September 17th, 2010
07:53 AM ET

Arrangements for Pope's visit reviewed after arrests

Policing arrangements for Pope Benedict XVI's trip to the United Kingdom were reviewed after five men were arrested Friday morning in London on suspicion of terrorism, London's Metropolitan Police said. 

Police said they are satisfied that the current plan remains "appropriate," and the pope's itinerary did not change.

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September 17th, 2010
07:29 AM ET

Friday's live video events

Ongoing coverage - Hurricane Karl tracker

8:55 am ET - Values Voter Summit starts - The Values Voter Summit, an annual conservative political gathering sponsored by the Family Research Council, begins.

9:00 am ET - Huckabee at Values Voter Summit - Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee speaks at the Values Voter Summit.


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September 17th, 2010
06:23 AM ET

World update: Pope to meet Blair, Thatcher in London

An update from the CNN newsdesk in London on the stories we're following on Friday:

Pope visits UK - Pope Benedict spends the second day of his UK state visit in London where he will meet with a congregation of young people, the Archbishop of Canterbury as well as former PMs Tony Blair and Margaret Thatcher. He will also address the Civil Society in Westminster Hall.

Pakistani politician - There are fears of violent demonstrations in Karachi after a prominent Pakistan politician was stabbed to death outside his home in North London. De Imran Farooq was a leading member of Muttahida Quami Movement.

Chechen arrested - The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office is preparing the documentation required for the extradition of Chechen separatist leader Akhmed Zakayev who was detained in Poland, the agency says. Zakayev had been living in the UK since 2003, but the country refused to arrest him.

Prince William - Britain's Prince William, the second in line to the throne, was due to become a fully qualified search and rescue pilot when he graduates from his training course Friday.

Greece skulls - Two U.S. tourists unknowingly bought six human skulls in Greece, which they learned when they were stopped at the airport in Athens. The Americans carried the skulls in their hand luggage, which was scanned during a layover on their way back to the United States from the island of Mykonos.

Stockholm bomb - A suspect device has allegedly been found outside the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm.  We are chasing the story.

September 17th, 2010
05:50 AM ET

Plane bound for Hawaii delayed after threatening call

A threatening call forced the delay of a Hawaiian Airlines flight out of Los Angeles, an airline spokesman said early Friday.


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September 17th, 2010
04:34 AM ET

Natalee Holloway's mom tries to visit Van der Sloot in jail

The mother of missing American teen Natalee Holloway was in Peru Friday with a Dutch documentary maker - and made a trip to the jail where the man suspected in Holloway's death sits.

Producers for the the Dutch journalist who is accompanying Beth Holloway posted a note on his official website that said the journalist, Peter de Vries, and the mother made a trip to Castro Castro prison.

But de Vries did not explicitly say whether the pair met with the suspect, Joran Van der Sloot. He denied media reports that jail authorities detained them and confiscated the documentary crew's gears.

Peru's 24 Horas television station reported that Holloway spoke to Van der Sloot for about five minutes before she and the crew were removed from the jail. But Vries said the crew did not break any rules and jail officials knew of their visit.

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September 17th, 2010
12:00 AM ET

Drilling on Gulf relief well is finished

Drilling has been completed on a relief well that intersects with the BP
well involved in the Gulf oil disaster.

Now that the wells intersect, BP will be able to inject massive amounts
of heavy mud - much heavier than the oil - from the new well into the old
well to complete the process of plugging it.

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