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Algeria

Country Risk Level - Extreme

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15 Feb

SECURITY - Tebessa - As part of the fight against terrorism, Algerian soldiers have shot dead a heavily armed Islamist. Details

Bangladesh

Country Risk Level - High

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15 Feb - 18 Feb

STRIKE - UK FCO TRAVEL ADVICE: - UK citizens advised of nationwide general strike until February 18. Details

Boston

Country Risk Level - Medium

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15 Feb

TRANSPORTATION - Due to snow, the General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport (BOS) was closed as of Feb 15 at 06:15 AM EST. It is expected to reopen is Feb 15 at 04:00 PM EST. Details

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15 Feb - 16 Feb

TRANSPORTATION - UPDATE - The General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport (BOS) which was closed at 6:15 AM EST due to snow has now reopened. Details

Canada

Country Risk Level - Medium

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15 Feb

WEATHER/FLIGHTS - The Maritimes - The Maritimes is getting battered with heavy snowfall and high winds, causing power outages and causing major travel disruptions. Portions of the Trans Canada Highway are closed and the arrivals and departures boards at airports across the region are filling up with cancellations. Reconfirm flights prior to departure. Details

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15 Feb

STRIKE - More than 3,000 Teamsters members have gone on strike at the Canadian Pacific Railway after contract talks failed to reach an agreement before the midnight deadline. Details

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15 Feb - 16 Feb

New Brunswick - WEATHER - Blizzard warning in effect until Monday morning. View the link for affected areas. Details

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15 Feb - 16 Feb

Newfoundland and Labrador - WEATHER - Blizzard warning in effect. A special weather statement in effect for higher than normal water levels on Monday. View the link for affected areas. Details

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15 Feb - 16 Feb

Nova Scotia - WEATHER - Blizzard, winter storm and flash freeze warning in effect. A special weather statement in effect with potential for storm surge this afternoon and into Monday. View the link for affected areas. Details

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15 Feb

Timmins, ON - RAIL TRANSPORT - No injuries have been reported after a train derailed and caught fire south of Timmins on a stretch of track between Gogama and Foleyet. Details

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15 Feb - 16 Feb

Ontario - WEATHER - Extreme cold warning in effect until Monday. View the link for affected areas. Details

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15 Feb - 16 Feb

Trenton, ON - TRANSPORTATION - Montreal-bound Air Canada Flight 408, with 119 passengers and five crew on board, diverted to CFB Trenton after a galley oven apparently overheated. It landed safely at 1pm. Details

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15 Feb - 16 Feb

Prince Edward Island - WEATHER - Blizzard, winter storm and storm surge in effect till Monday. View the link for affected areas. Details

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15 Feb

Quebec - WEATHER - Blizzard and extreme cold warnings in effect. View the link for affected areas. Details

Dallas

Country Risk Level - Medium

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15 Feb

SECURITY - Dallas Fort Worth Airport - Shooting at Dallas airport as prisoner tries to escape. No gates or flight operations were affected. Details

Denmark

Country Risk Level - Low

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15 Feb - 16 Feb

SECURITY - UK FCO TRAVEL ADVICE: - UK citizens advised that Denmark on high state of alert following shooting incidents. Details US Gov

Fiji Islands

Country Risk Level - Medium

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15 Feb

EARTHQUAKE - 5.2 - 83km SW of Nadi Details

France

Country Risk Level - High

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13 Feb - 15 Feb

TRANSPORTATION - 2 people died when National Holidays coach crashed with a tanker and lorry in France on Friday. All passengers on the bus headed for Disneyland were uninjured. Details

Germany

Country Risk Level - Medium

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15 Feb

SECURITY - Braunschweig - German city calls off carnival parade over terror threat. Details

Halifax

Country Risk Level - Medium

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15 Feb - 16 Feb

FLOODS - Heavy rain in Halifax causes flooding throughout city. The temperature is dropping so the slush is starting to harden and the streets are getting slicker. The worst reports of flooding can be viewed on the link. Details

Hawaii

Country Risk Level - Medium

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14 Feb - 15 Feb

TRANSPORTATION - Seven injured as United Flight 15 from Newark to Honolulu hits turbulence Saturday. Details

India

Country Risk Level - High

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15 Feb

SECURITY - Mughalsarai - A building under rushed construction collapsed overnight, killing 13 members of a family of weavers. Details

Iraq

Country Risk Level - Extreme

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15 Feb

SECURITY - al-Udheim dam - Iraqi security forces repelled an overnight attack by an Islamic State (*IS*) militant group, leaving at least 18 people killed. Details

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15 Feb - 16 Feb

ABDUCTION - province of al-Anbar - Takfiri terrorist group have abducted 30 tribesman in Iraq's strife-stricken western province. Details

Lesotho

Country Risk Level - Extreme

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28 Feb

SECURITY/ELECTIONS - US GOV'T TRAVEL ALERT - - US citizens advised of the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled for February 28, 2015. Exercise caution and remain abreast of the security situation throughout the electoral period. Details US Gov

Libya

Country Risk Level - Extreme

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15 Feb - 16 Feb

ABDUCTION - A video has emerged showing the beheadings purportedly of 21 Egyptian Christians who had been kidnapped by Islamic State (*IS*) militants in Libya. Details

Nigeria

Country Risk Level - Extreme

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15 Feb - 16 Feb

POLITICAL - Borno State - Borno state government declares Monday as a work-free day, (Public Holiday), for the visit of the All Progressives Congress. Details

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15 Feb

SECURITY - Damaturu - Suicide bomber kills 10 and injures 30 plus in Nigerian bus station attack. Details

Papua New Guinea

Country Risk Level - Medium

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15 Feb

EARTHQUAKE - 5.1 - 113km E of Madang Details

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15 Feb

EARTHQUAKE - 5.3 - 94km ESE of Kimbe Details

Philippines

Country Risk Level - High

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15 Feb

SECURITY - Basilan island - Two members of an Al Qaeda-linked group were killed in clashes with troops in the southern Philippines on Sunday. Details

Qatar

Country Risk Level - Medium

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15 Feb

PROTEST - Doha - Around 1,000 people marched Sunday in Doha in solidarity with the three Muslim American students murdered last week in North Carolina. Details

Russian Federation

Country Risk Level - High

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15 Feb

TRANSPORTATION - Yekaterinburg - An Air France's Boeing 737 plane, en route from Seoul to Paris, was forced to make an emergency landing due to engine failure Sunday. The flight with over 300 passengers onboard landed safely. Details

Sierra Leone

Country Risk Level - Extreme

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15 Feb

HEALTH - Aberdeen - Sierra Leone fishing district locked down after new cases of Ebola discovered. Details

Slovenia

Country Risk Level - Low

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23 Feb - 2 Mar

U.S. SECURITY MESSAGE: Ljubljana - Temporary closure of consular section for routine services from Monday February 23 – Monday March 2. Details

Solomon Islands

Country Risk Level - Medium

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15 Feb - 16 Feb

EARTHQUAKE - 5.3 - 25km SW of Lata Details

Spain

Country Risk Level - Medium

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15 Feb

SECURITY - Ciudad Rodrigo - 2 tourists from the United States and Scotland were gored by bull on the first day of Carnaval del Toro. A Spaniard was also injured. Details

Syria

Country Risk Level - Extreme

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15 Feb - 16 Feb

SECURITY - Aleppo - 3 separate battles between *ISIL* terrorists and Kurdish forces near the Syrian town of Kobani have left at least 35 militants killed. Details

Toronto

Country Risk Level - Medium

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15 Feb

FLIGHT DELAYS - Multiple delays and cancellations due to the weather. Reconfirm status of flights prior to departure. Details

Turkey

Country Risk Level - High

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15 Feb

PROTESTS - Ankara, Istanbul, and Mersin - Thousands of women staged protests Saturday, over murder of woman who resisted rape. Details

Ukraine

Country Risk Level - Extreme

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15 Feb

SECURITY - Debaltseve - Guns fell silent at midnight across much of eastern Ukraine in line with the ceasefire agreement, but pro-Russian rebels announced they would not observe the truce at Debaltseve, where Ukrainian army forces were encircled. Details

United States

Country Risk Level - Medium

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15 Feb - 17 Feb

Alaska - WEATHER - High wind warning in effect until Tuesday. View the link for affected areas. Details

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15 Feb - 16 Feb

Arkansas - WEATHER - Winter storm warning in effect until Monday night. View the link for affected areas. Details

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15 Feb - 17 Feb

Colorado - WEATHER - Winter storm warning in effect until Tuesday. View the link for affected areas. Details

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15 Feb - 16 Feb

Connecticut - WEATHER - Wind chill warning in effect until Monday. View the link for affected areas. Details

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15 Feb - 17 Feb

Georgia - WEATHER - Winter storm warning in effect until Tuesday. View the link for affected areas. Details

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15 Feb - 16 Feb

Illinois - WEATHER - Winter storm warning in effect until Monday night. View the link for affected areas. Details

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15 Feb - 17 Feb

Indiana - WEATHER - Winter storm warning in effect until Tuesday. View the link for affected areas. Details

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15 Feb - 16 Feb

Kansas - WEATHER - Winter storm warning in effect until Monday. View the link for affected areas. Details

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14 Feb - 15 Feb

Los Angeles, CA - TRANSPORTATION - Alaska Airlines Flight 567 was delayed an hour Saturday night, after a scorpion stung a woman on the hand just before her flight from Los Angeles to Portland took off. Details

Vanuatu

Country Risk Level - Low

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15 Feb

EARTHQUAKE - 5.1 - 113km SE of Port-Vila Details