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News from North America, Wednesday 6th March 2013

Huffington Post: “The number of anti-government “patriot” groups, including paramilitary hate organizations, reached an all-time high in 2012, fanned by President Barack Obama’s reelection and talk of gun control following the Newtown, Conn., elementary school massacre, according to a report issued Tuesday by the Southern Poverty Law Center.” Mother Jones: “The president does have the authority to use […]

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News from North America, Thursday 21st February 2013

Chicago Sun-Times: “A neo-Nazi who incited violence against a juror in a Chicago trial was sentenced to 3 1/2 years behind bars Wednesday by a federal judge who said the white supremacist ‘hasn’t developed respect for the law,’ despite repeated run-ins with authorities. William White, 35, of Roanoke, Va., used his extremist website overthrow.com to […]

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News from South Asia, Thursday 7th February 2013

Pakistan: Sydney Morning Herald: Barack Obama will hand over to Congress classified documents outlining the legal justification for drone strikes. “In the past four years, the Obama administration has conducted six times as many drone strikes in Pakistan as George Bush did in the previous four years, according to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, a non-profit […]

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News from North America, Wednesday 6th February 2013

FBI: “Today, the White House posted a statement on online radicalization and how the government is working to combat it…including through the establishment of a new interagency working group as well as raising awareness through existing initiatives.” The Guardian: “John Brennan, Barack Obama’s nominee for CIA director, will come under renewed pressure at his confirmation […]

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News from North America, Monday 28th January 2013

CNN: “The United States is intensifying its involvement in Mali, where local and French forces are battling Islamic militants. It will support the French military by conducting aerial refueling missions, according to the Pentagon, which released a short statement Saturday following a call between Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.” […]

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News from South Asia, Monday 21st January 2013

Pakistan: Dawn: A militant attack in Khyber region has killed one Frontier Corps (FC) soldier. “Unknown gunmen opened fire on a Frontier Constabulary vehicle in Zakakhel market of Khyber tribal region’s Landi Kotal area killing one FC personnel and injuring two others, DawnNews reported. The injured personnel were shifted to the Landi Kotal hospital where their […]

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News from North America, Monday 7th January 2013

BBC News: “Four people have been found dead following a shooting incident that triggered a stand-off with police in Aurora, in the US state of Colorado. Police say they went to a townhouse after shots were heard there overnight. Officers later entered the home. Following a gunfight they found the suspect dead, along with three […]

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