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NY Man Charged With Trying to Join IS

U.S. prosecutors on Thursday charged a Bronx, New York, man with trying to travel to Syria in order to fight for the Islamic State group. Saddam Mohamed Raishani, 30, was arrested Wednesday after passing through security at John F. Kennedy International Airport  in New York. He was trying to board a flight for Portugal, where he would have transferred to Istanbul. He was charged Thursday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan with one count of attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, which carries a maximum…

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US airport stabbing investigated as terror; Canadian charged

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A Canadian man from Tunisia shouted in Arabic before stabbing a police officer in the neck at a Michigan airport, and referenced people being killed overseas during the attack that's now being investigated as an act of terrorism, federal and court officials said…. … Read the referenced story here: US airport stabbing investigated as terror; Canadian charged

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Canadian charged in US airport attack investigated as terror

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A Canadian man shouted in Arabic before stabbing a police officer in the neck at the Flint airport on Wednesday, and referenced people being killed overseas during the attack that’s now being investigated as an act of terrorism, federal officials said. Amor Ftouhi, 49, of Quebec, was immediately taken into custody. A criminal complaint charging him with committing violence at an airport says Ftouhi asked an officer who subdued him why the officer didn’t kill him. The attack is being investigated … Read the referenced story here:…

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Second Bangladeshi Official in US Charged With Worker Abuse

U.S. prosecutors have charged a Bangladeshi economist working for the United Nations in New York with allegedly mistreating a domestic worker.   Hamidur Rashid was arrested Tuesday, becoming the second official from Bangladesh charged in New York in eight days. According to a complaint, Rashid, identified as a program director at the U.N. Development Program in Manhattan, initially contracted with the employee to pay her $420 per week and submitted that contract to the U.S. State Department to obtain a visa for her. Acting U.S. Attorney for Manhattan Joon Kim…

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