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August 27, 2014
Researchers find security flaws in backscatter X-ray scanners
San Diego CA (SPX) Aug 27, 2014
A team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego, the University of Michigan, and Johns Hopkins University have discovered several security vulnerabilities in full-body backscatter X-ray scanners deployed to U.S. airports between 2009 and 2013. In laboratory tests, the team was able to successfully conceal firearms and plastic explosive simulants from the Rapiscan Secure 1000 scanner. The team was also able to modify the scanner operating software so it presents an "all-clear" im ... read more

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US rules out coordination with Syria as it spies on jihadists
The United States has begun reconnaissance flights over Syria to track Islamic State jihadists but insisted Tuesday it has "no plans" to coordinate with Syria on targeting the militants. ... more
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Qatar aims to prove its role against radical Islam
Qatar, which mediated the release of a US hostage held by Al-Qaeda in Syria, seeks to prove its role in confronting the Islamist radicals it has been accused of supporting, experts say. ... more
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Somali Islamists 'flee' African troop advance
Somali and African Union forces said they seized control Monday of a strategic town from Shebab Islamist fighters, in the latest military advance against the extremists. ... more
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US hostage freed after being held in Syria for two years
An American held hostage for 22 months by an Islamic rebel group in Syria was freed Sunday, just days after a video showed the slaying of a fellow US journalist at the hands of jihadists. ... more
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IS will 'soon' pose threat to US: top general
The US military's top general believes Islamic State extremists will "soon" pose a threat to America and Europe and that an international coalition will be needed to confront it, his spokesman said Monday. ... more
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UN slams jihadist abuses in Iraq as US warns of threat
The UN on Monday accused jihadists in Iraq of "ethnic and religious cleansing" as the most senior US military officer warned they will soon threaten America and Europe. ... more
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New mystery air raid over Tripoli kills 10 Libyan Islamists
Using the cover of darkness to mask its identity, a mystery warplane launched a raid near Tripoli airport overnight, killing at least 10 Islamist, a Libyan militia spokesman said Saturday. ... more
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Suspected Qaeda bombs kill general, 3 Yemen soldiers
Separate bomb attacks by Al-Qaeda suspects on Saturday killed a senior army officer and three soldiers across Yemen's restive south and southeast, military officials said. ... more
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Jihadists seize last Syrian army post in Raqa: NGO
Jihadists from the Islamic State group have seized the Tabqa military airport, the last remaining Syrian army base in northern Raqa province, a monitoring group and state media said Sunday. ... more
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US brands Foley beheading 'terrorist attack'
Washington branded the beheading of a US journalist a "terrorist attack", upping the stakes in its confrontation with jihadists, as Shiite militiamen killed 70 people at a Sunni mosque in Iraq. ... more
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US hostage freed after being held in Syria for two years
An American who has been held hostage for 22 months by an Islamic rebel group in Syria was released Sunday to United Nations peacekeepers in the Golan Heights, officials said. ... more
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Apologise for Spain civil war role, Germany told
Spanish campaigners said on Thursday they have written to German Chancellor Angela Merkel demanding she apologise for her country helping the ex-dictator Franco in Spain's civil war. ... more
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Iraq urges global help in fight against jihadists
Iraq called Sunday for global support for its fight against jihadists, as Shiite neighbour Iran said it was helping Baghdad resist the militants but not with soldiers on the ground. ... more
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A look into heart of jihadist 'caliphate' in Syria, Iraq
"What do you want to be? A jihadist, or to execute a martyrdom operation?" ... more
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Yemen armed forces on alert as rebel deadline nears
President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi urged Yemen's armed forces Thursday to "raise their level of vigilance" on the eve of the expiry of a rebel deadline for the government to quit. ... more
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Foley captors demanded $132 million ransom: employer
Journalist James Foley's jihadist captors had demanded a ransom of 100 million euros - $132 million - for his release, his employer said Thursday after a video of the American's gruesome execution was made public. ... more
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Islamic State 'beyond anything we've seen': US
The Islamic State poses a greater danger than a conventional "terrorist group" and is pursuing a vision that could radically alter the face of the Middle East, US defense leaders said Thursday. ... more
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US must 'destroy' jihadists in Iraq, Syria: ex-general
The US military must take decisive action to "destroy" Islamic extremists in both Iraq and Syria before the threat from the jihadists expands, a former American general said on Thursday. ... more
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Critics want clear Obama strategy against IS
In calling for global action against the "cancer" of Islamic State militants, President Barack Obama puts the fight against them at the top of his agenda in a move that also raises questions about his military strategy in Iraq. ... more
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Obama warns of jihadist 'cancer' as US reveals failed rescue
US President Barack Obama on Wednesday demanded the world take action against the "cancer" of jihadist extremism in Iraq, after militants murdered an American reporter. ... more
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Beheading video puts spotlight on British jihadists
The distinct English accent of the militant seen beheading US journalist James Foley in a grisly online video has forced Britain once again to confront the question of how it became an exporter of jihadist fighters. ... more
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Opinion: Do not defer action against IS
While President Barack Obama is contemplating what to do, if anything, about the Islamic State as well as recovering from the "hug-out" in Martha's Vineyard with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after her pointed criticism about the White House's lack of a strategy in Iraq, he ought to consider the consequences, intended or otherwise, of deferring or taking strong action in Iraq. ... more
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The politics of revenge
James Foley's assassination at the hands of the Islamic State was barbaric, inhuman and politically motivated. ... more
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Britain seeks to identify US journalist's executioner
Prime Minister David Cameron said Wednesday it seemed "increasingly likely" that US journalist James Foley was beheaded by a British jihadist, as experts sought to identify the English-accented executioner. ... more
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