26 Nov 2012

N Korea accused of shipping weapons-grade material to Burma

“Japan intercepted material suitable for uranium enrichment in August on a North Korean ship bound for Burma, the Japanese daily Asahi Shimbun reported on Saturday.” Source: N Korea accused of shipping weapons-grade material to Burma

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26 Nov 2012

Hundreds of Thai schools shut over militant attacks

“Teachers in insurgency-wracked southern Thailand decided Monday to suspend classes at hundreds of schools in the region over the killings of education workers by Muslim militants.” Source: Hundreds of Thai schools shut over militant attacks – Channel NewsAsia

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26 Nov 2012

Militants raid town near Kenya border, 12 dead

“Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-linked Al Shabaab fighters briefly took control of a small town on the border with Kenya in a battle that left at least 12 dead, military officials and witnesses said Sunday.” Source: Militants raid town near Kenya border, 12 dead – News – nation.co.ke

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26 Nov 2012

Black Friday online sales top $1 billion for first time

“Black Friday retail sales online this year topped $1 billion for the first time ever as more consumers used the Internet do their early holiday shopping, comScore Inc said on Sunday.” Source: Black Friday online sales top $1 billion for first time: comScore | Reuters

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26 Nov 2012

Somalia: Govt Forces Kill Top Al-Shabaab Commander

“The Somalia National Army (SNA), backed by its intelligence and the Police force, have conducted a raid on Sokohola and killed the overall al-Shabaab commander for Gupta, Sokohola, and Huluwai areas.” Source: allAfrica.com: Somalia: Govt Forces Kill Top Al-Shabaab Commander

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26 Nov 2012

As Rebels Gain, Congo Again Slips Into Chaos

“The lights are out in most of Goma. There is little water. The prison is an empty, garbage-strewn wasteland with its rusty front gate swinging wide open and a three-foot hole punched through the back wall, letting loose 1,200 killers, rapists, rogue soldiers and other criminals. “ Source: As Rebels

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26 Nov 2012

US embassy condemns fatal stabbing of diplomat spouse in Manila

“The US Embassy in the Philippines denounced Monday the recent murder of the husband of an American diplomat and called for an early resolution of the case. “ Source: US embassy condemns fatal stabbing of diplomat spouse in Manila – Globaltimes.cn

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26 Nov 2012

Catalan voters back secession parties in Spain

“Parties vowing a referendum on self rule for Catalonia have won massive backing in elections in Spain’s north-east.” Source: Catalan voters back secession parties in Spain – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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26 Nov 2012

Nigeria gunmen attack Abuja Sars police HQ

“Unknown gunmen have attacked a Nigerian police base in the capital, Abuja, where Boko Haram Islamist militants are often held, police say. A police spokesman said the attack was repelled. Unconfirmed reports say some detainees were freed.” Source: BBC News – Nigeria gunmen attack Abuja Sars police HQ

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26 Nov 2012

Pakistan ‘toxic syrup’ kills 16 in Lahore

“At least 16 people have died in the Pakistani city of Lahore after consuming what authorities say was a ‘toxic’ cough syrup. “ Source: BBC News – Pakistan ‘toxic syrup’ kills 16 in Lahore

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