Briefly World: Boston-Chicago flight lands in NY over ‘threat’

A domestic dispute was likely at the root of a possible bomb scare that forced a Boston-Chicago flight carrying 83 passengers to land in Buffalo

Written by Agencies | Published: March 13, 2012 12:39:47 am

Boston-Chicago flight lands in NY over ‘threat’

BUFFALO: A domestic dispute was likely at the root of a possible bomb scare that forced a Boston-Chicago flight carrying 83 passengers to land in Buffalo Monday,but there was never a real threat,the FBI said. Authorities got a call Monday regarding JetBlue’s Flight 923. A woman caller said there was a woman aboard who was a possible threat.

PPP bags top posts in Pak Senate

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s ruling party PPP Monday bagged two top posts in the Senate,cementing its hold over the upper house. Nayyar Hussain Bukhari and Sabir Ali Baluch,the candidates of the PPP were unanimously elected Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Senate Monday afternoon. The PPP emerged the single largest party in the 104-member upper house with 41 Senators.

Scientist,who warned of ozone depletion,dies

LOS ANGELES: F. Sherwood Rowland,the Nobel prize-winning chemist who sounded the alarm on the thinning of the Earth’s ozone layer,has died. He was 84. Rowland died Saturday at his home of complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was among three scientists awarded the 1995 Nobel Prize for chemistry.

UK on security alert after Facebook leak

London: Britain is on a security alert after Facebook spies created a false profile for top NATO chief Commander James Stavridis to steal personal data from his high-ranking friends,a media report Monday said. Senior British military officers and Ministry of Defence staff are understood to have accepted “friend requests” from a bogus account created by “Chinese spies”,the Daily Mail reported.

British govt sued for helping US drone strikes

LONDON: A human rights group is taking legal action against the British government for allegedly passing on intelligence to assist US covert drone attacks in Pakistan. London-based charity Reprieve and law firm Leigh Day & Co. are filing papers to the High Court Monday that say civilian staff at Britain’s electronic listening agency,GCHQ,could be liable as “secondary parties to murder’’ for helping the CIA.

Canadian wanted for 22 murders held in Panama

PANAMA CITY: Police in Panama say they have arrested a fugitive with suspected ties to the Hells Angels motorcycle gang who is wanted in Canada for 22 murders. A police statement said Monday Michel Smith was arrested Friday in the Playa Coronado tourist region,100 km west of Panama City.

Amateurs battle hackers in UK cybergames

BRISTOL: Amateurs cybersleuths have been hunting malware,raising firewalls and fending off hack attacks in a series of simulations supported by British signals intelligence agency GCHQ and Scotland Yard’s e-crimes unit. The games are intended to pull talent into the country’s burgeoning cybersecurity sector.

Waheed appoints new ministers in his cabinet

Male: Maldives President Mohammed Waheed Monday inducted nine new members into his cabinet,dominated by former dictator Maumoon Gayoom’s men. Waheed also appointed eight new State Ministers.

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