18 Nov 2010

Germany says guarding against Mumbai-style attack

“German authorities are on guard against threats of armed attack on civilians of the kind that killed 166 in the Indian city of Mumbai in 2008, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said Thursday. Police are taking added precautions, de Maiziere said, a day after Germany tightened security measures citing threats

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18 Nov 2010

Hong Kong diagnoses first human bird flu case in 7 years

“The first human case of bird flu in seven years has been diagnosed in Hong Kong, health officials said Thursday, urging the public to take precautions. A 59-year-old woman was hospitalized in serious condition after a trip to mainland China, the Hong Kong Department of Health said. Her illness was

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17 Nov 2010

Germany warns of possible November terrorist attack

“Germany increased security at airports and train stations on Wednesday, after the government received indications a terrorist attack may be planned for the end of November. There were ‘concrete investigative leads,’ that militant Islamist groups were planning attacks on Germany, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere told a news conference. He

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17 Nov 2010

Haiti cholera outbreak spreads to Dominican Republic

“The cholera outbreak in Haiti has spread to the Dominican Republic and that nation has issued a maximum health alert, its health ministry said.” (Source: Haiti cholera outbreak spreads to Dominican Republic – This Just In – CNN.com Blogs)

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17 Nov 2010

Murdoch Warns Of China Economic Prowess

“The US faces an immense economic challenge from China’s explosive economic growth, free trade has gotten a bad rap, and President Barack Obama will have trouble getting reelected, News Corp. Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch told FOX Business Tuesday in a wide-ranging interview. Speaking with Fox Business’ Liz Claman, Murdoch

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16 Nov 2010

Violence subsides in Guinea capital; security high

“Violence subsided in Guinea’s capital Tuesday morning, the day after results from a contentious presidential election were announced. Residents in the worst-hit suburbs said the area was heavily militarized Tuesday morning, with helmeted security officials manning checkpoints and patrolling the road. Overnight gunfire rang out in two neighborhoods soon after

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15 Nov 2010

Protests over Haiti’s cholera outbreak turn violent

“Protesters angry over the government’s handling of a cholera outbreak clashed Monday with peacekeepers in two towns in northern Haiti, where the outbreak began last month. In Cap Haitien, schools and banks were closed, residents set fire to tires at entrances to the town and gunfire ricocheted through the streets,

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15 Nov 2010

Nigeria militants attack Exxon Mobil rig

“Militants in Nigeria’s oil-rich and troubled southern delta attacked an offshore oil rig operated by Exxon Mobil Corp, an assault similar to one last week that saw seven foreigners kidnapped, officials said on Monday. In a brief statement, Exxon Mobil’s Nigerian subsidiary said ‘unknown armed persons’ on Sunday night boarded

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14 Nov 2010

As many as 7 dead in Mexico resort explosion

“As many as seven people, including at least one minor, were killed in an explosion at a resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Sunday, police said. Twenty other people were injured, authorities said. Two of them were Americans, according to the U.S. State Department. Notimex, Mexico’s state news agency, reported

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14 Nov 2010

Tanker Attack Caught On Film: Rare Footage Of Nato Fuel In Flames After Afghanistan Insurgent Attack

“Insurgents have set fire to a convoy of Nato fuel tankers in eastern Afghanistan as British forces prepared to mark Remembrance Sunday. The convoy attack started in the early morning when a group of gunmen rushed on the trucks in Behsud district of Nangarhar province. It was in the same

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