25 Mar 2011

Eight killed in minibus attack in north-west Pakistan

“Eight people were killed when gunmen attacked a minibus in a part of north-west Pakistan that has seen a recent peace deal between rival Sunni and Shi’ite tribes. The gunmen who carried out the ambush in the Bagan area of the Kurram tribal region also kidnapped 18 people from the

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23 Mar 2011

Obama Commits $200 Million to Help Central America Fight Crime

“President Obama is wrapping up his Latin America trip with a commitment of $200 million to try and help Central America ‘to confront the narco-traffickers and gangs that have caused so much violence in all of our countries.’ At a joint news conference with El Salvador’s President Mauricio Funes, Obama

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18 Mar 2011

Mend claims attack on Agip oil facility

“A Nigerian militant group has claimed responsibility for an attack on an Agip facility in the oil-producing Niger Delta, calling it the start of a new concerted campaign of sabotage targeting the oil industry. ‘The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (Mend) hereby confirm that the attack on

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16 Mar 2011

Four N.Y. Times journalists missing in Libya

“Four journalists for The New York Times are missing in Libya, the newspaper said Wednesday on its website. The Times said the missing journalists are Anthony Shadid, the paper’s Beirut bureau chief and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner; Stephen Farrell, a reporter and videographer who was kidnapped by the Taliban in

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14 Mar 2011

Gunmen in Nigeria Kill Six People in Jos Attack, Police Say

“Gunmen in Nigeria carried out simultaneous attacks today on two Christian villages killing six people in the country’s Plateau state, a region beset in recent months by sectarian violence, police said. A police statement said five people from the same family were killed in Kai village while another person was

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08 Mar 2011

23 oil workers kidnapped in Colombia

“Troops are searching for 23 oil workers kidnapped by armed men in eastern Colombia, the country’s army said in a statement. The kidnapping was reported around 4 p.m. Monday in Colombia’s Vichada province, the army said. Authorities said it appeared those responsible were members of the FARC leftist guerrilla group.

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04 Mar 2011

At Least Ten Killed In Bomb Attack On Nigerian Political Rally

“At least ten people have been killed and dozens injured after a bomb explosion ripped through a political rally near Nigeria’s capital Abuja, officials said late Thursday. They sad the explosion targeted the rally being staged by Nigeria’s ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Suleja, 28 miles from Abuja. “

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28 Feb 2011

9 die in Congo capital attack

“Gunmen also wielding machetes attacked Congo’s presidential residence Sunday, and at least nine people were killed during nearly an hour of gunfire, a witness said. The president and his wife were not at home. President Joseph Kabila, who first inherited the job after his father’s assassination, blamed opponents ahead of

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18 Feb 2011

13 killed in Mexican border city in less than 24 hours

“At least 13 people were fatally shot in less than 24 hours in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez on Thursday, authorities said. ‘They were killed in separate shootings throughout the city. We had 13 killed by 10 p.m.,’ said Adrian Sanchez, a municipal police spokesman.” (Source: 13 killed

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16 Feb 2011

U.S. Immigration Agents Shot in Mexico

“An agent for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency was shot and killed and another agent wounded by unknown gunmen in central Mexico on Tuesday, according to U.S. officials. “ Source: U.S. Immigration Agents Shot in Mexico – WSJ.com

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