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At least 185 dead in fighting between Nigeria military, Islamic extremists

Photo: (AP) BAGA, Nigeria –  Fighting between Nigeria’s military and Islamic extremists killed at least 185 people in a fishing community in the nation’s far northeast, officials said Sunday, an attack that saw insurgents fire rocket-propelled grenades and soldiers spray machine-gun fire into neighborhoods filled with civilians. The fighting in Baga began Friday and lasted for hours, sending people fleeing into… Read more →

A bloody history: Overview of terrorist events of modern Russia

(AFP Photo / Alexander Nemenov) Chechen groups have been held responsible for a number of major terrorist attacks, with militants from Chechnya and neighboring provinces targeting Russian residents since the conflict in the North Caucasus republic began in 1994. The most notorious attack shook the world in 2004, when over 30 Chechen terrorists captured 1,128 people as hostages in Beslan’s… Read more →

HAGEL GRILLED ON ARMY EMAIL EQUATING CHRISTIANS TO RACISTS AND TERRORISTS

Photo: Breitbart. Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA) grilled Defense Sec. Chuck Hagel on a Pentagon email warning Army officers to watch out for soldiers who do not support gay marriage or who disfavor Muslims, equating them with the Ku Klux Klan and Neo-Nazis. The Pentagon officer who sent this email reportedly got his information from a radical, leftist anti-Christian organization linked… Read more →

CISPA, the Fourth Amendment, and you

Photo: Wikipedia. Overshadowed by congressional action on guns and immigration is an Internet privacy bill that could affect most Americans, without them knowing it, on a daily basis. Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (or CISPA) is making its way through Congress, and it’s passed a House vote on Thursday. The final vote in the House was 248-168, as 42… Read more →

Iran triples installation of uranium enrichment centrifuges

Photo: Wikipedia Iranian technicians have tripled the number of uranium enrichment centrifuges they have installed over the past three months to 600, diplomats warned Wednesday. The high-tech machines aren’t yet producing enrichment uranium, the diplomats said in a CBS report, and some are only partly installed. But the report is worrisome, in that it is another sign of Iran’s move to develop nuclear… Read more →

California Power Facing Biggest Test Since Enron

Photo: Bloomberg / David Ryle California may face the biggest regional power shortages in more than a decade this summer, sending wholesale prices higher, as idled nuclear reactors and low hydroelectric output cut generating capacity. The California Independent System Operator Corp. said last month that managing the state grid, especially in parts of Southern California, will prove “difficult” because the system will be operating… Read more →

Gold slide flashes warning signs for global economy

Photo Credit: Reuters/Yuya Shino (Reuters) – The plunge in the gold price in the past week may have raised a big red flag over the globaleconomy. Some top investors say the gold sell-off, and the broader declines in oil and metals prices, reflect the failure of the Federal Reserve and other central banks to create robust demand even as they inject massive amounts… Read more →

Boston marathon bombs: dead bomber ‘didn’t have a single American friend’

Photo: FBI / AP One of the brothers from Chechnya suspected of bombing the Boston marathon once declared he “didn’t understand” Americans and had no American friends, despite living there for up to ten years. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, who died overnight in a dramatic shoot-out with police on the streets of Boston, said he was a Muslim who had given… Read more →