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Russia Hunting 'Black Widow' Terrorists Targeting Sochi

Wanted posters already up for one woman

(Newser) - Russian authorities believe that as many as four women intend to launch terror attacks targeting the Sochi Olympics, and that one might already be in or near the city, sources tell NBC News . Wanted posters are already up in Sochi for Ruzan Ibragimova, aka Ruzana, a 23-year-old woman described as... More »

Olympic Security a 'Shambles,' Chief Admits

Firm keeping $90M management fee despite massive failures

(Newser) - The chief of security giant G4S was summoned before British lawmakers for an Olympic-size scolding yesterday. Under questioning, Nick Buckles was forced to acknowledge that his company's arrangements for the London Olympics are a "humiliating shambles," CNN reports. The company admitted just weeks before the Games that... More »

UK Military Drafts Vets to Guard Olympics

Contractor says there's a 50-50 chance bomb would slip past security

(Newser) - The British military has been forced to hold an "emergency draft" to add another 3,500 troops to its Olympic security contingent—most of them soldiers just returning from Afghanistan—after the private security company hired to protect the games came up thousands short of the number of guards... More »

Worker Smuggles Fake Bomb Past Olympic Security

Massive security loopholes still exist, worker complains

(Newser) - More than $1.5 billion is being spent on security for the London Olympics but the site is still vulnerable to attack, according to a construction worker who smuggled a fake bomb onto the site to prove his point. The worker informed the Sun that he was allowed to enter... More »

16 Killed in China Border Attack

East Turkistan Islamic Movement suspected

(Newser) - A pair of supected Islamic terrorists attacked a border post in western China and killed 16 paramilitary police officers, hacking some of them with knives, reports CNN, quoting the Xinhua news agency. The two crashed a truck into a group of officers jogging near the station and then lobbed two... More »

US Olympians Under 'Lockdown'

Organizing committee keeps close watch on athletes

(Newser) - The US Olympic Committee is keeping a tight grip on its athletes headed to Beijing. Ninety percent of Olympians are being "processed" through California's San Jose State University, and the USOC has requested that they not leave campus or talk to outsiders, an experience some athletes are describing as... More »

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