22 Mar 2011

Portugal braces for govt collapse amid debt crisis

“The leader of Portugal’s main opposition party says the minority government’s downfall is ‘inevitable’ after it failed to win political support for its latest plan to cut the country’s huge debt burden. Portugal is trying to avoid becoming the latest of the 17 eurozone countries to need a bailout, following

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22 Mar 2011

Mexican drug cartels making ugly mark on Central America

“The Mexican drug gangs rapidly infiltrating Central America call El Salvador ‘El Caminito,’ the little pathway. Once an afterthought among drug traffickers, tiny El Salvador is increasingly becoming a favored shipping route for the expanding narco-business. The cartels have been abetted by ruthless street gangs with roots in Los Angeles

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22 Mar 2011

Radiation detected in Washington, but poses no risk

“Radiation from Japan has reached Washington state, but the Department of Health says there is no health risk. According to Tim Church with the Department of Health, the small amounts of radioactive iodine are millions of times lower than levels that would be a health issue and the state’s overall

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22 Mar 2011

Police ’exhausted’ by mail bomb terrorism

“Increased public suspicion of packages containing bombs has not only exhausted the public, but also the Jakarta Police, which has receive a large number of reports of this nature since at least five mail bombs were received by various public figures across Jakarta last week.” Source: Police ’exhausted’ by mail

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20 Mar 2011

Colonel Gaddafi Threatens To Attack Civilian Targets In The Mediterranean In Revenge For UN Action

“The Libyan leader called the broadcaster to warn of retaliation for Western strikes on his country. He declared the attacks ‘an assault against a sovereign state, an assault against Libya’ and claimed the Mediterranean had been turned into a ‘real battlefield’. The leader went on to inform civilians that ‘arms

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19 Mar 2011

Ten dead in attack on bar in Mexican resort of Acapulco

“Ten men died in the early hours of Saturday in an attack on a bar in the Mexican resort city of Acapulco, which also left four people injured. According to the Public Security Ministry of the Mexican state of Guerrero, several armed attackers arrived at the Las Nenas bar, in

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19 Mar 2011

Tokyo water sample shows radioactive iodine

“A sample of tap water from the Japanese capital shows a tiny level of radioactive iodine after an earthquake and tsunami damaged a nuclear power plant 240 km (150 miles) north of Tokyo, the government said on Saturday.” (Tokyo water sample shows radioactive iodine: government | Reuters)

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18 Mar 2011

Several Injured In Syria As Security Forces Clash With Protesters

“Dozens have been injured in Syria on Friday after security forces broke up several anti-government demonstrations being held in several Syrian towns and cities forcefully, according to news reports citing witnesses and officials.” Source: Several Injured In Syria As Security Forces Clash With Protesters

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18 Mar 2011

Nuclear plant chief weeps as Japanese finally admit that radiation leak is serious enough to kill people

“The boss of the company behind the devastated Japanese nuclear reactor today broke down in tears – as his country finally acknowledged the radiation spewing from the over-heating reactors and fuel rods was enough to kill some citizens Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency admitted that the disaster was a

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18 Mar 2011

Mend claims attack on Agip oil facility

“A Nigerian militant group has claimed responsibility for an attack on an Agip facility in the oil-producing Niger Delta, calling it the start of a new concerted campaign of sabotage targeting the oil industry. ‘The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (Mend) hereby confirm that the attack on

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