1. Islamic terror plot to attack Prince George foiled
Husnain Rashid, 31, allegedly sent a disturbing post on encrypted instant messaging app Telegram showing the silhouette of a jihadi next to the four-year-old royal tot.
The image allegedly included the address of Prince George’s school, Thomas’s Battersea, in south London, saying: “Even the royal family will not be left alone.”
Describing one of the messages Rashid was charged for sending, prosecutor Rebecca Mundy said: 'There was a photo of the young Prince George at the beginning of the school term next to a silhouette of an Isis fighter.'
Prosecutors at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Wednesday also alleged that he planned to travel to Syria to join the depraved terror group ISIS.
2. Nigerian migrants return from Libya with tales of horror
Some knelt and placed their foreheads to the ground in prayer. Several carried small children. After being stranded in Libya on a failed attempt to reach Europe, more than 400 Nigerian migrants were brought home and began sharing stories of abuse and fear.
'If they lock you up in a room, you hardly eat, that's number one,' Ejike Ernest, one of the returnees, told The Associated Press on arrival late Tuesday in Lagos. 'You'll urinate there, you'll defecate there and every morning, let me say three times a day, you will be severely beaten' until you can pay the money to be freed.
Nigeria's government, its president appalled by recent CNN footage of a slave auction in Libya where migrant Africans were 'sold like goats,' has committed to bringing its citizens home, along with a number of other African nations.
3. Swedish Chief Prosecutor: No-Go Zone Rinkeby Is Like a "War Zone"
Swedish Chief Prosecutor Lise Tamm has claimed that the Stockholm suburb of Rinkeby is like 'a war zone.
Ms. Tamm, who will become acting head of the anti-organised crime unit in the New Year, said that she would be looking to war-torn countries like Colombia and El Salvador to find new methods of handling the rampant violence in Sweden’s no-go zones, Sveriges Radio reports.
'Rinkeby is almost like a war zone. When the police work there, they work as the armed forces would have done,' Tamm said.
4. Record arrests for UK terror-related offences this year, including 58 women
A total of 400 people were held for terror-related offences in Britain in the year to the end of September, the highest tally since data collection started in 2001 and a jump of 54% compared to last year.
The 400 total includes 12 arrests made in connection with the Westminster attack, 23 after Manchester, 21 after London Bridge and one after the Finsbury Park attack.
It was also revealed that 58 of those held were female - the highest number on record.
5. German journalist sentenced to six months in jail for posting historical photo of Nazi with Islamic leader acquitted
The prosecution may still appeal the verdict, and the writer still faces additional charges.
Video of the journalist discussing his case:
6. Hamas threatens US interests after Trump's announcement to move US embassy to Jerusalem
Palestinian Islamist group Hamas said US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and decision to move the US embassy to the city was a 'flagrant aggression against the Palestinian people'.
In a speech in Washington, Trump said his announcement marked the beginning of a new approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Hamas, which dominates the Gaza Strip, urged Arabs and Muslims to 'undermine the US interests in the region' and to 'shun Israel.'
7. Several African nations may now move embassies in Israel to Jerusalem
Speaker of the National Assembly of Tanzania, Job Ndugai, began his interview by emphasizing the importance of being in Jerusalem, where the Israeli parliament sits, and later expressed his outright support of Israel’s capital as an appropriate place for foreign embassies.
'It is a very commendable decision to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. I believe it will be followed suit by several African countries, Tanzania included, to move said quarters from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, because we believe where the parliament is -- I am a speaker of parliament -- then the government should be there and embassies should be there too.'
When asked about the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the speaker of Ghana's parliament Aaron Mike Oquaye also affirmed that country's support for Israel on the issue, saying, 'whatever Israel wants, we in Ghana will go by that, because that is essentially an internal decision.'
The Czech Republic has already followed suit.
8. New push for the USA to declare the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist entity
American readers may wish to write their representative to support this initiative here.
9. Polish government video: The EU, the migrant issue and terrorism
UPDATE: This video was later quarantined by YouTube.
10. Conservative Party of Canada asks absent PM if he will eliminate FGM from the Criminal Code