21 Apr 2015

Feds Heighten Scrutiny of TSA Screeners and Aviation Staff to Thwart Insider Threat

“Transportation Security Administration and aviation industry employees will be subjected to heightened electronic surveillance following several incidents involving insiders who abused their badges to traffic guns, federal officials announced Monday.” Source: Feds Heighten Scrutiny of TSA Screeners and Aviation Staff to Thwart Insider Threat – Nextgov.com

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20 Apr 2015

The Latest Disruptive Space Technology Is a Battery-Powered Rocket Engine

“The next technology that could upend the space business might be batteries. Rocket Lab, a US and New Zealand-based defense research company, has exploited the increasing power packed by small batteries to develop a new rocket it’s calling the Electron. It says it will cost $4.9 million to launch small

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17 Apr 2015

Turkish Airlines says plane lands safely in Istanbul after bomb threat

“A Turkish Airlines plane landed safely in Istanbul after being recalled due to a bomb threat while bound for Basel, a spokeswoman said, the latest in a series of such incidents that have forced the carrier to divert or recall flights.” Source: Turkish Airlines says plane lands safely in Istanbul

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15 Apr 2015

US in-flight internet could be hacked, watchdog warns

“Wireless systems used by passengers on planes in the US could be hacked to access flight controls, a federal watchdog agency has warned. A report by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) said it is one of several emerging security threats not being dealt with properly. It comes as air

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14 Apr 2015

Influx of Migrants Across Mediterranean Nears Record Levels

“With spring barely arrived, the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean is already approaching last year’s record levels after a startling weekend in which more than 5,600 people were rescued from a small armada of smugglers’ wooden and rubber boats, even as nine others died after their vessel capsized.” Source: Influx

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13 Apr 2015

China cancels multiple visit passes to Hong Kong

“China has made curbs on travel to Hong Kong to cool tensions over the growing influx of mainland shoppers, which has angered residents of the Asian financial hub.  The public security bureau in neighbouring Shenzhen will stop issuing multiple visit passes to people who live in the border city and

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10 Apr 2015

Illegal migrants arriving by sea in Greece triple in 2015

“The number of illegal migrants arriving in Greece by sea has tripled in the first three months of 2015, the Greek coast guard said Thursday.” Source: Illegal migrants arriving by sea in Greece triple in 2015 – Yahoo News

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04 Apr 2015

Delaware boys critical after resort illness

“Two Delaware boys are in a coma and their father still is unable to talk or move two weeks after they became sick — perhaps from pesticide exposure, federal officials say — during a trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands, their lawyer said Saturday. Steve Esmond, his teenage sons Sean

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01 Apr 2015

Greek air traffic controllers call for radar system upgrade

” Greece’s air traffic controllers’ union is calling for an urgent upgrade of the country’s air traffic radar system and for more staff to be hired to handle increasing number of tourist arrivals. The country’s air traffic control system was operating with diminishing staff and a main radar system dating

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30 Mar 2015

Australia imposes cockpit ‘rule of two’ after Germanwings crash

“The Australian government imposed a requirement on Monday that its airlines have two crew members in the cockpit at all times as a safety precaution following the Germanwings crash that killed 150 passengers and crew last week.” Source: Australia imposes cockpit ‘rule of two’ after Germanwings crash | Reuters

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