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Other Sport 01 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

Golfer banned for anabolic substance possession

SYDNEY: The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Agency says leading Australian amateur golfer Daniel Nisbet has been given an 18-month ban by the Court of Arbitration for Sport for the possession of a prohibited substance.

World 08 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

'Shock' U.S. report due on attempted airline attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House was poised to release a report on Thursday that top aides said will shock Americans about security lapses that allowed a Nigerian man to come close to blowing up a Detroit-bound airliner on Dec. 25.

World 08 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

Obama takes responsibility for lapses, sets reforms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama took ultimate responsibility on Thursday for security lapses that allowed the attempted Christmas Day bombing of a U.S. airliner and ordered reforms aimed at thwarting future attacks.

World 05 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

Q+A - U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security under scrutiny

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Department of Homeland Security, created following the Sept. 11 attacks, is under scrutiny after President Barack Obama blamed human and systemic failures for a Christmas Day airplane bombing attempt.

World 05 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

FACTBOX - Breaking down the U.S. counterterrorism bureaucracy

REUTERS - President Barack Obama has summoned U.S. intelligence, counterterrorism and homeland security chiefs to a White House meeting on Tuesday to discuss how to prevent a repeat of the attempted bombing of a passenger jet on Dec. 25.

World 30 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Democrats to push to fill U.S. transport security post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democrats, spurred by last week's failed attack on a U.S.-bound jetliner, will try to break a deadlock and confirm President Barack Obama's choice to run the Transportation Security Administration, a Senate aide said on Tuesday.

World 30 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Democrats to push to fill U.S. transport security post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Spurred by last week's failed attack on a U.S.-bound jetliner, Senate Democrats will try to break a deadlock and confirm President Barack Obama's choice to run the Transportation Security Administration, a Senate aide said on Tuesday.

World 08 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

U.S. to use new drone to scour coast for smugglers

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. federal border police will soon launch an unmanned surveillance aircraft with marine radar to patrol the coastline for drug smuggling boats, authorities said on Monday.

Nation 13 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM

Aussie police nab M’sian drug mule ‘dressed to kill’

A Malaysian woman was 'dressed to kill' when she arrived at the Perth International Airport on Tuesday.

Nation 09 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Malaysian woman faces charge for smuggling drug

MELBOURNE: A Malaysian woman faces a drug smuggling charge after allegedly concealing 19 packages of heroin inside her body, police said.