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Texas warns Americans to avoid Mexico border town

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The southwestern state of Texas is warning Americans to avoid the Mexican border town of Nuevo Laredo over the July 4 independence day weekend, fearing that US citizens will be targeted. State and local police have “received credible intelligence from multiple sources that indicates the Zetas Cartel…

‘Billions worth’ of treasure found in Indian temple

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM — A treasure trove of gold and silver jewelry, coins and precious stones said to be worth billions of dollars has been found in a Hindu temple in southern India, officials said on Saturday. The valuables have an estimated preliminary worth of over 500 billion rupees ($11.2 billion), said…

228 pro-democracy activists detained in Hong Kong

Demonstrators paralyzed traffic during an annual pro-democracy march in Hong Kong Friday, then police arrested 228 of the marchers, BNO News reported. The protesters were charged with illegal gathering, as well as obstruction of public places in the city’s center. The demonstration began Friday and continued through the night, with…

Anonymous, Food Not Bombs to test Orlando police Monday by feeding homeless

Hacker activists with the protest group “Anonymous” have in recent weeks taken down over a half-dozen major Orlando, Florida-based websites and spammed tens of thousands of unsolicited faxes all over the city as a response to an ordinance that prohibits feeding homeless people in public parks. In a release Friday…

Swiss couple kidnapped in SW Pakistan: official

A Swiss couple have been kidnapped while travelling in southwestern Pakistan, a senior government official said on Friday, triggering a police search. They were kidnapped in a district 170 kilometres (105 miles) east of Quetta, the capital of sparsely populated Baluchistan province, the official said. “We have received reports that two…

Chile police tear gas education protesters

SANTIAGO — Police fired tear gas and water cannons on at least 100,000 demonstrators in the Chilean capital Thursday, and arrested 13 during the biggest protest in two months demanding educational reforms. Angry protesters hurtled sticks, rocks and metal objects like pies as police responded from armored vehicles in the…

Complaint alleges police tasered, beat mentally handicapped Ohio teen

Jesse Kersey, a 17-year-old mentally handicapped boy, was riding his bicycle near his home in Dayton, Ohio last Saturday when officer Willie Hooper pulled him over to talk. A civil complaint filed in Dayton County this week alleges that Hooper then became confused by the boy’s speech impediment and began…

AntiSec hackers leak personal emails of Arizona law enforcement

Although the infamous hacker group LulzSec disbanded last week, hackers associated with the “anti-security” (AntiSec) movement it created continue to target the Arizona Department of Public Safety. LulzSec first targeted Arizona law enforcement on June 23 in a campaign dubbed “Operation Chinga La Migra,” unearthing a FBI intelligence report on…

Taliban attack on Kabul hotel kills 21

Heavily armed Taliban militants stormed a top Kabul hotel, sparking a ferocious battle involving Afghan commandos and a NATO helicopter gunship that left at least 21 dead including the nine attackers. Officials said all of the gunmen were killed during the night-time raid on the hilltop Intercontinental Hotel, frequented by Westerners…

Suicide bombers attack landmark hotel in Afghan capital

KABUL (Reuters) – Up to seven Taliban fighters, including suicide bombers, attacked a hotel frequented by Westerners in the Afghan capital late on Tuesday, Afghan officials said, before NATO helicopters killed the last three insurgents in a final rooftop battle. Reuters witnesses heard at least seven blasts over the course…

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