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Opinion 06 Dec 2008 | 12:00 AM

It’s unbelievable what travellers pack

The US Customs has seen it all. Exotic songbirds, Hermit crabs, Tarantula spiders, kitchen sinks, chainsaws and outboard motors are some of the unusual items travellers have in their baggage.

Letters 06 Dec 2008 | 12:00 AM

It’s unbelievable what travellers pack

The US Customs has seen it all. Exotic songbirds, Hermit crabs, Tarantula spiders, kitchen sinks, chainsaws and outboard motors are some of the unusual items travellers have in their baggage.

World 21 Jun 2008 | 12:00 AM

Mother and daughters caught smuggling drugs into U.S.

MONTERREY, Mexico (Reuters) - A Mexican woman and her three American daughters have been caught smuggling $1.16 million worth of cocaine into Texas from Mexico, a rare case of a mother and her family trafficking drugs, U.S. customs said on Friday.

World 26 Mar 2008 | 12:00 AM

U.S. increases fingerprints IDs at airports

NEW YORK (Reuters) - International visitors flying into New York now face being identified by all ten fingerprints, part of a heightened security system aimed at identifying potential terror suspects and visa fraud, officials said on Tuesday.

World 02 Oct 2007 | 12:00 AM

Illegal flow of Cubans to U.S. on the rise

HAVANA (Reuters) - The number of Cubans leaving their communist-run country by sea is steadily increasing and has reached the highest level since a mass exodus in 1994, according to U.S. figures released on Monday.

World 11 Sep 2007 | 12:00 AM

U.S. not ready for bird flu, other disasters - reports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An incident in which a tuberculosis-infected man walked past U.S. border controls in May shows how poorly the country is defended against importing infectious diseases, according to a report released on Monday.

Lifestyle 07 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM

Divided by fence

A border security fence to stem illegalimmigration from Mexico into theUnited States might harm wildlife.

World 07 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

U.S. officials concede mistakes in TB traveler case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities conceded on Wednesday they made mistakes that worsened an international health alarm over an Atlanta lawyer who flew to and from Europe with a dangerous form of tuberculosis.

World 02 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

Authorities reach people who flew with TB patient

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Authorities have contacted more than 100 people who flew on airliners with a U.S. man with a hard-to-treat type of tuberculosis but his doctors said on Friday that new exams showed it was extremely unlikely he spread the disease.

World 02 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

U.S. TB patient 'very sorry' for endangering others

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. lawyer who flew to and from Europe with a perilous type of tuberculosis to continue with his wedding and honeymoon apologized in comments aired on Friday to passengers he put at risk of infection.