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Controversial X-Ray Airport Scanners to be Replaced

Posted January 19th, 2013 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Transportation Security Administration says it is removing full-body airport scanners that produced what appear to be naked images of a traveler’s body. The TSA said it will replace the scanners with new scanners that allow greater privacy. The TSA has canceled its contract with Rapiscan, the company that makes the X-ray scanner that […]

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US Customs Officials Seize Shipment of Human Heads at Chicago Airport

Posted January 15th, 2013 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Customs officials at O’Hare International Airport in the U.S. city of Chicago are holding a shipment of 18 human heads reportedly bound for a U.S. research facility. The local medical examiner’s office says the heads, sent from Rome, were properly preserved, packaged and tagged as human specimens. There is no suspicion of foul play. The […]

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US Customs Officials Seize Shipment of Human Heads at Chicago Airport

Posted January 15th, 2013 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Customs officials at O’Hare International Airport in the U.S. city of Chicago have held up a shipment of 18 human heads reportedly bound for a U.S. research facility. The local medical examiner’s office says the heads were properly preserved, packaged and tagged as human specimens. There is no suspicion of foul play. The Chicago Tribune […]

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4 Dead in Airport Attack in NW Pakistan

Posted December 15th, 2012 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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At least four people have been killed and dozens more wounded in northwest Pakistan, in a suicide attack on an international airport in Peshawar province. A VOA reporter in Islamabad said the airport was hit Saturday by rockets as well as explosives from the suicide bomber. The provincial minister said the militants, including the bomber, […]

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4 Dead in Airport Attack in NW Pakistan

Posted December 15th, 2012 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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At least four people have been killed and dozens more wounded in northwest Pakistan, in a suicide attack on an international airport in Peshawar province. A VOA reporter in Islamabad said the airport was hit by rockets as well as explosives from the bomber. The provincial minister said the militants, including a suicide bomber, were […]

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German Airport Strike Jeopardizes Flight Schedule

Posted February 17th, 2012 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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Passengers using the airport in Frankfort,Germany, one of Europe’s busiest airports, can expect a second day of flight cancellations because of a ground crew strike. On Friday, passengers were greeted by long check-in lines and cancellation notifications. Germany’s largest airline, Lufthansa, says it cancelled 300 flights Thursday, stranding thousands of passengers, primarily those on domestic […]

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German Prosecutors Seek Life for Killer of US Airmen

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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German prosecutors are asking for a sentence of life in prison for a Kosovo Albanian man who has admitted killing two U.S. airmen at the Frankfurt airport last year. Twenty-one-year-old Arid Uka faces two counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder for wounding two other airmen and firing at a third. In closing […]

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French Airport Security Strike in Fourth Day

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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International air travellers in France may find their travel complicated as security workers at two major airports strike for a fourth day. Air France listed some delays and several cancelled flights Monday due to the strike. The airport in Lyon and the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris both warned of possible delays again Monday. […]

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Trial For Killer of Two US Airmen Continues in Germany

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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The Kosovo Albanian man on trial for killing two U.S. airmen at Germany’s Frankfurt Airport in March says he no longer believes in jihad, or holy war. While Arid Uka still prays and considers himself a Muslim, he said Wednesday he was duped by extremist propaganda and no longer believes his religion permits violence, except […]

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US Airports Test New Security Pre-Screening Initiative

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Four U.S. airports have begun testing a new pilot program aimed at determining whether select passengers can get through the security checkpoints more quickly. The airports in Atlanta, Miami, Dallas and Detroit are implementing the initiative, known as “PreCheck.” Passengers would have to share more personal information with the Transportation Security Administration through a pre-screening […]

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