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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03 Nov 2010

Militants attack oil pipeline in southern Yemen

“A Yemeni security official says militants have sabotaged an oil pipeline in southern Yemen, sending black smoke billowing into the sky. The official said he did not know if al-Qaida’s local offshoot was behind the attack and he did not have details on how the pipeline was sabotaged.” (Source: Militants

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03 Nov 2010

US, 4 other countries warn of terrorist attacks in PHL

“One week after a near attack by terrorists on its shores, the United States, along with four other countries, issued travel warnings about potential terror threats in the Philippines, particularly in parts of Mindanao. The US issued on Wednesday (Manila time) a warning against traveling to the Philippines due to

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02 Nov 2010

Blasts in Baghdad kill at least 50

“At least 50 people were killed and 75 wounded in a wave of blasts across Baghdad on Tuesday, police said. There were 14 explosions. Ten were car bombs, three were roadside bombs, and another was what’s called a sticky bomb — a device that’s placed on an object, many times

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02 Nov 2010

Explosions outside Swiss, Russian Embassies in Greece

“No one was injured Tuesday in separate explosions outside the Swiss and Russian Embassies here, police said, a day after a parcel bomb addressed to another embassy exploded and wounded one person. The object at the Swiss Embassy was a small bomb that was thrown into the building’s courtyard, police

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02 Nov 2010

Egypt beefs up security after al-Qaida threat

“Egyptian police on Tuesday beefed up security measures for a Coptic festival being held in the ancient city of Luxor after a recent al-Qaida threat to Christians in the Middle East, a security official said. The measures came after the deadly attack on a Catholic church in Baghdad that killed

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01 Nov 2010

Three Americans killed in Mexico

“Three Americans were fatally shot over the weekend in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico’s notorious murder capital and a focal point of its brutal drug violence, US officials say. US State Department spokesman Philip Crowley said it was not clear if the three Americans were killed in deliberate attacks or if they

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01 Nov 2010

Death toll rises to 58 in Iraq church standoff

“The death toll from a hostage standoff at a Catholic church in Baghdad has risen to 58, police officials with the Iraqi Interior Ministry said Monday. Seventy-five others were wounded in the attack by armed gunmen Sunday, the officials said, adding that most of the casualties were women and children.

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01 Nov 2010

15 killed during Somali insurgent attack

“Officials said an attack by Islamic militants against government soldiers in the Somali capital has left at least 15 people dead on Monday. Residents of northern Mogadishu said the insurgents fired machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades on government and African Union peacekeepers’ bases in an hourslong battle beginning Sunday afternoon.”

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