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2 Killed in Attack in Belgium

Posted December 13th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Belgian media are reporting that two people were killed and at least 10 others wounded in a grenade attack in the eastern city of Liege. Reports quoting witnesses say at least two assailants lobbed hand grenades and opened fire at a bus stop in Saint Lambert Square, a busy area in Liege. One of the […]

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Afghan Woman Attacked With Acid After Refusing Marriage

Posted December 1st, 2011 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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An Afghan teenager and her family have been attacked with acid in northern Afghanistan, after reportedly rejecting a marriage proposal. The girl, Mumtaz, had been proposed to by a former militia commander. Her parents say the family turned him down and Mumtaz got engaged to someone else. A group of armed men burst into their […]

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Kenyan Grenade Attack Kills 2

Posted November 6th, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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Kenyan authorities suspect militants are behind a grenade attack on a house near a church in eastern Kenya, killing two people and wounding at least two others. Officials say it happened in the town of Garissa around midnight Saturday. A second grenade found nearby did not explode. The violence comes as many people were planning […]

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Bosnian Court Orders US Embassy Attacker Held in Custody

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A Bosnian court has ordered a gunman who fired at the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo to be held for 30 days while the incident is investigated as a terrorist act. Mevlid Jasarevic fired his assault rifle at the Embassy Friday, wounding a security officer, before he was shot in the leg by a police sniper […]

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Australia Hunts Killer Shark

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Australian authorities on Sunday continued hunting for a killer shark that mauled to death an American recreational diver off Australia’s southwest coast a day earlier. Two friends of 32-year-old George Wainwright, from Texas, said he was savaged by a three-meter-long great white shark during a solo dive just off Perth’s Rottnest Island. They said they […]

Australia Hunts Killer Shark

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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Shark hunters set hooks off Australia’s southwest coast Sunday, hoping to catch a great white shark that killed an American recreational diver. Thirty-two-year-old George Wainwright, from Texas, was savaged by a meter-long shark during a dive Saturday off Perth’s Rottnest Island. Fisheries officials immediately issued a kill order for the shark and ordered all beaches […]

Shark Kills American Diver Off Australia

Posted October 22nd, 2011 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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A great white shark killed an American diver off Western Australia Saturday. Police say the man was underwater off Rottnest Island, a popular tourist spot about 20 kilometers from the Western Australia state capital of Perth, when his body surfaced with obvious fatal injuries. The man was not identified. Sharks are common in the waters […]

German Authorities Thwart Another Suspected Arson Attack

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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German authorities say they thwarted a suspected arson attack near Berlin’s main rail station for the second time in two days. Police say they found at least two suspicious devices along Berlin’s railroad tracks on Tuesday — one day after an arson attack was thwarted near the capital’s central station. The devices did not explode […]

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German Police Thwart Arson Attack on Berlin Train Station

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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German authorities say they have thwarted an arson attack at Berlin’s busy central train station after railway employees discovered an explosive device set to detonate. Federal police said Monday the rail employees discovered several bottles of flammable liquid attached to a fuse in a tunnel less than 200 meters from the main station building. Similar […]

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Maoist Rebels Attack Philippine Mining Companies

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of heavily-armed communist guerrillas have attacked three mining companies in the Philippines. Philippine security officials are trying to verify reports that two or three civilian guards were killed in the raids on Monday. The New People’s Army guerrillas burned heavy equipment, disarmed guards and briefly held several people hostage. One of the companies — […]

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