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Official warns of ‘bra bomb’ threat

December 31, 2010

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December 30 2010 at 12:07pm IOL Kampala – Security staff at the entrances of hotels in Uganda are being asked to thoroughly screen women’s bras after recent threats by terrorists to use “bra bombs,” The New Vision newspaper said Thursday, quoting police officials. “We don’t always allow men to check women’s breasts but we have […]

Spanish mums desperate to meet cash-for-kids deadline

December 31, 2010

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Agence France-Presse the national Last Updated: Dec 30, 2010 MADRID // Many mums-to-be in Spain are desperately trying to have their babies early to beat a year-end deadline for a 2,500-euro ‘cash-for-kids’ benefit, sparking alarm among doctors. Women who give birth Friday will secure the cash. But those who deliver just after the stroke of […]

N. Korea Boosts Special Forces, Tanks: Report

December 31, 2010

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By JUNG SUNG-KI Published: 30 Dec 2010 13:03 Gannett Government Media Corporation SEOUL – North Korea has increased the number of its special warfare forces and battle tanks over the last two years as part of efforts to improve both conventional and asymmetrical military capabilities against South Korea, according to Seoul’s latest defense white paper.The […]

Ugandan women don’t want their breasts checked by police

December 31, 2010

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Thursday 30 December 2010 / by Geof Magga afrik-news. Women in Uganda have protested against their breasts being checked for bombs at entry points to public places. The protest comes after a directive from the police demanding that womens’ bras should be checked thoroughly. They argue that terrorists are now manufacturing suicide bombs similar to […]

Ivory Coast: A Genocide Alert?

December 31, 2010

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Thursday 30 December 2010 / by Desmond North afrik-news Ivory Coast has been placed under red alert following reports that houses have been marked according to the residents’ tribal background, and after the group, Young Patriots- supporters of democracy-resisting Ivory Coast President Mr. Laurent Gbagbo threatened to march into the hotel of President Elect Mr. […]

US pushes Pak to share intelligence inputs with India

December 31, 2010

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STAFF WRITER 13:7 HRS IST ptinews Lalit K Jha Washington, Dec 30 (PTI) Intelligence agencies from India and Pakistan have started sharing information with each other on counter-terrorism, a significant development that has quietly been pushed by the Obama Administration with some success this year. Although there is a long way to go in intelligence […]

Obama bypasses Congress, appoints six key officials

December 31, 2010

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 4:37:52 AM by ANI Washington, Dec. 30 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has bypassed Congress, and made six key appointments, including that of James Cole as Deputy Attorney General and Robert Ford as the country’s new ambassador to Syria. According to the Washington Post, Ford is the first U.S. ambassador to […]

Angry passenger punches teen for not turning off iPhone during landing

December 31, 2010

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 6:01:39 AM by ANI Melbourne, Dec 30 (ANI): A passenger has been arrested for punching a teenager in the arm who refused to turn off his iPhone during a flight from Las Vegas. According to other passengers, the mid-air altercation happened on late Tuesday as flight attendants announced the final approach […]

Gospel December 30, 2010

December 31, 2010

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Lk 2:36-40 Gospel There was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived seven years with her husband after her marriage, and then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple, but worshiped night and day with fasting and prayer. […]

France, Russia Ink Landmark Arms Deal

December 30, 2010

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Published: 12/29/10, 5:50 PM / Last Update: 12/29/10, 8:32 PM by Amiel Ungar Russia had to absorb Western condemnation over the guilty verdict delivered at the Khodorkovsky trial, but as Moscow and other players realize, names and condemnations will never harm the Russians. The ultimate proof came with the official announcement that France and Russia […]