05 Apr 2012

160,000 Businesses Left Mexico in 2011 Due to Violence

“More than 160,000 businesses left Mexico last year due to persistent violent crime woes, according to the president of the country’s largest business group, Coparmex. “Business leaders and entire families are leaving for other countries in search of security and wellbeing,” Alberto Espinosa said.” Source: Coparmex: 160,000 Businesses Left Mexico

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04 Apr 2012

U.N.: 2.4 Million Human Trafficking Victims

“The U.N. crime-fighting office said Tuesday that 2.4 million people across the globe are victims of human trafficking at any one time, and 80 percent of them are being exploited as sexual slaves.” Source: U.N.: 2.4 Million Human Trafficking Victims – TIME

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04 Apr 2012

Suicide Attack Hits Group of NATO and Afghan Troops

“A suicide bomber steered his motorcycle into a group of American soldiers and Afghan police officers in a northern Afghan city and detonated his explosives on Wednesday, killing as many as 15 people, including officers and civilians, Afghan officials said.” Source: Suicide Attack Hits Group of NATO and Afghan Troops

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04 Apr 2012

Somali woman blows herself up, kills 2

“A young woman strapped with explosives blew herself up on Wednesday at a ceremony in the Somali national theatre attended by the prime minister and other officials, killing at least two.” Source: Somali woman blows herself up, kills 2 | News24

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03 Apr 2012

JTF Kills 2 Boko Haram Members as Renewed Clashes Claim 9

” Barely 24 hours after the Joint Military Task Force (JTF) killed two Boko Haram members in Maiduguri, Borno State, five persons, including two members of the sect were yesterday feared killed in separate gun attacks with the security out in Kano metropolis.” Source: JTF Kills 2 Boko Haram Members

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03 Apr 2012

Wanted by US for $10 million: Hafiz Saeed, mastermind of Mumbai attack

“The United States has offered a $10 million bounty for the founder of the Pakistani militant group blamed for the 2008 attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai that killed 166 people, a move that could complicate U.S.-Pakistan relations at a tense time.” (Source: World News – Wanted by US

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02 Apr 2012

Chinese Insider Offers Rare Glimpse of U.S.-China Frictions

“The senior leadership of the Chinese government increasingly views the competition between the United States and China as a zero-sum game, with China the likely long-range winner if the American economy and domestic political system continue to stumble, according to an influential Chinese policy analyst. “ Source: Chinese Insider Offers

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02 Apr 2012

Al-Qaeda’s online forums go dark for extended period

“Al-Qaeda’s main Web forums have been offline for the past 11 days in what experts say is the longest sustained outage of the sites since they began operating eight years ago. No one has publicly claimed responsibility for disabling the sites, but the breadth and the duration of the outages

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02 Apr 2012

Mali coup leader reinstates old constitution

“The leader of Mali’s recent coup says he is reinstating the nation’s previous constitution amid international pressure to restore constitutional order.” (Source: Mali coup leader reinstates old constitution – Boston.com.)

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02 Apr 2012

Government plans web and email surveillance to combat crime and terrorism

“Web browsing habits, email conversations and phone calls will be monitored by the government under new legislation set to be unveiled in May. The government is planning to announce the legislation in the Queen’s Speech in May, with Home Office confirming it believes such steps are necessary to tackle criminality

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