15 Apr 2012

Militants attack Bannu jail, 400 inmates escape

“Nearly 400 prisoners escaped from a jail in northwest Pakistan early on Sunday after it was attacked by militants armed with guns and rocket propelled grenades, a senior police official said. “ (Source: Militants attack Bannu jail, 400 inmates escape | DAWN.COM.)

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15 Apr 2012

Hostages held by Shining Path freed after clashes in Peru

“After battling government forces, a Maoist guerrilla group in Peru has released 36 hostages it captured earlier this week, state media reported Saturday.” (Source: Report: Hostages held by Shining Path freed after clashes in Peru – CNN.com.)

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14 Apr 2012

5 soldiers, 8 militants killed in Yemen checkpoint attack

“Five troops and eight militants were killed in Yemen’s business capital of Aden when suspected al Qaeda militants attacked a security checkpoint on Saturday, three security officials told CNN. “ (Source: 5 soldiers, 8 militants killed in Yemen checkpoint attack – CNN.com.)

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13 Apr 2012

Tiny Guinea-Bassau becomes latest West African nation hit by coup

“The military here took control of the national radio station Thursday night and raided the headquarters of the country’s ruling party, raising fears that another coup is unfolding in West Africa. “ Source: Tiny Guinea-Bassau becomes latest West African nation hit by coup | McClatchy

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11 Apr 2012

French Cabinet approves new anti-terrorism measures in wake of deadly March shooting spree

“The conservative French government on Wednesday unveiled new counterterrorism measures to punish those who visit extremist websites or travel to weapons-training camps abroad, in the wake of deadly shootings by an suspected Islamic extremist in southern France last month.” Source: French Cabinet approves new anti-terrorism measures in wake of deadly

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11 Apr 2012

Mexico’s Veracruz State Rolls Out New Security Operation

“State police backed by military personnel have launched the third special operation targeting crime in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, Gov. Javier Duarte said. “Operation Safe Cordoba” is being launched Tuesday in the wake of the successful “Safe Veracruz” and “Safe Orizaba” operations, “with the goal of reinforcing security

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11 Apr 2012

Quake off Indonesia triggers tsunami alert

“A massive earthquake struck off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Wednesday afternoon, triggering a tsunami alert for the Indian Ocean.” (Source: Quake off Indonesia triggers tsunami alert – CNN.com.)

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11 Apr 2012

8 cab drivers slain in northern Mexico, 3 injured

“Gunmen killed eight cab drivers Tuesday in two attacks in the city of Monterrey in northern Mexico, officials said. Three people including an 8-year-old girl “ (Source: 8 cab drivers slain in northern Mexico, 3 injured | www.foxreno.com.)

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11 Apr 2012

A huge buried treasure in Mozambique

“Two companies, Anadarko of the US and ENI of Italy, have announced gas finds of over 50 trillion cubic feet (tcf) combined off Mozambique. Abutting the Tanzanian border, both Area 1 (Anadarko) and Area 4 (ENI) form part of the promising geology of the Rovuma Basin. And there may well

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10 Apr 2012

China sets up rare earth body to shake up industry

“China on Sunday set up a rare earth industry association, state media reported, in a move to speed up consolidation of its sprawling industry that has drawn fire for what overseas trade partners call unfair export quotas.” (Source: China sets up rare earth body to shake up industry | Reuters.)

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