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2011-08-16 08:00:00

The Liquid Bomb Plot Presents Exclusive Interviews With CIA and Homeland Security Agents on the Chilling and Tense Global Surveillance Operation That Uncovered a Plot to Kill More Than 2,000 People The Liquid Bomb Plot Premieres This Sunday, August 21, 2011, at 9 P.M. EDT/PDT on National Geographic Channel WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the summer of 2006, as many as 18 conspirators planned to simultaneously blow up almost 10 airplanes by bringing hydrogen...

2011-07-07 15:01:53

Six years on from the devastating 7/7 London bombings and in the wake of the inquest into the attacks, a special issue of the journal Memory Studies, published by SAGE, explores new research into our collective memories of this tragic event. "The London attacks make for a particularly compelling case study of contemporary remembrance and commemoration," say authors of the lead editorial, Matthew Allen and Annie Bryan. "Significantly, it would seem that a wider social project of remembering...

2008-10-20 15:00:21

A computer glitch was to blame for major delays of Air Canada flights nationwide Monday, airline officials said. The computer problem interfered with several Air Canada systems, including reservations, 680News reported. However, while the two-hour glitch in a Bell Canada routing system was fixed by noon, some Air Canada passengers were expected to experience delays, or even cancellations, through the rest of the day, the radio station reported. A representative for Canada's largest...

2008-10-03 09:00:23

By TORCUIL CRICHTON TWO NHS doctors went on trial yesterday accused of plotting the terrorist car-bomb attacks on Glasgow Airport and London last year. Mohammed Jamil Asha, a 28-year-old Jordanian, and Bilal Abdullah, 29, from Iraq, are accused of planning an attack in Haymarket, central London, on June 29 in which an unexploded car bomb packed with gas cylinders and nails was found outside the Tiger Tiger nightclub. The following day, Saturday June 30, two men crashed a flaming Jeep...

2008-09-11 12:00:27

By SAM MARSDEN SEVEN men accused of plotting to blow up transatlantic airliners will face a retrial, the Crown Prosecution Service has said. Prosecutors argued in a five-month trial at Woolwich Crown Court, London, that the men intended to launch a wave of suicide bombings on flights from Heathrow to north America. But a jury failed to reach verdicts this week on the charge that the defendants conspired to commit murder on aircraft. The Director of Public Prosecutions, Sir Ken...

2008-09-10 18:00:22

By Sam Marsden; Steffan Rhys VIRGIN ATLANTIC last night called for a review of restrictions on aircraft hand luggage, including rules on carrying liquids. The call came as prosecutors were expected to decide within days whether to order a retrial of seven men accused of plotting mass murder on board transatlantic aircraft. Meanwhile, counter-terrorism experts were last night debating why the Crown failed to persuade a jury that the defendants intended a wave of suicide bombings on...

2008-09-10 09:00:30

Three guilty of mass murder through liquid bomb plot LONDON, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Three men in Britain have been found guilty of conspiracy over a mass murder attempt to blow up transatlantic flights from Heathrow Airport with a liquid bomb. However, a jury failed to agree they intended to blow up airliners in an al Qaeda-style attack, local media reported. Eight people have been on trial at the Woolwich crown court for the alleged plot, but only three were found guilty. The court...

2008-09-10 09:00:30

By Michael Savage; Nigel Morris THE GOVERNMENT is in discussions with security companies and Britain's airports to lift the ban on liquids being carried in hand luggage as early as next year, The Independent has learnt. Technology already deployed at Heathrow's new Terminal 5 can automatically detect the presence of liquids in carry-on bags. Now, government scientists are running tests to see if the scanners can be adapted to pick out those that are harmful. "The technology is there,...

2008-09-09 00:00:09

By Cahal Milmo HEATHROW BOMB PLOT THE VERDICT THREE YOUNG British Muslims who were turned into bombers while doing charity work in Pakistan are facing life behind bars after being convicted of plotting mass murder. Abdulla Ahmed Ali, Assad Sarwar and Tanvir Hussain were accused of conspiring to bring down at least seven transatlantic airliners in mid-air, using bombs hidden in soft drinks bottles. The plot brought chaos to Heathrow and led to new global security procedures preventing...

2008-09-08 12:00:27

Three of eight men on trial for conspiring to launch terrorist attacks at Heathrow Airport and elsewhere in London have been found guilty. Abdulla Ahmed Ali was found guilty Monday of conspiring to kill hundreds of people, as were two other men, The Times of London reported. It added that one of the defendants was found innocent and that the Woolwich Crown Court jury was unable to reach verdicts on the four other men. Prosecutors said Ali, 27, was the leader of an east London terrorist...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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