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First woman joins Mexican navy’s special forces


December 12th, 2011 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 12 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's navy has accepted the first woman into the ranks of its special forces, an elite group dedicated to intelligence operations, the fight against criminal ... Read more...

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Masked robbers strike at Puerto Rico casino


September 17th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, Sep 17 (IANS/EFE) Five heavily armed assailants wearing masks made off with over $85,000 from a casino in the northern coastal town of Rio Grande, Puerto Rican police ... Read more...

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Trinamool wins in Bengal’s political flashpoints


May 16th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 16 (IANS) Be it Nandigram, Singur or Lalgarh, in the West Bengal elections the Trinamool Congress came up trumps in almost every area that was a blood-soaked ... Read more...

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Seven killed in Mexico violence


January 23rd, 2011 - 9:09 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 23 (IANS/EFE) At least seven people died in a gun battle between government security forces and suspected drug cartel enforcers in the northern Mexican state of San Luis Potosi, ... Read more...

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24 killed in Mexico violence


January 9th, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 9 (IANS/EFE) At least 24 people were killed, 15 of them found decapitated, in the southern Mexican resort city of Acapulco, officials said.On Saturday morning, 15 decapitated men were ... Read more...

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Contract murders for just $40 in Mexican city


December 17th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 17 (IANS/EFE) Poor teenagers in Mexico's border city of Ciudad Juarez say they have carried out murders on behalf of drug cartels for sums as small as 500 pesos ... Read more...

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Juanes concert brings attention to violence in Colombian city


September 23rd, 2010 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Medellin (Colombia), Sep 23 (IANS/EFE) Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes organised a concert in a violent district of his home city of Medellin, where turf battles among rival gangs have killed more than 1,600 ... Read more...

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19 gunmen killed in clash with Mexican soldiers


September 16th, 2010 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Monterrey (Mexico), Sep 16 (IANS/EFE) Nineteen suspected cartel gunmen were killed in a clash with the military in Mexico's northeastern state of Nuevo Leon, officials said. The incident took place late Wednesday ... Read more...

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Congress state units likely to ask Sonia to name chiefs


September 13th, 2010 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The choice of new chiefs of the Congress' state units is not expected to go through the election process as most states are likely to authorise ... Read more...

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10 Mexican cops charged with extortion


April 17th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 17 (IANS/EFE) Ten Mexican police officials have been arrested on charges of extortion in Ciudad Juarez, a senior police official said. The arrests are the "result of the confidence of ... Read more...

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Brand Buddha starts tenth year with faded lustre (News Analysis)


November 6th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Sirshendu Panth and Soudhriti Bhabani Kolkata, Nov 6 (IANS) Amid the boom of Maoist guns, raging political violence and speculation on whether the end is in sight for the 32-year ... Read more...

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West Bengal: a story of lawlessness and turf battles (News Analysis)


August 25th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
By Sirshendu Panth Kolkata, Aug 25 (IANS) Is West Bengal slipping into lawlessness? Or are the recent incidents of violence due to a change in the political climate? These were the questions doing ... Read more...

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US spy agencies not meeting goal of intelligence overhaul, says internal report


April 2nd, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.2 (ANI): A withering internal report made public on Wednesday has criticized the Office of the Director of National Intelligence for bureaucratic bloat, financial mismanagement and a failure to end the ... Read more...

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2,000 die in Mexico’s organised crime


June 30th, 2008 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, June 30 (IANS) Murders linked with organized crime and drug trafficking in Mexico during the first half of the year have gone well over 2000, EFE said Monday quoting newspaper ... Read more...

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