25 Oct 2011

Hurricane Rina picks up steam near Central America; evacuees still missing

“ina strengthened to a Category 2 hurricane in the western Caribbean early Tuesday, packing 100 mph winds, the National Hurricane Center in Miami reported.” Source: Hurricane Rina picks up steam near Central America; evacuees still missing – CNN.com

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25 Oct 2011

FBI — 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment

“Gangs continue to commit criminal activity, recruit new members in urban, suburban, and rural regions across the United States, and develop criminal associations that expand their influence over criminal enterprises, particularly street-level drug sales. The most notable trends for 2011 have been the overall increase in gang membership, and the

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23 Oct 2011

Nairobi nightclub grenade attack injures 14

“A grenade attack on a nightclub in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, has left 14 people injured, say police. The grenade was throw in the club early on Monday morning – the motive was not immediately clear.” (BBC News – Nairobi nightclub grenade attack injures 14)

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23 Oct 2011

Powerful earthquake strikes poor region in Turkey

“As night fell over eastern Turkey on Sunday following the most powerful earthquake in more than a decade, citizens were using flashlights and shovels as they clambered over the rubble of collapsed buildings looking for survivors.” Source: Powerful earthquake strikes poor region in Turkey – CNN.com

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22 Oct 2011

WHO warns of disease risk in flood-hit Thailand

“Thailand’s hundreds of thousands of flood victims are at risk of water-borne diseases and infections, the World Health Organisation said Saturday, though no major outbreaks have been reported yet.” (AFP: WHO warns of disease risk in flood-hit Thailand)

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22 Oct 2011

U.S. Embassy in Kenya warns citizens of ‘imminent threat’

“The U.S. Embassy in Kenya warned American citizens Saturday of an ‘imminent threat of terrorist attacks’ after Kenya sent troops across the border into Somalia to pursue suspected Islamic militants from Al-Shabaab.” (U.S. Embassy in Kenya warns citizens of ‘imminent threat’ – CNN.com)

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21 Oct 2011

U.S. Ratchets Up Anti-Terrorism Pressure On Pakistan

“The Obama administration on Friday intensified pressure on Pakistan to do more to crack down on Islamist militants destabilizing Afghanistan, as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered a tough public message that extremists have been able to operate in and from Pakistan for too long.” Source: U.S. Ratchets

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21 Oct 2011

Police Intelligence Chief Murdered in Southern Colombia

“The head of the police intelligence unit in the southern Colombian province of Putumayo was stabbed to death during a robbery, officials said Thursday.” Source: Latin American Herald Tribune – Police Intelligence Chief Murdered in Southern Colombia

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21 Oct 2011

Basque group ETA announces end to campaign of violence

“The Basque separatist group ETA announced Thursday a “definitive cessation of its armed activity” in a statement published on the website of Gara, a newspaper that the group has used to convey messages in the past. Listed as a terrorist organization by Spain, the United States and the European Union,

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21 Oct 2011

Mexican Army Patrol Attacked with Car Bomb

“A car bomb exploded Thursday in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey as an army patrol drove by, but no injuries have been reported, officials said. The bomb went off just after 4:00 a.m. in the Ladrillera section of Monterrey, the capital of Nuevo Leon state, as the soldiers chased

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