25 Aug 2011

U.S. Widens Role in Mexico’s Fight Against Crime

“The Obama administration has expanded its role in Mexico’s fight against organized crime by allowing the Mexican police to stage cross-border drug raids from inside the United States, according to senior administration and military officials. “ (Source: U.S. Widens Role in Mexico’s Fight Against Crime – NYTimes.com.)

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25 Aug 2011

NC counties tell thousands to leave as Irene looms

“Thousands were fleeing an exposed strip of coastal villages and beaches off North Carolina on Thursday as Irene approached, threatening to become the first major hurricane to hit the East Coast in seven years. Hours after a hurricane watch was issued for much of the state’s coast, emergency officials expanded

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25 Aug 2011

Four dead in attacks in Thai south

“Suspected insurgents killed four people in a spate of overnight attacks in Thailand’s Muslim-dominated deep south, police said on Thursday. Armed men opened fire on the house of a village chief in Yala province early on Thursday, sparking a gunfight with defence volunteers. The headman’s son and young granddaughter were

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25 Aug 2011

New typhoon threatens northern Philippines, Taiwan

“A slow-moving typhoon may set off heavy rains, flash floods and landslides in the mountainous northern Philippines before gaining strength and barreling toward Taiwan. “ Source: New typhoon threatens northern Philippines, Taiwan – Weather – msnbc.com

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24 Aug 2011

South Sudan Says 14 Soldiers Killed in Militia Attack

“Fourteen South Sudanese army soldiers were killed in attacks by militia gunmen on Aug. 19 and Aug. 20 in Upper Nile state close to the border with Sudan, army spokesman Philip Aguer said today by phone from the capital, Juba.” (Source: South Sudan Says 14 Soldiers Killed in Militia Attack.)

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24 Aug 2011

Over 220 women murdered in Mexico’s Chihuahua state this year

“More than 220 women have been murdered this year in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua, where 370 were killed in 2010, state Attorney General Carlos Manuel Salas said. Chihuahua, one of Mexico’s most violent states, has registered a total of 2,600 homicides since January, Salas told state legislators. Of

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24 Aug 2011

Mexican terrorists target nanotech researchers with package bombs

“A Mexican terrorist group is targeting nanotechnology researchers around the world. The group, which is influenced by the Unabomber, has sent package bombs to universities and research facilities in South America and Europe. A number of victims, including professors, were injured after they opened mail that exploded. “ Source: Mexican

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24 Aug 2011

4,800 homes evacuated as rail car burns

“More than 4,800 families were out of their homes in Lincoln, California, on Wednesday morning as a railroad tank car loaded with propane burned nearby. The tank car, loaded with about 29,000 gallons of propane, caught fire around noon Tuesday.” Source: 4,800 homes evacuated as rail car burns – This

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24 Aug 2011

U.S. East Coast May Be At Risk of Aftershocks

“The 5.8-magnitude earthquake that surprised the U.S. East Coast with the biggest shake since 1988 may be followed by aftershocks for weeks, scientists said. A 4.2-magnitude followup struck about six hours after the main temblor yesterday. While serious damage from the aftershocks is unlikely, “you could get a pretty good

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24 Aug 2011

Mexico and Cost Rica combat crime

“Mexico and Costa Rica have signed a series of treaties and agreements to combat organized crime and drug trafficking, officials said.” Source: Mexico and Cost Rica combat crime – UPI.com

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