10 May 2012

Smoke-bomb attack cripples Montreal subway system

“A co-ordinated smoke-bomb attack crippled Montreal’s subway system Thursday, cutting off service and creating a nightmarish morning commute.” (Source: Smoke-bomb attack cripples Montreal subway system | The Chronicle Herald.)

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10 May 2012

Guatemala to Deploy Controversial Force to Mex Border

“Guatemala announced it will deploy nearly 300 members of special operations force the Kaibiles to its northern border with Mexico, even though the unit has a troubled history of ties to the Zetas.” Source: Guatemala to Deploy Controversial Force to Mex Border

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10 May 2012

Syria: 50 killed in huge Damascus explosions

“Two strong explosions ripped through the Syrian capital Thursday, killing or wounding dozens of people and leaving scenes of carnage in the streets in an assault against a center of government power.” Source: Syria: 50 killed in huge Damascus explosions – CBS News

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09 May 2012

UN official says Afghan security has overshadowed humanitarian needs

“Afghanistan’s security situation has overshadowed the glaring humanitarian needs of the nation’s poorest, and their plight may worsen as international assistance wanes, a top U.N. official said Wednesday.” Source: UN official says Afghan security has overshadowed humanitarian needs, poor could get poorer – The Washington Post

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09 May 2012

Mexican police find 12 decapitated, dismembered bodies

“Police acting on a tip-off found the dismembered, decapitated bodies of 12 people Wednesday in two abandoned vehicles, the apparent victims of a gangland killing. “ Source: Mexican police find 12 decapitated, dismembered bodies – Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

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09 May 2012

The World’s 20 Most Dangerous Cities Are All In Latin America

“Of the world’s 50 most violent cities, 45 are in the Americas, according to research done by a Mexican organization called Consejo Ciudadano para la Seguridad Pública y Justicia Penal (CCSPJP). A dozen of those cities are in Mexico, including Ciudad Juárez, the world’s second deadliest city. Ciudad Juarez has

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09 May 2012

Russian plane disappears in demonstration flight in Indonesia

“Russia’s newest civilian airliner disappeared Wednesday from radar screens during a half-hour demonstration flight in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, state-run RIA Novosti news service reported.” Source: Russian plane disappears in demonstration flight in Indonesia – CNN.com

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09 May 2012

U.S. official upset over leak about double agent in bomb plot

“The chairman of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee expressed dismay that someone leaked information about a double agent who infiltrated al Qaeda and helped foil a plot to blow up a U.S.-bound plane.” Source: U.S. official upset over leak about double agent in bomb plot – CNN.com

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08 May 2012

U.S. targets two sons of Mexican drug lord

“The United States said on Tuesday it would freeze any U.S. assets held by two sons of Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman, signaling them out as leading figures in their father’s Sinaloa cartel.” Source: U.S. targets two sons of Mexican drug lord – Yahoo! News

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08 May 2012

Bomb plot shows new level of sophistication, lawmaker says

“Investigators were studying an explosive device Tuesday that they say terrorists in Yemen crafted to slip past airport metal detectors and onto an airplane bound for the United States.” Source: Bomb plot shows new level of sophistication, lawmaker says – CNN.com

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