24 Jan 2011

Terrorist bombing at Moscow airport kills 35

“A suicide bomber attacked Moscow’s busiest airport on Monday, killing 35 people and wounding about 100, authorities and state television said. The blast occurred around 4:30 p.m. at the entrance of the international arrivals section of Domodedovo Airport, the Itar-Tass news agency reported, citing a spokeswoman for the Russian Investigative

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18 Jan 2011

Mend warns of attacks on oil sector

“A Nigerian militant group warned on Tuesday of attacks on fuel depots and vehicles transporting petroleum products, saying it would launch the strikes in response to the arrest of its members. ‘Advance warning for immediate evacuation is hereby issued to residents in close proximity to depots storing petroleum products such

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17 Jan 2011

14 Die in shootout in Mexico

“Two soldiers and 12 gunmen were killed during a nearly six-hour-long battle in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, Mexican authorities said Friday. The clashes occurred in Xalapa, the state capital, the commander of the 6th Military Region, Carlos Rene Aguilar Paez, told a press conference. Five assault rifles, three

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14 Jan 2011

US warns travelers of violence in Tunisia

“The United States warned Americans on Thursday about the risk of violence during demonstrations in Tunisia, advising against nonessential travel to the north African country. The Department of State’s travel alert warned of ‘intensifying political and social unrest’ including clashes between protesters and police that have resulted in dozens of

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11 Jan 2011

Scores missing as ‘inland tsunami’ hits Australian town

“Three quarters of the state of Queensland has been declared a disaster zone after torrential rain threatened the worst flooding in the state capital in 37 years. Ten people were confirmed dead in flash flooding Tuesday which swept through the town of Toowoomba, about 125 kilometers (80 miles) west of

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11 Jan 2011

10 southerners reported killed in new Sudan attack

“Arab tribesman killed 10 people and wounded 18 as they attacked a bus carrying southern Sudanese traveling from the country’s north to their home region, which is holding an independence referendum, an official said Tuesday. A leader of the Misseriya tribe, whose members are mostly nomadic cattle herders and which

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11 Jan 2011

13 killed in Nigerian village attack

“An attack on a Christian village in central Nigeria early Tuesday morning left 13 people dead, an official said. At about midnight, the village of Kuru Station was attacked by unknown assailants, Riyom local government chairman Simon Mwadkon told CNN. Three houses were attacked and 12 people were killed at

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10 Jan 2011

At least three drug groups are fighting for control in Acapulco, Mexico

“With a weekend death toll of more than 30 victims, including 15 who were found decapitated, the Mexican resort city of Acapulco is facing its most gruesome levels of drug-related violence since the start of the drug war in 2006. Authorities in Guerrero state, where Acapulco is located, said that

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07 Jan 2011

Leaked memo reveals ‘credible’ Al Qaeda threat. Fanatics plotting attacks in UK and EU to inflict ‘a large number of casualties’

“Security officials believe Al Qaeda’s ‘International Operations wing’ is plotting one or more attacks in Europe, including against the UK. The restricted document reveals the threat is ‘credible’ and would be designed to claim a ‘large number of casualties’. Possible methods include a suicide or car bomb or the use

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07 Jan 2011

Package That Ignited at Washington Post Office Was Addressed to Napolitano

“A package that ignited today at a Washington post office was addressed to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, a U.S. official said. The official, who wasn’t authorized to speak on the matter and asked for anonymity, said the package caught fire when postal workers threw it into a bin. The

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