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Annoyed Tweet May Improve Airport Food at TV Chef's Eatery

James Martin responded quickly after Scottish TV host complained about 'the flattest of burgers'

(Newser) - It wasn't an April Fools' joke, but instead a legitimate complaint on Twitter about a shoddy burger—and it caught the attention of exactly the right person. The BBC reports Scottish TV and radio host Ewan Cameron was recently at Glasgow Airport with his wife, and while he balked... More »

Scotland Busts 2 United Pilots, Says They Were Drunk

Which delayed a flight from Glasgow to Newark

(Newser) - Police and airline officials say two United Airlines pilots have been arrested for suspected intoxication before they were to fly 141 passengers from Scotland to the United States, reports the AP . United Airlines officials have confirmed Saturday's arrest of the pilots, aged 45 and 35, at Glasgow Airport. The... More »

Glasgow Bomb Suspect Dies in Hospital

Brother of alleged attacker faces charges in botched airport attack

(Newser) - A man who cops say crashed a Jeep full of explosives into a Glasgow airport a month ago has died of his injuries, the AP reports. Kafeel Ahmed suffered critical burns during the attack and died without emerging from a subsequent coma at a local hospital. Police say he attacked... More »

Aussie Police Blame Scotland Yard for False Terror Arrest

Doctor back home, talks of 'trauma'

(Newser) - Australian police yesterday blamed Scotland Yard for sending them inaccurate information that led to the arrest of an innocent Indian doctor in the failed British bomb plots. Mohammed Haneef was detained for 27 days before being freed; he was welcomed by cheering crowds in Bangalore. More »

Cleared Terror Suspect to Leave Australia

Going home to India; but his work visa won't be restored

(Newser) - An Indian doctor cleared of involvement in the failed UK bomb attacks is flying home to India to be with his family, but his Australian work visa won't be restored, the immigration minister announced today. Lawyers for Mohamed Haneef are demanding that his name be cleared completely and will mount... More »

4th Doc Charged In Bomb Attacks

Accused of conspiracy in London & Glasgow explosion plots

(Newser) - A fourth doctor  has been charged in the car bomb attacks in London and Glasgow. Mohammed Jamil Asha, 26, is accused of conspiring with two men who tried to blow up a Jeep in the doorway of the Glasgow International Airport, and "others unknown," according to the indictment.... More »

UK Bomb Plot Doctors Tried to Come to US

Two in failed attacks began petition at medical student organization

(Newser) - Two of the suspects in last week's failed UK bomb plot attempted to come to the US, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The FBI says Mohammed Jamil Asha and another, unspecified member of the gang of eight doctors and medical students arrested last week began applications to US medical schools through... More »

Aussie Cops Quiz 5 More Docs in Bomb Probe

Investigation extends to Sydney

(Newser) - Australian police questioned five more foreign doctors and raided two hospitals in the ongoing probe into last week's car bomb attacks in London and Glasgow, authorities said yesterday. Four Indian physicians who had worked for the British health system were questioned in Perth and Kalgoorlie, and a fifth Indian doctor... More »

UK Tightens Screening of Foreign Docs

PM orders review of recruiting in wake of attempted bombings

(Newser) - The UK is scaling up background checks on foreign doctors and other health workers in response to the revelation that eight suspects in the attempted London and Glasgow car bombings last weekend worked for the National Health Service, the Telegraph reports. PM Gordon Brown, in his first Question Time in... More »

Bomb Plots Hatched in Brit Hospitals

Extremist cell of immigrant doctors linked to UK terror

(Newser) - A secret Al-Qaeda cell of foreign doctors working under cover of British hospitals is being investigated as the key source of the string of car bombing attempts that rocked Britain over the weekend, the Independent reports. Five of of eight people who have been arrested are believed to be doctors,... More »

Same 2 Men Suspected in Airport, Car Bombings

Officials were on trail before Glasgow attack

(Newser) - The two men who rammed a flaming Jeep into a Glasgow airport terminal Saturday are suspected of being the same people who parked two explosives-packed cars in London the day before, sources tell CNN. One is a doctor who is being treated for severe burns in the hospital where he... More »

UK Arrests 2 More in Bomb Spree

Suspects 6 and 7 captured in Scotland in failed car-bombings

(Newser) - Two new arrests have been made in the failed Glasgow airport attack after houses were searched in several Scottish neighborhoods last night. The two men were 25 and 28 years old, and didn’t appear to be native to the country, the BBC reports. Seven suspects are now in custody. More »

Brit Police Raid Al-Qaeda Cells

Doctor among arrested as cops hunt for others

(Newser) - British police raided homes and sealed roads in a nationwide hunt for al-Qaeda terrorists linked to botched car bomb attacks aimed at key London landmarks and the Glasgow Airport, the Guardian reports.  Four men and one woman, including a physician, are  in custody, but detectives continue to search for... More »

Car Rams Glasgow Airport

Jeep Cherokee in flames, with two occupants, crashes at high speed into terminal; all flights suspended

(Newser) - A burning Jeep Cherokee was driven at high speed into the main terminal building at the Glasgow airport today. Two men in the vehicle, described as Asian, survived the crash and were taken into custody, the BBC reports. The airport was evacuated and all flights were suspended. More »

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