1. Massive bomb in Mogadishu, Somalia kills over 300
Police were following the truck with the bomb at the time.
2. Austria: Classical liberal party makes major gains, likely means immigration controls
He is also Europe's youngest leader.
The leader of Austria's right-leaning People's Party has declared victory in a national election that puts him on track to become Europe's youngest head of government.
Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz claimed the win on Sunday night after projections gave his party a comfortable lead with more than 90 percent of the ballots counted.
The projections had the People's Party getting 31.4 percent of the vote, a gain of more than 7 percentage points from the 2013 election.
Final results will not be available until mid-week after absentee ballots and ballots cast by voters away from their home districts are counted.
3. Hero SAS squad wipe out 15 ISIS jihadis SECONDS before they decapitate Christian family
The crack snipers struck as crazed executioners held knives to the throats of a father and son near Mosul.
Both men, from a family of eight, had refused to convert to Islam and were about to be executed when the Isis killers were blasted in their heads.
The operation was carried out following the fall of Mosul last July and but has only just been made public, Daily Star Online reported.
4. Newly translated video with Italian politician Gianluca Buonanno, who died under mysterious circumstances in 2016
"By 2020, Brussels will be over 50 per cent Islamic. Not a good model for European diversity.”
5. Islamic fatwa: Toilet paper is halal
A new Islamic fatwa in Turkey has decreed that Muslims are allowed to use toilet paper.
The Directorate of Religious Affairs for Turkey stated that the use of the material for hygiene is acceptable but water was preferable.
Islamic teachings traditionally state that followers should use water to clean themselves after going to the toilet.
The set of rules for how Muslims should relieve themselves, called the Qadaa al-Haajah, was established in the times before toilet paper or toilet seats were invented. Use of the left hand or three stones was also permissible.
The code also states that followers should not speak or read while on the toilet and should enter with their left foot and leave with their right, speaking a prayer.
6. ISIS instigating Rohingya militants to create unrest: Bangladesh security analyst
Bangladeshi security analyst Major General (Retd.) Abdur Rashid said that ISI created the Rohingya issue by using the Arakan militants to hinder the development activities of the opponent countries.
Claiming that militant organisation ARSA is conducting militant activities in the Arakan with the help of ISI, the former military official told India Today that ISI created the Rohingya issue by using the Arakan militants to hinder the development activities of the opponent countries.
Rashid said, 'Huge Rohingya influx is (sic) entering Bangladesh like sea wave after being killed and persecuted in their homeland Myanmar. And now it is very difficult for the country to ensure housing and support for such a huge number of refugees. Besides, there are different types of risks including economic, social security and also the possibility of increase in criminal activities.'
7. UK "Independent”: “How the teachings of Islam could help us prevent more sexual abuse scandals”
“I’m a Muslim, and a civil rights lawyer with a special interest in advocating for women’s rights. My advocacy is informed not just by the law, but by strategies detailed in Islamic teachings and Prophet Muhammad’s example to pre-empt sexual abuse. Yes, the cancer of sexual abuse against women that we see in Christian majority America is just as prevalent in Muslim majority Pakistan, but also in Hindu majority India and state atheist China. This proves that men worldwide are failing in our responsibility to end sexual abuse and gender based violence.”
8. Terrifying moment motorist escapes wildfires blamed on “terrorist arsonists” in Portugal, Spain
Wildfires have killed at least 33 people across Portugal and Spain as hundreds of blazes were fanned by strong winds caused by a hurricane, authorities said on Monday.
At least 29 people in Portugal have died and dozens have been injured, most of them firefighters, during fires raging in central and northern areas of the country. A one-month-old baby is still unaccounted for.
In the northwestern Spanish region of Galicia, authorities said that four people had died, two of them trapped in a car, as a result of blazes that were threatening inhabited areas prompting the evacuation of thousands. [...]
Investigations were also focusing on human and criminal causes, with political leaders accusing 'terrorist arsonists' of starting the blazes.
9. Police drop investigation into racist death threats against Calgary trustee candidate
The man whose name and photo were connected to online racist death threats against a Calgary school board trustee candidate says not only did he not do it, but he dated the woman he's accused of targeting.
Now, Calgary police confirm their hate crimes unit is no longer investigating the comments Shawn Street allegedly made to Ward 3 and 4 school trustee candidate Nimra Amjad back in August. [...]
The day after she [the trustee] cancelled a meeting with him 20 minutes before it was supposed to take place, Collins tells Amjad that he has 'spent a considerable amount of time and effort in conducting this investigation, which the Calgary Police Service takes very seriously.'
'I note that you have utilized the media in regard to this incident …This investigation is reaching Day 6, and you have not provided any formal statement to the police, despite numerous attempts by the police to obtain your statement.'
10. US army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion, misbehaviour
The American, 31, is charged with endangering his comrades after he walked away from a remote post in Afghanistan in 2009.
His actions endangered fellow soldiers who searched for him.
He was also captured by the Taliban and held for five years by the terror group until former President Barack Obama negotiated his release. [...]
In the interview, Mr Bergdahl did not say why he left his post before he was captured, but he rejected the notion that he sympathized with his captors.
The sergeant, who was confined to a small cage for more than four years added "It's very insulting, the idea that they would think I did that."
Mr Bergdahl, who was charged in 2015, had remained on active duty in a clerical job at a base in San Antonio.
He said in a podcast in 2015 that he left his post to draw attention to 'leadership failure' in his unit.