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Russian Federal Security Service Target Of 17 Year Old Suicide Bomber

A 17-year-old has died of his wounds after detonating explosives in an office of Russia’s FSB federal security service in the north-western city of Arkhangelsk, officials say.

Three FSB employees were hurt when the explosives went off just inside the building at around 09:00 (06:00 GMT). The blast caused serious damage.

A CCTV image of the suspect emerged soon afterwards, along with a message he allegedly posted on social media just before the blast.

Although the authenticity of the message posted on an anarchist chat group has not been confirmed, the user identifies himself as an anarcho-communist and claims the FSB “fabricates cases and tortures people”.

Russia’s anti-terrorism committee said, according to initial findings, the suspect was a 17-year-old local resident who had gone into the building and pulled out of his bag an “unidentified object that exploded in his hands”.

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Turkey Claim Khashoggi Was Strangled On Entering Consulate

Turkey has given its first official statement on how it believes writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed, saying he was immediately strangled.

The statement follows weeks of media reports about the murder at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October. Turkey has yet to provide evidence.

Chief prosecutor Irfan Fidan said a meeting with his Saudi counterpart on Monday yielded “no concrete results”. Saudi Arabia has not commented on the meeting.

The Turkish statement said: “In accordance with plans made in advance, the victim, Jamal Khashoggi, was choked to death immediately after entering the Consulate General of Saudi Arabia.” His body was then dismembered and destroyed – “again, in line with advance plans”, it added.

Saudi Arabia, at first, denied any knowledge of the death, saying Khashoggi – a well-known government critic – had walked out of the building alive after coming for a meeting. The Gulf state then admitted Khashoggi’s killing was premeditated and a result of a “rogue operation”. It said it has arrested 18 suspects, who will be prosecuted in Saudi Arabia.

Turkey wants the suspects to be extradited. Its authorities remain frustrated at a perceived lack of co-operation by Saudi Arabia.

President Trump Sends Over 5000 Troops To Mexican Border

The Pentagon is sending over 5,200 troops to the border with Mexico as thousands of Central American migrants walk towards the US in a caravan.

General Terrence O’Shaughnessy said Operation Faithful Patriot would focus on Texas, Arizona and California.

President Donald Trump earlier said the “invasion” of migrants would find the US military waiting for them. He also told Fox News that “tent cities” would be built to house migrants seeking asylum in the US. “If they apply for asylum, we’re going to hold them until such time as their trial takes place. We’re going to hold them, we’re going to build tent cities, we’re gonna build tents all over the place,” he said in an interview on Monday.

There are already 2,100 National Guard members at the border, sent after a previous request by Mr Trump in April.

Both sides of the US political divide have been accused of using the migrants for electoral gain just a week before Americans go to the polls.

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Nine Hurt After Suicide Bomb Attack In Tunisia

At least nine people were injured when a woman blew herself up in the centre of Tunisia’s capital, Tunis, the interior ministry says.

Eight of those hurt in the explosion on the Habib Bourguiba avenue, which runs through the middle of the city, were police officers.

The ministry has described the blast, near the Municipal Theatre, as a “terrorist explosion”. No victim deaths have been reported at this stage.

Pictures from the scene show a large number of emergency service personnel in the area.

The attack comes at a time when the country’s vital tourism industry is starting to show signs of recovery, more than three years after two deadly terror attacks decimated visitor numbers.

The first, an attack on the capital’s Bardo Museum in March 2015, left 22 people dead. Just a few months later, in June, another 38 people were killed in a resort in Sousse.

Gunman At Pittsburgh Synagogue Facing 29 Criminal Charges

The deadly attack at a Pittsburgh synagogue will “not break us”, religious leaders said, after the shooting of 11 people.

Rabbi Jonathan Perlman, who helped hide people during Saturday’s shooting, said: “What happened yesterday will not break us. It will not ruin us.” The rabbi, along with other congregation leaders, spoke at an interfaith memorial service on Sunday.

The suspected gunman, Robert Bowers, is due to appear in court later on Monday.

Scott Brady, US Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, says he is seeking the death penalty against the suspect. The final decision will depend on US Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Survivors of what is believed to be the worst anti-Semitic attack in US history recalled taking refuge and hiding in storage rooms to avoid the roaming attacker. One congregation leader said their training in active-shooter situations had helped save lives, and that Rabbi Perlman helped lead worshippers to storage rooms where they could hide.

The 11 victims were named on Sunday and included a husband and wife, and a woman aged 97.

Mayor Bill Peduto said that this was the “darkest day of Pittsburgh’s history”.

When the suspect was detained after a shootout, he reportedly told Swat officers he wanted “all Jews to die”.

Robert Bowers, 46, now faces 29 criminal charges. He is still in hospital being treated for multiple gunshot wounds.

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