Hundreds of British jihadists who fought with ISIS in Syria and Iraq have dropped off the radar, the Government has admitted. Around half the 850 who went out are now back in the UK and “about 15% to 20% have died”, said Security Minister Ben Wallace. However he admitted many of those still in the region had disappeared. He said there is a “significant number that it is hard to actually tie down exactly where they are”.
Undercover police have launched a huge clampdown as Islamic State terrorists threaten to unleash New Year’s Eve “hell”. London’s West End and city centres throughout the North and Midlands will be flooded with more armed police and military undercover operatives than ever before after IS released a series of calls to “sleepers” and loner converts. In one jihadi poster, two armed men in fatigues walk through an tunnel beneath the heading: “Wait for us on your New Year parties”.
Army commanders are planning to boost ailing recruitment figures by offering £10,000 bounties to troops to rejoin. Britain is short of more than 4,000 soldiers at a time of global and “severe” domestic fears. Defence bosses have rubber-stamped an offer of £10,000 to 350 Army veterans who have quit in the past decade. Those stepping forward will have to serve a minimum of two years and next year will fill around 175 specific jobs such as signallers.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".