3D-printed TSA master keys put travellers’ luggage at risk

Anyone with a 3D printer can now unlock every single TSA-approved padlock, thanks to a security lapse by the American government agency.The Transportation Security Administration, created following the 9/11 attacks to ensure the safety of travellers into and around the US, requires any lock on bags to be branded as “travel sentry approved”, to enable […]

France’s Socialist presidential hopefuls prepare for battle

François, Martine, Ségolène, Arnaud, Manuel et les autres … it could be the title of a film by Claude Sautet. Less romantic, it’s the line-up for the French Socialist party primaries, a complex process starting on Tuesday.The Socialist primaries were supposed to be an easy walkover for the party and public opinion’s favourite, IMF director […]

Archbishop of Canterbury requests meeting with Robert Mugabe

The Archbishop of Canterbury is hoping to have face to face discussions with Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe next month amid the violent persecution of Anglicans in the country.Rowan Williams has requested a meeting with the Zimbabwean president when he travels to Harare as part of a tour of the south of the continent, according to […]

Boris Johnson: Cameron can’t cut immigration and stay in EU

Boris Johnson accused the prime minister of undermining trust in democracy by repeatedly promising to cut net immigration to the tens of thousands, despite it being impossible to achieve that as long as Britain is in the EU.The former London mayor used a speech designed to make the “liberal, cosmopolitan” case for Brexit to launch […]

Operation Athens removes insurgency from Busayefi

2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Public Affairs OfficeFORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq – The combined combat power of the 3rd Infantry Division and the Iraqi army was illustrated, Dec. 21, during a major operation in the city of Busayefi. The operation, which cleared the insurgent stronghold, was conducted by Soldiers of the 1st […]

Ukrainian artists occupy Russian pavilion at Venice Biennale

Mimicking the Russian military involvement in east Ukraine, a group of Ukrainian artists and activists have staged a mock-occupation of the Russian pavilion at the Venice Biennale, descending on the venue in camouflage fatigues.The artists then urged visiting tourists to take selfies wearing military uniforms they handed out.The uniforms had the words “On Vacation” printed […]

Gujarat riots massacre: judge convicts 24 over killing of 69 Muslims

An Indian court has convicted 24 people – 11 for murder – over a massacre during religious riots 14 years ago in Gujarat state, then led by the current prime minister, Narendra Modi.Judge PB Desai found them guilty of hacking to death and burning 69 Muslims sheltering in a residential complex in the city of […]

Egypt court bans YouTube over Innocence of Muslims trailer

YouTube has been temporarily banned in Egypt for carrrying an anti-Islamic documentary that triggered deadly riots across north Africa and the Middle East in September.In what human rights activists have called a backwards step for internet freedom, Judge Hassouna Tawfiq ordered the government to block access to the video-sharing website for 30 days after the […]

Montana dog found alive four days after avalanche that killed owner

A dog that was feared dead after it was swept away in a weekend avalanche that killed its owner showed up four days later at the Montana motel where its owners had stayed the night before the avalanche struck.Search-and-rescue team member Bill Whittle said he was “positive” that the Welsh corgi named Ole had been […]

TUSAB musician has diversity-driven SOA speaking role

JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL, Va. – A U.S. Army Band rookie with a multi-cultural family tree has snagged a rare Spirit of America speaking part. Staff Sgt. Sonia Candelaria, a Pershing’s Own ceremonial band piccoloist and 28-year-old native of Alamogordo, N.M., has been chosen to recite a Spirit of America monologue and plans on turning […]

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