30 Nov 2012

Phishing scam uses real Butterfield employee details

“Butterfield Bank has been targeted in another online e-mail scam, this one using the real name and contact details of an actual bank employee. This fraudulent e-mail correspondence asks customers to update their security questions on their online account. There is an embedded link encouraging unsuspecting victims to ‘Get started’

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29 Nov 2012

Syria: Internet and mobile communication ‘cut off’

“The internet has been cut off and mobile phones have been disrupted in Syria, monitoring firms have said. Networking firm Renesys said the country’s connection protocols were unreachable, ‘effectively removing the country from the internet’.” Source: BBC News – Syria: Internet and mobile communication ‘cut off’

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29 Nov 2012

Suicide Bombing Wounds Prominent Pakistani Militant

“A suicide bomber on Thursday attacked a prominent Pakistani militant commander in the country’s northwest who is believed to have a nonaggression pact with the army, wounding him and killing seven people, officials said.” Source: Suicide Bombing Wounds Prominent Pakistani Militant – NYTimes.com

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29 Nov 2012

Chinese police plan to board ships in disputed seas

“Police in the southern Chinese island province of Hainan will board and search ships which enter into what China considers its territorial waters in the disputed South China Sea, state media said on Thursday, a move likely to add to tensions. “ Source: Chinese police plan to board ships in

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29 Nov 2012

North Carolina: Leader of area drug-trafficking operation sentenced to 40 years

“One of the ringleaders of a vast cocaine- and marijuana-trafficking operation in the Tri-Cities area has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison.” Source: Leader of area drug-trafficking operation sentenced to 40 years- Kingsport Times-News

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29 Nov 2012

On top of everything else, Egypt now risking constitutional crisis

“Eight months after Egypt’s Constitutional Assembly first convened to begin the difficult and complex task of drafting the country’s post-revolution constitution, a document meant to guide and define the newly democratic nation, the assembly announced this morning that it will finish the ‘final draft’ today and vote on it tomorrow.”

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29 Nov 2012

Roadside bomb kills five in southern Afghanistan

“At least five people have been killed by a roadside bomb in the southern Afghan province of Uruzgan. Three women and two children are among the dead, the district governor of Dirawood, Aminullah Khaliqi, told the BBC.” Source: BBC News – Roadside bomb kills five in southern Afghanistan

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29 Nov 2012

Pakistan police: 3 boys arrested on way to suicide bomb training

“Three boys ages 12 to 14, who were allegedly due to be trained as suicide bombers, were arrested with their suspected handler in northwest Pakistan, authorities said Thursday.” Source: Pakistan police: 3 boys arrested on way to suicide bomb training – CNN.com

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29 Nov 2012

Bombs kill 30 in Iraq Shi’ite cities

“Bombs in two majority Shi’ite Muslim cities in southern Iraq killed 28 people on Thursday, police and hospital sources said, in an attack aimed at spreading sectarian strife in the country.” Source: Bombs kill 30 in Iraq Shi’ite cities | Reuters

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29 Nov 2012

U.N. set for implicit recognition of Palestinian state, despite U.S., Israel threats

“The U.N. General Assembly is set to implicitly recognize a sovereign state of Palestine on Thursday despite threats by the United States and Israel to punish the Palestinian Authority by withholding much-needed funds for the West Bank government.” Source: U.N. set for implicit recognition of Palestinian state, despite U.S., Israel

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