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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...

2008-10-28 06:00:19

By Thomas Frank WASHINGTON -- Airline passengers will most likely be able to carry large bottles of liquids on airplanes sometime next year, the Transportation Security Administration says. The TSA expects by next fall to lift restrictions that limit passengers to carrying 3-ounce bottles of liquids, gels and aerosols in airplane cabins, TSA Administrator Kip Hawley said on the agency's website. Passengers would still have to remove liquids from carry-on bags at airport checkpoints and...

2008-09-15 18:00:28

ONE of the men cleared of trying to blow up transatlantic flights bought chemicals from a shop in West Wales, it has emerged. Bomb-maker Assad Sarwar, 28, was found not guilty of a plotting to blow up planes but guilty of conspiracy tomurder. Sarwar, of High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, had previously admitted planning small-scale attacks with ring leader Abdulla Ahmed Ali and Tanvir Hussain, both 27. Under a false name he purchased hydrogen peroxide from supplier Health Leads UK in...

2008-09-11 18:00:24

Seven men accused of plotting to blow up transatlantic airliners will face a retrial, the Crown Prosecution Service said yesterday. Prosecutors argued in a five-month trial at Woolwich Crown Court, in London, that the men intended to launch a wave of suicide bombings on flights from Heathrow Airport 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...

2008-09-11 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...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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