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Date: Nov 16, 2018

A 22-year-old English-language teacher, his four students, and five other young men have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms on terrorism charges in Tajikistan.

The Dushanbe city court sentenced Jahongir Qosimov to 19 years in prison on November 16 in a closed trial after finding him guilty of recruiting young Tajiks to join the Islamic State (IS) extremist group.

Nine other young men, including Qosimov's four students, were found guilty of propagating religious extremism and intending to join IS.

They were handed prison terms of between six months and 19 years. Qosimov had confessed to propagating IS ideas among his students.

Read more: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

As the saying goes, it pays to be prepared, and Singapore takes top spot in that regard, according to a new report from Cushman & Wakefield Inc.

The ‘Prepped Cities Index’ ranks 17 cities in the Asia Pacific region on their preparedness for things like terrorism and environmental and macroeconomic events. Singapore is No. 1 for its government’s ability to provide multinational companies with a stable business operating environment, Cushman & Wakefield said.

Melbourne and Shanghai came in second and third, while Jakarta and Mumbai score poorly, coming in last and 16th respectively.

Read more: Bloomberg