Monthly Archives: April 2009

Worldwide: Swine Flu Updates

The Mexican government continues to take measures to prevent the further spreading of swine flu, which has infected more than 2,000 people and has killed more than 150 so far. The Mexican Interior Ministry has closed all dine-in restaurants until … Continue reading

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Mexico (Country threat level -4): WARDEN MESSAGE 25 APRIL 2009

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City issued the following Warden Message on 25 April 2009: “The governments of the United States and Mexico are working closely together to contain the current outbreak of H1N1 influenza. In accordance with measures announced … Continue reading

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Worldwide: Swine Flu Updates

As of 27 April 2009 several countries are taking urgent steps to control the spread of swine flu. The new strain of influenza may have killed up to 103 people in Mexico; more than 1,600 people are believed to have … Continue reading

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Thailand (Country threat level – 3):

On 14 April 2009 anti-government protesters in Bangkok ended their siege at the Government House complex. Protest leaders stated that the demonstrators were encouraged to disperse amid fears that the situation would again become violent as troops surrounded the complex. … Continue reading

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Somali Pirates Hijack Ship, Seize 20 Americans

  Somali pirates on Wednesday hijacked a U.S.-flagged cargo ship with 20 American crew members aboard, FOX News has learned. The 17,000-ton Maersk Alabama was carrying emergency relief to Mombasa, Kenya at the time it was hijacked, said Peter Beck-Bang, … Continue reading

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Cyberspies Penetrate U.S. Electrical Grid, Leave Software That Could Disrupt System

  WASHINGTON —  Cyberspies have penetrated the U.S. electrical grid and left behind software programs that could be used to disrupt the system, according to current and former national-security officials. The spies came from China, Russia and other countries, these officials … Continue reading

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South Africa (Country threat level – 4):

Members of the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) began a nationwide strike on 7 April 2009. Approximately 30,000 freight and long-haul drivers are expected to participate in the strike, which is proceeding despite ongoing negotiations with the … Continue reading

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North Korea Launches Rocket, Defying World Pressure

  BREAKING NEWS —  North Korea defiantly carried out a provocative rocket launch Sunday that the U.S., Japan and other nations suspect was a cover for a test of its long-range missile technology. Liftoff took place at 10:30 p.m. EDT Saturday … Continue reading

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