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When can it end?
8 Sep 2008 source: bbc.co.uk

The fear of a bomb being disguised in a soft drinks bottle has led to huge restrictions on passengers carrying liquids on board aircraft. The chaotic scenes at Britain's airports following 10 August 2006 are hard to forget: seemingly endless queues, security officials asking mothers to taste formula milk - and thousands of exhausted travellers waiting to go on their holidays. Three men have now been found guilty of conspiracy to murder following the inquiry which led to the restrictions sudden ...

Polish man accused of jailing, raping daughter
8 Sep 2008 source: today.reuters.co.uk

WARSAW (Reuters) - A Polish court on Monday ordered the detention of a man accused by his daughter of keeping her imprisoned for six years and raping her repeatedly, in a case that recalled that of Austrian Josef Fritzl. "Most probably, as a result of forced sexual intercourse ... the young woman gave birth to two children... in February 2005 and January 2007," said a statement from police  ...

Three British men found guilty in bomb plot
8 Sep 2008 source: today.reuters.co.uk

LONDON (Reuters) - A court found three British Muslim men guilty on Monday of planning to kill people as part of a terrorist plot involving homemade liquid bombs. After a five-month trial Abdulla Ahmed Ali, Assad Sarwar and Tanvir Hussain were found guilty of planning to kill "persons unknown", but the jury did not find that they had planned to carry out the attacks on transatlantic airline ...

Bulgaria casts doubt on London "poisoned umbrella" killing
8 Sep 2008 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Anna Mudeva SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria is closing its probe into a Cold War killing, the murder of dissident Georgi Markov in London, but an investigator said no evidence existed to back up the theory that he was stabbed with a poison-tipped umbrella. Under Bulgarian law, the 30-year statute of limitations on the case expires on Thursday, the anniversary of Markov's death, but Sof ...

Suspicious package probed at emergency agency
8 Sep 2008 source: today.reuters.co.uk

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A leaking, smelly package in the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency mail room forced an evacuation of the headquarters building, a fire department official said on Monday. Washington, D.C., fire department spokesman Alan Etter said an X-ray of the package showed a need for further investigation, and a hazardous materials team was taking air samples. "Nobo ...

Marines hand ex-Taliban stronghold to Afghans
8 Sep 2008 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Sanjeev Miglani KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. Marines handed over control of a former Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan to the Afghan army and their British mentors on Monday after killing more than 400 militants in a four-month operation, the NATO-led force said. The northern part of Garmsir district in Helmand province, known as the snake's head for its appearance on a map, se ...

Sarkozy urges compliance with Georgia ceasefire
8 Sep 2008 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Francois Murphy and Oleg Shchedrov MEIENDORF CASTLE, Russia - (Reuters) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy urged Russia on Monday to comply with a ceasefire agreement which Western governments say obliges Moscow to pull out troops that are still deep inside Georgia. Russia drew Western condemnation when it fought a brief war with Georgia last month, sending tanks and troops into i ...

Russia says to send battleship to Caribbean Sea
8 Sep 2008 source: today.reuters.co.uk

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will send a nuclear-powered battleship to the Caribbean for a joint naval exercise with Venezuela, Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Monday. The maneuvers later this year will be the first Russia has conducted in Washington's traditional sphere of influence since the end of the Cold War. Russia has heavily criticized the United States for sending a sophistic ...

McCain takes 4-point lead over Obama in poll
8 Sep 2008 source: today.reuters.co.uk

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (Reuters) - Republican John McCain heads into the final stretch of the U.S. presidential campaign with a 4-point lead over Democrat Barack Obama, a USA Today/Gallup poll released on Sunday showed. The lead was McCain's biggest since January and a turnaround from a USA Today poll taken just before last week's Republican Party convention opened, when the veteran Arizon ...

Boeing strike impact to be felt globally
8 Sep 2008 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Chang-Ran Kim and Tim Hepher TOKYO/PARIS (Reuters) - Aerospace groups dusted off contingency plans on Monday for a potentially lengthy strike at Boeing, whose workers halted production for a third day, while shares in the parent of European rival Airbus got a sharp boost. Boeing Co's assembly lines in the Seattle area fell silent on Saturday after emergency talks between the world ...

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