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  • US keeps Cuba on state sponsors of terrorism list

    Cuba is ostensibly included on the list because it has harbored Colombian rebels and Basque militants
     

    A State Department spokesman said Wednesday that Washington has no plans to remove Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism that also includes Iran, Syria and Sudan.

    That is sure to ruffle feathers in Havana, which vehemently denies any links to terrorism. Cuba’s government contends its inclusion on the list is a political vendetta by a US government that has kept an economic embargo on the Communist-run island for 51 years.

  • Bolivia president expels US government aid agency

    In the past, Morales has accused the agency of funding groups that opposed his policies
     

    President Evo Morales acted on a longtime threat Wednesday and expelled the US Agency for International Development for allegedly seeking to undermine Bolivia's leftist government, and he harangued Washington's top diplomat for calling the Western Hemisphere the “backyard” of the US

    Bolivia's ABI state news agency said USAID was “accused of alleged political interference in peasant unions and other social organizations.”

  • Alleged Canada plot turns focus to rail transport’s vulnerability

    Alleged Canada plot turns focus to rail transport’s vulnerability

    An alleged Al-Qaeda-backed plot to derail a US passenger train in Canada sought to exploit the vulnerabilities of railroads that have not gotten much attention from the American public

    While the United States has sharply tightened security around airlines since the September 11, 2001, attacks, trains are far harder to police, with masses of passengers getting on and off and stops at many stations on a single line. Thousands of kilometres of track, bridges and tunnels present a major challenge to monitor.

  • Bomb suspects appear driven by faith, officials say

    Bomb suspects appear driven by faith, officials say

    Brothers considered not connected to terrorist group
    The two brothers suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon appear to have been motivated by their religious faith but do not seem connected to any Muslim terrorist groups, US officials said Monday after interrogating the severely wounded younger man. He was charged with federal crimes that could bring the death penalty.

  • Boston suspect was under FBI surveillance, mother says

    Boston suspect was under FBI surveillance, mother says

    Parents confident sons couldn’t organise ‘terrorist act’
    One of the two ethnic Chechens suspected by US officials of being behind the Boston Marathon bombings had been under FBI surveillance for at least three years, his mother said.

    Zubeidat Tsarnaeva told the English-language Russia Today state television station in a phone interview, a recording of which was obtained by Reuters, that she believed her sons were innocent and had been framed.

    Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was killed in a shootout with police and his 19-year-old brother Dzhokhar was captured after a day-long manhunt.

  • Boston bombing suspect captured alive

    Boston bombing suspect captured alive

    Boston Mayor Tom Menino on Twitter, “we got him”

    Police captured a 19-year-old man on Friday night suspected of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings with his older brother after a day-long manhunt using helicopters and heavily armed officers in a Boston suburb.

  • 1 Boston bombing suspect dead

    1 Boston bombing suspect dead

    Manhunt on for second suspect, both linked to MIT cop killing

    One of the two suspects of the Boston Marathon explosions was killed early Friday morning.

    The other suspect, who is being referred to as the “white hat suspect,” remained at large until this report was written, as Reuters reported.

    The suspects were also linked to the Thursday night shooting of a university police officer on campus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

  • Police officer shot to death at MIT campus

    Police officer shot to death at MIT campus

    One suspect is in police custody, local media reported.

    A police officer for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was shot to death on Thursday night at the school's Cambridge campus, touching off a manhunt in a community on edge just days after the Boston Marathon bombing, Reuters reported.

    Police descended on a vehicle in the neighboring Watertown community later in the evening amid reports of gunfire and explosions, the ABC TV station in Boston reported. One suspect was in police custody, local media reported.

  • Boston mourns victims of explosions

    Boston mourns victims of explosions

    Young boy, “dream daughter,” Chinese citizen killed in Boston blasts

    The third fatality was a Chinese citizen whose identity was not being made public at the request of the victim’s family, the Chinese consulate in New York said in a statement late Tuesday.

    The victim was a Boston University graduate student killed while watching the race with friends near the finish line.

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