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News from North America, Thursday 6th June 2013

BBC News: “US President Barack Obama has named US ambassador to the UN Susan Rice as his national security adviser. In a second-term shuffle of his foreign policy team, the president also nominated human rights researcher Samantha Power to replace Ms Rice. Ms Rice will take over from Tom Donilon, who will step down in […]

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South Asia Tracker 19.12.12

Pakistan: CNN: A number of polio vaccination workers have been killed in a spate of directed violence in the past 24 hours. “On Tuesday alone, five workers were killed: a female worker in Peshawar; and four others in Karachi. They were part of a massive three-day vaccination campaign nationwide… In the second incident, two female […]

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South Asia Tracker 14.12.12

Pakistan: Dawn: US officials called on Pakistan to stem the production of a common fertiliser, citing its common use as an ingredient in bomb making. “Calcium ammonium nitrate is responsible for more than 70 per cent of roadside bombs against coalition forces in Afghanistan despite a ban by Kabul on the fertiliser, Lieutenant General Michael […]

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South Asia Tracker 30.11.12

Pakistan: Dawn: Two IED devices exploded in Khyber Agency, injuring four security personnel. “Speaking to Dawn.com’s correspondent, sources in the political administration said the first blast took place when a vehicle of the Levies was on routine patrol in Sheikhwal, adding that, the vehicle was partially damaged whereas no personnel were injured in the attack. […]

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US Tracker 21.11.12

Mother Jones: Tea Party standard-bearer Congressman Allen West has finally conceded in his race against Democrat Patrick Murphy. The Florida congressman, representing portions of South Florida, refused to admit defeat for nearly two weeks after the Nov. 6th election. A judge rejected West’s requests for a full recount in St. Lucie County, and as his […]

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US Tracker 12.10.12

CNN: “The United States must beef up its cyber defenses or suffer as it did on September 11, 2001 for failing to see the warning signs ahead of that devastating terrorist attack, the Secretary of Defense told a group of business leaders in New York Thursday night.” Leon Panetta referred to the situation as a ” “pre-9/11 […]

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South Asia Tracker 28.09.12

Pakistan: Dawn: A roadside bomb explosion has killed two in the Lower Orakzai Agency, in Pakistan. “According to Noman Ali Shah, the political sub-collector of the area, the bomb was detonated using a remote-controlled device. Shah said that the target of the attack was tribal leader Malik Mohammad Shareef who was severely injured in the […]

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