By TRG Alerts Admin
AFRICA: An armed group clashed with Tunisian security forces after attacking their post on the border with Algeria, leaving one assailant dead.
AMERICAS: Near Mexico City, eight people were fatally shot in two separate incidents.
ASIA: In Thailand, a shootout near anti-government demonstrators’ main rally site in Bangkok wounded at least seven.
EUROPE: Albanian President Nishani said European integration remains a priority and the country will continue to push reforms to that end.
MIDDLE EAST: Syrian jihadists fighting against rebels killed at least five opposition fighters during a bomb attack in Idlib province, activists said.
TECHNOLOGY: The Target Corporation said personal information was stolen from as many as 70 million customers in a data breach, upping their previous estimate of 40 million.
Sudan, South: Fighting continues as the UNSC pushes efforts for a ceasefire.
Authorities disarmed a fleeing battalion of rebels after they entered the Al-Kharasan area near the country’s border.
Loyalist troops prepared for an offensive on the last major town held by rebels.
The UNSC urged the country’s President to release political detainees in an effort to start a ceasefire.
Central African Republic: The speaker of the NTC said the recent change in the country’s leadership was not a coup. (Xinhua)
Nigeria: At least 71 people were confirmed dead after an outbreak of cholera in the northwestern state of Kano, an official said. (AP)
Nigeria: The US issued a travel warning against its citizens traveling to 16 Nigerian states, citing security concerns. (Xinhua)
Tunisia: An armed group clashed with security forces after attacking their post on the border with Algeria, leaving one assailant dead. (AFP)
Region: A US delegation in Cuba had “very constructive” migration talks with its counterparts and called for the release of a jailed US government contractor. (Miami Herald)
Brazil: A Protestant pastor died after being gunned down inside his church in the southeastern city of Belo Horizonte. (EFE)
Colombia: Five people died in a helicopter crash near the town of Anori, the country’s Air Force said. (DPA)
Mexico: Eight people were fatally shot in two separate incidents near the capital. (EFE)
China: FM Wang Yi and Senegalese President Macky Sall agreed to deepen mutual trust and practical cooperation between the two countries. (Xinhua)
India: The country’s anti-graft Aam Aadmi Party signed up tens of thousands of members in a nationwide recuritment drive as it seeks to build support for elections. (AFP)
Philippines: A UK-based charity asked the country to investigate the suspected recruitment of child workers for sex trafficking in a region affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan. (AFP)
Thailand: A shootout near anti-government demonstrators’ main rally site in Bangkok wounded at least seven. (Reuters)
Albania: President Nishani said European integration remains a priority and the country will continue to push reforms to that end. (Xinhua)
Russia: The US issued a travel alert to citizens planning to attend the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, pointing to recent terrorist acts as the reason for concern. (AP)
Ukraine: The country’s ex-interior minister was among those injured during clashes between pro-EU demonstrators and state police. (AFP)
Iraq: Gunmen held crucial territory in Baghdad despite tribesmen and police retaking militant-held areas west of the capital. (AFP)
Palestinian Territories: A senior official stressed that it is impossible to reach a peace agreement with Israel without having east Jerusalem as the capital of their future state. (Xinhua)
Syria: Jihadists fighting against rebels killed at least five opposition fighters during a bomb attack in Idlib province, activists said. (AFP)
Yemen: Government troops were deployed in the northern province of Saada to monitor a ceasefire between Shiite rebels and hardline Sunni Salafists. (AFP)
TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS
Security: The Target Corporation said personal information was stolen from as many as 70 million customers in a data breach, upping their previous estimate of 40 million. (AP)
Cyclones: Tropical Cyclone 08S (Colin)
Location: 721 miles SE of Diego Garcia
Movement: SW at 12 mph
Wind: 58 mph
Cyclones: Tropical Cyclone 07P (Ian)
Location: 412 SSW of Pago Pago
Movement: SSE at 13 mph
Wind: 52 mph
Hurricanes: Nothing to report.
Earthquakes: Nothing to report.
Volcanoes: Mt. Sinabung, Indonesia
Continuous eruptions of ash force further evacuations. (Xinhua)
Global Disease Outbreaks:
Novel Coronavirus (MERS-CoV, SARS-related)
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