08 Oct 2015

These are the South African provinces where you are most likely to be murdered

“Over the past three years the South African murder rate has increased from 30 murders per 100,000 to 33. This is five times higher than the global average of 6.2 per 100,000. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, South Africa ranked eight out of 167 countries with data

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30 Sep 2015

Self-Driving Cars Could Save 300,000 Lives Per Decade in America

“If driverless cars deliver on their promise to eliminate the vast majority of fatal traffic accidents, the technology will rank among the most transformative public-health initiatives in human history. But how many lives, realistically, will be saved? By the end of this century, there’s good reason to believe that tens

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29 Sep 2015

Molotov Cocktail Thrown At U.S. Embassy In Tashkent

“The U.S. Embassy in Tashkent says an unidentified assailant has tossed ‘two improvised incendiary devices on to embassy grounds.’ In a security message for U.S. citizens, the embassy said one of the incendiary devices exploded, but no one was injured in the attack which occurred early on September 28.” Source:

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29 Sep 2015

Embassies Warn of Possible Terrorist Attacks Targeting Westerners in Bangladesh

“The advisories come after Monday’s slaying of Italian aid worker Cesare Tavella in Dhaka The U.S. and U.K. embassies in Bangladesh have restricted their diplomats’ movements and warned visitors to stay on high alert after receiving information that militants may be targeting Westerners.” Source: Embassies Warn of Possible Terrorist Attacks

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25 Sep 2015

Hajj Stampede Near Mecca Leaves Over 700 Dead

“In streaming ribbons of white, great masses of Muslim pilgrims made their way between cities of air-conditioned tents toward the next stop on their holy tour of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Then something went disastrously wrong, trapping the crowds in narrow streets and touching off a mass panic and crushing

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24 Sep 2015

Saudi officials: Over 450 dead in hajj pilgrimage stampede

“More than 450 people were killed and over 700 injured in a stampede Thursday during the annual hajj pilgrimage just outside Mecca, Saudi officials said.” Source: Saudi officials: Over 450 dead in hajj pilgrimage stampede

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22 Sep 2015

Saudi Arabia boosts security for start of hajj pilgrimage

“Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from around the world on Tuesday began moving from the holy city of Mecca to nearby Mina for the start of the hajj, the world’s largest annual gathering.” Source: Culture – Saudi Arabia boosts security for start of hajj pilgrimage – France 24

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20 Sep 2015

Saudi Arabia says 100,000 troops to secure this year’s hajj

“Saudi Arabia has deployed 100,000 security personnel to oversee the annual Islamic hajj pilgrimage that begins on Tuesday, the Interior Ministry spokesman said, underscoring both the massive arrangements needed to secure one of the largest pilgrimages in the world and the multitude of threats the hajj faces.” Source: Saudi Arabia

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18 Sep 2015

Venezuela fighter jet crashes near Colombia border

“A Venezuelan fighter jet with two people on board crashed near the Colombian border late on Thursday evening after an ‘illicit aircraft’ believed to be Colombian was found violating airspace, according to the Venezuelan government.” Source: Venezuela fighter jet crashes near Colombia border | Reuters

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07 Sep 2015

Missing Medevac plane may have collided with Boeing in Senegal

“A Senegal-bound medical evacuation plane with seven people aboard appears to have collided with a much larger Boeing plane shortly before vanishing from radar screens, Senegal’s aviation authority said. The private Senegalair plane was carrying a French patient as well as a doctor, two nurses and three crew members from

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