12 Jan 2012

3 killed, 12 injured as protests continue in Lagos

“Three people were, late on Wednesday afternoon, killed and 12 others were injured as a commercial Okada rider attempted to escape from a gang of protesters in Ahmaddiyya area of Lagos State.” Source: 3 killed, 12 injured as protests continue in Lagos

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12 Jan 2012

China’s collapse ‘will bring economic crisis to climax in 2012’

“Predicting a sharp slowdown in activity in the world’s fastest-growing emerging economy, Edwards said: “There is a likelihood of a China hard landing this year. It is hard to think 2013 and onwards will be any worse than this year if China hard-lands.”” Source: China’s collapse ‘will bring economic crisis

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12 Jan 2012

Admiral Predicts Greater Naval Role in Future Conflicts

“The recent eight-month conflict in Libya may foreshadow future engagements, the president’s choice to be the next leader of U.S. Pacific Command said during an industry conference this week. The small joint operation provides “a sense of what the future of tactical operations might imply for us as a Navy,”

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12 Jan 2012

12 Infected With New Swine Flu Strain

“The days of medical masks at airports and widespread panic may be coming back—that’s because at least 12 humans are believed to have been infected with a new strain of swine flu that’s not covered by this season’s vaccine. The new swine flu strain, H3N2v, has shown at least some

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12 Jan 2012

Davos report: Cyber-attack risk to global stability is real

“Cyber-attacks against governments and businesses are among the top five risks in the world in terms of likelihood, according to the startlingly obvious World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Risks for 2012 report. According to the international organisation, famous for its annual conferences held in the Swiss resort of Davos, cyber-attacks

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11 Jan 2012

8 Killed In Attack On Nigerian Bar

“Eight people, half of them police officials, were shot dead in a bar in northern Nigeria on Tuesday night, reports quoting police said.” Source: 8 Killed In Attack On Nigerian Bar By Radical Islamist Group

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07 Jan 2012

Britain warns of militant attacks in Kenya

“Britain believes militants are completing plans to attack Kenyan institutions as well as places frequented by expatriates and tourists, the British Foreign Office said Saturday.” (Source: Britain warns of militant attacks in Kenya | Reuters.)

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07 Jan 2012

Mexican journalist shot dead: intelligence official

” A Mexican journalist was shot dead by unknown gunmen in a northern municipality of Monterrey, officials said on Saturday, becoming the first reporter to be killed in the country in 2012.” (Source: AFP: Mexican journalist shot dead: intelligence official.)

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05 Jan 2012

Nigeria Defends End of Fuel Subsidies as Workers Plan Strike

“Nigeria’s government vowed to stick to its decision to end fuel subsidies as protests against the doubling of gasoline costs mounted and workers vowed to shut ports and oil operations in Africa’s largest crude producer.” (Source: Nigeria Defends End of Fuel Subsidies as Workers Plan Strike – Businessweek.)

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05 Jan 2012

Iraq bombings leave scores dead

“Officials said 44 people died in a suicide attack targeting Shia pilgrims in the city of Nasiriya. Earlier, at least 24 people were killed in a number of blasts in Shia areas of Baghdad” Source: BBC News – Iraq bombings leave scores dead

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