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IS claims responsibility for Orlando shooting

Islamist militant group the Islamic State (IS) or Daesh, has claimed responsibility for the Orlando shooting in the US, prompting new scrutiny of anti-terror strategy by President Barack Obama and the presidential candidates, reports China's Xinhua news agency.

Obama, pope, queen lead condemnation of massacre at US gay club

US President Barack Obama, Pope Francis and Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday led global condemnation after a gunman went on the rampage at a gay nightclub in Florida leaving at least 50 people dead.

Orlando massacre thrusts terror threat into White House race

White House hopeful Donald Trump appeared bent on exploiting Sunday's massacre in Orlando to boost the argument that he can be trusted to tackle terrorism over rival Hillary Clinton.

Orlando shooter homophobe and wife beater: reports

People close to the gunman behind the attack on a gay nightclub in Florida that left 50 dead paint a picture of a violent and prejudiced young man.

Terror returns to US shores with gay club massacre

US anti-terror strategy was under new scrutiny after a gunman previously cleared of jihadist ties launched a hate-fueled rampage in a Florida gay club that left 50 dead.

US Muslim leader condemns Orlando attack, slams extremists

The head of a prominent US Muslim advocacy group Sunday strongly condemned the nightclub massacre in Florida, calling members of the Islamic State group an "aberration" amid allegations the gunman was inspired by the jihadists.

Obama brands Orlando attack an act of 'terror' and 'hate'

President Barack Obama condemned the "horrific massacre" of 50 revelers at an Orlando nightclub Sunday, an attack that is already fueling rows over guns, gay rights and how to defeat the Islamic State group.

Orlando: Trump crows he was 'right' on Islamist threat

White House hopeful Donald Trump lost no time Sunday in claiming a massacre in a gay nightclub showed he has been right about Islamic extremism.

Growing desertions as IS loses ground: experts

Growing numbers of Western jihadists are deserting the Islamic State (IS) group and returning to countries like France, where security services are trying to sort genuine repenters from terror suspects, experts say.

Indon police foil IS-inspired suicide bombings

Indonesian police said Thursday they have arrested three Muslim extremists who were planning to launch Islamic State-inspired suicide bombings in the country's second-biggest city.


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