03 Nov 2012

7 members of kidnap gang killed by police

“The Nigerian police in Rivers State has confirmed the killing of seven suspected kidnappers during a shoot-out in Kaani, Gokana Local Government Area. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Ben Ugwuegbulam, said that  the police and the anti kidnap unit of the 2 brigade, stormed their hideout in Port Harcourt.

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02 Nov 2012

Bahrain Twitter user imprisoned for defaming King Hamad

“A Bahrain court has sentenced an online activist to six months in prison after convicting him for ‘defaming’ King Hamad in comments posted on Twitter. The man, whose name was not released, was among four people arrested last month on the same charges.” Source: BBC News – Bahrain Twitter user

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02 Nov 2012

Iranians burn US flags to mark embassy seizure

“Thousands of Iranians chanting ‘Death to America’ burnt US flags on Friday to mark the 33rd anniversary of the seizure of the US embassy in Tehran, just days before the American presidential election. The demonstrators also chanted anti-British and anti-Israeli slogans, and burnt Israeli flags, in front of the site

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02 Nov 2012

‘We Need Food, We Need Clothing’: Staten Island Residents Plead for Help 3 Days After Sandy

“The residents of Staten Island are pleading for help from elected officials, begging for gasoline, food and clothing three days after Sandy slammed the New York City borough. ‘We’re going to die! We’re going to freeze! We got 90-year-old people!’ Donna Solli told visiting officials. ‘You don’t understand. You gotta

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02 Nov 2012

Storm Sandy: Anger as fuel shortages hamper recovery

“Fuel shortages and difficulties in restoring power are hampering efforts to restore normality to parts of the US north-east in the wake of Storm Sandy. Fights broke out at petrol stations in New York and New Jersey, and power suppliers warned some areas might not have electricity until 11 November.”

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02 Nov 2012

Tunisian security forces foil plot to kidnap local Jews

“Four people arrested for allegedly plotting to hold local Jews for ransom; there are less than 2,000 Jews living in Tunisia, who claim they are victims of an ‘intimidation campaign.’” Source:Tunisian security forces foil plot to kidnap local Jews – Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper

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02 Nov 2012

Hurricane Sandy provides ‘wake-up call’ for cities at risk of flooding

“‘Hurricane Sandy is a wake-up call to all of us in this city and on Long Island,’ Malcolm Bowman, professor of physical oceanography at State University of New York at Stony Brook, told NBC’s Richard Engel, who surveyed the damage from a police helicopter Thursday. ‘That means designing and building

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02 Nov 2012

AngloGold suspends ops at S.Africa mine due to sit-in

“AngloGold Ashanti, the world’s third largest gold producer, has suspended operations at its TauTona mine in South Africa due to a worker sit-in protest over a bonus payment, the company said on Friday. “ Source:AngloGold suspends ops at S.Africa mine due to sit-in [501820960] | The Africa Report.com

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02 Nov 2012

Explosion occurs in port city of Iskenderun in southern Turkey, leaving injured

“A car bomb has exploded in the Turkish port city of Iskenderun on Thursday, leaving four people injured, the newspaper Hurriyet reported. According to media reports, the explosion occurred about 150 meters from the barracks of the military. There is no other information about the incident.” Source:Explosion occurs in port

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02 Nov 2012

Gunmen occupy Libyan parliament

“Dozens of gunmen have occupied Libya’s parliament to register their anger over the formation of the new government. The militiamen are demanding some of the ministers be removed because they have links to the late Muammar Gaddafi’s regime.” Source:BBC News – Gunmen occupy Libyan parliament

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