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Slovaks admit blame for explosives test on plane

Posted: 01/06/2010 - Slovak officials are saying "a silly and unprofessional mistake" during an airport security test ended up with a civilian man unwittingly carrying hidden explosives in his bag on a flight to Dublin.

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Study: Risk of homegrown terror exaggerated

Posted: 01/06/2010 - A new study of homegrown terrorism in the United States says that the threat of radicalization among American Muslims has been overstated.

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United pilot charged with being over alcohol limit

Posted: 01/05/2010 - A United Airlines pilot who was pulled from his trans-Atlantic flight to Chicago shortly before takeoff has admitted being above the alcohol limit for flying a plane.

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NATO: 4 US service members dead in Afghan blast

Posted: 01/04/2010 - NATO says that four U.S. service members have been killed in a roadside bomb explosion in southern Afghanistan. The British Ministry of Defense separately reported the death of one of the country's soldiers in an explosion.

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Americans detained in Pakistan deny terror plans

Posted: 01/04/2010 - The defense lawyer for five Americans detained in Pakistan has denied that his clients planned to carry out terrorist attacks inside or outside the country.

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Dutch to use full body scanners for US flights

Posted: 12/30/2009 - The Dutch government says it will immediately begin using full body scanners on flights to the United States to prevent future terrorist attacks like the Christmas Day attempt allegedly by a young Nigerian.

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Somali pirates seize 2 ships

Posted: 12/29/2009 - A maritime officials say pirates have seized two ships off the coast of Somalia and are holding 45 crew members hostage.

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Israeli defense chief: Iran can build bomb by 2011

Posted: 12/28/2009 - Israel Radio reports that Defense Minister Ehud Barak says Iran will have the technology to build a nuclear bomb early next year and will be able to produce one in 2011.

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New restrictions to add to air-travel headaches

Posted: 12/28/2009 - New security restrictions swiftly implemented following a botched attempt to blow up an airliner on Christmas Day will make air travel more burdensome and could discourage some business fliers - key customers for the airlines.

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