NEWS & ANALYSIS

U.K. to Liberalize Police Stop and Search Powers

Both Labour and Conservative parties want to scrap stop and search forms they say waste police's precious time.

Third Underseas Internet Cable Cut in Three Days

Businesses stretching from the Middle East to Asia hit with phone line disruptions and Internet outages.

Twin Suicide Bombers, Female and Mentally Imparied, Kill Scores in Two Baghdad Markets

Officials say militants remotely detonated the women's explosive vests.

Top Al Qaeda Leader Killed

One of the world's most wanted terrorists reported killed in missile strike.

Bush Administration Tries to Wrangle Security Contractors in Iraq

The Bush Administration yesterday outlined stricter rules for private security companies in Iraq, but the details are nonexistent.

U.K. May Axe National Fingerprint Registry

A leaked Home Office document obtained by The Observer cites cost concerns for the government's loss of enthusiasm.

Cyberattack on Estonia Work of 20-Year-Old Native

The student launched the denial-of-service attack against the Web sites of Estonian institutions because he was angry Estonia removed a WW-II bronze memorial to Soviet soldiers.

Japan: Virus Writers Charged with Copyright Violations

The criminal charges levied are reminiscent of how the U.S. government prosecuted mob boss Al Capone.

UK: Brown Government Unveils New Terrorism Law

Brown seeks to increase the precharge detention of suspected terrorists from 28 days to 42 days.

U.N. to Investigate Security at its Global Compounds

The U.N. will review its security protocols after the suicide bombings that rocked the U.N.'s headquarters in Algeria's capital.
 




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