27 Apr 2011

Afghan officer opens fire, kills 9 Americans

“A veteran Afghan military pilot said to be distressed over his personal finances opened fire at Kabul airport after an argument Wednesday, killing eight U.S. troops and an American civilian contractor. Those killed were trainers and advisers for the nascent Afghan air force. The shooting was the deadliest attack by

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27 Apr 2011

U.S. broadens Mexico travel warning

“The U.S. State Department has broadened its travel warning for Mexico, advising citizens to avoid certain areas and steer clear of driving at night. The new alert, issued Friday, urges Americans to defer nonessential travel in regions where drug-related violence has surged, including the border state of Tamaulipas and the

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26 Apr 2011

Karachi: Four killed, 56 injured in Pak Navy buses attack

“Four people were killed and 56 were injured when two Pakistan Navy buses were attacked in Karachi on Tuesday. Two officials were killed when a bus of the Pakistan Navy was attacked in Baldia Town, Karachi. “ Source: Karachi: Four killed, 56 injured in Pak Navy buses attack | Pakistan

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25 Apr 2011

U.S. expands travel warning for Mexico

“More violence over a wider area in Mexico has caused the U.S. State Department to expand a warning against travel to the country. The new warning includes the Gulf of California resort area known as Rocky Point, and the area in Mexico around the border crossing nearest Tucson. It also

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24 Apr 2011

Bomb blast rocks Russian ‘Big Brother’

“A MYSTERIOUS explosion rocked the location for filming of the hugely-popular Russian equivalent of reality television show Big Brother. The explosion wounded one security guard, local reports said. Security guards uncovered a suspicious backpack placed just inside the perimeter fence during their morning round, and the blast went off when

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23 Apr 2011

Yemen’s embattled president agrees to exit, officials say

“Yemen’s embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh has accepted a deal brokered by neighboring Persian Gulf nations to step down, Yemeni officials said Saturday. Both Saleh and the Yemeni opposition have agreed to the deal in principle. But Saleh has yet to sign the agreement, which stipulates he leave office within

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22 Apr 2011

More than 40 dead in protests as violence erupts across Syria

“Violence swept across Syria on Friday, with at least 43 people killed in another bloody day of confrontation between government forces and demonstrators. The killings occurred in several flashpoint regions as thousands of Syrian protesters defiantly marched after Muslims’ weekly prayers in a display of mass discontent toward the government.”

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22 Apr 2011

Syria deploying security forces ahead of protests

“Syria deployed police officers, soldiers, and military vehicles yesterday in two of the country’s three largest cities in advance of nationwide protests planned today that will test the popular reception of reforms decreed by President Bashar Assad as well as the momentum that organizers have sought to bring to a

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22 Apr 2011

Indonesian police foil plan to detonate bombs over Easter

” Indonesia is on high alert after police foiled terror plans to detonate bombs Friday near a church in a Jakarta suburb. The plan was to detonate the bombs by a timer, using a mobile phone, just before a scheduled Easter service at a Catholic church in Tangerang, authorities said.”

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19 Apr 2011

‘More will die’: Mexico drug wars claim US lives

“While U.S. officials have long been concerned about the mindless violence bred by Mexico’s bloody and brutal drug wars, they have a new reason to worry: Americans are increasingly getting caught in the deadly crossfire. Some who have died were themselves working for the drug cartels. But more and more

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