27 Nov 2012

Heads of police replaced as wave of violence continues in Brazil’s largest city

“The chiefs of police in Sao Paulo were replaced on Monday as Brazil’s largest city emerged from a bloody weekend and authorities struggled to contain a wave of violence that has doubled the murder rate in recent months.” Source: Heads of police replaced as wave of violence continues in Brazil’s

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27 Nov 2012

Satellite images suggest ‘looming’ North Korea missile test

“North Korea could carry out a long-range missile test in the next three weeks, with new satellite images showing increased launch site activity, according to satellite operator DigitalGlobe Inc.” Source: Satellite images suggest ‘looming’ North Korea missile test – Channel NewsAsia

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27 Nov 2012

Air strike on Syrian olive press kills, wounds dozens

“A Syrian military air strike killed and wounded dozens of people when it hit an olive oil press near the northern city of Idlib on Tuesday, activists said.” Source: Air strike on Syrian olive press kills, wounds dozens | Reuters

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27 Nov 2012

Indonesia’s Papua policemen killed in attack on outpost

“Three policemen have been killed in Indonesia’s Papua province after unidentified gunmen attacked a police outpost in the area, officials say. Dozens of armed men stormed the Pirime police outpost in Jayawija district and set it on fire on Tuesday, police say. The attack comes before this weekend’s anniversary of

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27 Nov 2012

Somali business leader Ahmed Nure Awdiini killed

“Prominent Somali businessman Ahmed Nure Awdiini has been shot dead at point-blank range in the capital, Mogadishu, police have said. More than 100 people have been arrested for questioning over his killing, police said.” Source: BBC News – Somali Mogadishu businessman Ahmed Nure Awdiini killed

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27 Nov 2012

Fire kills 14 at German workshop for disabled

“Fourteen people have been killed and eight injured in a major fire at a workshop for disabled people in south-western Germany.” Source: BBC News – Fire kills 14 at German workshop for disabled

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27 Nov 2012

China defense chief says military buildup no threat to the world

“China’s military buildup poses no threat to the world, Defense Minister Liang Guanglie said on Tuesday, in an effort to allay fears among Asian neighbors amid long-running maritime disputes.” Source: China defense chief says military buildup no threat to the world | Reuters

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27 Nov 2012

Calderon finishes his six-year drug war at stalemate

“President Felipe Calderon, who sent battalions of poorly trained soldiers into the streets to fight powerful transnational crime organizations, leaves the battlefield this week after six years with at least 60,000 dead in drug violence and the war essentially a stalemate.” Source: Calderon finishes his six-year drug war at stalemate

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26 Nov 2012

‘Hackers’ on trial in Turkey for the first time

“A group of Internet hackers appeared before an Ankara court on Monday on charges of terrorism, the first time alleged cyber criminals have been put on trial in Turkey, local media reported. The 10 members of the ‘Redhack’ group are accused of belonging to an armed terrorist organization, illegally obtaining

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26 Nov 2012

Morocco police dismantle militant cell sending jihadists to north Mali

“Moroccan security forces dismantled a cell recruiting young men to fight with al-Qaida-linked groups in northern Mali, the Interior Ministry said Saturday.” Source: Morocco police dismantle militant cell sending jihadists to north Mali – The Washington Post

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