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Terrorists storm Chechen parliament killing 3, security repels raid

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Suicide Bombers Target Shrine in Karachi, Pakistan

UK and US probe terror risk after Yemen cargo finds

Source: BBC News The discovery of the packages triggered security alerts in the US, UK and Middle East The US and UK are investigating the extent of a terror threat after explosives were found in two packages bound for the US from Yemen. The packages were found in the UK and Dubai on two overnight cargo planes in transit from Yemen on Friday. President Barack Obama said the devices were a "credible terrorist threat". UK Home Secretary Theresa May said experts were trying to establish whether the package found in Britain was "a viable explosive device". Continue reading the main story Related stories How it happened: Air cargo security alert Timeline of US-bound airline security alerts Yemen: Security and the collapsing state Mr Obama's top counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan said: "The United States is not assuming that the attacks were disrupted and is remaining vigilant." The discovery of the packages on FedEx and UP

Australia tightens cargo security, says Julia Gillard

Source: the australian AUSTRALIAN security officials will screen all incoming cargo from Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Doha after the discovery of explosives in US-bound cargo. The move by Australian security officials to ensure no packages from Yemen enter the nation unchecked came after the US tightened its security measures on cargo . Julia Gillard said today she was also taking further briefings over border security in the wake of the discoveries, thought to be linked to terrorist organisation al-Qa'ida. The packages, bound for synagogues in Chicago, were intercepted in transit at East Midlands, in Britain, and Dubai. The Prime Minister, visiting Hanoi for the East Asia summit, said Australian officials were still digesting intelligence about the attacks but had acted quickly. Start of sidebar. Skip to end of sidebar. Related Coverage Bombs spark global terror alert Adelaide Now , 51 minutes ago Australia o

'Credible threat' unlikely to affect Obama's India trip

Source: Economic times WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama called the discovery of some suspicious packages with "explosive material" as "a credible threat against our country," but officials considered it unlikely to affect his trip to India next week. "Whenever the President travels, we take a very careful look at what the threat environment might be and look at what the terrorist environment is," White House counterterrorism chief John Brennan told reporters Friday. "So we're taking this into account, but at this point there is no effect," he said at a White House briefing on discovery of suspicious packages in at least two locations abroad that were bound for Jewish organizations in the United States. Asked if New Delhi had been briefed as India is the first stop on his four-nation swing through Asia, Brennan said: "We share on a re