06 Jan 2013

Drone attack in Pakistan kills at least 10: intelligence sources

“A U.S. drone strike killed at least 10 people suspected to be Taliban fighters in Pakistan’s northern tribal areas on Sunday, intelligence sources said, days after another drone strike killed a top militant leader in the area.” Source: Drone attack in Pakistan kills at least 10: intelligence sources | Reuters

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06 Jan 2013

Double suicide attack kills four in Afghan south

“Two suicide bombers targeted a community meeting at a major border town in southern Afghanistan, killing at least four people and wounding 15 others, local officials said on Sunday.” Source: Double suicide attack kills four in Afghan south | Reuters

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05 Jan 2013

Alarm grows over use of child soldiers in Central African Republic crisis

“Opposition and pro-government militias are recruiting child soldiers as the Central African Republic faces a rebellion in the north, the United Nations warned. Rebels demanding the resignation of President Francois Bozize have seized various towns and threatened to head to the capital of Bangui.” Source:Alarm grows over use of child

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05 Jan 2013

Four people killed during hostage standoff with police in Colorado

“Four people are dead Saturday after a gunman took several hostages inside a suburban Denver house, police said. It was unclear how the victims died, but the gunman appears to be among the dead.” Source:Four people killed during hostage standoff with police in Colorado – NY Daily News

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05 Jan 2013

Cat ‘arrested’ for break-in at Brazilian prison

“A cat has been detained in the grounds of a jail in Brazil with contraband goods for prisoners strapped to its body with tape. The white cat was apprehended crossing the main prison gate. The incident took place at a jail in Arapiraca city, 250km (155 miles) south-west of Recife

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05 Jan 2013

Mongolia’s spy chief: invited to Number 10, detained in Wandsworth

“When Mongolia’s spy chief stepped off an Aeroflot flight into Heathrow a few weeks ago, he expected a welcome befitting a foreign dignitary arriving for high-level talks with the British government on a new era of intelligence co-operation. After all, preparations for his visit had included an invitation to meet

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05 Jan 2013

Intelligence Bill Reveals Funding Priorities for Classified Spy Budgets

“The fiscal 2013 intelligence policy bill sent to President Barack Obama this week would reduce the costs of operating spy agency computer and satellite systems, while authorizing more funding for counterintelligence, research and development and dispatching more spies worldwide. In public remarks and statements entered into the Congressional Record, leaders

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05 Jan 2013

Deconstructing the Al-Qassam Cyber Fighters Assault on US Banks

“The intelligence community watched closely when US embassies were besieged during the week of September 11, 2012 by protests against an anti-Islam film. Soon after the physical protests, an online campaign dubbed Operation Ababil emerged in solidarity by attacking US bank websites. The self-proclaimed Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters hit targets with DDoS attacks

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05 Jan 2013

China set to conduct anti-satellite test this month

“China’s military is set to conduct a strategic anti-satellite (ASAT) missile test sometime this month, according to a report reaching the United States from China. Gregory Kulacki, a researcher at the Union of Concerned Scientists, stated in a blog post Friday that ‘contacts in China’ revealed that an announcement on

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05 Jan 2013

Mexio City destroys thousands of toy guns in order to fight crimes committed with fake weapons

“Mexico City authorities say they have destroyed thousands of toy guns in an effort to fight real crimes committed with fake weapons. Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said Friday that officials believe that at least three of every 10 violent crimes in Mexico City is committed with a realistic toy gun.”

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