06 Jul 2013

Mexico volcano ash disrupts US flights for second day

Frustrated passengers stood in long lines at Mexico City’s airport on Friday as US airlines cancelled flights for a second day after the Popocatepetl volcano spewed a new column of ash. via Mexico volcano ash disrupts US flights for second day | GulfNews.com.

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06 Jul 2013

Venezuela offers asylum to U.S. fugitive Snowden

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro offered asylum to former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden in defiance of Washington, which is demanding his arrest for divulging details of secret U.S. spy programs. via Venezuela offers asylum to U.S. fugitive Snowden | Reuters.

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06 Jul 2013

Bombs kill 22 in Iraq, Sunni leader urges Egypt-style protests

A suicide bomber killed 15 people as they left a Shi’ite mosque in the Iraqi capital on Friday and a separate attack on Sunni protesters killed seven, police and medics said. via Bombs kill 22 in Iraq, Sunni leader urges Egypt-style protests | Reuters.

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06 Jul 2013

Mali lifts state of emergency in place since January

Mali lifted a nearly six-month state of emergency on Saturday, the eve of the start of a presidential election campaign for July 28 polls in the troubled west African nation, the security ministry said. via Mali lifts state of emergency in place since January | GulfNews.com.

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06 Jul 2013

Britain set for long-awaited deportation of Abu Qatada

Britain is expected to fly radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada to Jordan on Sunday to face terror charges, ending a decade-long legal battle over the fate of the man once dubbed Osama Bin Laden’s right-hand-man in Europe via Britain set for long-awaited deportation of Abu Qatada | GulfNews.com.

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06 Jul 2013

Dozens dead in school attack in Nigerias Yobe state

At least 29 pupils and a teacher have been killed in a pre-dawn attack by suspected Islamists on a school in northeastern Nigeria, reports say. via BBC News – Dozens dead in school attack in Nigerias Yobe state.

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05 Jul 2013

Seven severed heads found on highway near Guadalajara, Mexico’s second-biggest city

“Seven severed heads were found along a highway outside  Guadalajara, further gruesome evidence that drug wars in Mexico’s second-biggest city are spiraling out of control. The heads, stuffed into plastic bags, were discovered on the edge of a highway in Jalisco state, authorities said Wednesday.” Source:Seven severed heads found on

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05 Jul 2013

Afghan Taliban vow attacks over Ramadan after being hacked

“The Afghan Taliban promised on Friday to continue attacks over Ramadan, rejecting as a fake an insurgent email promising a halt in violence over the coming Muslim holy month and saying it was the work of government intelligence. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the message sent in his name promising

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05 Jul 2013

H1N1 flu outbreak in northern Chile kills 11

“At least 11 people have been killed in an outbreak of H1N1 flu virus in northern Chile, where the rate of infection is more than six times higher than the rest of the country, according to authorities. ‘The average across the country is 24 patients per 100,000 residents, but in

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05 Jul 2013

China’s Aircraft Carrier Advances With Jet Take-Off Drills

“China conducted flight take-offs and landings on its Liaoning aircraft carrier over nearly a month of exercises, the first such drills on the vessel as the country modernizes its military arsenal and extends its reach at sea. The Liaoning returned to Qingdao port July 3 after the training mission that

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