24 Aug 2011

4,800 homes evacuated as rail car burns

“More than 4,800 families were out of their homes in Lincoln, California, on Wednesday morning as a railroad tank car loaded with propane burned nearby. The tank car, loaded with about 29,000 gallons of propane, caught fire around noon Tuesday.” Source: 4,800 homes evacuated as rail car burns – This

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24 Aug 2011

U.S. East Coast May Be At Risk of Aftershocks

“The 5.8-magnitude earthquake that surprised the U.S. East Coast with the biggest shake since 1988 may be followed by aftershocks for weeks, scientists said. A 4.2-magnitude followup struck about six hours after the main temblor yesterday. While serious damage from the aftershocks is unlikely, “you could get a pretty good

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24 Aug 2011

Mexico and Cost Rica combat crime

“Mexico and Costa Rica have signed a series of treaties and agreements to combat organized crime and drug trafficking, officials said.” Source: Mexico and Cost Rica combat crime – UPI.com

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24 Aug 2011

Forget cliff diving, Acapulco now known as hot spot in Mexico’s drug war

“While many of Mexico’s tourist areas have remained separate from the bouts of drug violence buffeting the country, the popular resort city of Acapulco has emerged as one of the new hot spots of organized crime.” Source: Forget cliff diving, Acapulco now known as hot spot in Mexico’s drug war

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24 Aug 2011

Nuclear experts warn of Libya dirty bomb material

“A research center near Tripoli has stocks of nuclear material that could be used to make a “dirty bomb,” a former senior U.N. inspector said on Wednesday, warning of possible looting during turmoil in Libya.” Source: Nuclear experts warn of Libya dirty bomb material | Reuters

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24 Aug 2011

U.S. braces for ‘huge’ Hurricane Irene

“Hurricane Irene intensified into a Category 3 storm Wednesday, threatening much of the United States’ East Coast in the coming days. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 115 mph, and is expected to strengthen further “in the next day or so,” the National Hurricane Center said Wednesday morning.” Source:

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23 Aug 2011

Trinidad declares state of emergency in crime hot-spots

“A limited state of emergency is in force in several areas of Trinidad and Tobago, as the government moves to tackle a recent spike in violent crime. “ (Source: BBC News – Trinidad declares state of emergency in crime hot-spots.)

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23 Aug 2011

Rebels battle with Gadhafi forces for control of airport, compound

“As Libyan rebels fought to consolidate their hold on Tripoli on Monday and early Tuesday, reports emerged that two sons of Libya’s longtime leader were free despite earlier reports that rebels had captured them. Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, appeared to reporters in a convoy of

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22 Aug 2011

Senior Yemen official dies from palace attack injuries

“The third most powerful political figure in the Yemeni government has died from wounds he received in the presidential palace attack in Sanaa last June.” (Source: Senior Yemen official dies from palace attack injuries – CNN.com.)

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21 Aug 2011

Army downplays US warning about LeT attacks on India

“Asserting that the recent US warning about LeT attacks on India had ‘no special intelligence value’, the Army on Sunday said it had eliminated top commanders of the outfit which has increased ‘desperation’ of militants to infiltrate into Kashmir ahead of winter. “ (Source: Army downplays US warning about LeT

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