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Arrests made in alleged plot against Vatican and Israeli embassy

VATICAN CITY (CNS): Italian authorities arrested six suspects who allegedly received orders from the Islamic State terrorist group to attack the Vatican and the Israeli embassy in Rome.

The arrests, made in Lombardy and Piedmont on April 28, were the result of a joint operation coordinated by the district attorney of Milan and the Italian anti-terrorism agency.

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Four arrested for threats against pope

BRESCIA (Agencies): Following a tip from the United States of America (US) Federal Bureau of Investigation, four people were arrested by police in Brescia, northern Italy, and in the Balkan state of Kosovo on suspicion of being terrorist risks and making threats on social media against Pope Francis. 

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Proposed ban on undefined terrorist clothing

HONG KONG (UCAN): China has proposed a new nationwide ban on what it is terming terrorist clothing in a move designed to curb Islamist extremism in Xinjiang province.

A draft amendment proposed on August 24 by China’s top legislature does not specify exactly what would be criminalised, but the proposed ban is believed to apply to burqas, separatist flags and crescent-shaped beards, as often worn by Muslims.

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