15 Sep 2011

Israel clears out embassy staff in Jordan

“Nearly all the staff have been cleared out of the Israeli embassy in the Jordanian capital ahead of an anti-Israel protest in Amman on Thursday, for fear the mission could be attacked like the Israeli embassy in Cairo was last week, Israeli newspapers and radio stations reported.” Source: News from

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15 Sep 2011

Pirates Hijack Tanker and 23 Crew Members off Benin

“Armed pirates commandeered a fuel tanker off the West African nation of Benin on Wednesday and took its 23 crew members hostage, an international piracy monitoring group reported. The hijacking was the latest in a series of increasingly brazen assaults on commercial shipping in a coastal region of Africa that

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15 Sep 2011

UBS discovers $2 billion loss in unauthorized trade

“Swiss banking giant UBS discovered that unauthorized trading has cost it an estimated $2 billion, it announced Thursday. The “unauthorized trading by a trader in its investment bank” could cause the bank to record a loss in the third quarter of this year, it said.” Source: UBS discovers $2 billion

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14 Sep 2011

U.S. agents find rocket launcher near Mexico border

“U.S. Border Patrol agents found a rocket launcher, assault rifles and explosives in a bag along the Rio Grande river in Texas, the agency said on Wednesday, suggesting a link to Mexico’s drug wars. Agents discovered the weapons on Tuesday on a quiet stretch of the Rio Grande near Fronton,

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14 Sep 2011

Free speech in Mexico: Be careful what you Tweet

“SAYING what you think in print has always carried a risk for journalists. Between 2006 and 2010, at least 37 media workers were killed or went missing in Mexico. In some places the risks have become so great that the print and television media have stopped reporting on the drug

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14 Sep 2011

Officials say threat on 9/11 anniversary is unresolved

“Top federal security officials said Tuesday that the terrorist threat to strike the U.S., first disclosed on the eve of 9/11’s 10th anniversary, remains unresolved.” (Source: Officials say threat on 9/11 anniversary is unresolved – USATODAY.com.)

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14 Sep 2011

New airport security policy for kids

“Children 12 years old and younger will soon no longer be required to remove their shoes at airport security checkpoints, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told Congress on Tuesday.” (Source: New airport security policy for kids – The Washington Post.)

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14 Sep 2011

Russia warns of Syria terror threat

“Russia warned on Wednesday that “terrorist organisations” could arise in Syria if President Bashar al-Assad’s regime fell under pressure from ongoing street protests. “ Source: Russia warns of Syria terror threat – Telegraph

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14 Sep 2011

Nigeria Islamists could attack universities

“An Islamist sect responsible for a series of deadly bombings in Nigeria in recent months could target universities in the south of Africa’s most populous nation, police said on Wednesday. Boko Haram, whose name translates from the northern Hausa language as “Western education is sinful”, has claimed responsibility for bombings

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13 Sep 2011

Gunmen attack Shiite pilgrims in western Iraq, kill 22

“Gunman hijacked a bus of Shiite religious pilgrims from Syria traveling through a Sunni area in western Iraq late Monday night, killing 22, officials said. A government spokesman said the bus had just entered a desolate valley west of the Iraqi city of Ramadi when gunmen set up a fake

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