13 Nov 2010

Locally acquired case of dengue fever turns up in Miami

“The first locally acquired case of dengue fever in Miami-Dade County in more than 50 years was confirmed Thursday by health officials. They warned people to take precautions against the mosquitoes that carry it. “This is a big deal,” said Lillian Rivera, administrator of the Miami-Dade Health Department. “We have

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13 Nov 2010

Insurgent attacks ripple across Afghanistan

“Violence hopscotched across Afghanistan on Saturday, as a suicide bomber killed 10 people in a northern province and coalition troops repelled an assault by a squad of gunmen and suicide bombers on a base in the country’s east region. In Afghanistan’s south, North Atlantic Treaty Organization forces reported the deaths

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12 Nov 2010

China says pirates hijack cargo ship with 29 aboard in the Arabian Sea

“Pirates hijacked a cargo ship with 29 Chinese sailors aboard in the Arabian Sea and told the shipping company they were taking it toward Somalia, Chinese officials and state media said Saturday. The attack came just two days after another 17 Chinese sailors returned home after being held by Somali

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12 Nov 2010

Haiti cholera toll at 800, U.S. risk seen low

“The death toll in Haiti’s cholera epidemic climbed on Thursday to 800, according to an American medical expert, but U.S. health authorities said the risk of widespread transmission to the United States was low, given good sanitation there. Fatalities from the diarrheal disease have risen steadily since the start of

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11 Nov 2010

Israel issues severe travel warning: al-Qaida may attack in Sinai

“The National Security Council on Thursday issued a severe terror and kidnapping threat, warning Israelis against travelling to Egypt and Sinai. The council specified that they had received intelligence of a possible terror attack by a radical Islamic organization affiliated with al-Qaida that has been stationed in the Sinai. “

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10 Nov 2010

Mexican cartel offers to dissolve itself

“A letter purportedly signed by a major Mexican drug cartel offers to dissolve the gang if the government promises to protect citizens in the western state where it is based, authorities said Wednesday. Prosecutors said they couldn’t immediately verify the letter’s authenticity — or the offer’s sincerity — but stressed

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10 Nov 2010

Scotland Yard: Cartridge bomb might have exploded over Eastern U.S.

“An explosive device found in a cargo plane in England last month probably would have exploded over the Eastern Seaboard of the United States if it had not been discovered, Scotland Yard said Wednesday. The device was primed to explode about six hours after it was found, a senior U.S.

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09 Nov 2010

France – 5 Arrested on Terrorism Charges

“The authorities have arrested five people suspected of intending to ‘commit terrorist acts’ in France, said Agnès Labrégère, a spokeswoman for the Paris prosecutor’s office. “ (Source: France – 5 Arrested on Terrorism Charges – NYTimes.com)

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09 Nov 2010

Cruise ship stranded without power after fire

“A cruise ship with nearly 3,300 passengers on board was stranded off the coast of Mexico Tuesday after it lost power following an engine room fire, Carnival Cruise Lines said in a statement. The fire occurred about 6 a.m. Monday in the aft engine room of the Carnival Splendor, the

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08 Nov 2010

Al Qaeda cleric posts US death message

“A radical US-born Islamist cleric, linked to the plot to send air cargo bombs from Yemen, has posted a new video message calling for the death of Americans. The US regards Anwar al Awlaki as a leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which has bases in Saudi

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