07 Nov 2010

China tees up G20 showdown with US

“China has curtly dismissed a US proposal to address global economic imbalances, setting the stage for a potential showdown at next week’s G20 meeting in Seoul. Cui Tiankai, a deputy foreign minister and one of China’s lead negotiators at the G20, said on Friday that the US plan for limiting

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06 Nov 2010

Haiti children ‘fatal disease risk’

“Cold, damp conditions in Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Tomas have left thousands of children at risk of catching potentially fatal diseases, Save the Children has warned. The UK-based charity said children could be exposed to malaria, diarrhoea, dengue fever and pneumonia, as well as skin infections. There are

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06 Nov 2010

Pirates say $nine-mln ransom paid for Singapore ship

“Somali pirates said on Saturday they had received a nine million dollar ransom in a helicopter air drop for the release of a Singapore-flagged cargo ship with 19 Chinese crew. ‘The boat was freed this (Saturday) morning after the payment of nine million dollars to my colleagues,’ one of the

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05 Nov 2010

Leader of Mexico Gulf drug cartel killed in shootout

“A leader of Mexico’s powerful Gulf drug cartel, Ezequiel Cardenas Guillen, also known as ‘Tony Tormenta,’ was killed in a shootout with soldiers in northeastern Mexico, officials said. ‘Ezequiel Cardenas Guillen, leader of the Gulf criminal organization, was brought down,’ public security spokesman Alejandro Poire told journalists. Three outlaws and

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05 Nov 2010

Confessions in Mexico tourist deaths posted on YouTube

“Yet another macabre mystery of Mexico’s drug war — the presumed slaughter of 20 tourists in Acapulco — apparently has been solved by thugs who captured the alleged killers, posted their confessions on the Internet, then murdered them and directed police to the crime scene. “ (Source: Confessions in Mexico

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05 Nov 2010

Suicide attacker strikes Pakistan mosque, killing 50

“At least 50 people were killed and 80 others were wounded Friday in a suicide attack that targeted anti-Taliban members at a mosque in northwestern Pakistan, said Shahid Ullah, a senior district government official. The incident occurred in Darra Adam Khel, about 40 kilometers south of Peshawar, during Friday prayers,

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05 Nov 2010

All 68 Aboard Cuban Airliner Killed in Crash

“A state airliner filled with Cubans and travelers from Europe and Latin America crashed and burst into flames in a mountainous area after declaring an emergency and losing contact with air traffic controllers. All 40 Cubans and 28 foreigners aboard died, authorities announced early Friday.” (All 68 Aboard Cuban Airliner

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05 Nov 2010

Death toll climbs to 69 in Indonesia volcano’s latest eruption

“The latest eruption of Indonesia’s Mount Merapi volcano, on Friday, killed at least 69 people and injured 77 others, hospital officials said. Many of the injured were burned, said officials at Sardjito Hospital. Bodies recovered from a village about 16 kilometers (9.9 miles) from the volcano were badly burned, Commissioner

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04 Nov 2010

Tomas approaches Haiti; landfall expected in Cuba

“Rain associated with Tropical Storm Tomas began falling on Haiti on Thursday afternoon as aid agencies scrambled to move as many people as possible into storm shelters. The storm — even if it does not regain hurricane strength — could deal a disastrous blow to a nation still struggling to

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04 Nov 2010

South Yemen car bomb kills two, wounds 22

“A car bomb targeting security forces killed two people Thursday in Yemen, where troops are hunting Al-Qaeda jihadists believed behind two US-bound parcel bombs as well as radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaqi. The blast tore through a market near security headquarters in the south Yemen town of Daleh, killing two people,

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