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Airplane bomb suspect cooperating with US

The Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a US airliner on Christmas Day has provided "useful, actionable" intelligence to US authorities.

Obama presses security overhaul, Nigerian indicted

US President Barack Obama is "not patient" and is demanding immediate changes in airline security, the top US military officer said on Wednesday.

New scanners break child porn laws

The introduction of body scanners at UK airports threatens to breach child protection laws which ban the creation of indecent images of children.

No full-body scanners for SA airports

Airports in South Africa will not be equipped with full-body scanners in the near future, the Airports Company of SA (Acsa) said on Monday.

Passengers face tough checks on US flights

Air travellers from Nigeria, Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and nine other countries will face full-body pat downs.

The war on terror has been about scaring people

The ease with which the plane bomber could operate exposes the vacuity and recklessness at the heart of the US response to 9/11

Suspect was pious pupil who shunned life of the rich

Abdulmutallab remained a humble, if solitary young man who shunned material possessions and craved knowledge.

Airport security always one step behind

Imposing more restrictions won't make air travel safer. Only correct use of intelligence and a targeted approach can work.

PETN: Hard to detect and 100g can destroy a car

The explosive that nearly brought down Northwest Airlines flight 253 is powerful, allowing terrorists to use only small quantities to cause damage.

Passengers relive terror of Flight 253

Passengers on Saturday told of the moment when Umar Abdul Mutallab tried to set off a bomb as their plane commenced its descent on Christmas Day.

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