ONS: 03 October 2011

by TRG Alerts Admin on October 3, 2011


  • AFRICA:  Nigerian gunmen killed at least 23 in a northern village
  • AMERICAS: Gunmen killed at least 12 in two Mexican resort towns
  • ASIA: Twin bombings in Afghanistan killed three
  • EUROPE: Greece announced it was unable to meet its deficit targets
  • MIDDLE EAST: Gunmen attacked a government building in Iraq, at least 12 killed
  • TECHNOLOGY: Oracle unveiled new memory technology


  • Afghanistan and Pakistan: Haqqani network still in spotlight
    • US forces conducted raids against Haqqani network targets in Afghanistan.
    • Pakistani officials denied accusations by an Afghan investigation that the assassination of Rabbani was both planned in Pakistan and carried out by a Pakistani.
    • The leader of the network denied his organization was involved in the assassination of Rabbani.
    • Coverage:BBC, NYT, AFP, Al Jazeera


  • Ivory Coast: The International Criminal Court launched an investigation into post-election violence. (Reuters)
  • Libya: Civilians fled Sirte during a temporarily lull in fighting. (Reuters)
  • Nigeria: Gunmen killed at least 23 people in the northern village of Lingyado. (Reuters)


  • Colombia: Human Rights Watch reported there has been “no progress” in the reduction of killings targeting trade unionists. (AP)
  • Mexico: 12 people were killed by gunmen in Mazatlan and Zihuatenejo. (AFP)


  • Afghanistan: Two bombings in Kandahar killed at least three. (AP)
  • Malaysia: PM Najib began a parliamentary overhaul of unpopular security laws. (AP)
  • Philippines: Abu Sayyaf militants freed Gerfa Lundsmann, a kidnapped American citizen who was held for almost three months. (AP)


  • Greece: Government officials announced they would be unable to meet deficit reduction targets. (AP)
  • Russia: A car bomb killed two police officers in Dagestan. (CNN)
  • Turkey: Security forces killed one PKK militant in a clash.  (AA)


  • Iraq: Gunmen stormed a government building in Anbar province and took several police officers hostage. (BBC)
  • Syria: Dissidents formed a council to coordinate anti-regime activity. (Bloomberg)
  • Yemen: Local officials reported at least 25 soldiers were accidentally bombed by a government warplane. (Reuters)
  • Yemen: Al-Qaeda linked gunmen killed four soldiers near Zinjibar. (AFP)


  • Hardware: Oracle CEO Ellison unveiled a system called “Exalytics,” which employs several innovations in memory storage. (PCWorld)


  • Cyclones: Tropical Storm Nalgae
    • Location: 490 NM ESE of Hanoi
    • Movement: W at 9 mph
    • Winds: 60 mph
    • Map
  • Hurricanes (A): Tropical Storm Ophelia
    • Location: 185 miles WSW of Cape Race, Newfoundland
    • Movement: NE at 43 mph
    • Winds: 70 mph
    • Map
  • Hurricanes (A): Tropical Storm Philippe
    • Location: 785 miles ESE of Bermuda
    • Movement: W at 12 mph
    • Winds: 50 mph
    • Map
  • Hurricanes (P): 20% chance of tropical cyclone formation
    • Location: 300 miles S of Mananzillo, Mexico
    • Movement: W at 5-10 mph
    • Map
  • Earthquakes: Nothing to report
  • Volcanoes: Nothing to report


  • Russia: Anniversary of Sputnik launch – 1957.
  • South Korea: Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum.
  • United States: Trial starts for Abdullah-Mutallab, a Nigerian who attempted to blow up a plane to Detroit on 25DEC09.

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