Flight ban on laptops ‘sparked by IS threat’

An aircraft cabin ban on large electronic devices was prompted by intelligence suggesting a terror threat to US-bound flights, says US media. The US and UK have announced new carry-on restrictions banning laptops on certain passenger flights. The so-called Islamic State group (IS) has been working on ways to smuggle explosives on to planes by… Read More Flight ban on laptops ‘sparked by IS threat’

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BREAKING: US bans laptops, tablets on flights from Turkey and Arab world

Turkish Airlines / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ The United States warned Tuesday that extremists plan to target planes with bombs hidden in electronic devices, and banned carrying them on flights from 10 airports in Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa. Senior US officials told reporters that nine airlines from eight countries had been… Read More BREAKING: US bans laptops, tablets on flights from Turkey and Arab world

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Man in custody after driving car to White House claiming to have bomb

A man was apprehended after he drove a car to a White House checkpoint late Saturday night claiming to have a bomb inside his vehicle. The car was impounded and was being searched, two law enforcement officials told CNN. There was no immediate indication that there was an explosive device in the car. The threat… Read More Man in custody after driving car to White House claiming to have bomb

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EXCLUSIVE: Donald Trump’s 2005 tax return leak reveals $38m bill

US President Donald Trump paid $38m (£31m) in tax on more than $150m (£123m) income in 2005, a leaked partial tax return shows. The two pages of tax return, revealed by US TV network MSNBC, also showed he declared $103m in losses. It gave no details on income sources. The White House said publishing the… Read More EXCLUSIVE: Donald Trump’s 2005 tax return leak reveals $38m bill

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BREAKING: Trump’s Revised Travel Ban Spares Iraqis

The U.S. President Donald Trump has issued a new executive order, temporarily blocking travel to the US for residents of six Muslim-majority countries pending revision of visa procedures, AFP reports. The revised travel ban excludes Iraq which was included in the January ban as the government in Baghdad agreed to increase cooperation with the US… Read More BREAKING: Trump’s Revised Travel Ban Spares Iraqis

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BREAKING NEWS! Essendon crash: Five killed as plane plunges into shopping centre near Melbourne’s Essendon Airport

Five people have died as a result of Victoria’s worst civil aviation accident in 30 years, after a plane crashed into a shopping centre near Melbourne’s Essendon Airport. Key points: A charter plane crashed into the back of shops, killing all five people on board Workers were in the building at the time, but all… Read More BREAKING NEWS! Essendon crash: Five killed as plane plunges into shopping centre near Melbourne’s Essendon Airport

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Donald Trump wants Russia to ‘return Crimea,’ Spicer says

US President Donald Trump wants Russia to “return Crimea” to Ukraine, after the region’s unification with Russia. Trump, whose proclivity for Russia has been a source of pressure on his administration, is attempting to appear “tough” in dealing with Moscow. “President Trump has made it very clear that he expects the Russian government to de-escalate… Read More Donald Trump wants Russia to ‘return Crimea,’ Spicer says

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