05 Jan 2013

Two killed in refugee camp grenade attack

“Two people died after a grenade was hurled at a food joint Friday night at Dagahaley refugee camp in Dadaab, northern Kenya.” Source:Two killed in refugee camp grenade attack – News – nation.co.ke

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05 Jan 2013

Nine Belfast Police Injured In ‘Sustained Attack’

“Nine officers have been injured in east Belfast after a crowd of up to 300 people hurled fireworks, bricks and petrol bombs during ‘a sustained attack’. A spokesman for the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said 18 arrests were made after the public disorder in the Castlereagh Street and

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05 Jan 2013

Deadly grenade attack in Kenya’s Dadaab camp

“Two youths were killed and seven people injured in a grenade attack at a refugee camp in northeastern Kenya, the country’s Red Cross has reported. The explosion at the Dagahaley refugee camp in Dadaab occurred on Friday evening at a popular restaurant, normally frequented by locals.” Source:Deadly grenade attack in

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05 Jan 2013

Early flu season accelerates; no peak yet, CDC says

“The nation’s early flu season continued to grow in the U.S. this week, with no sign yet of a peak in the spread of coughing, achy, feverish illness, health officials said Friday. ‘I think we’re still accelerating,’ said Tom Skinner, a CDC spokesman. “ Source:Early flu season accelerates; no peak yet,

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05 Jan 2013

Australia wildfires: Thousands stranded in Tasmania

“Wildfires on the Australian island of Tasmania have stranded thousands of people and destroyed at least 100 homes. Much of Australia is experiencing a heatwave, and temperatures in the Tasmanian state capital Hobart earlier reached a record high of 41C.” Source:BBC News – Australia wildfires: Thousands stranded in Tasmania

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05 Jan 2013

7.5-magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of Alaska; tsunami warning canceled

“A tsunami warning was canceled early Saturday for portions of British Columbia, Canada, and southeastern Alaska, officials said. The warning was issued following a 7.5-magnitude earthquake that struck off the coast of Alaska 63 miles west of Craig, a town on Prince of Wales Island, and 208 miles south of

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04 Jan 2013

Secret US cybersecurity program to protect power grid confirmed

“The National Security Agency is spearheading a program, dubbed Perfect Citizen, to develop technology to protect the power grid from cyberattack. The project worries privacy rights groups.” Source:Secret US cybersecurity program to protect power grid confirmed – Yahoo! News

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04 Jan 2013

Half of business networks breached by personal devices in 2012

“Over half of the UK’s business IT networks (51 percent) were breached during 2012 due to employees using their personal devices at work, according to research carried out by Virgin Media Business. Some 500 British CIOs were questioned on the pitfalls of the consumerisation of IT and bring your own

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04 Jan 2013

Saudi jets bolster US drone attacks on Yemen

“Saudi Arabia has provided fighter jets to assist the United States with its drone strikes against Al-Qaeda targets in Yemen, the London Times reported on Friday. US drones are backing Yemeni forces combating militants of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). The group’s Yemen branch is considered by Washington to

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04 Jan 2013

Mexican drug gangs dig into mining industry

“On October 7, Mexican marines swooped in on one of the most powerful men in organised crime. But as the navy triumphantly announced the death of Heriberto Lazcano, leader of the Zetas gang, there was puzzlement over where he had been found. Far from the Zeta’s strongholds and practically unprotected,

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