20 Dec 2013

U.N. says peacekeeping base in South Sudan attacked, deaths reported

“A United Nations peacekeeping base in South Sudan’s Jonglei state was attacked on Thursday and the organization has received reports that some people have been killed, a senior U.N. official said.” Source: U.N. says peacekeeping base in South Sudan attacked, deaths reported | Reuters

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04 Dec 2013

Intelligence officials make terrorism warning

“Top congressional intelligence officials say Americans are not as safe as they were a year or two ago. Lawmakers say despite the death of Osama bin Laden and attacks on al Qaeda’s top leadership, the U.S. has lost some ground in the battle of global terrorism.” Source:Intelligence officials make terrorism

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20 Nov 2013

Thousands flee fresh fighting in Central African Republic

” Thousands of villagers in Central African Republic fled clashes between former rebels and local militias on Tuesday, residents said, increasing concerns about growing violence between Muslims and Christians.” Source: Thousands flee fresh fighting in Central African Republic | Reuters

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07 Nov 2013

Russians send Olympic torch into space ahead of Sochi games

“A rocket carrying the Olympic torch successfully blasted off Thursday from Earth on its way to the International Space Station and its first spacewalk in history.” Source: Russians send Olympic torch into space ahead of Sochi games | Fox News

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22 Oct 2013

4 rockets fired from Syria hit Lebanon’s Hermel

“Four rockets launched Monday from across the border in war-torn Syria hit Hermel – a Hezbollah stronghold in eastern Lebanon, said a security source who was unable to confirm any casualties.” Source: 4 rockets fired from Syria hit Lebanon’s Hermel | GulfNews.com

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01 Oct 2013

Mexico rescues 73 suspected kidnap victims near U.S. border

“Seventy-three suspected kidnap victims were rescued in northern Mexico near the border city of Reynosa after police followed their alleged captors to a house and heard frantic calls for help, authorities said on Monday.” Source: Mexico rescues 73 suspected kidnap victims near U.S. border | Reuters

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01 Oct 2013

US drone strike kills three in Pakistan

“A US drone strike targeting a militant compound on Monday killed three militants in a troubled Pakistan tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said.” Source: US drone strike kills three in Pakistan | GulfNews.com

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28 Sep 2013

Tunisia’s ruling Islamists accept plan to step down

“Tunisia’s Islamist government has agreed to resign after negotiations that start next week with secular opponents to form a caretaker administration and prepare for elections, a senior ruling party official said on Saturday.” Source: Tunisia’s ruling Islamists accept plan to step down | Reuters

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23 Sep 2013

Explosions, gunfire at Kenyan mall as armed attack enters 3rd day

“Loud explosions and sporadic bursts of gunfire could be heard coming from an upscale mall here on Monday, as Kenyan security forces tried to dislodge Islamist militants who were believed to be holed up inside the building with hostages for a third consecutive day. A total of 69 people are

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15 Sep 2013

Pakistani general, two other soldiers, killed in bomb blast

“A roadside bomb killed a Pakistani general and another officer on Sunday near the border with Afghanistan, the Pakistani army said, rare high-ranking casualties in Pakistan’s war against militants.” Source: Pakistani general, two other soldiers, killed in bomb blast | Reuters

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