The Daily Populous

Saturday March 16th, 2019 evening edition

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The U.S. has seen a rise in violence by white supremacists, including the murders of 11 people at a Pittsburgh Synagogue last fall.

Security was stepped up across the country even though U.S. law enforcement officials are not aware of any imminent threat.

What investigators have seen is a steady rise in right-wing extremism.

ISIS inspired its followers online and now white supremacists are doing the same.

And we ought to acknowledge that there is a rise in sort of nationalism around the world," said Fran Townsend, a former White House Homeland Security advisor.

At the White House, President Trump said he did not see white nationalism as a rising global threat.

Currently, the FBI has about 900 active domestic terrorism cases and that includes cases tied to white supremacists. »

Fraser Anning punches teen after being egged while speaking to media in Melbourne

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In response, Senator Anning swings two punches at the young man, at least one of which connects with the young man's head.

A staffer for Senator Anning then separates the senator from the young man, while supporters of the senator tackle his attacker to the ground.

A Victoria Police spokesman said officers arrested a 17-year-old boy from Hampton who was released pending further inquiries. »

13 Civilians Reported Killed in U.S. Airstrikes in Afghanistan

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The airstrikes hit two houses in the village of Naser Khil, said a tribal elder, Ruzi Khan Maruf.

In one house, the village’s lone doctor, his wife and their five teenage daughters were killed, Mr. Maruf said by telephone.

Shah Mahmood Miakhel, the governor of Nangarhar Province, said an important Taliban commander had also been killed in the airstrikes. »

When gunman advanced on New Zealand mosque, this man ran at him

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Instead, he picked up the first thing he could find, a credit card machine, and ran outside screaming "Come here!".

The gunman killed 49 people after attacking two mosques in the deadliest mass shooting in New Zealand's modern history.

Aziz said he ran, weaving through cars parked in the driveway, which prevented the gunman from getting a clean shot. »