03 Oct 2011

Greece’s Shrinking Growth Binds Nation in Debt Cycle

“Drowning in red ink, Greece has nowhere to turn to revive the economic growth that might put its debt on a sustainable trajectory, reassure angry foreign creditors and offer hope to its recession-weary citizens. “ (Europe: Greece’s Shrinking Growth Binds Nation in Debt Cycle – CNBC)

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03 Oct 2011

At Least 19 Killed In Attack On Nigerian Village

“At least 19 people have been shot or hacked to death in a brutal attack by a group of unidentified gunmen on a village in northwestern Nigeria, officials said late on Sunday.” Source: At Least 19 Killed In Attack On Nigerian Village

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03 Oct 2011

7 bodies dumped at bus stop in Mexican resort

“The bullet-riddled, bound bodies of seven men were dumped Sunday at a downtown bus stop in the Pacific resort town of Zihuatanejo, police said, as drug violence claimed at least 20 people this weekend along a stretch of coastal tourist destinations. “ Source: 7 bodies dumped at bus stop in

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01 Oct 2011

2 powerful cartels dominate in Mexico drug war

“Five years after President Felipe Calderon launched an offensive against Mexico’s five main drug cartels, the nation is now dominated by two powerful organizations that appear poised for a one-on-one battle to control drug markets and trafficking routes. “ Source: 2 powerful cartels dominate in Mexico drug war – CBS

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01 Oct 2011

Philippines hit with second typhoon in a week

“Another typhoon made landfall in the Philippines on Saturday, just as the nation was recovering from deadly Typhoon Nesat. Typhoon Nalgae, known locally as Quiel, slammed into the northern province of Aurora at about 9 a.m. Saturday, said Jun Galang, a local weather forecaster .” Source: Philippines hit with second

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01 Oct 2011

FBI, security officials warn of possible retaliation over al-Awlaki killing

“U.S. officials are warning the killing of American-born militant cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, the face of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, could spark retaliatory attacks, according to a bulletin obtained by CNN. The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security issued a joint bulletin late Friday that warned supporters might

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30 Sep 2011

Pirates off the coast of Guinea in West Africa attack, rob cargo ship

“A piracy watchdog group says armed pirates raided a cargo ship anchored off the coast of Guinea in West Africa.” Source: Pirates off the coast of Guinea in West Africa attack, rob cargo ship – The Washington Post

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30 Sep 2011

10 Mexican Federal Cops Indicted for Extortion, Kidnapping

“A Mexican judge has indicted 10 Federal Police officers in the northern border city of Ciudad Juarez on a raft of charges, including extortion and kidnapping, officials said. Judge Carlos Miguel Garcia Treviño formally accused the officers Wednesday after finding sufficient evidence of their involvement in crimes that also included

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30 Sep 2011

U.S.-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki killed: Yemeni officials

“American-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who preached terror as the public face of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, has been killed in Yemen, the nation’s Defense Ministry said Friday. The United States regards al-Awlaki, who was believed to be hiding in Yemen, as a terrorist and the biggest threat

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30 Sep 2011

Decapitations Appearing Now in Puerto Rican Drug Wars

“Decapitations as part of ongoing drug wars has become a common news item in Mexico. Now these beheadings, murder-as-message, are appearing in Puerto Rico. As the drug war violence in Mexico escalates to horrifying levels, spreading beyond the rival gangs to encompass government officials, members of the media, schools and

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