its neighbouring cities of Malang and Pasuruan.

Churches have also been targeted previously, including near-simultaneous attacks on churches there at Christmas in 2000 that killed about 20 people. Dad stands in the back next to the oldest son who has already outgrown him.

Social activist Alissa Wahid founder of Gusdurian Network Indonesia - set up a donation page on local crowdfunding service Kitabisa.com to pool funds for helping the bombings victims and their families.

Moderate Muslims are, if anything, even more threatening to them than Christians, Jews or agnostic westerners could ever hope to be.

Three suicide blasts were committed by one family - a husband, wife and four children - against three churches in the town.

Separately on Sunday, three members of another family were killed when homemade bombs exploded at an apartment in Sidoarjo, a town bordering Surabaya, police said. The youngest human bomb, the little girl staring directly at the camera with big brown eyes, was just 8 years old.

Another Facebook user then commented on her post with news about the bomb blast at the Santa Maria Church in Surabaya.

All told, 26 people died in the two days of attacks including a total of 13 militants and their children.

Another witness said that they saw two men enter the churchyard on their motorbikes and one of them carried a backpack.

IS first mounted attacks in Indonesia in 2016, claiming the lives of four civilians in explosions and shootings. "I prefer finding trusted news sources", said Annisa, who is also a postgraduate student at Airlangga University.

"We continue to receive information indicating terrorists may be planning attacks in Indonesia". Jemaah Islamiyah, an al-Qaida-affiliated network, was responsible.

Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim-majority country, has seen a recent resurgence in homegrown militancy inspired in part by ISIS.

The archipelago nation of some 17,000 islands has long struggled with radical militancy, including the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people - mostly foreign tourists - in the country's worst-ever terror attack.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks. "And they don't want to lose it".

The use of children in the attacks has been particularly horrifying to people.

Experts say more than 1,000 Indonesians have gone overseas to help IS, and their return raises new worries.

Veteran radicalism analyst Sidney Jones from the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict, in her report for the Lowy Institute yesterday said ISIS was "a family affair" from the get-go, with the caliphate deliberately encouraging entire families to migrate, or berhijrah, to Syria to fight or contribute to their cause.

Neighbors said there were no signs members of the family were planning the acts of violence that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo condemned as "barbaric" and "beyond humanity".

"Personally, I don't feel afraid". "It has been moving in a very risky way, and it has not been stopped. The danger of Indonesia is in the next five to 10 years".

Recommended

  • How to Watch the NBA Draft Lottery

    How to Watch the NBA Draft Lottery

    Ironically, the Cavs are in the lottery thanks to the Brooklyn pick they received in the Irving trade with the Celtics. If it is not, then all they can do is look back on potential losses got away from them in the regular season.
    Kudlow: US 'Looking for a Deal' With China on Trade

    Kudlow: US 'Looking for a Deal' With China on Trade

    China, for its part, has stated that it is willing to buy more American goods and services to help reduce the trade deficit. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's efforts to reach an agreement with Beijing and that both countries must take action.
    Rudy Giuliani stands by his comment about Trump and AT&T

    Rudy Giuliani stands by his comment about Trump and AT&T

    One of the company's big issues is its $85 billion buy of Time Warner, which it desperately wants to go through. In this file photo, the AT&T logo is seen on the company's headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 12, 2006.
  • Senators want FTC to investigate Google's location data collection

    Senators want FTC to investigate Google's location data collection

    This, in turn, helped the advertisers to work out on which level of a shopping mall was the target consumer at. But it does not appear to mention the constant monitoring in the background when Maps is not in use.
    Afghan militants kill at least four in Jalalabad attack

    Afghan militants kill at least four in Jalalabad attack

    In Afghanistan, nine people were killed and more than thirty six injured in multiple blasts in Jalalabad on Sunday. Some areas of the province are a stronghold of the Islamic State group but Taliban fighters are also active there.
    Trump Declares Disaster for Hawaii Eruption

    Trump Declares Disaster for Hawaii Eruption

    The National Park surrounding the danger zone has been shut down over the fear of flying boulders. As a lava lake at Kilauea's summit drains inside the volcano, magma is running underground.
  • Waterloo school budget voting in district office

    Waterloo school budget voting in district office

    Additionally, the district has forecast a decrease in the tax rate from $11.50 per $1,000 of assessed value to $11.15 per $1,000. Voting will be held Tuesday between noon and 9 p.m.at the Vernon Town Offices, Verona Fire Station, and Sherrill Court Facility.
    Seann William Scott to star in 'Lethal Weapon' Season 3

    Seann William Scott to star in 'Lethal Weapon' Season 3

    Lethal Weapon has gone from being in serious jeopardy to scoring a surprise season three renewal thanks to a shrewd re-casting. Sources tell THR that Warners opted to fire Crawford after he was disciplined each time for his poor behavior.
    Guardiola delighted as City reach 100 points

    Guardiola delighted as City reach 100 points

    Chelsea is off to the Europa League, and in poor form ahead of next week's FA Cup Final against Manchester United . Swansea had needed to win and Southampton to lose to Man City, with a 10-goal swing in goal difference.
  • Power reigns at Indy GP for Penske's 200th Indy auto  win

    Power reigns at Indy GP for Penske's 200th Indy auto win

    "That was the first race where I kind of felt like a true rookie in that final stint because I've never had to save fuel before". A record-tying seven drivers led the race, matching the mark set in the inaugural 2014 race.
    Google honours Mother's Day 2018 with cute doodle

    Google honours Mother's Day 2018 with cute doodle

    Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May every year, and therefore the exact date varies according to the calendar. This year, Americans are projected to spend more than $23 billion on Mother's Day . "I love you mama. happy Mother's Day! ".
    Ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver found guilty on all counts

    Ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver found guilty on all counts

    The verdict Friday came more than two years after his first 2015 trial resulted in a 12-year prison sentence. Ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was found guilty on all seven counts in his corruption retrial Friday.

Oil near November 2014 highs firm as markets tighten amid OPEC cuts Oil near November 2014 highs firm as markets tighten amid OPEC cuts In the end, he said , "US President Donald Trump had earlier announced that he will not renew Iran's sanctions relief". Refined oil product exports soared 46 percent on the year in April, but eased from the all-time high in March.

Updated Card For WWE Money in the Bank Updated Card For WWE Money in the Bank Oh boy, it's Money in the Bank season! Owens, inside the ring, then delivered a top-rope Frog Splash to Elias for the three count. Not exactly happy, Reigns sought out Mahal and brawled backstage with him, with the Modern Day Maharaja barely escaping.

U.S. should not have undertaken harsh interrogations — Trump CIA nominee U.S.  should not have undertaken harsh interrogations — Trump CIA nominee Haspel - who would replace now-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the role - has gotten support from lawmakers on the left. She needs only 50 votes but Republicans enjoy just a slim 51-49 majority in the chamber.

Gap Apologizes for Selling T-shirt with 'Incorrect' Map of China Gap Apologizes for Selling T-shirt with 'Incorrect' Map of China The shirt could not be found on Gap websites and it wasn't clear whether it was still being sold in shops in some countries. China, however, has an ax to grind generally-and now specifically because of an image on a T-shirt.

Seattle City Council approves controversial head tax on large businesses Seattle City Council approves controversial head tax on large businesses Overall, around three percent of Seattle businesses will be hit by the tax, which is set to last for five years. Seattle has long struggled with its homelessness issue, declaring a state of emergency because of it in 2015.

United States sanctions 'possible' on European companies doing business with Iran United States  sanctions 'possible' on European companies doing business with Iran European signatories have undertaken a flurry of diplomatic activity to try to protect trade deals worth billions. The sanctions will target critical sectors of Iran's economy, including petrochemicals, energy and finance.

Exit polls are just for entertainment: Siddaramaiah Exit polls are just for entertainment: Siddaramaiah Yeddyurappa claimed there was a strong wave in BJP's favour and public ire against Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and the Congress. Karnataka has an electorate of over 4.97 crores, including 2.52 crore men and 2.45 crore women. "At 6 feet you drown (sic)".

Eurovision: Israel prepares for first semi-final as hot favourite Eurovision: Israel prepares for first semi-final as hot favourite Israel's Netta Barzilai reached the finals of the Eurovision Song Contest on Tuesday night with her song " Toy ". Ladies and gentlemen! Our hearts beat from Lisbon, where the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 is now taking place.

Tottenham vs Leicester latest score Tottenham vs Leicester latest score Vardy then made it 4-4 as Mahrez timed his pass perfectly and Vardy smashed home his 20th goal of the PL season in style. It was his 40th goal of the season, the most by a Spurs player since Clive Allen bagged 49 in the mid-1980s.

Detroit Tigers vs. Seattle Mariners Detroit Tigers vs. Seattle Mariners Robinson Cano was forced to leave the Mariners game Sunday against the Tigers with a fractured bone in his right hand. He hit a three-run home run Saturday in the second game of the doubleheader against the Tigers.

Two British hostages in Congo released Two British hostages in Congo released Soldiers at an Army base a few hundred yards from where the latest kidnapping took place were criticised for their slow response. The men were gorilla trekking at Virunga National Park on the eastern border when their convoy was ambushed by armed militants.

Salmonella outbreak: More illnesses linked to recalled eggs reported in Virginia Salmonella outbreak: More illnesses linked to recalled eggs reported in Virginia The advisory also warned that the tainted eggs should be disposed of, or returned to the place of purchase for a refund. The recalled eggs were also exported to several other countries as well as being distributed in the United States.

Twitterati erupt with suggestions for Amitabh Bachchan's Avengers tweet Twitterati erupt with suggestions for Amitabh Bachchan's Avengers tweet And it didn't match the $19.5 million opening of Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn's Snatched over Mother's Day weekend previous year . Avengers: Infinity War will face its first real challenge at the box office with the release of Deadpool 2 on May 18, 2018.

Eurovision carnival comes to Portugal for first time Eurovision carnival comes to Portugal for first time Recall MELOVIN will open the final of "Eurovision 2018": song lyrics "Under The Ladder". "You want to start with good energy". More than 10,000 people are in the audience, and thousands more are watching the show at a downtown fan zone.

Trump Kills US Involvement in Iran Deal Trump Kills US Involvement in Iran Deal Iran's government must decide whether to follow the USA and withdraw or try to salvage what's left with the Europeans. Trump's decisions have further isolated the United States from our allies and diminished US credibility overseas .