30 Apr 2013

Wash. Hospital Hit By $1.03 Million Cyberheist

“Organized hackers in Ukraine and Russia stole more than $1 million from a public hospital in Washington state earlier this month. The costly cyberheist was carried out with the help of nearly 100 different accomplices in the United States who were hired through work-at-home job scams run by a crime

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30 Apr 2013

17 killed in northern Nigeria violence

“A military official says at least 17 people have been killed in fighting between Islamic extremists and security forces in northeastern Nigeria. The fighting happened in Bama, a town in northeastern Borno state where insurgents have been fighting the government since 2010.” Source: Official: 17 killed in northern Nigeria violence

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30 Apr 2013

Congo’s M23 rebels threaten new UN brigade

“Rebels in eastern Congo warn they’re getting ready to fight against a new United Nations brigade due to arrive in the coming months. Stanislas Baleke, an official with the M23 rebels, said Tuesday that his men are on high alert and ready to fight. The threat comes as peace talks

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30 Apr 2013

Pirates kidnap five crew from ship off Nigeria

“Pirates have kidnapped five crew members from a cargo ship off Nigeria, the vessel’s management company said on Monday, part of a growing trend of attacks that are pushing up maritime insurance costs in the Gulf of Guinea.” Source: Pirates kidnap five crew from ship off Nigeria | Reuters

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30 Apr 2013

Armed men seize Libya’s Justice Ministry

“Armed men in trucks with anti-aircraft guns mounted on them occupied the Libyan Justice Ministry in Tripoli on Tuesday, forcing ministry staff to leave, Justice Minister Salah al-Marghani said. The militants consisted of 20 to 30 armed men in military fatigues, according to al-Marghani, who said he tried to talk

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30 Apr 2013

Seven killed in US cargo plane crash at Afghan base

“A US civilian cargo plane has crashed at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan, killing its seven crew, officials say.” Source: BBC News – Seven killed in US cargo plane crash at Afghan base

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30 Apr 2013

Israeli settler killed in West Bank

“An Israeli settler has been killed by a Palestinian at a bus stop in the northern West Bank, police say. Reports say the Palestinian stabbed the man before grabbing his gun and shooting him. The attacker was shot and wounded by security forces, police say.” Source: BBC News – Israeli

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30 Apr 2013

Bomb in Damascus kills 13 day after attack on prime minister

“A bomb killed 13 people in central Damascus on Tuesday, state television said, a day after Prime Minister Wael al-Halki survived an attack on his convoy in the Syrian capital. State-run Suriya television said 70 people were wounded, several critically. The British-based Syrian Observatory reported nine dead civilians and three

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30 Apr 2013

French soldier killed by northern Mali roadside bomb

“A French paratrooper has been killed and two others were seriously injured in Mali, French officials say. The defence ministry said the special forces soldier died in the far north of the West African nation after his vehicle hit a roadside bomb.” Source: BBC News – French soldier killed by

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30 Apr 2013

Ghanaians ban ‘spirit child’ killing

“Local leaders in northern Ghana have announced the abolition of the ritual killing of babies born with physical disabilities, who were believed to have been possessed by evil spirits.” Source: BBC News – Ghanaians ban ‘spirit child’ killing

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