23 Jan 2012

Putin warns ethnic tensions risk tearing Russia apart

“Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, warning ethnic tensions could tear Russia apart, said on Monday he would toughen migration rules and keep a tight rein on Russia’s regions to prevent it following the Soviet Union into oblivion.” (Source: Putin warns ethnic tensions risk tearing Russia apart | Reuters.)

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23 Jan 2012

I Spy Your Company’s Boardroom

“In less than two hours, they found systems installed in 5,000 conference rooms around the country, including an attorney-inmate meeting room at a prison, an operating room at a university medical center, and a venture capital company where prospects were pitching their companies while laying out their financial details on

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22 Jan 2012

Human trafficking a growing crime in the U.S.

“According to the U.S. Department of Justice, human trafficking has become the second fastest growing criminal industry — just behind drug trafficking — with children accounting for roughly half of all victims. Of the 2,515 cases under investigation in the U.S. in 2010, more than 1,000 involved children.” (Source: Human

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22 Jan 2012

Hacker group Anonymous takes down major website

“It appears the hacker collective Anonymous has struck again. This time, the hack took out CBS.com and UniversalMusic.com as well as several websites outside the country. According to several internet blogs and a post on the hacker group’s twitter feed, the entire CBS website was reduced to just a single

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22 Jan 2012

Security official: Al-Qaeda operates without restraint in Aden

“Director of Aden Security said that the governorate faces risks of Al-Qaeda, armed men of the Southern Movement and other groups, emphasizing that Al-Qaeda operates without restraint in Aden. “Al-Qaeda operates in front of everyone and security officials are sit in their homes” Major Genreral Ghasi Ahmed Ali told Alsaeeda

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22 Jan 2012

Thames River Potential security threat to Olympics

“The Thames is Britain’s best-known river, immortalized in the novels of Charles Dickens, and a waterway once so putrid that it shut Parliament because of its stench. It’s now getting the Olympics treatment because of its potential to give would-be terrorists a foothold. “There’s no specific threat, but we would

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22 Jan 2012

Nigerian security probe deadly attacks

“Soldiers manned checkpoints in Nigeria’s second largest city on Sunday after coordinated bombings and gun battles killed 166 people in one of the deadliest attacks to hit the mainly Muslim north.” (Source: Nigerian security probe deadly attacks – FRANCE 24.)

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22 Jan 2012

Bird flu deaths on the rise

“Health officials in China confirm that on Sunday, a second man died from the H5N1 virus in less than a month. In late December, the country reported its first case of the deadly disease in humans since 2010.” (Source: Bird flu deaths on the rise – Chicago Homeland Security | Examiner.com.)

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20 Jan 2012

U.S. may close embassy in Syria

“The United States is considering closing its embassy in Damascus, Syria because of security concerns, two senior U.S. officials tell CNN. The embassy has only a “handful” of staff working with Ambassador Robert Ford. Most of the staff were evacuated earlier in the year and the diplomatic team was further

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20 Jan 2012

Explosion rips through police headquarters in Nigerian city of Kano

“A bomb has ripped through a regional police headquarters in the largest city in Nigeria’s Muslim north, tearing away its roof and blowing out windows in a blast felt miles away.” Source: Explosion rips through police headquarters in Nigerian city of Kano | World news | guardian.co.uk

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