31 Jan 2012

New Quake Risks Seen for Nuclear Plants

“The NRC said it would require nuclear-plant operators to conduct new seismic studies for all 96 reactors in Eastern and central states to determine if the plants could withstand the shaking predicted by the government’s new seismic model.” (Source: New Quake Risks Seen for Nuclear Plants – WSJ.com.)

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31 Jan 2012

Websites of 2 Palestinian news agencies brought down by cyber attack

“Officials say cyber attacks have shut down the websites of the two main Palestinian news agencies, the official Wafa and the privately run Maan.” (Source: Websites of 2 Palestinian news agencies brought down by cyber attack – The Washington Post.)

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31 Jan 2012

Iran Now a ‘Top Threat’ to U.S. Networks, Spy Chief Claims

““Russia and China are aggressive and successful purveyors of economic espionage against the United States,” Director of National Intelligence James Clapper noted in his prepared testimony (.pdf) to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. “Iran’s intelligence operations against the United States, including cyber capabilities, have dramatically increased in recent years in

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30 Jan 2012

Bomb blast hits military bus near Damascus, killing 6

“Six people were killed on early Sunday morning when a bomb blast hit a bus carrying army personnel near the Syrian capital of Damascus, state-run media reported on Monday. Several others were injured. “ Source: Bomb blast hits military bus near Damascus, killing 6 : Upfront News

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30 Jan 2012

22 slain in drug crimes in Mexico

“Twenty-two people were murdered on Saturday night in suspected drug related crimes around Mexico, including five shot dead at a child’s birthday party.” (Source: 22 slain in drug crimes in Mexico.)

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30 Jan 2012

Fresh attacks on Nigerian police stations kill two

“Gunmen have attacked two more police stations in Nigeria’s second city of Kano, killing at least two people amid a wave of escalating violence blamed on Islamists.” (Source: AFP: Fresh attacks on Nigerian police stations kill two.)

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28 Jan 2012

Arab League suspends observer mission in Syria

“The Arab League has suspended its monitoring mission in Syria because of an increase in violence, a senior league source said Saturday.” (Source: Arab League suspends observer mission in Syria – CNN.com.)

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26 Jan 2012

U.S. outrage as Egypt bars Americans from leaving

“Six Americans working for publicly funded U.S. organizations promoting democracy in Egypt have been barred from leaving the country, provoking angry demands in Washington that Cairo’s new military rulers stop ‘endangering American lives’.” (U.S. outrage as Egypt bars Americans from leaving | Reuters)

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26 Jan 2012

Over 40 killed in sectarian clashes in Yemen

“At least 46 people have been killed and dozens injured in clashes between Houthi-led Shia rebels and pro-government Sunni Salafi gunmen in the northwestern Yemeni governorate of Hajjah, assistant head of Hajjah security department Atif Sulaiman told IRIN. “ (Source: IRIN Middle East | YEMEN: Over 40 killed in sectarian

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26 Jan 2012

Australian PM escorted out of building amid protest

“Security officers escorted Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard out of a Canberra restaurant Thursday after an angry mob of protesters surrounded the building during a luncheon ceremony, police said.” (Source: Australian PM escorted out of building amid protest – CNN.com.)

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