08 Nov 2010

At least 19 people dead in militant attacks in NE India

“At least 19 people have been killed in attacks by separatist rebels on markets and a bus in India’s north-eastern state of Assam. Police told the BBC that a group of heavily armed guerrillas waylaid the bus and opened fire indiscriminately. Ten passengers died on the spot, scores of others

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08 Nov 2010

Oil price hits two-year high amid Nigeria rig attack

“Oil prices reached two-year high points on Monday before profit-taking pushed them down, while attention was on Nigeria after an oil rig was attacked off the coast of the energy exporting nation. New York’s main contract, light sweet crude for delivery in December, struck 87.49 dollars a barrel — the

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08 Nov 2010

S. Korea’s terror alert raised to highest level ahead of G-20

“South Korean police have raised the nation’s terror alert to the highest level three days ahead of the opening of the Group of 20 summit in Seoul, officials said Monday. The terror alert has been elevated to ‘severe’ — the highest of the four tiers — for the first time

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07 Nov 2010

18 people killed in Ciudad Juarez

“Eighteen people were killed in separate shootings throughout Mexico’s Ciudad Juarez on Saturday, marking it as one of the bloodiest days this year in the nation’s most violent city, officials said Sunday. In one incident, a family of seven was slaughtered while they were outside their home in the southeastern

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07 Nov 2010

China tees up G20 showdown with US

“China has curtly dismissed a US proposal to address global economic imbalances, setting the stage for a potential showdown at next week’s G20 meeting in Seoul. Cui Tiankai, a deputy foreign minister and one of China’s lead negotiators at the G20, said on Friday that the US plan for limiting

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06 Nov 2010

Haiti children ‘fatal disease risk’

“Cold, damp conditions in Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Tomas have left thousands of children at risk of catching potentially fatal diseases, Save the Children has warned. The UK-based charity said children could be exposed to malaria, diarrhoea, dengue fever and pneumonia, as well as skin infections. There are

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06 Nov 2010

Pirates say $nine-mln ransom paid for Singapore ship

“Somali pirates said on Saturday they had received a nine million dollar ransom in a helicopter air drop for the release of a Singapore-flagged cargo ship with 19 Chinese crew. ‘The boat was freed this (Saturday) morning after the payment of nine million dollars to my colleagues,’ one of the

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05 Nov 2010

Leader of Mexico Gulf drug cartel killed in shootout

“A leader of Mexico’s powerful Gulf drug cartel, Ezequiel Cardenas Guillen, also known as ‘Tony Tormenta,’ was killed in a shootout with soldiers in northeastern Mexico, officials said. ‘Ezequiel Cardenas Guillen, leader of the Gulf criminal organization, was brought down,’ public security spokesman Alejandro Poire told journalists. Three outlaws and

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05 Nov 2010

Confessions in Mexico tourist deaths posted on YouTube

“Yet another macabre mystery of Mexico’s drug war — the presumed slaughter of 20 tourists in Acapulco — apparently has been solved by thugs who captured the alleged killers, posted their confessions on the Internet, then murdered them and directed police to the crime scene. “ (Source: Confessions in Mexico

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05 Nov 2010

Suicide attacker strikes Pakistan mosque, killing 50

“At least 50 people were killed and 80 others were wounded Friday in a suicide attack that targeted anti-Taliban members at a mosque in northwestern Pakistan, said Shahid Ullah, a senior district government official. The incident occurred in Darra Adam Khel, about 40 kilometers south of Peshawar, during Friday prayers,

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