20 Jan 2012

Four French troops die in Afghanistan shooting

“Four French troops have been killed in northern Afghanistan after a soldier from the Afghan National Army opened fire, local officials say. Sixteen more members of the French armed forces were injured in the incident in Kapisa province.” (Source: BBC News – Four French troops die in Afghanistan shooting.)

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18 Jan 2012

Ethiopia terrorist attack leaves 5 tourists dead

“Gunmen in Ethiopia’s arid north attacked a group of European tourists traveling in one of the world’s lowest and hottest regions, killing five, wounding two and kidnapping two, an Ethiopian official said Wednesday.” Source: Ethiopia terrorist attack leaves 5 tourists dead – CBS News

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17 Jan 2012

La Nina ‘linked’ to flu pandemics

“La Nina events may make flu pandemics more likely, research suggests. US-based scientists found that the last four pandemics all occurred after La Nina events, which bring cool waters to the surface of the eastern Pacific.” (Source: BBC News – La Nina ‘linked’ to flu pandemics.)

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14 Jan 2012

Chinese ‘attack US DoD Smart Cards’ with Sykipot Malware

“A new strain of the Sykipot malware is being used by Chinese cyber criminals to compromise US Department of Defense (DoD) smart cards, a new report has revealed. “ (Chinese ‘attack US DoD Smart Cards’ with Sykipot Malware)

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14 Jan 2012

UN Soldiers Brought Deadly Superbug to Americas

“Compelling new scientific evidence suggests United Nations peacekeepers have carried a virulent strain of cholera — a super bug — into the Western Hemisphere for the first time. “ (Scientists: UN Soldiers Brought Deadly Superbug to Americas – Yahoo! News)

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14 Jan 2012

Suicide bomber kills more than 50 in Iraq

“A suicide bomber disguised as a policeman targeted Shiite pilgrims Saturday outside the southern Iraqi city of Basra, killing at least 53 people and wounding 137, the Interior Ministry said.” Source: Suicide bomber kills more than 50 in Iraq – CNN.com

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13 Jan 2012

Europe braces for S&P downgrades

“Standard & Poor’s said Friday that it has downgraded the credit ratings of nine euro area governments, including AAA-rated France and Austria.” (Source: Europe braces for S&P downgrades – Jan. 13, 2012.)

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13 Jan 2012

Goldman Sachs Sees Increasing Risk of Rising 2012 Oil Prices

“The risk of oil prices rising in 2012 is increasing amid the threat of supply disruptions and shrinking spare capacity in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc.” (Source: Goldman Sachs Sees Increasing Risk of Rising 2012 Oil Prices – Businessweek.)

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13 Jan 2012

Animal rights terror group takes credit for torching cattle trucks Animal Rights Group takes credit for Cattle Truck Arson

“A shadowy group of anonymous animal rights radicals says it was behind an arson attack early Sunday that burned more than a dozen trucks at a cattle feedlot in Fresno County, Calif. A statement from the Animal Liberation Front, published by the Fresno Bee, describes how the fire, which heavily

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13 Jan 2012

U.S. Warns of Thailand Terror Attack

“Thailand said it arrested a Lebanese terror suspect less than three hours after the U.S. warned of a possible attack in Bangkok and urged citizens to exercise caution in public areas. Thai police arrested a suspect linked to Iran-backed terror group Hezbollah, Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yoobamrung told reporters. Prime

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