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2006-01-06 19:02:28

By Jim Loney MIAMI (Reuters) - A U.S. judge postponed a plea and bail hearing on Friday for American terrorism suspect Jose Padilla, who made his second appearance in a federal court after being held for 3-1/2 years in a military brig without charges.

2006-01-05 18:53:07

By Jim Loney MIAMI (Reuters) - Jose Padilla, an "enemy combatant" held in U.S. military custody for more than three years, made a brief court appearance in Miami on Thursday after being moved to Florida under heavy security to face criminal charges. The hearing came a day after the U.S.

2005-12-21 18:15:31

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a stinging rebuke to the Bush administration, a U.S. appeals court refused on Wednesday to transfer "enemy combatant" Jose Padilla from U.S. military custody to federal authorities in Florida until the Supreme Court considered his case.

2005-12-20 11:24:08

By Deborah Charles WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four years after September 11, the Bush administration has claimed some legal victories in its war on terrorism, but critics say there have been few major convictions and not a single trial of anyone caught trying to carry out an attack.

2005-12-17 04:19:01

GROZNY, Russia (Reuters) - Investigators have found nuclear contamination tens of thousands of times above safe levels on the premises of a ruined factory in Russia's Chechnya, officials said on Saturday.

2005-11-22 13:34:17

By Caroline Drees and Deborah Charles WASHINGTON (Reuters) - "Dirty bomb" suspect Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen held in a South Carolina military brig for more than three years, has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder and aid terrorists, the Justice Department announced on Tuesday.

2005-11-22 11:15:40

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - "Dirty bomb" suspect Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen held in a South Carolina military brig for more than three years, was charged with conspiracy to commit murder and aid terrorists, a federal indictment showed on Tuesday.

2005-08-29 04:50:16

By James Grubel CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australian nuclear experts raised concerns on Monday that unsecured sources of radioactive waste in medical centers in Southeast Asia could be used by militants to build a "dirty bomb." Experts from the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO), who have checked radioactive waste in Southeast Asia for the past year, said cobalt was found unsecured in two countries after radiation therapy centers closed.

2005-06-21 22:20:00

Existing monitors for detecting smuggled nuclear weapons components at U.S. ports are "an important first step," AAAS expert Benn Tannenbaum told policymakers at a 21 June hearing before U.S. policymakers. But, he added, "More needs to be done to protect the United States from smuggled nuclear weapons" because current portal monitors probably could not detect even a few kilograms of highly enriched uranium, even if only lightly shielded.


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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.