16 May 2011

Mob attacks Christian protest in Egypt

“An angry mob attacked a group of mainly Christian protesters demanding drastic measures to heal religious tension amid a spike in violence, leaving 65 people injured, officials said Sunday.” Source: Mob attacks Christian protest in Egypt – USATODAY.com

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16 May 2011

U.S. Officially Hits Debt Ceiling

“It’s official: The U.S. government hit the debt ceiling on Monday, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told Congress. Geithner said he would have to suspend investments in federal retirement funds until Aug. 2 in order to create room for the government to continue borrowing in the debt markets. “ Source: U.S.

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13 May 2011

850 people likely killed in clashes in Syria

“The two-month-long crackdown down by Syrian security forces on anti-government protesters may have left as many as 850 people dead, a U.N. official said on Friday. The rising death toll was announced as Syrian security forces braced for nationwide protests after Friday prayers. Activists are referring to the turnout as

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13 May 2011

Osama bin Laden ‘revenge’ attack kills scores in Pakistan

“A double bomb attack on a military training centre in north-west Pakistan has killed at least 80 people in the first militant riposte since US troops killed Osama bin Laden on 2 May. The Pakistan Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing, which ripped through a crowd of recruits at the

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06 May 2011

Al Qaeda confirms bin Laden death and vows revenge

“Al Qaeda confirmed the death of Osama bin Laden on Friday in an Internet message that vowed revenge on the United States and its allies, including Pakistan, according to a statement issued by the Islamist militant group. Five days after President Barack Obama announced bin Laden’s death in a U.S.

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06 May 2011

Oil prices continue to fall

“Oil prices plunged more than 8% Thursday as weak economic data and a strengthening dollar drove crude to its biggest one-day drop since April 2009. The main U.S. oil contract for June delivery settled down $9.44, or 8.6%, to $99.80 a barrel. That’s its lowest level since mid-March and marks

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05 May 2011

Osama Bin Laden’s computer files show Al Qaeda eyed attacks on U.S. rail system for 9/11 anniversary

“Al Qaeda considered attacking America’s rail system on the upcoming 10th anniversary of 9/11, a bulletin from the FBI and Homeland Security said. The information came from the late Osama Bin Laden’s computer files, according to the bulletin. ‘We have no information of any imminent terrorist threat,’ said Department of

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02 May 2011

U.S. anticipates al Qaeda ‘threats of retaliation’

” The U.S. Department of Homeland Security expects ‘threats of retaliation’ from al Qaeda in the aftermath of Osama bin Laden’s death, a department official told CNN early Monday. ‘We certainly anticipate threats of retaliation — this is an organization that declared war on the United States more than a

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01 May 2011

Osama bin Laden Killed by US Strike

“Osama bin Laden, hunted as the mastermind behind the worst-ever terrorist attack on U.S. soil, has been killed, sources told ABC News. His death brings to an end a tumultuous life that saw bin Laden go from being the carefree son of a Saudi billionaire, to terrorist leader and the

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28 Apr 2011

Terrorist attack hits cafe in Morocco, 14 dead

“A massive terrorist bombing tore through a tourist cafe in the bustling heart of Marrakech’s old quarter, killing at least 11 foreigners and three Moroccans in the country’s deadliest attack in eight years. At least 23 people were wounded in the Thursday blast a few minutes before noon in Djemma

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