02 Mar 2014

35 Killed in Nigerian Bombings

“Authorities in northern Nigeria say twin bomb blasts have killed at least 35 people in a region where the Islamist sect Boko Haram is pursuing a bloody insurgency.” Source: 35 Killed in Nigerian Bombings

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02 Mar 2014

French engineer shot dead in Libya

“A French engineer was shot dead in the restive city of Benghazi in eastern Libya on Sunday, a source at the hospital where he was taken said. The source at Al-Jala hospital said the 49-year-old Frenchman had been hit by three bullets.” Source: French engineer shot dead in Libya: hospital

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02 Mar 2014

Gunmen disperse sit-in demo against Libya parliament

“Gunmen dispersed a sit-in protest outside Libya’s interim parliament overnight, firing in the air and detaining demonstrators, witnesses said on Sunday. ‘Armed men came firing in the air and they set fire to a tent set up by demonstrators’ in front of the General National Congress (GNC), Libya’s highest political

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02 Mar 2014

Concern grows over piracy off West Africa

“The International Maritime Bureau said West African piracy made up 19 per cent of attacks worldwide last year, with Nigerian pirates accounting for 31 of the region’s 51 attacks — the most since 2008. At the same time, piracy off the Horn of Africa was at its lowest since 2006

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02 Mar 2014

Ethiopia’s teff grain set to be world’s next ‘superfood’

“The crop, mostly grown in the Horn of Africa, is a key part of the country’s heritage and a crucial food staple, but is also gaining increased interest abroad among health afficionados seeking a nutritious, gluten-free alternative to wheat. But a ban on exports to control price hikes at home

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01 Mar 2014

New Mexico Radiation Leak Raises Concerns

“The radiation exposure of at least 13 workers at a nuclear dump in a New Mexico salt bed more than 2,000 feet below the ground has brought new attention to the nation’s long struggle to find places to dispose of tons of Cold War-era waste” Source:News from The Associated Press

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01 Mar 2014

Sears Says Investigating Possible Security Breach

“Sears Holdings Corp said Friday it has launched an investigation to determine whether it was the victim of a security breach, following Target Corp’s revelation at the end of last year that it had suffered an unprecedented cyber attack. ‘There have been rumors and reports throughout the retail industry of

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01 Mar 2014

Obama warns Putin against military intervention in Ukraine

“U.S. President Barack Obama has warned Russia against any military intervention in Ukraine after the country’s new leaders accused Moscow of deploying forces in the Crimea region.” Source: Obama warns Putin against military intervention in Ukraine | Reuters

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01 Mar 2014

More than 80 percent of Icelanders want referendum on EU talks

“More than 80 percent of Icelanders want the government to ask them directly in a referendum before it breaks off European Union membership talks, a survey indicated on Friday. The zealously independent north Atlantic island with a population of 320,000 only began to consider EU membership seriously after a credit

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01 Mar 2014

Crackdown on share fraud yields 110 arrests in Europe and U.S.

“Anti-fraud police have arrested 110 people in Europe and the United States in an international crackdown on gangs selling bogus shares that cost some investors their life savings, British authorities said on Friday.” Source: Crackdown on share fraud yields 110 arrests in Europe and U.S. | Reuters

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