02 Nov 2010

Blasts in Baghdad kill at least 50

“At least 50 people were killed and 75 wounded in a wave of blasts across Baghdad on Tuesday, police said. There were 14 explosions. Ten were car bombs, three were roadside bombs, and another was what’s called a sticky bomb — a device that’s placed on an object, many times

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01 Nov 2010

Three Americans killed in Mexico

“Three Americans were fatally shot over the weekend in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico’s notorious murder capital and a focal point of its brutal drug violence, US officials say. US State Department spokesman Philip Crowley said it was not clear if the three Americans were killed in deliberate attacks or if they

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01 Nov 2010

Death toll rises to 58 in Iraq church standoff

“The death toll from a hostage standoff at a Catholic church in Baghdad has risen to 58, police officials with the Iraqi Interior Ministry said Monday. Seventy-five others were wounded in the attack by armed gunmen Sunday, the officials said, adding that most of the casualties were women and children.

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01 Nov 2010

15 killed during Somali insurgent attack

“Officials said an attack by Islamic militants against government soldiers in the Somali capital has left at least 15 people dead on Monday. Residents of northern Mogadishu said the insurgents fired machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades on government and African Union peacekeepers’ bases in an hourslong battle beginning Sunday afternoon.”

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31 Oct 2010

Soccer shooting in Honduras leaves 14 people dead

Fourteen people were shot and killed at a soccer field in northern Honduras, a police spokesman said Saturday. Juan Lopez, a police spokesman in the industrial city of San Pedro Sula, said 10 people died on the scene, while four more were transported to an area medical center for treatment.

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28 Oct 2010

6 young men killed in shooting in Mexican capital

“Gunmen killed six young men Thursday in a gritty neighborhood of the Mexican capital, an alarming attack in a city that has largely been spared the kind of mass shootings common in drug trafficking hot spots. Mexico City Attorney General Miguel Angel Mancera said he did not know if drug

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28 Oct 2010

Two teenage girls executed by Somali militants

“A Somali militant group publicly executed two teenage girls Wednesday after accusing them of being spies for the Somali government, according to the group, eyewitnesses and a relative of one of the girls. ‘Those two girls were evil and they were spies for the enemy (the Somali government), but the

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24 Oct 2010

Nigeria: Sect members attack police station

“Suspected members of a Muslim sect accused of orchestrating targeted killings across northern Nigeria have attacked another police station. Officials say officers repelled the attack Saturday night targeting the police station, located in rural Yobe state, killing one of the suspected members of the Boko Haram sect. Police chief Mamman

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24 Oct 2010

Stampede at soccer game kills 7 in Kenya

“A stampede that killed at least seven soccer fans in the Kenyan capital started after a group without tickets tried to storm through a stadium entrance, a game official said Sunday. The incident occurred Saturday at a Nairobi stadium where longtime rivals AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia were playing. ‘Some

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24 Oct 2010

Death toll rises in Mexican border city shooting

“The death toll from a shooting at a house party in the violence-plagued Mexican border city of Juarez has climbed to 14, state media reported Sunday. Chihuahua State Attorney General Carlos Manuel Salas told reporters that another 14 people were injured when gunmen attacked the gathering of young people at

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