02 Apr 2012

Mali coup leader reinstates old constitution

“The leader of Mali’s recent coup says he is reinstating the nation’s previous constitution amid international pressure to restore constitutional order.” (Source: Mali coup leader reinstates old constitution – Boston.com.)

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02 Apr 2012

Government plans web and email surveillance to combat crime and terrorism

“Web browsing habits, email conversations and phone calls will be monitored by the government under new legislation set to be unveiled in May. The government is planning to announce the legislation in the Queen’s Speech in May, with Home Office confirming it believes such steps are necessary to tackle criminality

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02 Apr 2012

UK at ‘extreme’ risk of flu pandemic as millions of foreign visitors expected for Olympics

“This summer’s Olympics will increase the already ‘extreme risk’ of a flu pandemic spreading in the UK, according to a new report. Britain was ranked second only to Singapore for its vulnerability to the rapid spread of an influenza outbreak.” (Source: Olympics | Mail Online.)

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01 Apr 2012

Financers and Sex Trafficking

“THE biggest forum for sex trafficking of under-age girls in the United States appears to be a Web site called Backpage.com.” This emporium for girls and women — some under age or forced into prostitution — is in turn owned by an opaque private company called Village Voice Media. Until

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30 Mar 2012

Attack on Russian banker in London leaves trail of clues back to Moscow

“Gorbuntsov survived. He remains in a critical condition in hospital. But his shooting is the most high-profile attack on a Russian in London since the 2006 polonium murder of Alexander Litvinenko. It is also a throwback to the 1990s, when rival Russian businessmen typically settled their feuds using bombs and

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28 Mar 2012

Olympic Security Review After France Attacks

“Britain has planned for a dizzying array of security nightmares surrounding the Olympics, including a coordinated attack like the London transit bombings, a dirty bomb or a cyberattack.” (Source: Olympic Security Review After France Attacks – ABC News.)

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28 Mar 2012

Link Grows Between Terrorism, Organized Crime, Officials Say

” The two missions of fighting terrorism and combating global organized crime are increasingly linked, senior Defense Department officials told Congress yesterday. Michael A. Sheehan, assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low-intensity conflict; Garry Reid, deputy assistant secretary of defense for special operations and combating terrorism; and William

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27 Mar 2012

Attack on aid worker ‘payback for massacre’

“THE attack on an Australian aid worker in Afghanistan was retribution for the night-time murder of 17 unarmed Afghan civilians by US soldier Robert Bales, the Taliban has said.” (Source: Attack on aid worker ‘payback for massacre’.)

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27 Mar 2012

Naxal attack in Gadchiroli kills 12 CRPF men

“While 12 personnel including three sub inspectors died, 28 constables of the ‘192 batallion’ of the Central Reserve Police Force were injured after Naxals triggered a blast targeting their bus on an inter-state road in Dhanora Taluka in Gadchiroli district on Tuesday morning. The bus was part of a fleet

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25 Mar 2012

7.2-magnitude earthquake strikes central Chile

“A 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit central Chile on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.” (7.2-magnitude earthquake strikes central Chile – CNN.com)

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