29 Jun 2009

Mexico detains 93 police in corruption probe

Mexican prosecutors announced Sunday they have put 93 police officers and investigators under house arrest on suspicion of aiding the Zetas, a feared gang of hit men tied to the Gulf drug cartel. Corruption scandals have long plagued Mexican law enforcement, but the detentions represented one of the biggest single

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29 Jun 2009

Belgium says Somali pirates free kidnapped crew

Somali pirates released on Sunday the 10-man crew of a Belgian dredging vessel captured in mid-April after a ransom was paid, Belgian authorities said. Full Story

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29 Jun 2009

Somali leader says Islamists use child soldiers

Somali President Sheik Sharif Ahmed accused hardline Al Shabaab Islamist rebels on Sunday of forcing children to fight in battles to oust his government in the Horn of Africa country. Full Story

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29 Jun 2009

Shippers, insurers fear Somali piracy may escalate

Pirate attacks on vessels sailing off Somalia could get worse, pushing up insurance and shipping costs and possibly forcing companies to use longer sea routes, industry officials say. Full Story

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29 Jun 2009

Nigerian militants say attack Shell despite amnesty

Nigeria’s main militant group said its fighters had attacked an oil facility belonging to Royal Dutch Shell in the Niger Delta on Monday, in the face of an amnesty offer from President Umaru Yar’Adua. Full Story

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29 Jun 2009

Darfur rebels say civilians killed in Sudan raid

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29 Jun 2009

Egypt Detains Leading Muslim Brotherhood Members

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian police detained three leading members of the opposition Muslim Brotherhood on Sunday, including a member of the group’s executive Guidance Council, the Brotherhood said. Full Story

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29 Jun 2009

Clashes in Russia's N. Caucasus kill 5

Moscow (AP) – A Chechen terrorist group with ties to the late warlord Shamil Basayev claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing attack on a North Caucasus regional leader that killed three, according to a statement posted on a rebel-linked Web site Sunday. Full Story

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29 Jun 2009

Protests erupt, gunshots heard after Honduras coup

Gunshots were heard near the presidential palace in Honduras late on Sunday as protests erupted after the country’s army ousted and exiled leftist President Manuel Zelaya in Central America’s first military coup since the Cold War. Full Story

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29 Jun 2009

Three dead, 15 hurt in Philippine bomb blast

Bombs ripped through a cafe in the southern Philippines early Monday, killing three people and wounding 15, the military and witnesses said. Full Story

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