Terrorism Act

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6 Arrested in London Over Threat to Pope

Pontiff's visit sparks controversy in Britain

(Newser) - British police staged a predawn raid at a central London garbage depot today, arresting five street cleaners in a suspected terrorist plot against Pope Benedict XVI on the second day of his state visit to Britain. A sixth person was arrested later. Acting on a tip, police detained the men,... More »

Twitter Joke Triggers Terror Bust

Quip lands Brit Tweeter in jail on Terrorism Act

(Newser) - A British traveler miffed when snow scuttled his vacation plans was busted after joking to pals on Twitter that he was going to "blow the airport sky high." Paul Chambers, 26, was arrested under the Terrorism Act and interrogated for 7 hours last week. He was finally released... More »

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