01 Feb 2011

Gunman kills Mexico border city newspaper employee

“A drug gunman shot to death a woman who distributed newspapers in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez because his gang thought she threatened their control over street vendors, federal police said Tuesday. Monday’s killing revealed some of the grittier aspects of one of the world’s most violent cities,

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14 Jan 2011

US warns travelers of violence in Tunisia

“The United States warned Americans on Thursday about the risk of violence during demonstrations in Tunisia, advising against nonessential travel to the north African country. The Department of State’s travel alert warned of ‘intensifying political and social unrest’ including clashes between protesters and police that have resulted in dozens of

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11 Jan 2011

10 southerners reported killed in new Sudan attack

“Arab tribesman killed 10 people and wounded 18 as they attacked a bus carrying southern Sudanese traveling from the country’s north to their home region, which is holding an independence referendum, an official said Tuesday. A leader of the Misseriya tribe, whose members are mostly nomadic cattle herders and which

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11 Jan 2011

13 killed in Nigerian village attack

“An attack on a Christian village in central Nigeria early Tuesday morning left 13 people dead, an official said. At about midnight, the village of Kuru Station was attacked by unknown assailants, Riyom local government chairman Simon Mwadkon told CNN. Three houses were attacked and 12 people were killed at

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10 Jan 2011

At least three drug groups are fighting for control in Acapulco, Mexico

“With a weekend death toll of more than 30 victims, including 15 who were found decapitated, the Mexican resort city of Acapulco is facing its most gruesome levels of drug-related violence since the start of the drug war in 2006. Authorities in Guerrero state, where Acapulco is located, said that

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04 Jan 2011

5 Dead in Guatemala bomb attack

“Five people were killed and more than a dozen others injured Monday when unknown assailants hurled a bomb at a bus in the Guatemalan capital. ‘Four people burned to death inside the bus, including a minor, and a woman died on arrival at the emergency room’ of Roosevelt Hospital, a

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04 Jan 2011

Pakistan attack kills Punjab governor | World news

“The governor of Pakistan’s largest province has been killed in an attack in central Islamabad this afternoon, television stations and government officials said. Punjab governor Salman Taseer was shot nine times by his bodyguard after arriving at Kohsar market, an upmarket shopping area less than a mile from the presidential

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17 Dec 2010

Zimbabwe’s president threatens ‘revenge’ against Western companies

“Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe threatened Friday to seize all Western-owned investments in the country unless their governments remove targeted sanctions imposed on him and his senior ZANU-PF party members. The 86-year-old former guerrilla leader spoke at his party conference in Murare. ‘This conference must come with a real program, a

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17 Dec 2010

DPS issues Mexico travel warning | mexico, violence, travel

“The Texas Department of Public Safety is urging Texans to avoid travel to Mexico during the holidays because of ongoing violence there. The DPS said the safety of Texans cannot be guaranteed in Mexico, which has seen a rise in violence over the past few years. Included in the warning

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09 Dec 2010

Three killed in Mexico violence

“Three people were found brutally murdered in this Mexican resort city, where a UN climate summit is going on amid heavy security. In two separate incidents Wednesday that bore the hallmarks of organised crime, three men — aged 25-30 — were shot dead after being tortured, according to police reports.

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