24 Nov 2012

Thailand anti-government protests quelled by riot police

“Thousands of demonstrators accuse government of corruption and call for prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra to step down. At least 9,000 people attended the rally and around 17,000 riot police were deployed to contain the protest.” Source: Thailand anti-government protests quelled by riot police | World news | guardian.co.uk

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24 Nov 2012

Nigeria offers rewards for Boko Haram leaders

“Nigeria’s military is offering large rewards for information leading to the capture of leaders of the militant Islamist group Boko Haram.” Source: BBC News – Nigeria offers rewards for Boko Haram leaders

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24 Nov 2012

Syria says Turkey’s bid for NATO missiles provocative

“Syria on Friday condemned Turkey’s request for NATO to deploy Patriot defense missiles near their common border, calling it ‘provocative’, after a spate of clashes there that has raised fear of the Syrian civil war embroiling the wider region.” Source: Syria says Turkey’s bid for NATO missiles provocative | Reuters

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24 Nov 2012

Despite heightened security, roadside blast kills 7 in Pakistan

“A roadside bomb killed at least seven people near a Shiite procession in Pakistan on Saturday, police said, while security forces were on high alert over fears of large-scale attacks on the minority sect across the country.” Source:Despite heightened security, roadside blast kills 7 in Pakistan – World News

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24 Nov 2012

Egypt activists vow further anti-Mursi protests

“Egyptian opposition activists have vowed to stage a sit-in in Cairo in a protest against the president’s move to grant himself extensive new powers. Crowds of people gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday but had largely dispersed by morning, with reports of police firing tear gas nearby.” Source:BBC News

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24 Nov 2012

Pakistan suspends mobile networks over fears of attacks

“Pakistan’s authorities are suspending mobile phone services in major cities to prevent sectarian violence during key Shia Muslim commemorations. More than 90% of bombs are detonated by attackers using phones, officials say. “ Source:BBC News – Pakistan suspends mobile networks over fears of attacks

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23 Nov 2012

Second coronavirus death reported

“A second person has died from a new respiratory illness similar to the Sars virus, according to the World Health Organization. The WHO said three fresh cases had also been reported bringing the total to six.” Source:BBC News – Second coronavirus death reported

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23 Nov 2012

Nigeria: Islamist sect kill 18 as religious tensions soar

“Police on Thursday blamed a radical Islamist sect for attacks that witnesses say left 18 people dead over the past two days in Nigeria’s troubled north, part of a cycle of spiraling violence that is exacerbating religious tensions and that the government has been powerless to stop.” Source: Nigeria: Islamist

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23 Nov 2012

Mexico: 99 Percent of Crimes Go Unpunished

“The Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) reported today that 99 percent of crimes go unpunished in this country, which shows a very low police efficiency against high rates of violence. Only eight out of 100 crimes are reported and barely one percent is investigated, according to the text by

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23 Nov 2012

Bomb in Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus kills 4, wounds Syrian regime supporter

“A bomb blast in a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus killed four people and seriously wounded a member of a faction that has backed Syrian President Bashar Assad in the country’s bitter civil war, activists said Friday.” Source: Bomb in Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus kills 4, wounds Syrian regime

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