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Chile volcano: Calbuco pictures show fire, lightning and ash-clogged streets
The Guardian
Unexpected blasts throw thick grey blanket over parts of Chile…

Xenophobia: Nigeria youths 'attack MTN office in Abuja'
AFP
MTN's regional office in Abuja reportedly shut down its…

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Daily News

Turkish plane makes emergency landing over engine fire
Hurriyet Daily
A Turkish Airlines plane bound for Milan made an emergency…

Over two tonnes of cocaine seized off Scotland
Yahoo News
Nine men have been charged with drug trafficking after the…

Chile volcano Calbuco causes flight problems
BBC News
International flights are being delayed or cancelled because of…

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Reports

Cyber Caliphate’s Unprecedented Media Hack
On April 8, the hacker group “Cyber Caliphate” claimed…

Westerner Kidnapped in Burkina Faso
On April 4, an unidentified armed group kidnapped a Romanian…

Caught in the Crossfire: Matamoros
Since February 1, infighting within the Gulf Cartel organized…

Compromised Global Websites Target Unsuspecting Travelers
In mid-February, private security company iSIGHT Partners…

Papua New Guinea: Expect the Unexpected
With more than 800 distinct languages and tribes, PNG is one of…

Nigeria Elections: A Security Primer
Nigerians head to the polls on March 28 to elect a new president…

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Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Cotonou (Benin), Flight Cancellations and Disruptions
Though Cotonou’s International Airport remains open, Benin’s aviation authority informed the U.S. Embassy that Air France and Air Brussels have…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Gracias a Dios (Honduras), Threat Against U.S.…
The U.S. Embassy has restricted U.S. Government personnel travel to Gracias a Dios, Honduras, due to credible threat information against U.S…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Kinshasa (DRC), North Kivu Travel
The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of security threats to U.S. citizens in North Kivu. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid travel to areas north…