May 9th, 2010
10:19 PM ET
May 9th, 2010
07:20 PM ET

Authorities: Airport arrestee had suspicious items in shoes

A man trying to board a flight to Muscat, Oman, was arrested at the Karachi, Pakistan, airport Sunday after batteries, a circuit board and an on-off switch were found in his shoes, Pakistani authorities said.

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May 9th, 2010
05:13 PM ET

Japan-bound plane returns to N.J. after hydraulics problem

A Tokyo-bound Continental Airlines flight developed a hydraulics problem shortly after takeoff Sunday and returned to Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey for a safe landing after dumping fuel until it had reached an "acceptable landing weight," according to the airline.

Continental Airlines Flight 9 landed without incident just after 12:15 p.m., according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Airline officials told CNN that the crew of the Boeing 777-200 reported the problem shortly after takeoff and returned to the airport as part of standard operating procedure. The plane circled above New Jersey, dumping fuel until it had reduced its load to the acceptable weight to touch down.

The flight was rescheduled to depart at 7 p.m. Sunday for Tokyo's Narita International Airport, according to the Port Authority's and Continental's websites.

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May 9th, 2010
04:06 PM ET

British Marine killed by explosion in Afghanistan

A member of Britain's Royal Marines was killed Sunday by an explosion while on foot patrol in Afghanistan's Helmand Province, the British Ministry of Defense announced.

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May 9th, 2010
10:39 AM ET

Iran executes 'anti-revolutionary' prisoners

Iran has executed five people convicted of "anti-revolutionary" activities, including one man hanged for his connections to the 2008 bombing of a mosque in the southern city of Shiraz, state news outlets reported Sunday.
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May 9th, 2010
05:23 AM ET

Costa Rica inaugurates first female president

Costa Rica's first female president pledged to reach out to citizens and not favor special interest groups during her swearing-in ceremony.

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May 9th, 2010
02:32 AM ET

Indonesia quake triggers tsunami watch

A 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia on Sunday, triggering a tsunami watch, the United States Geological Survey said.

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May 9th, 2010
02:22 AM ET

Former Mexican governor extradited to U.S.

A former Mexican governor accused of facilitating drug traffic to the United States was extradited Saturday night, the Mexican Federal Police said.

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May 9th, 2010
12:23 AM ET

Napolitano visits hard-hit flood areas in Tennessee

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano toured flood-ravaged Tennessee on Saturday, traveling with state and local officials to see firsthand the devastating effects the deluge of rainfall had on the state last weekend.

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