24 Mar 2017

Los Cabos: 3 dismembered bodies discovered, as narco war continues in region

“On Sunday, ‘hieleras’ (ice coolers) were discovered containing dismembered remains.  The grisly contents were discarded in the heart of the tourist section of the popular vacation destination of Cabo San Lucas (Baja California Sur). Marking the first such violence in the tourist area.” Source: Borderland Beat: Los Cabos: 3 dismembered

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24 Mar 2017

Red alert: Medellin air pollution kills 6 times more people than guns

“Breathing in Medellin, Colombia’s second largest city, has become such a health hazard that the local government on Wednesday declared a red alert. The red alert seeks to lower smog levels that reportedly cost eight lives a day, more than six times the number of daily homicides in the city.” Source: Red alert:

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24 Mar 2017

China Is Building a 100,000 Strong Marine Corps

“The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is set to increase the size of its Marine Corps from about 20,000 to 100,000, the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on March 13. According to unnamed PLA insiders and experts interviewed by SCMP, elements of the expanded Marine Corps would be

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24 Mar 2017

Pyongyang lambastes Trump as too much like Obama

“North Korea has a criticism of U.S. President Donald Trump he probably wasn’t expecting: He’s too much like Barack Obama. North Korea’s state media, which regularly vilified Obama in the strongest terms, had been slow to do the same with the Trump administration, possibly so that officials in Pyongyang could

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24 Mar 2017

Reports Say Six Russian Troops, Six Militants Killed In Chechnya Fighting

“Russian news agencies say six Russian national guard troops and six assailants have been killed in an attack on a military unit in Chechnya.” Source: Reports Say Six Russian Troops, Six Militants Killed In Chechnya Fighting

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24 Mar 2017

Yemen rebel missile kills Saudi soldier

“A Saudi soldier was killed by a missile fired by rebels in Yemen that struck a military base near the border, the interior ministry said Friday. “ Source: Yemen rebel missile kills Saudi soldier

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24 Mar 2017

Al-Shabab claims to kill 17 soldiers in Somalia attack

“An organization that monitors extremist groups says al-Shabab has claimed to kill 17 soldiers and wound 22 in an attack in southwestern Somalia.” Source: Al-Shabab claims to kill 17 soldiers in Somalia attack

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24 Mar 2017

Belgium driver on terrorism charge over Antwerp ‘attack’

“Belgian prosecutors have brought an attempted terrorism charge against a man who drove at a crowd in Antwerp. No-one was injured but shoppers in a pedestrian zone were forced to dive out of the way in Thursday’s incident.” Source: Belgium driver on terrorism charge over Antwerp ‘attack’ – BBC News

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24 Mar 2017

10 dead, 14 injured in central Mali ethnic clashes

“At least 10 people have died in violent clashes between two ethnic groups in central Mali, a security ministry source told AFP on Thursday, as tensions grow over land use and food scarcity in the region.” Source: 10 dead, 14 injured in central Mali ethnic clashes | News24

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24 Mar 2017

Scientists warn world faces TB epidemic as disease ‘is becoming drug resistant’

“THE world is facing a tuberculosis epidemic on an ‘unprecedented scale’, scientists have warned. Drug-resistant strains are threatening to ‘derail decades of progress’.” Source: Scientists warn world faces TB epidemic as disease ‘is becoming drug resistant’

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