28 Oct 2011

Death toll rises to 36 in twin bomb attack in Iraq

“The death toll from bomb attacks in northeastern Baghdad rose to 36, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said Friday.” Source: Death toll rises to 36 in twin bomb attack in Iraq – CNN.com

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28 Oct 2011

Occupy demonstrators to protest at financial offices

“Occupy Wall Street demonstrators are scheduled to march on the offices of five major banks and financial-services firms in Manhattan on Friday, a day after a California mayor apologized for a police crackdown against demonstrators that left an Iraq war veteran hospitalized.” Source: Occupy demonstrators to protest at financial offices

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27 Oct 2011

Fukushima Station Discharged More Radiation Than Estimated

“The wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan may have released more than twice the amount of radiation estimated by the Japanese government, a study by European and U.S.-based scientists said.” Source: Fukushima Station Discharged More Radiation Than Estimated – BusinessWeek

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27 Oct 2011

European Union crisis summit comes up with a deal

“European Union leaders announced an agreement early Thursday on debt crisis measures, including a hard-fought deal with private sector investors to take a 50% loss on Greek bonds. The agreement came at the end of marathon talks to finalize the policy response to the government debt and banking problems threatening

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27 Oct 2011

State Department Confirms Kidnapping Of U.S. Citizen In Somalia

“A U.S. citizen has been kidnapped in northern Somalia, the U.S. State Department confirmed Wednesday. “ Source: State Department Confirms Kidnapping Of U.S. Citizen In Somalia | Fox News

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26 Oct 2011

Bomb Explodes on Fuel Tanker in Afghanistan

“A fuel tanker with a bomb hidden on board exploded Tuesday night on the road to Bagram Air Base, setting off an inferno that killed at least 10 people and left dozens more badly burned, many critically, local officials and witnesses said.” Source: Bomb Explodes on Fuel Tanker in Afghanistan

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26 Oct 2011

U.S. fears science fiction-style sabotage in new wave of cyber attacks

“When a computer attack hobbled Iran’s unfinished nuclear power plant last year, it was assumed to be a military-grade strike, the handiwork of elite hacking professionals with nation-state backing. Yet for all its science-fiction sophistication, key elements have now been replicated in laboratory settings by security experts with little time,

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26 Oct 2011

Philippines now haven for transnational cyber-crime groups—police

“A top Philippine National Police official said the country has become a “haven” for transnational organized crime syndicates involved in cyber pornography, cyber sex dens, illegal online gambling, credit card fraud and identity theft due to weak laws against cyber crimes and the poor technical know-how of law enforcers.” Source:

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26 Oct 2011

Hurricane Rina could strengthen before landfall

“Rina was on the verge of becoming a Category 3 hurricane as it careened near Honduras and Belize on Wednesday before heading toward Cancun.” Source: Hurricane Rina could strengthen before landfall – CNN.com

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26 Oct 2011

Tear gas used on Occupy protesters in Oakland

“Authorities made a series of arrests at Occupy Wall Street protests in California and Georgia on Tuesday with clashes in one city that involved tear gas being used on demonstrators.” Source: Tear gas used on Occupy protesters in Oakland – CNN.com

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