31 Jul 2012

Russian opposition leader served with criminal charge

“Russian investigators charged opposition blogger and protest leader Alexei Navalny with theft on Tuesday, threatening one of President Vladimir Putin’s most outspoken opponents with a 10-year jail sentence.” Source: Russian opposition leader served with criminal charge | Reuters

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31 Jul 2012

Eight killed in clashes near Yemen Interior Ministry

“Eight people were killed in fighting on Tuesday between Yemeni government forces and armed tribesmen loyal to former leader Ali Abdullah Saleh who were trying to storm the Interior Ministry in the capital Sanaa, a medical source said.” Source: Eight killed in clashes near Yemen Interior Ministry | Reuters

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31 Jul 2012

Food cost, trade double whammy could hit Africa

“Rising food prices could hit commodity producers in Africa with a dangerous ‘double whammy’ when combined with an economic slowdown in Europe and China reducing African exports of oil and raw materials, a leading African economist said on Tuesday.” Source: Food cost, trade double whammy could hit Africa | Reuters

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31 Jul 2012

Chicago man pleads guilty to terrorism charge

“A Chicago man faces nearly 10 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to planning to travel to Somalia to fight for a terrorist group connected to al-Qaida.” Source: Chicago man pleads guilty to terrorism charge – chicagotribune.com

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31 Jul 2012

Two car bombs kill at least 13 in Baghdad: sources

“Two car bombs in central Baghdad killed at least 13 people and wounded 30 more near a busy main intersection, police and hospital sources said on Tuesday.” Source: Two car bombs kill at least 13 in Baghdad: sources | Reuters

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31 Jul 2012

Australia seizes drugs worth $500m from Hong Kong ring

“Australian police have seized drugs worth over half a billion dollars and broken up a Hong Kong-based drugs ring.” Source: BBC News – Australia seizes drugs worth $500m from Hong Kong ring

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31 Jul 2012

Philippines to auction South China Sea exploration blocks

“The Philippine government is set to auction off three areas in the South China Sea for oil and gas exploration that are also claimed by China.” Source: BBC News – Philippines to auction South China Sea exploration blocks

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31 Jul 2012

Guinea-Bissau drug trade ‘rises since coup’

“The UN Security Council has expressed concern that drug trafficking in Guinea-Bissau has increased since the coup in April. “ Source: BBC News – Guinea-Bissau drug trade ‘rises since coup’

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31 Jul 2012

Hundreds of millions without power in India

“Hundreds of millions of people have been left without electricity in northern and eastern India after a massive power breakdown.” Source: BBC News – Hundreds of millions without power in India

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30 Jul 2012

Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni warns of Ebola threat

“Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has called on people to avoid physical contact, after the deadly Ebola virus spread to the capital, Kampala. “ Source: BBC News – Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni warns of Ebola threat

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