03 Sep 2015

El Salvador Murder Rate, Gang Violence Surge To Civil War Era Levels As Government Vows To Stem Crime

“Violence in El Salvador has reached its highest levels in decades, hearkening back to the bloodshed seen during the country’s brutal civil war in the 1980s, BBC reported Wednesday. The high murder and crime rates are due to an increase in clashes between street gangs and security forces, police said.” Source:

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03 Sep 2015

Turkey Moves Two Arrested British Journalists to Distant Prison

“Turkey has transferred two British journalists and their translator charged with terrorism from the Kurdish region to a prison more than 500 kilometers away, angering their news agency. Correspondent Jake Hanrahan and cameraman Philip Pendlebury work for the U.S.-based Vice News channel.  Police arrested them last week as they taped

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03 Sep 2015

Eight in race for Guinea presidency

” Eight contenders including current head-of-state Alpha Conde have been approved as candidates for Guinea’s second democratic presidential election, the constitutional court said on Wednesday. The list is a mixture of outsiders and opposition big-hitters including former premiers Cellou Dalein Diallo and Sidya Toure — but notably omits exiled former

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03 Sep 2015

Passport Hints at a Uighur Link in Bangkok Bombing

“The Thai police said on Wednesday that their main suspect in a deadly attack on a Bangkok shrine has a Chinese passport indicating that he is from the far western region of Xinjiang but that they had not yet verified whether the passport was authentic. If confirmed, that information would

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03 Sep 2015

Two bombs rock Cameroon town previously attacked by Boko Haram

“Two bomb blasts hit a village in northern Cameroon on Thursday that was attacked in February by Boko Haram Islamist militants from neighboring Nigeria, military and local government officials said. The attacks targeted Kerawa in the Far North region of the country, where Cameroon’s army is struggling to contain the

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03 Sep 2015

Guatemala president resigns after judge orders detention in fraud scandal

“Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina resigned early Thursday, according to his spokesman, amid a fraud scandal that had already led to the imprisonment of his vice president and forced the resignation of some cabinet members. Hours earlier, Attorney General Thelma Aldana had told a local TV station that a judge

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03 Sep 2015

Ukraine Aims To Rebuild Navy

“A year after Russian soldiers seized Crimea and most of the Ukrainian fleet, Kiev is sniffing around for new ships. Ukraine lost about two-thirds of its fleet when Russia annexed Crimea in early 2014; the Black Sea peninsula was home to most of Kiev’s warships and its naval headquarters at

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03 Sep 2015

Hungary Defends Handling of Migrant Crisis Amid Chaos at Train Station

“Desperate migrants poured into the Keleti train station in Budapest on Thursday morning but were prevented from traveling to Germany as Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orban, insisted that the migrant crisis was a ‘German problem’ and argued that Europe had a moral duty to tell migrants not to come here.”

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03 Sep 2015

Russia Vows Retaliation Against U.S. For Expanded Sanctions

“Moscow is vowing to retaliate against the United States for widening its sanctions against Russian citizens and imposing first-time sanctions against Russian weapons manufacturers in an effort to prevent arms sales to Iran, North Korea, and Syria.” Source: Russia Vows Retaliation Against U.S. For Expanded Sanctions

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03 Sep 2015

Iran’s ‘Death To America’ Graffiti Reappears After Vanishing Act

“New ‘Death to America’ graffiti has appeared, disappeared, and reappeared on the walls of the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran in recent days, according to reports and photographs published by Iranian media. Graffiti reading ‘Death To America 2015′ had appeared recently in the Iranian capital at a time when hard-liners

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