07 Jan 2013

Russia: Raids by wolves spark ’emergency’ in Sakha

“An influx of wolves preying on reindeer herds has triggered a state of emergency in the Sakha Republic, in north-eastern Russia. Squads of hunters will pursue the wolves in a three-month ‘battle’ from 15 January, officials say.” Source:BBC News – Russia: Raids by wolves spark ’emergency’ in Sakha

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07 Jan 2013

Nuclear Security Helicopters Testing Radiation Levels Above DC Area

“Helicopters have been conducting radiation tests above portions of the Washington, D.C. area using remote gamma radiation sensing technology.” Source:Nuclear Security Helicopters Testing Radiation Levels Above DC Area « CBS DC

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06 Jan 2013

Flu seems curiously cagey this season

“Americans are battling a severe bout of flu that has arrived earlier than expected, leaving many pharmacy shelves and clinics lacking flu vaccines. The Centers for Disease Control each year monitor flu strains around the world to determine which will circulate in the United States. This year’s vaccine targets three

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06 Jan 2013

Violent demonstrations injure dozens of police in Northern Ireland

“Petrol bombs, smoke canisters and hurled bricks have injured dozens of police during weeks of violence in Northern Ireland, officials said Sunday. At least 52 officers have been wounded since pro-British protests erupted in the Northern Ireland city of Belfast last month, police said. Authorities have arrested 70 people in

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06 Jan 2013

US drone attack in Pakistan ‘kills eight militants’

“A US drone attack has killed at least eight suspected militants in Pakistan’s north-western tribal area of South Waziristan, Pakistani officials say. Missiles hit a training camp affiliated to top Pakistani Taliban commander Hakimullah Mehsud, they say.” Source:BBC News – US drone attack in Pakistan ‘kills eight militants’

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06 Jan 2013

Australia bushfires: Tasmania search for 100 ‘missing’

“Australian police are combing towns in Tasmania looking for 100 unaccounted people following wildfires which have ravaged the south of the island state. Tasmania’s police commissioner has said that they fear some may have lost their lives in the fires.” Source:BBC News – Australia bushfires: Tasmania search for 100 ‘missing’

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06 Jan 2013

Suicide bombers attack government compound in southern Afghanistan

“Afghan officials say two suicide bombers have attacked a government compound in the country’s south, killing a guard and wounding at least 10 others. The district chief of Spin Boldak said the two militants were targeting a Sunday meeting of local officials at a compound in a district of Kandahar

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06 Jan 2013

Libyan authorities search for security official abducted during murder investigation

“A security official in the Libyan city of Benghazi says police are searching for a senior official who was abducted while investigating the recent assassination of the city’s police chief. The official said Saturday that Lt. Col. Abdel-Salam al-Mahdawi was abducted from a Benghazi street late Wednesday when assailants pulled

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06 Jan 2013

India army kills Pakistan soldier in Kashmir

“A Pakistani soldier was killed and another injured in a gunfight between Indian and Pakistani troops in Kashmir on Sunday, a disputed incident that could heighten tensions between the nuclear neighbors after a period of rapprochement.” Source: India army kills Pakistan soldier in Kashmir: Pakistan army | Reuters

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06 Jan 2013

Britain, Argentina sparring again over the Falklands

“More than 30 years after Argentina’s unsuccessful invasion of the Falkland Islands, a fresh war of words has broken out over the sovereignty of the British territory, a rocky archipelago about 8,000 miles from London but harboring outsize importance to both countries.” Source: Britain, Argentina sparring again over the Falklands

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