Indonesian police arrest leader of network with ties to al-Qaeda

The fence to Para Wijayanto's rented house in Cibinong, Bogor, West Java on June 30.
The fence to Para Wijayanto’s rented house in Cibinong, Bogor, West Java on June 30.

Indonesian police have arrested the leader of the Jemaah Islamiyah militant network linked to al-Qaeda, authorities said on Tuesday, on suspicion of recruiting members and sending them to Syria to train with extremist groups.

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UN rights chief urges states to repatriate families of IS fighters

Displaced Syrian women and a children walk toward tents at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp of al-Hol in al-Hasakeh governorate in northeastern Syria,on February 7, 2019.
Displaced Syrian women and a children walk toward tents at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp of al-Hol in al-Hasakeh governorate in northeastern Syria,on February 7, 2019.

The UN rights chief called Monday for countries to repatriate family members of suspected foreign fighters in Syria, including some 29,000 foreign children of Islamic State group jihadists.

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‘Bus driver attacker was hallucinating’, police say over fatal accident on Cipali

Fatal smash: An official of the National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) checks a badly damaged Safari bus on June 17 following an accident on the Cipali toll road. The accident, which involved four vehicles at KM151, claimed 12 lives and left 45 injured.
Fatal smash: An official of the National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) checks a badly damaged Safari bus on June 17 following an accident on the Cipali toll road. The accident, which involved four vehicles at KM151, claimed 12 lives and left 45 injured.

Anshor, the suspect behind the fatal bus accident that killed 12 people on the Cikopo–Palimanan (Cipali) toll road in West Java earlier this week is alleged to suffer from mental illness, a police official said.

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Pressure mounts on YouTube to better protect young users

The Washington Post reported this week that the US Federal Trade Commission is in the
The Washington Post reported this week that the US Federal Trade Commission is in the “late stages” of an investigation on whether YouTube adequately protects children from harmful online content.

Millions of children regularly use YouTube to watch video game tutorials, television shows and even to watch random people unbox new toys.

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