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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18 Apr 2011

IRA Splinter Groups: More Attacks, Better Bombs

“Forty significant terror attacks against national security targets, including bomb blasts and shootings. More than 130 attempted bombings and 200 other incidents involving shootings, sectarian violence and threats against the police and the military. “ Source: IRA Splinter Groups: More Attacks, Better Bombs – ABC News

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18 Apr 2011

S&P delivers blow for US debt

“Standard & Poor’s issued a stark warning to Washington on Monday, cutting its outlook on US sovereign debt for the first time and throwing more fuel on the raging debate over America’s swollen deficits. The agency kept America’s credit rating at triple A but for the first time since it

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18 Apr 2011

Death toll climbs in Japan as work goes on at nuclear power plant

“The death toll from Japan’s earthquake and tsunami rose to nearly 14,000 on Monday as efforts continued to stabilize a crippled nuclear reactor plant. Another 14,030 people are missing, according to Japan’s National Police Agency. Police and soldiers still are combing the ruins of coastal villages in search of more

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13 Apr 2011

10 killed in attack in Afghanistan

“Ten people were killed Wednesday and several others were wounded after a suicide attacker detonated explosives in northeastern Afghanistan, police said.” Source: 10 killed in attack in Afghanistan – CNN.com

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13 Apr 2011

US lacks credibility on debt, says IMF

“The US lacks a ‘credible strategy’ to stabilise its mounting public debt, posing a small but significant risk of a new global economic crisis, says the International Monetary Fund. In an unusually stern rebuke to its largest shareholder, the IMF said the US was the only advanced economy to be

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12 Apr 2011

39 killed in Ciudad Juarez in four days

“The most dangerous city in Mexico wrapped up another bloody weekend with 39 killings between Friday and Monday, including the murders of three police officers, the Chihuahua state prosecutor’s office in Ciudad Juarez said Tuesday. In one of the most high-profile homicides, Ismael Sergio Apodaca, coordinator of the Police Station

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10 Apr 2011

UK to sue Iceland over lost billions, official says

“An increasingly bitter dispute between the United Kingdom and Iceland over billions of dollars lost when banks collapsed is likely to end up in court, a top British government minister said Sunday. The British government has ‘an obligation to get that money back, and we will continue to pursue that

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07 Apr 2011

Fresh quake triggers tsunami warning in Japan

“A powerful earthquake struck Japan on Thursday, triggering a tsunami warning for one prefecture and advisories in others. The warning and advisories were lifted by about 90 minutes later, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.” (Source: Fresh quake triggers tsunami warning in Japan – CNN.com.)

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