28 Jun 2011

FBI and DHS Urge Vigilance on July 4

“The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security have issued their annual summer holiday ‘Security Awareness’ Bulletin, a six-page document that notes that just last year al Qaeda had identified the July Fourth weekend as ideal for an attack, and urges vigilance, but stresses there is no ‘specific or credible

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27 Jun 2011

Pakistani Taliban: Married suicide bombers helped kill 10 policemen

“The Pakistani Taliban said two of the three suicide bombers who killed 10 police officers Saturday in northwestern Pakistan were a married Uzbek couple. “ (Source: Pakistani Taliban: Married suicide bombers helped kill 10 policemen – CNN.com.)

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27 Jun 2011

Nigeria Islamist group Boko Haram blamed for escalating violence

“At least 25 Nigerians were killed Sunday night when motorcyclists threw bombs into outdoor beer gardens in the northeastern city of Maiduguri (see map). No group has claimed responsibility yet, but local police say the attack bore the hallmark of the Islamist group Boko Haram.” (Source: Nigeria Islamist group Boko

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27 Jun 2011

US, EU seek consensus on securing cargo shipments from terrorists

“Washington does not currently plan to implement a congressional requirement that calls for every single container to be screened at its port of departure before shipping off for the United States, US Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano said as she toured Europe to discuss trans-Atlantic security cooperation. “ (Source: US,

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27 Jun 2011

Global Food Security Remains Precarious

“The global food security remains precarious as extreme weather, natural disaster and continued uncertainties in world financial markets has continued to spike food prices to record highs, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said Monday. Last month, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) food price index stood at a

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26 Jun 2011

25 killed in attacks in northern Nigeria

“Suspected Islamists hurled bombs and fired on a beer garden in the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Sunday, killing at least 25 people and injuring about 30, police and witnesses said. The two men came on motorbikes and sped away after the shock attack, they told AFP on telephone

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26 Jun 2011

Authorities: 6 die in truck-train crash in Nevada

“Six people were killed when a tractor-trailer truck slammed into a Chicago-to-California Amtrak passenger train at a railroad crossing east of Reno, Nevada, authorities said late Saturday. The death toll was released just as federal authorities said they were trying to account for passengers missing from the passenger train that

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25 Jun 2011

FBI says terrorism cases on upswing

“In 2002, Joseph Anthony Davis held up a 7-Eleven in Bremerton with two plastic toy guns. Nine years later, he sat on the floor of his SeaTac apartment to plan a terrorist attack with machine guns and grenades against a Seattle military recruiting station, according to tape-recordings made by an

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24 Jun 2011

2 men accused in plot to attack Seattle recruiting station

“Two men were arrested Wednesday night and accused of plotting to attack a Seattle military recruiting station with machine guns and grenades, federal officials said. Federal prosecutors identified the two as Khalid Abdul-Latif, aka Joseph Anthony Davis, 33, of Seattle, and Walli Mujahidh, aka Frederick Domingue, Jr., 32, of Los

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23 Jun 2011

Officials monitoring rising floodwaters at Nebraska nuclear plants

“U.S. nuclear regulators say two Nebraska nuclear power plants have protected critical equipment from the rising waters of the Missouri River even though flooding has reached the grounds of one of them. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is confident those safeguards will prevent a disaster at either plant even though the

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