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Portsmouth bomb about to be detonated

Dredgers clearing Portsmouth harbour in the UK have found yet another unexploded Second World War bomb. The 500kg device meant Pompey’s retail and chain boozer park Gunwharf Quays was evacuated at 11pm last night as a precaution. The bomb is being towed out into the Solent where it will be destroyed by controlled explosion. …
John Oates, 30 Sep 2016

Bomb-disposal robot violently disposes of Dallas cop-killer gunman

Police in Dallas, Texas, used a bomb-carrying robot to blow up a cornered sniper who earlier shot 12 officers during a protest. The suspected gunman was holed up in a building not far from where the shootings took place, we're told. Negotiators tried to persuade the ex-US Army reservist to surrender – but the talks broke down …
Iain Thomson, 8 Jul 2016
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Apple evacuates European HQ after bomb threat

Apple's European headquarters in Cork, Ireland were evacuated this morning after threatening emails were received by the company. Up to 4,000 workers were rushed out of the premises in Hollyhill and Lavitts Quay, reported the Irish Independent, which said it believed that the Model Farm Road location was also evacuated as a …

CES tech show adds new security checks after fears of violence

The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is renowned for being crowded – 170,000 people attended last year – but new security restrictions will mean that the traditional lines to get in are going to be exponentially worse. "Due to recent global tragedies, we have new security procedures for CES. This includes bag …
Iain Thomson, 18 Dec 2015
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Forget viruses: Evil USB drive 'fries laptops with a power surge'

Security experts have been warning for years about the dangers of USB sticks as a conduit for malware, but a Russian researcher has bragged about coming up with a more direct method for borking a computer – with old-fashioned electricity. The idea is cunningly simple but fiendish, and reminds us of the Etherkiller: the …
Iain Thomson, 12 Mar 2015

Robot deputy blasts possibly explosive Mexican beans with CANNON in 'controlled explosion'

A robotic deputy from the San Diego Sheriff's Bomb and Arson Unit took no chances with a suspicious parcel full of potentially exploding Mexican beans yesterday, blasting the package with a "cannon" in a "controlled explosion". Local police spokesman Lieutenant Greg Koran told media that a postman making his rounds noticed …
Lewis Page, 6 Nov 2014
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New BOMB detect-o-tech 'could give sniffer dogs competition': TRUE

Researchers working on a new type of bomb detector technology have made the rather underwhelming boast that their kit "could soon give bomb-sniffing dogs some serious competition". “Bomb-sniffing dogs are expensive to train, and they can become tired,” said study co-lead author Ren-Min Ma, one of the boffins who came up with …
Lewis Page, 21 Jul 2014
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FBI investigated Steve Jobs' reality distortion field, LSD use

Steve Jobs' drug use, court cases and personality flaws were all investigated by the FBI, as a file released on Thursday reveals. The FBI launched the investigation in 1991 to vet Jobs for a potential post in government under George Bush Snr - an appointment to an advisory committee on foreign trade. It's a popular role for …
Anna Leach, 9 Feb 2012
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Bomb threat lobbed at Finnish anti-piracy squad

A Finnish anti-piracy group said yesterday that it had received a bomb threat for its role in blocking The Pirate Bay in Finland. Banning the torrent site has set off a train of reprisals, including the bomb threat. The Copyright, Information and Anti-Piracy Centre (CIAPC) told The Register that it had received an email – …
Anna Leach, 12 Jan 2012
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Baltimore 'toilet bomber' acquitted

The mysterious "toilet bomb case" which has held the city of Baltimore gripped since February has reached its close, as a jury found Duane Gerald Davis Senior not guilty of leaving a fake exploding toilet outside a courthouse. Davis was charged by local law last February after depositing a modified lavatory "decorated with …
Lewis Page, 20 Sep 2011
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US and Russia to give uranium to ANYONE

So the US is making more nuclear fuel. And they're willing to offer that fuel, alongside the Russians, to countries who cannot get nuclear fuel for political reasons. Recklessness carried to extremes, surely? Well, no, that's not quite what is going on at all. What is going on is that the US and Russia are continuing to take …
Tim Worstall, 24 Aug 2011
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US breakthrough in Oz bomb hoax case

NSW Police are about to apply to extradite a 52-year-old Australian arrested in Louisville, Kentucky, over the Madeleine Pulver bomb hoax. This morning, Sydney time, police announced the arrest, saying that the unnamed man collared by NSW police and FBI officers has “no known relationship” to the family. Police say he was …
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Fake collar bomb victim back in lock down

The 18-year-old daughter of IT executive and multi-millionaire Bill Pulver is again being targeted by her mystery attacker. Last week, Madeleine Pulver spent 10 hours trapped in her home with a faux collar bomb attached to her neck, after an extortionist broke into the family mansion in the plush Sydney suburb of Mosman. …
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Ex-NetRatings CEO's daughter freed from collar 'bomb'

New South Wales police have worked for ten hours, with calls to the Australian Federal Police and bomb disposal experts in the UK, to free a Sydney girl from what was believed to be an explosive. The ordeal for Mosman 18-year-old schoolgirl Madeleine Pulver began when a balaclava-clad intruder broke into the family home and …
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Bomb threat forces Apple campus evacuation

A bomb threat cleared an Apple facility outside Sacramento, California on Monday morning, but a subsequent search turned up no iXplosives. According to a video report from Sacramento television station KCRA, "several hundred employees" were evacuated from three buildings at Apple's Laguna Blvd. campus in Elk Grove, a suburb of …
Rik Myslewski, 28 Mar 2011
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'Suspicious toilet' provokes Maryland bomb scare

A "suspicious toilet" left outside a government building yesterday provoked a full-scale bomb alert in Towson, Maryland. A security guard spotted the white crapper dumped outside the Old Courthouse at around 8am, and called in the cops. According to the Towson Times, the porcelain loo was packed with "some type of electronic …
Lester Haines, 8 Feb 2011
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Happy New Year text prematurely blows up suicide bomber

A suicide bomber's plan to detonate explosives in Central Moscow on New Year's Eve was foiled when she received an unexpected text message that caused her deadly payload to blow up too early, according to news reports. The message wishing her a happy new year came hours before the unnamed woman was to set off her suicide belt …
Dan Goodin, 27 Jan 2011
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NY bomb scare bank worker 'evacuates self'

A New York bank worker has admitted she "evacuated herself" as a precautionary measure during a bomb scare, the Wall Street Journal reports. The alert began when a 6-inch by 3-inch white envelope turned up in the mailroom of Bank Hapoalim, near Rockefeller Center. Suspiciously, it was encased in bubblewrap, addressed to …
Lester Haines, 20 Jan 2011

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