25 Jun 2009

Sudan: American’s Killers to Die

Four Sudanese men were sentenced to death by hanging for killing an American aid official and his driver in Khartoum, and a fifth was sentenced to two years in prison. Full Story

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24 Jun 2009

Madagascar holds bomb suspects, says have opposition ties

Madagascar’s police said on Wednesday they had arrested a group of men suspected of attempted bomb attacks which the government said had connections to the opposition movement of ousted leader Marc Ravalomanana. Full Story

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24 Jun 2009

Armed troops eliminate 11 terrorists east of Algiers

Armed forces killed 11 terrorists, including those who carried out the terrorist attack of last Wednesday in Bordj Bouariridj, east of Algiers, informed sources say. Full Story

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24 Jun 2009

Somali pirates destroy abandoned Seychelles ship

Pirates torched a Seychelles vessel off the coast of Somalia after releasing its seven crew members for a ransom, two members of the pirate group said Wednesday. Full Story

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24 Jun 2009

Hackers invade Oregon university system computers

Hackers got into the computers of the Oregon University System and posted a message telling President Barack Obama to mind his own business and not to comment on the disputed Iranian election. The message was up for 90 minutes before state technicians took it down Wednesday morning. Full Story

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24 Jun 2009

High profile Twitter hack spreads porn Trojan

Former Apple Macintosh evangelist Guy Kawasaki [cq] posts Twitter messages about a lot of different thing, but the message he put up on Tuesday afternoon was really out of character: “Leighton Meester sex tape video free download!” His message included a link that, after some further clicking, landed Kawasaki’s followers

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24 Jun 2009

Utility networks open to terrorism

A major new inquiry has revealed that the UK’s utility networks, including water and electricity supplies, are vulnerable to severe disruption including system failure, climate change and terrorism. The investigation, State of the Nation: Defending Critical Infrastructure, has been carried out by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), which interviewed

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24 Jun 2009

Locals close mosque linked to terrorism

Local authorities finally reopened the controversial Al Ikhsan Sabilillah mosque in Sidotopo, Surabaya, East Java, on Tuesday after local residents sealed it off for four days, accusing it of hosting “terrorist activities”. However, the police said they had not found any activities that could be associated with terrorism in Indonesia.

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24 Jun 2009

UK police chiefs mull regional cybercrime squad plan

British police chiefs are drawing up plans to set up regional “cybercrime” squads along the lines of existing teams tasked to handle anti-terror operations. The idea – still in its formative stages – is the brainchild of the Association of Chief Police Officers, and reflects concern that existing efforts are

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24 Jun 2009

Drug Trade Threatens Guinea-Bissau

Voters in Guinea-Bissau go to the polls Sunday to choose a new president. One of the biggest challenges facing that new leader is Latin American drug gangs using the country to smuggle cocaine to Europe. Full Story

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