28 Nov 2012

Saudi diplomat and aide killed in Yemen

“A Saudi diplomat and his Yemeni aide were killed Wednesday in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, according to a senior official at the Saudi Embassy there.” Source: Source: Saudi diplomat and aide killed in Yemen – CNN.com

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28 Nov 2012

Egypt protests continue in crisis over Mursi powers

“Hundreds of demonstrators were in Cairo’s Tahrir Square for a sixth day on Wednesday, demanding that President Mohamed Mursi rescind a decree they say gives him dictatorial powers, while two of Egypt’s top courts stopped work in protest.” Source: Egypt protests continue in crisis over Mursi powers | Reuters

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28 Nov 2012

Mexican president-elect: Economic growth is key weapon in drug war

“Creating more economic opportunities will be Mexico’s greatest weapon in the war on drugs, the country’s president-elect said Tuesday.” Source: Mexican president-elect: Economic growth is key weapon in drug war – CNN.com

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28 Nov 2012

France to back Palestinian U.N. status

“France said on Tuesday it would vote in favour of Palestinian non-member status at the United Nations, boosting Palestinian efforts to secure greater international recognition.” Source: France to back Palestinian U.N. status | Reuters

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28 Nov 2012

29 killed, 126 wounded in Iraq car bombings

“At least 29 people were killed and 126 wounded Tuesday in eight car bombings in Iraq.” Source: 29 killed, 126 wounded in Iraq car bombings – CNN.com

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28 Nov 2012

Bank DDoS Strikes Could Presage Armageddon Attacks

“DDoS attack traffic could overwhelm not just targeted websites, but also every intervening ISP, warns Arbor Networks.” Source: Bank DDoS Strikes Could Presage Armageddon Attacks – Security –

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27 Nov 2012

Nearly two-dozen bugs easily found in critical infrastructure software

“In the time it took to cook a Thanksgiving turkey, a researcher found nearly two-dozen vulnerabilities in software used in industrial control systems found in power plants, airports and manufacturing facilities. All of the bugs were previously unknown security holes, Aaron Portnoy, co-founder and vice president of research at Exodus

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27 Nov 2012

Honduras Busts ‘Sinaloa Cartel’ Drug Network

“Honduran officials dismantled a network involved in synthetic drug production that is reportedly linked to Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel, seizing some $100 million in assets.” Source: Honduras Busts ‘Sinaloa Cartel’ Drug Network – InSight Crime | Organized Crime in the Américas

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27 Nov 2012

Pakistan protests Iran over cross-border mortars

“Balochistan Home Secretary Akbar Durrani on Monday said Pakistan has recorded their dissent to the Iranian government over 12 mortars fired from Iranian territory into Chaghi District on Sunday night, DawnNews reported.” Source: Pakistan protests Iran over cross-border mortars | DAWN.COM

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27 Nov 2012

Bombs kill four Kurds in Iraq’s disputed areas

“Bombs targeting ethnic Kurds killed four people on Tuesday in the city of Kirkuk in Iraq’s disputed northern territories, where the Iraqi army and troops from the autonomous Kurdistan region have been in stand-off for more than a week.” Source: Bombs kill four Kurds in Iraq’s disputed areas – chicagotribune.com

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