At least 17 dead in Philippines church bombings CNN Concerns about caste-based violence in India are growing after a year-old girl from a lower caste was beheaded in one of the country's southern states last week, with her alleged assailant coming from a higher, majority caste, according to police. The complaint filed with police in the Salem district of Tamil Nadu alleges that the victim had rejected the advances of the accused, triggering a violent reaction. The investigation is ongoing and the accused has been arrested," said Ponkarthik Kumar, senior police official in the district. The police have charged him under the act that criminalizes caste-based violence.
Girl, 13, beheaded by spurned higher caste neighbour
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The 15 suspects who have been charged have been referred to an investigating judge who handles terrorism cases. More of the suspects are expected to be charged this week. More than , people have signed our petition - have you? At least four of the suspects belonged to a group inspired by Islamic State but none of them had contact with its members in Syria or Iraq, Morocco's counter-terrorism chief Abdelhak Khiam said during the weekend. Investigators suspect that the Moroccan group's leader was Abdessamad Ejjoud, a year-old street vendor who was seen in a video filmed a week before the murders in which the four main suspects pledge allegiance to an IS leader.
Family urges public not to watch Scandinavian tourist decapitation video
Distressing content Uncensored images of the severed and partially severed heads of two Scandinavian tourists murdered in the Moroccan mountains have been plastered all over the Facebook page of one of their grieving mothers. It is not clear if the images were taken by investigators or the killers but the horror development came after friends and family urged people not to watch a video showing the decapitation of one of the victims circulating online. Moroccan authorities believe four suspects in the killings had travelled to the Atlas Mountains intent on committing a crime, but had not selected a target in advance. They were apparently acting on their own initiative, even though they had just pledged allegiance to Islamic State, an official said on Sunday. Boubker Sabik, spokesman for the Moroccan security and domestic intelligence services, also said the arrest of nine more people in the case had foiled a terror plot.