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    Australian Police Arrest Five in Suspected Terror Plot

    “We won’t allow these criminals to disrupt our way of life.” So said Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of the arrests made in early-morning police raids, which authorities say may have thwarted a Christmas Day terror attack on Melbourne. The men, all Australian-born, were reportedly self-radicalized and inspired by ISIS propaganda. Though they say the threat’s been neutralized, authorities are increasing security precautions for public spaces, including the Melbourne Cricket Ground, which is expected to welcome 100,000 people for a Dec. 26 match between Australia and Pakistan.

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