26 Aug 2011

Expert: Drug gangs control half of Mexico

“Violent crime has become a problem of national security in Mexico, where half of the territory is outside of state control and “we’re in the hands of the narcos,” an intelligence expert and author of a new book on Mexico’s public safety woes, said. Jorge Carrillo Olea, founder of Mexico’s

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26 Aug 2011

Irene evacuations, transit shutdown ordered in NYC

“Nearly 300,000 people were ordered Friday to evacuate flood-prone areas and subways, buses and trains prepared to shut down a day later as Hurricane Irene steamed toward New York, the most powerful storm to target the city in decades. It was the first time the nation’s largest city was evacuated.

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26 Aug 2011

Brazilian gunmen attack van carrying oil employees

“Police say four gunmen intercepted a van and a microbus carrying seven U.S. citizens, one Canadian and 10 Brazilians working for a company that provides services to Brazil’s state-run oil company Petrobras. “ Source: Brazilian gunmen attack van carrying oil employees – El Paso Times

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26 Aug 2011

Somali Islamists behead 11 civilians in capital

“Residents say Somali Islamist rebels have beheaded at least 11 civilians in the capital in the past two weeks. They said Friday the attacks are designed to show the insurgency can still act in Mogadishu after withdrawing from their bases there earlier this month. The al-Shabab rebels said the retreat

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26 Aug 2011

Colombia sees surge in violent crime against oil workers

“Thanks in part to dramatically improved security in recent years, Colombia has vaulted into the major leagues of global crude producers. Ironically, that same success may be driving a surge in violent crime against oil workers flooding into areas formerly considered off-limits to outsiders.” Source: Colombia sees surge in violent

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26 Aug 2011

Fukushima caesium leaks ‘equal 168 Hiroshimas’

“Government nuclear experts, however, said the World War II bomb blast and the accidental reactor meltdowns at Fukushima, which has seen ongoing radiation leaks but no deaths so far, were beyond comparison. The amount of caesium-137 released since the three reactors were crippled by the March 11 quake and tsunami

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26 Aug 2011

Deadly bomb blast rocks U.N. building in Nigerian capital

“At least seven people have been killed and many more injured in a bombing Friday at the U.N. building in the center of the Nigerian capital, Abuja, witnesses say. CNN’s Alkasim Abdulkadir, in Abuja, said he had seen seven bodies brought into the National Hospital by Red Cross officials. He

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25 Aug 2011

Scores dead in Mexico casino attack

“At least 40 people are dead after two dozen armed men burst into the premises and began dousing it with fuel.” (Source: Scores dead in Mexico casino attack – Americas – Al Jazeera English.)

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25 Aug 2011

9 Killed In Bomb Attack Against Iraqi Police

“Iraqi police and hospital officials say two bombings west of the capital have killed nine people, including eight policemen.” (Source: 9 Killed In Bomb Attack Against Iraqi Police | FoxNews.com.)

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25 Aug 2011

West Nile still a risk, experts warn after woman’s death

“Canadians should stay vigilant about fending off mosquitoes in the coming weeks, health officials said after an Ontario woman’s death was linked to the West Nile virus. “ (Source: West Nile still a risk, experts warn after woman’s death – CTV News.)

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