26 Nov 2012

Syria cluster bomb attack ‘kills 10 children’

“Activists in Syria say a government jet has dropped a cluster bomb on a playground, leaving 10 children dead. Video posted on the internet showed children’s bodies on the ground with their mothers grieving over them. The children were killed when a MiG fighter bombed a playground in the village

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26 Nov 2012

New table-munching worm ravages Iranian biz databases

“A new strain of malware is thrashing corporate databases in the Middle East, claiming the vast majority of its victims in Iran. Narilam is ‘causing chaos’ by targeting and modifying corporate databases, according to Symantec. The worm spreads through removable drives and network shares.” Source:New table-munching worm ravages Iranian biz

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25 Nov 2012

China lands fighter jet on new carrier in show of force

“China has carried out its first successful landing of a fighter jet on its first aircraft carrier, state media said on Sunday, a symbolically significant development as Asian neighbors fret about the world’s most populous country’s military ambitions.” Source: China lands fighter jet on new carrier in show of force

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25 Nov 2012

UK urges US ‘decisive’ lead on Mid-East

“UK Foreign Secretary William Hague has called for a ‘decisive lead’ from the United States in seeking a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” Source: BBC News – UK urges US ‘decisive’ lead on Mid-East

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25 Nov 2012

At least 117 killed in fire at Bangladeshi clothing factory

“A fire ripped through a clothing factory near the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka, killing at least 117 people and sending workers jumping out of the multistory building.” Source: At least 117 killed in fire at Bangladeshi clothing factory – CNN.com

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25 Nov 2012

Five killed in fresh attack on a Pakistan Shi’ite gathering, 90 hurt

“A bomb killed at least five people and wounded 90 near a Shi’ite procession in Pakistan on Sunday, police said, as the government struggles to stop a wave of attacks by sectarian Sunni militant groups determined to wipe out the minority sect and seize power.” Source: Five killed in attack

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25 Nov 2012

Suicide bomber kills at least 5 at military church in Nigeria

“A suicide bomber drove a car full of explosives into a church inside the Jaji military barracks in Nigeria’s northern Kaduna state on Sunday, killing at least five people and wounding dozens more, military sources said.” Source: Suicide bomber kills at least 5 at military church in Nigeria | Reuters

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25 Nov 2012

Hezbollah says could hit all of Israel in future war

“Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah warned Israel on Sunday that thousands of rockets would rain down on Tel Aviv and cities across the Jewish state if it attacked Lebanon.” Source: Hezbollah says could hit all of Israel in future war | Reuters

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25 Nov 2012

Pakistani Taliban threaten to target India after execution of Mumbai attacker

“The Pakistani Taliban vowed Thursday to carry out attacks against India to avenge the death of a man executed by Indian authorities for his role in the 2008 terrorist assault on Mumbai.” Source: Pakistani Taliban threaten to target India after execution of Mumbai attacker – CNN.com

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24 Nov 2012

China mine explosion kills 18

“An explosion at a mine in southwest China has killed 18 people. It is the latest incident to hit the industry which has a notoriously poor safety record…China is the world’s biggest consumer of coal, relying on the fossil fuel for 70 per cent of its growing energy needs.” Source:

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