18 Oct 2010

8 private security guards die in Afghan clash

“Eight guards of a private security company were killed and three wounded in a clash between insurgents and the private security company Sunday night, officials said. The clash took place in southern Afghanistan’s Helmand province, said Daud Ahmadi, the spokesman for the province’s governor. The company was providing security for

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17 Oct 2010

Philippines on alert as Super Typhoon Megi nears landfall

“Emergency crews in the Philippines were on standby Monday morning as the island nation braced for a ‘super typhoon’ that could trigger flooding and landslides. Super Typhoon Megi, also known as Juan, is expected to make landfall midday Monday at or near super-typhoon strength, with winds possibly in excess of

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17 Oct 2010

Official: New al Qaeda threat targets Europe, ‘notably France’

“Saudi Arabian intelligence services are warning of a new terrorist threat from al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula targeting Europe, especially France, French Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux said in a radio interview Sunday. ‘Several days ago the Saudi services alerted their European counterparts that there was a terrorist threat on

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15 Oct 2010

Mexican assassins headed to Arizona

“Drug smuggling gangs in Mexican have sent well-armed assassins, or ‘sicarios,’ into Arizona to locate and kill bandits who are ambushing and stealing loads of cocaine, marijuana and heroin headed to buyers in the United States, the Department of Homeland Security has warned Arizona law enforcement authorities. In a memo

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14 Oct 2010

Mexico Mining Officials Say Mines A Target Of Organized Crime

“Mexico’s mining sector is becoming a target of organized crime groups, which have carried out kidnappings, robberies and even killings, mining officials said Thursday. ‘The situation is very difficult,’ said Ramon Davila, director of the First Majestic mining company, during a mining forum. ‘There have been threats by organized crime.’

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13 Oct 2010

Jonas Brothers Cancel Mexico Concert Due To Violence

“Killings and shootouts have become common fare in Mexico’s violent north. But the latest casualty of its disintegrating security differed from the norm: a Jonas Brothers concert, set for the city of Monterrey later this month. The American boy-band, popular among teeny-boppers on both sides of the border, abruptly canceled

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12 Oct 2010

Al-Qaeda calls for terror attack on crowded Washington restaurant at lunch hour

“Al-Qaeda has called on American jihadis to carry out a terror attack on a crowded restaurant in Washington to massacre US government workers. The terror threat was unearthed from the second edition of Al-Qaeda’s English-language magazine ‘Inspire’. ‘A random hit at a crowded restaurant in Washington, D.C., at lunch hour

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12 Oct 2010

Nigeria police station destroyed in ‘Boko Haram attack’

“A police station in the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri has been destroyed in an attack blamed on the Boko Haram Islamic sect. One policeman was injured by gunmen who shot at the entrance before an explosion inside injured another policeman and woman. At least 16 people, mostly police officers,

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09 Oct 2010

Gunmen torch 29 more NATO oil tankers in Pakistan

“Gunmen armed with a rocket torched 29 NATO oil tankers in southwestern Pakistan before dawn Saturday, the latest attack on the supply line for international troops in Afghanistan since Pakistani authorities closed a key border crossing amid a dispute with the United States. Two responding police officers were wounded. Local

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06 Oct 2010

France warns of high terror risk in Britain

“France’s Foreign Ministry is warning French travelers of a high terrorism risk in Britain, asking them to be watchful in public transport and busy tourist areas across the English Channel. A message posted on the ministry’s Web site late Tuesday said British authorities have warned that ‘the level of terrorist

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