03 Sep 2011

Journalist killed in shooting attack in Somali capital

“A Malaysian journalist has been killed in a shooting in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, security officials said. Initial reports say African Union peacekeepers opened fire on his vehicle. A security official told the BBC the attack was being investigated.” Source: BBC News – Journalist killed in shooting attack in Somali

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03 Sep 2011

‘Lone wolf’ terror seen as biggest threat

” After 9/11, it was the men who went to radicalized mosques or terror boot camps who were seen as the biggest terror threat. Today, that picture’s changed: Authorities are increasingly focusing on the lone wolf living next door, radicalized on the Internet – and plotting strikes in a vacuum.”

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02 Sep 2011

2 Mexican female journalists found slain

“Ana Marcela Yarce Viveros, co-founder of Contralinea magazine, and Rocio Gonzalez Trapaga, a former Televisa reporter, were abducted in Mexico City. The women’s deaths bear the mark of drug cartels.” (Source: 2 Mexican female journalists found slain – Los Angeles Times.)

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02 Sep 2011

Rain-packed Tropical Storm Lee forms off US Gulf

“A large storm system churning in the Gulf Of Mexico grew Friday into Tropical Storm Lee, beginning a holiday weekend-long assault that could bring up to 20 inches (50 centimeters) of rain in some spots from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle.” Source: Rain-packed Tropical Storm Lee forms off US Gulf

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02 Sep 2011

Six Dead in Mexico Shootout

” Six people were killed and 11 others wounded in a battle between Mexican federal police and gunmen in the southern state of Guerrero, authorities said Thursday. Four gunmen, a police officer and a civilian died in the clash, a spokesman for the state Attorney General’s Office told Efe, adding

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02 Sep 2011

Ethiopia rebels attack in Ogaden

“Ethiopian rebels said Thursday they killed 25 soldiers protecting a Chinese oil exploration company called PetroTrans. It was not possible to verify the claims made by the rebels.” Source: Ethiopia rebels attack in Ogaden – Yahoo! News

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02 Sep 2011

Clashes in Nigeria’s Jos kill 22: morgue official

“At least 22 people died in clashes between Christian and Muslim youths and security forces in the restive Nigerian city of Jos on Thursday, a local mortuary official said, in the second day of violence there this week.” Source: Clashes in Nigeria’s Jos kill 22: morgue official | Top News

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02 Sep 2011

DHS Secretary: No specific or credible threats for 9/11 anniversary

“The U.S. government is not aware of any specific threat of a terrorist attack to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said in a statement Friday.” Source: DHS Secretary: No specific or credible threats for 9/11 anniversary – CNN.com

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01 Sep 2011

Al-Qaida’s future: How likely is another attack?

“Ayman Zawahiri, the new leader of al-Qaida after the killing of Osama Bin Laden, inherits an organization beset on many fronts. He and his fellow al-Qaida leaders must fear meeting Bin Laden’s fate. Even worse, al-Qaida is excoriated in Islamist circles for its excesses, and risks irrelevance as the Arab

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01 Sep 2011

Jordan’s King warns Abbas against U.N. bid

“King Abdullah of Jordan advised Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to reconsider next month’s planned statehood bid at the United Nations, al-Madina reported.” (Source: Jordan’s King warns Abbas against U.N. bid – UPI.com.)

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