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Italian police on Wednesday arrested two men planning attacks in the name of the ISIS group.

The 24-year old Italian and 18-year old Moroccan were nabbed in northern Italy after posting ISIS images and videos on social networks, police said.

The pair were “ready to attack,” according to media reports citing prosecutors, which said they had been plotting an attack on Italian soil after their plans to travel to Syria to fight were thwarted by the defeat of ISIS.

The suspects had downloaded video instructions on how to carry out bombings and suicide attacks, police said.

Read more: Al-Arabiya

The Arizona Attorney General's Office is asking the court to drop charges against an inmate accused of terrorism.

The office filed the motion Thursday asking that the case against Thomas O. Bastian be dismissed with prejudice "because it is in the interest of justice at this time."

Bastian and his wife, Michelle Marie Bastian, were accused of plotting to commit an act of terrorism at the Arizona State Prison Complex-Lewis in Buckeye.

He was charged with terrorism, promoting prison contraband, furnishing advice to a criminal syndicate and illegally possessing a weapon.

Read more: AZ Central

The women huddle for shelter from the rain under a corrugated iron roof, their long black cloaks dragging in the mud as they wait in line for food and pray for the return of the ISIS caliphate.

The squalid al-Hol camp, in the Kurdish-majority region of Syria known as Rojava, is filled with more than 72,000 people — most of them women and children who came out of the last piece of ISIS-held territory in Baghouz.

They include thousands of Iraqis and Syrians who believe they will usher in a new caliphate. And they pose a risk to the Iraqi government, seeking to repatriate the Iraqis, and to Syrian Kurdish authorities, having nowhere to send the Syrians.

Read more: NPR

Two Virginia police officers who worked for different agencies were fired this week after an anti-fascist group linked them to white nationalist organizations.

The first case involved Sgt. Robert A. Stamm of the Virginia Division of Capitol Police, who had been assigned to protests calling on Gov. Ralph Northam to resign over a racist yearbook photo that surfaced in February.

Anti-Fascists of the Seven Hills, which said it was based in Richmond, Va., wrote online in February that Sergeant Stamm came to its attention because he had a large Band-Aid covering his neck while patrolling. The group found photos on social media of Sergeant Stamm with tattoos, flags and banners that used white supremacist symbols and images, it said in a blog post.

Read more: New York Times

The dissident republican group, the New IRA, was most likely responsible for the fatal shooting of a journalist during overnight rioting in the city of Derry, police in Northern Ireland said Friday.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland said 29-year-old journalist and author Lyra McKee died after she was shot during rioting in the Creggan area.

Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton said a gunman fired a number of shots at police during the unrest Thursday evening.

"We believe this to be a terrorist act," he said. "We believe it has been carried out by violent dissident republicans."

Read more: Fox News