31 Jan 2013

15 Scenarios for Attacking the U.S. Homeland

The Homeland Security Council (HSC) – in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the federal interagency, and state and local homeland security agencies – has developed fifteen all-hazards planning scenarios for use in national, federal, state, and local homeland security preparedness activities. These scenarios are designed to be

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31 Jan 2013

Cleric amongst 10 killed in Karachi

“Mufti Abdul Majeed Deenpuri, a top cleric of the Jamia Banuri Uloom Islamia was shot dead Thursday, with at least nine other people killed in Karachi in the last 24 hours, officials said.” Source: Jamia Banuri cleric amongst 10 killed in Karachi | Pakistan | DAWN.COM

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31 Jan 2013

Police station in Benghazi attacked

“A bomb exploded at a Benghazi police station around 2 am early this morning. The explosion, at Al-Birkah police station, was loud enough to wake up people in the nearby Fuwaihat and Hawari districts. However, there were no casualties and no major damage has been reported. The bomb went off

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31 Jan 2013

U.S.: North Korean nuclear test ‘soon’

“The United States believes North Korea is ready ‘at any time’ to conduct a nuclear test, American officials tell CNN. ‘We think they are preparing for a test,’ one U.S. official told CNN Wednesday. ‘We are watching it all as closely as we can.’” Source: U.S.: North Korean nuclear test

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31 Jan 2013

‘Anonymous Indonesia’ Launches Cyber Attack on Government Sites

“Hackers have defaced more than 12 government websites in Indonesia following the arrest of an alleged hacker in East Java this month. Analysts say weak security and strong solidarity among underground hacker networks is at the heart of the problem. “ Source: ‘Anonymous Indonesia’ Launches Cyber Attack on Government Sites

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31 Jan 2013

Two Pakistan polio vaccination workers killed in mine blast

“Two polio vaccination workers have been killed in a landmine blast in the Kurram tribal region of north-west Pakistan, officials say.” Source: BBC News – Two Pakistan polio vaccination workers killed in mine blast

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31 Jan 2013

‘Mali militants in disarray’ after French air strikes

“Three weeks of French targeted air strikes in northern Mali have left Islamist militants ‘in disarray’, France’s defence minister has said.” Source: BBC News – ‘Mali militants in disarray’ after French air strikes

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31 Jan 2013

China’s coal conundrum as smog worsens

“Hospitals have been over-run by both the young and old suffering from respiratory problems as pollution levels soared passed levels considered hazardous by the World Health Organisation.” Source: BBC News – China’s coal conundrum as smog worsens

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31 Jan 2013

Iran ‘plans to upgrade enrichment equipment’

“Iran has told the UN nuclear agency it plans to upgrade uranium enrichment centrifuges at its Natanz plant, reports citing diplomats say.” Source: BBC News – Iran ‘plans to upgrade enrichment equipment’

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31 Jan 2013

India accident ‘kills 18’ pilgrims in Gujarat

“At least 18 pilgrims, including five children and eight women, were killed when their van collided with a bus in the western Indian state of Gujarat.” Source: BBC News – India accident ‘kills 18’ pilgrims in Gujarat

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