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Pakistan Finds Passports Linked to 9/11

Discovery suggests suspects hiding in South Waziristan

(Newser) - Pakistani soldiers battling their way into a Taliban stronghold along the Afghan border have seized passports that may be linked to 9/11 suspects. One is a German document belonging to a man named Said Bahaji, believed to be a member of the Hamburg cell that conceived the attacks. The passport... More »

Osama Warns Europe to Leave Afghanistan

Al-Qaeda mastermind says Obama 'has no regard for human life'

(Newser) - Osama bin Laden wants Europe to pull its troops out Afghanistan and sever ties with the US. In a new audio message, the al-Qaeda chief admonishes European nations for putting in with a United States whose “supreme commander has no regard for human life and intentionally bombs villagers from... More »

7 Busted in Amsterdam Bomb Plot

Shops shut, concert canceled as tipster warns of 'many casualties'

(Newser) - Amsterdam police have busted seven people linked to a large-scale bomb plot in the city, authorities announced. An anonymous tipster told police the terror gang was planning an action aimed at "claiming casualties in busy places"; targets included megastores, reports the BBC. Several stores and a movie theater were... More »

Dutch Pol Posts Anti-Islam Film Online

Controversial movie slams Koran as 'fascist text'

(Newser) - A controversial anti-Islamic movie interweaving graphic images of 9/11, a beheading and protests by extremists has been posted on a maverick internet site by the leader of a far-right Dutch political party. Dutch television refused to broadcast the 17-minute movie, Fitna, which has been slammed as anti-Muslim propaganda. It ends... More »

Spain Divided Ahead of Big Vote

Nasty campaign will weigh in on Zapatero era

(Newser) - Spaniards are bitterly divided between the ruling Socialist Party and right-wing Popular Party as they head for the polls tomorrow, the Washington Post reports. Polls do not predict a majority for Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero's socialists or the Mariano Rajoy-led Popular Party, but much will depend on the... More »

Bomb Dogs Will Ride Amtrak

Security stepped up on nation's rail system

(Newser) - Amtrak is stepping up security, with random screening of carry-on bags and security teams packing machine guns and leading bomb-sniffing dogs patrolling platforms and trains, reports AP. The new system, beginning this week, echoes stricter security procedures at the nation's airports. Amtrak insists there should be no additional departure delays... More »

Spain Busts 14 Islamic Militants in Terror Plot

Barcelona raids yield bomb materials; attack wasn't imminent

(Newser) - Spanish authorities toady arrested 14 people—12 Pakistanis and 2 Indians—suspected of planning a terror attack in or near Barcelona. After raiding five homes, officials seized four bomb timers and computer data, CNN reports. “They had taken a step beyond radicalization and were trying to get the means... More »

21 Guilty in Madrid Train Blasts

But seven defendants cleared as tribunal concludes

(Newser) - A court in Madrid has convicted 21 defendants in the March 2004 commuter train bombings that killed 191 and injured thousands. The court delivered symbolic sentences of 38,976 years for the three lead defendants, although under Spanish law they will only serve 40 years. But, writes the Guardian, the... More »

Cable Strikes Out With MLB

A war is brewing over out-of-market games. Will the dispute go into "Extra Innings"?

(Newser) - Cable subscribers looking to catch out-of-market games next year may be stuck in the outfield: Major League Baseball has rejected a deal with cable company In Demand to carry the popular "Extra Innings" series. In Demand, a major cable conglomerate, says it has matched the $700 million, seven-year DirecTV... More »

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