12 Sep 2011

Kenya pipeline explodes, flattening homes, killing scores

“A fuel pipeline exploded in a densely populated Nairobi slum Monday morning, killing at least 55 people but likely more, police and Kenya Red Cross officials said. The explosion and ensuing fire flattened homes in the Sinai slum of Nairobi. Charred bodies were strewn throughout the wreckage and some were

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12 Sep 2011

1 killed in explosion at nuclear plant in southern France

“French nuclear safety body says an explosion has rocked nuclear plant in southern France” Source: Le Figaro: 1 killed in explosion at nuclear plant in southern France

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12 Sep 2011

5 dead in southeast Turkey after Kurdish attacks

“Kurdish rebels attacked a police station and a paramilitary police headquarters near Turkey’s border with Iraq, killing five people, including three civilians, the region’s governor said Monday.” Source: The Associated Press: 5 dead in southeast Turkey after Kurdish attacks

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10 Sep 2011

Scramble to connect dots in new terror threat

“Analysts are working 24/7 this week at the National Counterterrorism Center, sifting through databases for connections to a possible threat of an attack on New York or Washington around the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. “Some people have not gone home who are working on this,” a counterterrorism official

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10 Sep 2011

Crowds attack Israel embassy in Cairo

“A building housing Israel’s embassy in Cairo, the Egyptian capital, has been stormed by hundreds of protesters who tore down one of the outer embassy walls. Protesters demolished the wall, erected to protect the embassy which has become a focus for protests, with makeshift battering rams and hammers on Friday

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09 Sep 2011

Joint Intelligence Bulletin Warns Of Al Qaeda Potentially Using Vehicle During Attack

“An intelligence bulletin released by U.S. officials Friday warns of a al Qaeda potentially using a vehicle to stage a bombing attack on New York City or Washington, D.C., sometime around the 10th commemoration of Sept. 11, 2001. U.S. officials are seeking a “handful of potential operatives” and a smaller

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09 Sep 2011

US Military Plane Forced Down By North Korean Electronic Attack

“A US military reconnaissance plane came under electronic attack from North Korea and had to make an emergency landing during a major military exercise in March, a political aide said Friday. The aide said the plane suffered disturbance to its GPS system due to jamming signals from the North’s southwestern

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08 Sep 2011

Power out for 2 million in Calif., Ariz., Mexico

“More than 2 million people on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border were left without power Thursday after a major outage that extended from Arizona to southern California, including San Diego, the eighth largest U.S. city.” (Power out for 2 million in Calif., Ariz., Mexico)

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08 Sep 2011

Officials confirm ‘credible but unconfirmed’ 9/11 threat

“U.S. officials said Thursday evening they have “specific, credible but unconfirmed” information about a threat against the United States coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. “We have received credible information very recently about a possible plot directed at the homeland that seems to be focused

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08 Sep 2011

Texas wildfire’s toll makes big jump

“A huge wildfire raging near Austin, Texas, has destroyed nearly 1,400 homes and is still spreading, officials said Thursday. Victoria Koenig, spokeswoman for the Texas Forest Service, said the Bastrop County fire has destroyed 1,368 homes — more than double the estimate officials gave Wednesday. About 240 other homes have

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