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Breaking: Mexicali earthquake upgraded to 7.2 magnitude

About an hour ago, a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck near Baja California, Mexico, close to the U.S. border. Geologists have initially said the quake was very shallow and about 6 miles deep. Reports also indicate that the quake could be felt in Los Angeles. So far a few eyewitnesses have said they’ve spotted damage in Mexico, but with electricity and telephone lines down near the epicenter, reports are scarce. Follow updates with the Los Angles Times.

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California Officials Say They Failed Kidnap Victim

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has admitted fault after an investigation revealed that parole officers had met with Phillip Garrido, the registered sex-offender who kidnapped Jaycee Dugard, 60 times in his home without noticing anything was amiss. Parole officers also ignored alerts from a GPS tracking device that Garrido was required to wear, ABC News.

A retired British soldier who trained Afghan police has said that the Taliban has infiltrated top levels of Afghan police forces, Bloomberg. The gunman who killed 5 British soldiers yesterday has been identified as a policeman called Gulbadin and he is reported to be hiding with Taliban fighters, Guardian.

The UN has relocated 600 personnel after an attack on a guest house in Kabul, Afghanistan that killed 5 UN staff members earlier this week, Voice of America.

 

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