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    Australian police filed charges against a 17-year-old young man in the crime of terrorism over his social media publications and activity, local media reported Wednesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the 9News broadcaster, police arrested the young man at his home in southwest of Sydney on Tuesday night. Then law enforcement officers charged him with the preparation or planning of a terrorist attack. The suspect's name was not specified.

    He was also charged with using a telecommunications network with intent to commit a serious offence, according to the broadcaster.

    On Monday, a man stabbed a police commander to death and took his wife and child hostage at their house in the Paris northwestern suburb of Magnanville. The wife was murdered, while the child was rescued. The murderer, identified as Larossi Abballa, was killed by riot police. Following the murder, media reported that the suspect might have used Facebook Live stream to spread terrorist threats.

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