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 JetBlues Flight 923. A woman caller said there was a woman aboard who was a possible threat.
PPP bags top posts in Pak Senate
ISLAMABAD: Pakistans 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 Earths ozone layer,has died. He was 84. Rowland died Saturday at his home of complications from Parkinsons 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 Britains 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 Yards e-crimes unit. The games are intended to pull talent into the countrys 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 Gayooms men. Waheed also appointed eight new State Ministers.