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  1. Australia Arrests 15 to Thwart ‘Beheading Plot’

    Some 800 law enforcement officers participated in the largest anti-terrorism operation in Australian history, arresting 15 people linked to an alleged plot by Islamic State. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the plot, exhorted by a senior IS member, involved abducting a random citizen for public beheading. There is no evidence that Australia faces a greater home-grown terror threat than other countries and some argue that government actions will unnecessarily antagonize Australia’s moderate Muslim population.

    SMH, BBC, The Guardian

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