Tuesday, October 27, 2015

US about to test the resolve of Beijing over South China Sea - by FoxNewsChannel

US about to test the resolve of Beijing over South China Sea

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Navy plans to send destroyer to challenge China's claims to the artificial islands; Jennifer Griffin reports on 'Special Report'
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Hillary still faces hurdles despite strong position in race

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FBI e-mail investigation and Bernie Sanders pose challenges for Hillary; Ed Henry provides insight on 'Special Report'
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A question of mental competence in OSU homecoming crash

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Lawyer and family cast doubt on whether Oklahoma woman facing four second-degree murder charges in homecoming parade crash was drunk, suggests mental illness. 'On the Record' takes a closer look
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Police departments struggle to recruit new candidates 

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Police departments are seeing fewer candidates apply in wake of a spotlight on officer-involved shootings. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

PBS NewsHour full episode October 26, 2015 

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Monday on the NewsHour, the Obama administration reverses course on standardized testing in schools. Also: The WHO announced that the consumption of processed meats can raise the risk of cancer, what two teenagers’ lives tell about the cycle of violence in the Mideast, the latest on the 2016 election on Politics Monday and an inside look at the restoration of masterworks in Italy.

Suspect in parade crash makes court appearance 

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Adacia Chambers faces four counts of second-degree murder. She made a court appearance during which bond was set at $1 million. CNN's Nick Valencia reports.
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Donald Trump's family money 

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How did Donald Trump go from a small Coney Island office working with his father to Trump Tower, reality TV and the presidential race. Randi Kaye reports.

Inside Donald Trump's ground game 

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CNN's Sara Murray looks at how Donald Trump is campaigning for president in various states.

Ray Kelly: There is a 'rhetorical war' on police officers

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Former NYPD commissioner goes on 'Hannity' to discuss the recent wave of violence against cops
Watch Sean Hannity talk about Apple News and Crime on Hannity.

IS 'seize key Syria checkpoint' 

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Social media website video purports to show Islamic State fighters taking control of a major checkpoint in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
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US police chiefs call for background checks for all gun purchases - Reuters

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US police chiefs call for background checks for all gun purchases
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CHICAGO Police chiefs from across the United States called on Monday for universal background checks for firearms purchases, saying opinion polls consistently show that most Americans support such restrictions. The proliferation of firearms is one of ...
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Obama weighs moving US troops closer to front lines in Syria, Iraq - Washington Post

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Obama weighs moving US troops closer to front lines in Syria, Iraq
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The president's most senior national security advisers have recommended measures that would move U.S. troops closer to the front lines in Iraq and Syria, officials said, a sign of mounting White House dissatisfaction with progress against the Islamic ...
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U.S. Navy destroyer nears islands built by China in South China Sea

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Monday sent a guided-missile destroyer to challenge 12-nautical-mile territorial limits that China claims around artificial islands it built in the South China Sea.
  

Three Face Jail In U.S. For Selling High-Tech Electronics To Russia

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A U.S. judge in New York convicted three people of illegally exporting high-tech electronics to Russian military and spy agencies.

2 teens shot, one fatally, during Brooklyn melee in front of Applebee's restaurant - New York Daily News

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2 teens shot, one fatally, during Brooklyn melee in front of Applebee's restaurant
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A Downtown Brooklyn melee Monday night ended in gunfire, with two teens shot, including one fatally, police sources said. A gunman opened fire during a brawl in front of an Applebee's restaurant on Flatbush Ave. near DeKalb Ave. around 6:15 p.m., the ...
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Venezuelan Lopez trial prosecutor fired

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Venezuela's attorney general sacks a prosecutor who fled the country after criticising the trial and imprisonment of the opposition leader, Leopoldo Lopez.

White House Disagrees With FBI Chief on Scrutiny as a Cause of Crime - New York Times

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White House Disagrees With FBI Chief on Scrutiny as a Cause of Crime
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WASHINGTON — The White House said Monday that it did not agree with the assertion last week by the F.B.I. director, James BComey, that additional scrutiny of law enforcement in the past year may have made police officers less aggressive, leading to ...
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IRS Joins FBI, DEA & Other Federal Agencies With Access To Cellphone ... - Forbes

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IRS Joins FBI, DEA & Other Federal Agencies With Access To Cellphone ...
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This undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office shows the StingRay II, manufactured by Harris Corporation, of Melbourne, Fla., a cellular site simulator used for surveillance purposes. Federal law enforcement officials will ...
The IRS Is Using the Same Spy Tech as the FBIGizmodo
The IRS Has Some of the Same Spy Tech As the NSA and FBIPopular Mechanics
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The FBI Thinks Ransomware Victims Should 'Just Pay Up' - Gizmodo 

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As documented in numerous Nicolas Cage movies, the FBI has a fairly strict 'don't negotiate with the terrorists' policy. Unless you're a company that's had your files encrypted, in which case you should probably just pay the ...

Manipulation of data by hackers may be next threat, warns US cybersecurity chief

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Computer hackers could do more damage than just stealing the information they find online, the nation's top cybersecurity official said in Pittsburgh Monday.
     

White House Disagrees With F.B.I. Chief on Scrutiny as a Cause of Crime 

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Officials saw James B. Comey’s remarks about the so-called Ferguson effect as undermining the administration’s criminal justice policies.

Russia Ups The Ante In Syria, Deploys Top Secret Kill Squad - Daily Caller

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Russia Ups The Ante In Syria, Deploys Top Secret Kill Squad
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Russian President Vladimir Putin is serious about maintaining a presence in Syria, and his latest move is deploying a top secret Russian special forces unit referred to as that Zaslon Unit. The Zaslon Unit is similar to Delta Force in that it compiles ...
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Three Convicted of Illegally Exporting US Radar and Missile Technology to ... - Newsweek

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Three Convicted of Illegally Exporting US Radar and Missile Technology to ...
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A New York district court on Monday convicted three members of a secret, Texas-based operation that was selling sophisticated radar and missile technology to the Russian military. The court found Alexander Posobilov, Shavkat Abdullaev and Anastasia ...
Trio nailed in US for smuggling $30m of microchips into RussiaThe Register
US trial convicts trio of high-tech exports to RussiaPhys.Org
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U.S. Helsinki Commission Denounces Rule of Law Violations in Russia

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Russians hovering near Internet cables? 

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Reports say Russian submarines and spy ships are maneuvering aggressively near undersea Internet cables. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

Daniel Craig Plays It Cool at 'Spectre' Premiere

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At the world premiere of 'Spectre' in London, Daniel Craig says he's 'loved every minute' playing James Bond but doesn't know if he will continue on as the character. (Oct. 26)
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Tensions growing between Democratic front-runners 

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As the Democratic race heats up, front-runners Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are going on the offensive. CNN's Brianna Keilar has the story.

FBI chief links crime spike to 'Ferguson effect' 

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FBI Director James Comey says he believe that the police and the communities they serve are growing apart. CNN's Evan Perez reports.

Colombian rebels kill 12 in ambush of poll workers

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Leftist rebels have ambushed a committee of election officials in central Colombia, killing 12 security force agents who were providing protection for the group.









Poland expected to turn inward under right-wing party

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Law and Justice is strongly anti-migrant and has vowed not to accept the euro until wages are on par with those in Germany.









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Dog named Trigger shoots owner

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A woman in the US state of Indiana is recovering after being shot by her dog - called Trigger - in a bizarre hunting accident, a conservation official says.

Mystery Over Sinking That Killed Five Britons

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The operator admits having another fatal accident in the same spot 17 years ago as a woman and four men are confirmed dead.

Donald Trump's 'isolationist' foreign policy attacked by 2016 Republican rivals 

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Frustrated with Donald Trump's ability to blunt attacks on his domestic policies, his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination increasingly are taking aim at his approach to foreign policy, arguing that the flamboyant business leader has disqualified himself from consideration as commander in chief because of his "isolationist" views.
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Christie comments on Black Lives Matter movement draw criticism - NorthJersey.com

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Christie comments on Black Lives Matter movement draw criticism
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In public remarks in Chicago, FBI Director James BComey Jr. said Friday that "far more people are being killed in America's cities this year than in many years, and let's be clear, far more people of color are being killed in America's cities this ...

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Released Prisoners Tell of IS Torture, Executions

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Saad Khelef Ali Feraj covered his face with his hands and started sobbing. “I can’t describe how I feel," he says. "I was dead.” A former policeman, Feraj was one of 69 Sunni Arabs imprisoned and tortured by Islamic State (IS) militants before being freed in a joint Kurdish-U.S. military raid October 22. In a video released by the Kurdistan Region Security Council on Monday, Feraj spoke of repeated beatings, of plastic bags being placed over his head, of his brother being beheaded and the militants giving him the head to bury. Feraj, who said he is now safe in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, then continued: “God sent us the Counter Terrorism Forces of the Kurdistan Region and U.S. Special Forces. I thank our father and leader Masoud Barzani.” It was a mantra repeated in different variations by all 10 freed prisoners who stood and spoke to the camera, framed by a large portrait of Barzani, Kurdistan’s regional president. The video starts with dramatic footage of the raid, in which there are American voices, including one shouting instructions — “Hold that guy there” — and orders in Arabic for the prisoners to move quickly. WATCH: Video of raid It then cuts to a scene of released prisoners shaking hands with and kissing the cheeks of Peshmerga forces before sitting in rows in a large room; Barzani’s portrait hangs prominently in the back, flanked by flags of Kurdistan and Kurdistan’s Security Council. Despite what some call clear propaganda, the video testimony is chilling. Mohammed Hassan Abdullah, another policeman from Hawija, in the district of Kirkuk, said he was tortured with electric shocks, had a bag placed over his head until he lost consciousness, then shocked again. “They would execute two or three or four hostages every day,” said Abdullah, his words translated in subtitles provided by the Kurdistan video. Ahmad Mahmud Mustafa, who said he had been arrested by IS extremists multiple times, said the torture would typically continue until there was a confession. But those who confessed would then be executed. Not confessing would lead to more torture. “They would cover our eyes and tie us with handcuffs. The first thing they did was is pour water over us, then they’d use electric shocks,” he said. “We had to say something. 'Who are you part of?' they’d ask. Torture would continue unless there was a confession.” VOA could not independently confirm the prisoners’ accounts. It was not clear why the men had been arrested, although Hussein Ali Alhemdani said he was arrested because he had worked for the Hawija Council, and his brother was a council member. Saib Abdullah Msahir Aljaburi said he had been detained because he had sent his degree to the Iraqi Ministry of Defense. The Aljaburi tribe is one of the Iraqi Sunni tribes who have fought IS militants. Ahmed Abd Aljaburi of the Abasi district of Hawija, where the prisoners were being held, described how IS used the promise of food and money as a recruitment tool. “For a year and six months, I had no money or job, I said I am hungry and [IS] said 'if you … swear allegiance and kill the apostate you will receive 60,000 Iraqi dinar [about $53] and gas, oil and other things.” Abd Aljaburi also said IS militants were forcing those men with more than one wife to hand over additional wives as gifts to foreign fighters who joined the extremists. “Either you accept or die,” he said. Although illegal in Iraq, polygamy is part of the country’s Islamic traditions and has become more common with the increased number of war widows unable to provide for themselves. The video concludes with a scene — set to soft piano music — of ex-prisoners, seated on a grass lawn, being handed candy, sandwiches and juice boxes by uniformed Kurdish Peshmerga forces in the Kurdistan regional capital of Erbil. Sirwan Kajjo contributed to this report.

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Advanced Weapons May Reach Syrian Rebels Despite US Concerns 

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It may be just a matter of time before Russia’s continuing air assault on Syrian rebels persuades some of those backing rebel groups to even the fight by providing shoulder fired anti-aircraft missiles.   The U.S. has consistently rejected proposals to provide the advanced weaponry, also known as MANPADs, to rebel groups, citing the damage they could do in the wrong hands and the fear that providing such weapons could draw Washington and its allies into an even more direct proxy war with Moscow. But officials fear that, at some point, U.S. allies may decide it is worth the risk.   “If there’s a perceived threat, there’ll be some sort of counter action,” a U.S. official told VOA on condition of anonymity, adding there is no evidence yet that any rebel groups are being supplied with MANPADs.   Syrian rebel groups have been desperate to get their hands on the advanced weaponry for years, first to counter the Syrian regime’s warplanes and more recently to fight back against the Russian bombing campaign. In 2013, some MANPADS did appear on the battlefield and Qatar was widely believed to have been the supplier, although this was denied by Doha.   There have even been persistent rumors about some Chinese made MANPADs reaching Syria via the black market, although military and intelligence officials have said there are no signs of any widespread use.   Still, U.S. officials remain concerned. For the Syrian rebels, MANPADS would take away the one clear military advantage the Syrian government has over them — warplanes.   "Rumors of the impending provision of MANPADS to Syrian opposition forces reflect a desire to blunt the Russian actions by both opposition elements and some of their supporters,” according to a U.S. intelligence official who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.   “Such speculation further shows Putin’s actions are only making a bad situation worse,” the official added, calling an influx of MANPADs into an area with so many terrorist groups “beyond dangerous.”   There also are concerns about whether even vetted rebel groups could use them effectively.   “The difficulty is in confirming a target,” a U.S. official said. “Do they know if they’re engaging a Russian aircraft?” Several rebel commanders admitted to VOA that they have been on the black market trying to secure MANPADS with funds provided by wealthy Syrian expatriates. Asked if Fastaqim Kama Umirt, a brigade aligned to the rebel alliance Jaish al-Mujahideen (Army of Holy Warriors), has been trying to get anti-aircraft missiles, Zakaria Malahefji, a spokesman for the militia, nodded his assent, saying, “Sure.” He said they met military officials last Thursday at the Turkey-based Military Operations Center staffed by Arab and Western intelligence personnel, including CIA officials, and, as well as requesting TOW anti-tank missiles, pressed the importance for the rebels of MANPADS, but it was made clear none would be forthcoming. Abdul Rahman, a commander with the Ahfad Omer battalion, part of the larger First Brigade, a U.S. backed secular militia, said they had made several attempts to buy MANPADS and recently had been negotiating with a mafia group in Turkey, but they realized they were being set up for fraud. “We understood that they didn’t have access to the weapons they claimed,” he explained. He said he has hopes that Saudi Arabia and Qatar may tire with the U.S. ban on supplying MANPADS and break coalition ranks, but that the Gulf countries are not ready to flaunt the Americans. “No one will give us any, we are really suffering because of this.” He added: “We are trying all kinds of ways to get them, including from the mafia, on the black market, anything we can think of to get some.  Whatever money they want, we can give them.” And they have cast far afield to net a supply of the missiles, including approaching Pakistani authorities. “They told us they would consider the request, but we have heard nothing,” he said. They are taking the non-response as meaning no. Some militias also have tried to recruit engineers from overseas to help them rig their own anti-aircraft missiles from old, non-functioning shoulder fired ones they seized in the past from Syrian government armories, but so far have failed to find any engineers willing to travel to war-torn Syria. Earlier this month, General Salim Idris,a  top rebel commander, told VOA that shoulder fired anti-aircraft missiles would prove a major game changer on the battlefield, and that he had tried many times in the past four years to persuade the West and Gulf countries to supply them, but they feared the missiles would fall into jihadist hands. He has been pressing for them again since the Russian air campaign, but holds out no hope the coalition will rethink its position. One rebel commander noted that even if they do manage to secure some supplies on the black market, they will face the big challenge of getting them across the border. “How do we get them past the Turks?” he mused aloud.

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US, Indonesia Agree to Deepen ‘Key Strategic Partnership’

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The United States and Indonesia have agreed to deepen cooperation after talks the White House says are part of the U.S. effort to rebalance toward the Asia-Pacific region. President Barack Obama met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Monday. Topics included climate change, security, trade, terrorism and maritime cooperation.  After the talks, Obama called Indonesia “a key strategic partnership” in the region. He noted it is one of the world’s largest democracies, with a population of roughly 250 million, that it is a Muslim country with a tradition of moderation and tolerance, its leadership role in the region and Jakarta’s role in trade, commerce and economic development. The Indonesian president, who prefers to be called Jokowi, said his country is “an open economy. We are the largest economy in Southeast Asia,” he said.  “And Indonesia intends to join the TPP (Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership.) Indonesia represents half of Southeast Asia’s economy, but Murray Heibert with the Center for Strategic and International Studies said the country is highly protectionist. “Trade levels with the United States are the level of Honduras and some of the countries in Central America.  It’s got 250 million people.  That’s pretty miserably small trade,” he said. Although Jokowi expressed interest in joining the Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership, he faces intense opposition at home. “He does have limits to how far he can go,” Heibert said. The Indonesian president canceled plans to visit business leaders on the West Coast, because of raging forest and peatland fires at home.  The blazes caused a haze of carbon emissions to linger over many areas.  The fires are blamed on deforestation and El Nino weather patterns. The White House said the talks are part of the U.S. pivot toward the Asia-Pacific region, where it seeks to increase Washington’s influence. Obama hosted Japan’s president in April, China’s leader in September and the president of South Korea earlier in October. Jokowi is the first Indonesian leader to visit the United States in a decade.  He took office a year ago as an outsider, promising change in the world's most populous Muslim country, but like Obama, when he assumed power six years ago, has encountered economic difficulties. The Indonesian chief is looking to attract more American investment in his country, where only 17 percent of the country's people are connected to the Internet, far less than in many countries throughout the world.    Indonesia balances its relations between the United States and China, but has been concerned about Beijing's maritime claims in the South China Sea.

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02:25 Боевики ИГ продолжают уничтожение памятников в Пальмире - ИА REGNUM

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Fly, don't walk, EU will urge Balkan migrants - Reuters

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Fly, don't walk, EU will urge Balkan migrants
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BRUSSELS The European Union plans to persuade refugees to wait in Greece for paid flights to other countries offering asylum rather than risk dangerous winter treks through the Balkans, EU officials said on Monday. Pledging to act fast on agreements by ...
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Saudi prince held after seizure of two tons of amphetamines at Beirut airport 

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Prince Abdel Mohsen Bin Walid Bin Abdulaziz was held with four other men in what was described as the biggest ever drugs bust

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