10 Jan 2011

At least three drug groups are fighting for control in Acapulco, Mexico

“With a weekend death toll of more than 30 victims, including 15 who were found decapitated, the Mexican resort city of Acapulco is facing its most gruesome levels of drug-related violence since the start of the drug war in 2006. Authorities in Guerrero state, where Acapulco is located, said that

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07 Jan 2011

Leaked memo reveals ‘credible’ Al Qaeda threat. Fanatics plotting attacks in UK and EU to inflict ‘a large number of casualties’

“Security officials believe Al Qaeda’s ‘International Operations wing’ is plotting one or more attacks in Europe, including against the UK. The restricted document reveals the threat is ‘credible’ and would be designed to claim a ‘large number of casualties’. Possible methods include a suicide or car bomb or the use

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07 Jan 2011

Package That Ignited at Washington Post Office Was Addressed to Napolitano

“A package that ignited today at a Washington post office was addressed to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, a U.S. official said. The official, who wasn’t authorized to speak on the matter and asked for anonymity, said the package caught fire when postal workers threw it into a bin. The

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04 Jan 2011

5 Dead in Guatemala bomb attack

“Five people were killed and more than a dozen others injured Monday when unknown assailants hurled a bomb at a bus in the Guatemalan capital. ‘Four people burned to death inside the bus, including a minor, and a woman died on arrival at the emergency room’ of Roosevelt Hospital, a

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04 Jan 2011

Pakistan attack kills Punjab governor | World news

“The governor of Pakistan’s largest province has been killed in an attack in central Islamabad this afternoon, television stations and government officials said. Punjab governor Salman Taseer was shot nine times by his bodyguard after arriving at Kohsar market, an upmarket shopping area less than a mile from the presidential

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27 Dec 2010

Somalia rebels threaten US attack

“The leader of Somalia’s main armed group al-Shabab has threatened to attack the United States if Barack Obama, the US president, does not embrace Islam. The group has not launched an attack outside Africa but western intelligence agencies have long been concerned about the group targetting young Somali-Americans for recruitment.

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25 Dec 2010

Christmas Bombs in Nigeria’s Jos Kill 32 in Attack Army Calls Terrorism

“At least 32 people were killed in suspected bomb blasts yesterday in the central Nigerian city of Jos, where violence between Christians and Muslims has left hundreds dead this year, Police said. More than 50 people were injured in the explosions, Abdulrahaman Akanno, Plateau state Commissioner of Police, told journalists

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25 Dec 2010

Dutch police arrest Somalis over terrorism plot

“Dutch police arrested 12 Somalis on Christmas Eve on suspicion of plotting an imminent terrorist attack in the Netherlands. The alleged plot was uncovered in a country seen as a potential target for militants over its former military role with NATO forces in Afghanistan and due to the growing influence

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21 Dec 2010

Mumbai on alert over threat of attack against foreigners

“Security was stepped up in India’s financial capital Mumbai on Tuesday, after intelligence warnings of a possible militant attack targeting foreigners, the Press Trust of India (PTI) said. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was scheduled to fly to Mumbai on Wednesday on the second leg of a two-day India visit. ‘Extensive

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20 Dec 2010

Latest Terror Threat in US Aimed to Poison Food

“We operate under the premise that individuals prepared to carry out terrorist acts are in this country,’ said Dec. of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on Dec. 6, 2010. The plot uncovered earlier this year is said to involve the use of two poisons – ricin and cyanide – slipped into

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