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News Roundup – 18 November 2014

November 18, 2014

Global Terrorism Index 2014 includes the following key facts:-

  • 17,958 people were killed in terrorist attacks last year, that’s 61% more than the previous year.
  • 82% of all deaths from terrorist attack occur in just 5 countries: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria and Syria.
  • Last year terrorism was dominated by four groups: the Taliban, Boko Haram, ISIL, and al Qa’ida.
  • More than 90% of all terrorist attacks occur in countries that have gross human rights violations.
  • 40 times more people are killed by homicides than terrorist attacks

FARC rebels admit capturing Colombian general, but want peace talks to continue. 

Five Jordanians jailed for ISIL membership?

Amid monstrous violence, ISIL aims to tear Iraq apart, build state of terror, warn UN officials. 

Mali hostage daughter’s ‘shock’ at jihadist video. 

How will the Boko Haram insurgency impact on the 2015 election in Nigeria?

Solheim says Sri Lanka aware of rebel funding. 

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