10 Aug 2011

9 Slain in northern Mexico

“Organized crime is suspected in the deaths of seven men and two women in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, the state Security Council said Wednesday.” (Source: 9 Slain in northern Mexico.)

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10 Aug 2011

Questions Arise Over Whether ‘Flash Mob’ Attacks in U.S. Cities Motivated by Race

“Police departments in several cities around the country are investigating what appear to be incidents of ‘flash mob’-generated violence, in which packs of dozens or even hundreds of youths appear seemingly out of nowhere to commit assaults, robberies and other crimes against innocent bystanders.” (Source: Questions Arise Over Whether ‘Flash

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10 Aug 2011

Anthrax case confirmed in the Midwest

“Minnesota Department of Health officials have confirmed that a patient currently in a Minnesota hospital has contracted inhalation Anthrax. “ (Source: Anthrax case confirmed in the Midwest – Chicago Homeland Security | Examiner.com.)

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10 Aug 2011

Ahmadinejad urges UN to react on Britain riot

“Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday urged the U.N. Security Council to take action over the rioting in Britain, arguing it was hypocritical in its reaction to such events.” (Source: The Associated Press: Ahmadinejad urges UN to react on Britain riot.)

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10 Aug 2011

3 arrested in fake bomb found at Phoenix airport

“Three African refugees were arrested after what police described as a fake bomb was found in one of their carry-on bags during security screening at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, police said Tuesday. “ (Source: 3 arrested in fake bomb found at Phoenix airport | 6abc.com.)

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09 Aug 2011

London riots: Cameron orders 16k officers to regain control, police could use plastic bullets

“Police today admitted they were prepared to use plastic bullets against rioters if a fourth night of lawlessness sees gangs of youths marauding across London and looting businesses. With an ‘unprecedented’ 16,000 police officers due on the streets of London tonight, answers were today being demanded over the failure of

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08 Aug 2011

Dollar to Be ‘Discarded’ by World: China Rating Agency

“The man who leads one of China’s top rating agencies says the greenback’s status as the world’s reserve currency is set to wane as the world’s most powerful policy makers convene to examine the implication of S&P’s decision to strip the United States of its triple “A” rating. “ Source:

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08 Aug 2011

Stock Futures Plunge as US Loses Risk-Free Reputation

“U.S. stock index futures point to a sharply lower opening on Monday as the nation lost its risk-free reputation.” (Source: Stock Futures Plunge as US Loses Risk-Free Reputation – International Business Times.)

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05 Aug 2011

Black Hat hacker details lethal wireless attack on insulin pumps

“If you thought that unlocking cars via SMS was the definition of nefarious, think again: at the Black Hat security conference, security researcher Jerome Radcliffe has detailed how our use of SCADA insulin pumps, pacemakers, and implanted defibrillators could lead to untraceable, lethal attacks from half a mile away.” (Source:

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05 Aug 2011

Syria Broadcasts Scenes of Wide Destruction in Hama

“Syria’s state media broadcast stark images of the destruction in the besieged city of Hama for the first time on Friday, showing burnt buildings, makeshift barricades and deserted streets strewn with rubble, in footage that appeared designed to show that government forces had put down a rebellion in the city.

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