1. Teenage girl “plotted British Museum grenade terror attack”
A teenage girl plotted a gun and grenade attack at the British Museum after her attempts to become a jihadi bride were thwarted, a court has heard.
Safaa Boular was 17 when she allegedly decided to be a “martyr” after her Islamic State fighter fiancé was killed in Syria, the Old Bailey was told.
Ms Boular, now 18, denies two counts of preparing acts of terrorism.
Her sister Rizlaine Boular, 21, has admitted planning an attack with knives in Westminster.
She was given assistance and support by her mother, Mina Dich, the jury was told.
Express has more details HERE.
2. Taliban kill dozens of police in western Afghan province
HERAT, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Taliban fighters attacked Afghan bases in the western province of Farah, killing more than 30 police, officials said on Friday, as the insurgents stepped up their offensive in a region with vital opium smuggling routes into neighbouring Iran.
Farid Bakhtawar, head of the Farah provincial council, said fighters had stormed a police base overnight in Balabuluk, a district that has been under heavy pressure for months, killing at least 23 and wounding three.
In a separate attack in Farah city, Taliban fighters killed 11 police and seized a large quantity of weapons and equipment, he said.
The latest violence underlines the extent of the pressure faced by the Western-backed government of President Ashraf Ghani, already heavily criticized for a spate of suicide bombings in the capital, Kabul.
3. Father confesses to killing Italian woman in Pakistan media
(ANSA) - Brescia, May 10 - The father of Sana Cheema, a 25-year-old Brescian of Pakistani origin who died in Pakistan in April, has confessed to murdering the woman, Pakistani media reported on Thursday.
The father, Ghulam Mustafa, an Italian citizen like his daughter, was arrested in Pakistan three weeks ago on suspicion of being behind an honour killing.
An autopsy report, extracts of which ANSA has received, shows that the “neck bone was broken”, suggesting Cheema was strangled. The woman was killed by relatives for refusing an arranged marriage, according to her friends. Her brother, Adnan Mustafa, and uncle, Mazhar Iqbal, were also arrested.
4. Egyptian court places 169 Muslim Brotherhood members on terror list
An Egyptian criminal court has placed 169 members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood group on the country's terror list.
The defendants are facing charges of conspiring to infiltrate state institutions with the aim of overthrowing the regime by force and spreading chaos in the country.
The court’s decision is based on state security investigations, which revealed that the defendants attempted to revive the group's activities by recruiting new members to its armed wings, spread rumors and provided financial and logistical assistance to the Brotherhood, which was designated a terrorist group in 2013.
Under the country’s anti-terrorism law, any person placed on the terror list is subject to a travel ban and having their assets frozen.
Related: PART 1 of video documentary on The Muslim Brotherhood in the USA
5. WARMINGTON: Cops warned to watch for violent MS-13 gang members
The federal government has warned Canadian police services “violent” gangs known for cutting off the heads of victims are attempting to sneak across U.S.-Canada border points to avoid President Donald Trump’s changing immigration policy, The Toronto Sun has learned.
The classified “Alert” from Criminal Intelligence Service Canada (CISC) warns “violence linked to the MS-13 is often described as brutal, from senseless beatings to dismemberment.”
Toronto has seen this gang before — even arresting members who threatened a Toronto justice official. MS-13 stands for Mara Salvatrucha which CISC calls a “Latin American street gang known for its violent activities and that exploits migration patterns to set up new cells.”
6. "It's a VERY UGLY far-left organisation" Applause as Tory MP EXPOSES Corbyn in QT rant
Speaking on BBC Question Time, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions blasted Jeremy Corbyn over his "anti-Semitic" and "misogynist" shadow chancellor, accusing the Labour leader to be stuck in the 1980s.
Ms McVey said: “He’s very North London, he’s very London-centric.
“I would also say Corbynism is unravelling and what we’re seeing is a far-left, what we’re seeing is a Momentum, a Militant from Liverpool in the 1980s.
“You’ve got McDonnell who is his shadow chancellor who agrees with Marxism.”
VIDEO: Esther McVey blasts Corbyn's “ugly far-left organisation”
7. German brewery scraps World Cup bottle caps after Saudi Arabia flag row
A Mannheim brewery has apologized after printing 32 World Cup team flags on its beer bottles. Social media users took issue with the Islamic statement of faith — part of Saudi Arabia's flag — being linked to alcohol. […]
Many social media users noted that it was inappropriate to print the Islamic statement of faith — which is featured on Saudi Arabia's flag — on an alcoholic beverage.
The consumption of alcohol is banned in Saudi Arabia and many Muslims in other areas around the world also abstain from drinking alcohol.
After consulting with local police and other authorities, Eichbaum said in a Facebook post on Friday that they'd stopped producing the World Cup bottle caps and that they were working to remove the Saudi Arabia bottles from stores. […]
Eichbaum initially sought to address the controversy in a letter addressed "Dear Muslims" that was posted on their Facebook page on Wednesday.
"We are not interested in religious or political comments — certainly not on our products. If we have unintentionally offended you, we sincerely apologize," the Wednesday post read.
8. Govt Logs 1,200 Forced Marriage Cases in One Year, But “Full Scale” Not Known
Nearly 1,200 forced marriage cases were logged by the government’s Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) last year, new data shows, with the body saying the number “may not reflect the full scale of the abuse.”
Of the 1,196 cases flagged in 2017, more than one in four victims were younger than 18-years-old, and one in five were males, the FMU said in a report.
The document reveals that, since 2012, the unit has logged between 1,200 and 1,400 cases each year, involving more than 90 foreign countries. In 2016, the FMU recorded over 1,400 victims, up from 1,200 in 2015, as reported by Breitbart London.
A massive 439 of the marriages in 2017 either took place or were due to take place in Pakistan, followed by Bangladesh with 129 reports, and 91 in Somalia. The list continues with India, Afghanistan, Egypt, Iraq, Nigeria, Romania, and Saudi Arabia.
9. Horrifying moment gang of Birmingham thugs wielding hammers, cricket bats and planks of wood smash up a Mercedes before beating defenceless man to the ground
This is the shocking moment a gang of armed thugs smash up a Mercedes before beating a defenceless man to the ground outside an Afghan restaurant.
Around 20 men wielding hammers, cricket bats and planks of wood were caught on video smashing car windows and attacking members of the public outside Kabul Darbar in the Alum Rock area of Birmingham.
Dramatic footage showed one man with blood pouring from his head after being chased down and beaten senseless by the mob.
A member of the gang was also seen jumping up and down on the bonnet of the Mercedes while another shattered its brake lights with a hammer, before several men fled the scene in two cars.
10. Ottawa: ANTIFA attempts to block progress of March for Life
ANTIFA marched up Ottawa’s Elgin St. behind a sign reading “End the March for Life”, attempting to block the progress of the annual pro-life march. Police kept them separate, but did not clear the street for the legal and permitted pro-life march.