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Security Tests Launched for London Olympics

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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British police have launched a yearlong program of security tests to check the readiness of government, police and other agencies ahead of the 2012 London Olympics. The exercises will test a range of scenarios, including possible terrorist attacks. Other things that could impact the smooth running of the Games include long lines, big crowds, large […]

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India to Test Telecom Equipment for Spyware

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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India’s government is responding to fears that equipment and software for its booming mobile phone sector could be used to spy on the country and its businesses. Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal announced Thursday India will build a $11 million facility in Bangalore to test all foreign-made telecommunication products. Indian regulations already require their country’s telecom […]

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US Official Lays Out New Counterterrorism Strategy

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The Obama administration has laid out a new national counterterrorism strategy, saying its focus is the destruction of al-Qaida and its affiliates in Yemen, Pakistan, Somalia and elsewhere. The administration’s top counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, discussed the plan in a speech in Washington Wednesday. The former CIA officer said the United States and partners including […]

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US Official Lays Out New Counterterrorism Strategy

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The Obama administration has laid out a new national counterterrorism strategy, saying al-Qaida is severely weakened due to increased pressure on the organization. The administration’s top counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, made the comment Wednesday. He said the United States and its partners, including Pakistan and Yemen, have strangled al-Qaida’s finances and decimated its leadership ranks, […]

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New Security Measures Imposed in Nigerian Capital

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Nigeria have imposed new security measures in the capital, Abuja, following a deadly bomb attack at the national police headquarters. City administrators announced the security measures for a range of popular gathering places in a statement Wednesday. Nightclubs, beer gardens and cinemas in Abuja are now required to close by 10 p.m. Places […]

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Philippines on Alert for Possible Manila Bomb Plot

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Philippine security forces are on alert for possible attacks in Manila after reports one of Asia’s top terrorist suspects may have deployed bombing teams to the capital. Intelligence reports seen by Western journalists did not specify possible targets Islamist militants might have, and the government has not commented on Western news accounts . One document […]

Aviation Industry Introduces New Hi-Tech Security Measures

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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The aviation industry has unveiled a new airport security system that uses iris scanners and other devices to move passengers through checkpoints more quickly. The system was demonstrated Tuesday at the annual meeting of the International Air Transport Association in Singapore. Data obtained in an eye scan at an automated checkpoint is matched with information […]

Chinese Crime Wave Reported After Pre-Universiade Crackdown

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say residents are reporting increased crime in the southern city Dongguan, which has become a haven for thousands of people expelled from the nearby city of Shenzhen ahead of an international sporting event. The Communist Party-controlled Global Times said Tuesday that more than 80,000 “high-risk” people have been expelled from Shenzhen in […]

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