Horns blare as Polish trucker killed before Berlin attack buried
Truckers honked their horns across Poland in homage to Lukasz Urban, the registered driver of the lorry hijacked in the Berlin Christmas market attack, who was buried on Friday. The 37-year-old's funeral in the northwestern village of Banie was attended by Polish President Andrzej Duda as well as officials from Poland and Germany."We're extremely sad... Lukasz was really good to everyone, he never said no to anyone," childhood friend Danuta Jurewicz, 34, told AFP.
The active shooting that killed five at Fort Lauderdale s airport serves as a stark reminder of the challenges of providing security outside checkpoints at sprawling airports .
Armed local police routinely patrol public areas of airports , but sparsely compared to TSA staffing. Jeh Johnson, secretary of Homeland Security, has moved to limit airport terminal entrances and have more uniformed patrols of public areas in airports , such as arrivals and baggage claim.
Sprawling airports difficult to defend from armed attack . A federal law enforcement official, who is not authorized to comment publicly on the case, said Santiago walked into an FBI office in Anchorage, saying that the Islamic State group had gained control of his mind and was urging him to fight on its behalf. The FBI found no connection to terror groups, and turned him over to local authorities for a medical referral. Santiago's aunt reported that he had been hospitalized for two weeks recently after suffering from an unspecified condition.
People stand on the tarmac at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after a shooter opened fire inside the terminal, killing several people and wounding others before being taken into custody Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
An injured woman is taken into Broward Health Trauma Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., after a shooting at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. Authorities say a lone shooter opened fire at the airport Friday afternoon, killing "multiple" people before he was taken into custody.
Manhunt underway after massacre at Istanbul nightclub, officials say
Turkish authorities were hunting for a lone gunman who opened fire on a New Year's celebration early Sunday at one of Istanbul's most popular nightclubs, killing dozens of people, many of them foreigners, and wounding scores more in one of the deadliest attacks on civilians in the city.The victims include an Iraqi architecture student, a Turkish policeman and an Israeli woman celebrating the new year with her friends. At least 39 people were killed and 70 people wounded, and citizens of five other countries were believed to be among the dead, officials said.
Kabul airport attack kills 60 Afghans, 12 US troops. Two suicide bombers and gunmen attacked crowds of Afghans flocking to Kabul’s airport Thursday, transforming a scene of desperation into one of horror in the waning days of an airlift for those fleeing the Taliban takeover.
A defence expert at the National Defense University in Qatar said that while the airport area, where the explosion took place earlier, itself was not a soft target and fairly well defended – however, the presence of civilians trying to leave Afghanistan was creating security concerns.
When we met, we were so happy we hugged each other ( arms ).
Police officers stand on the perimeter road along the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after a shooter opened fire inside a terminal of the airport, killing several people and wounding others before being taken into custody, Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
People stand on the tarmac at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after a lone shooter opened fire inside the terminal Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. A gunman opened fire at the airport, killing several people and wounding others before being taken into custody, officials said
Travelers and airport workers are evacuated out of the terminal after a shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017.
IS claims responsibility for New Year's nightclub attack
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Monday for a mass shooting at an Istanbul nightclub that killed 39 people, most of them foreign tourists from Muslim countries who were ringing in the new year. It was the first claim of its kind for IS in Turkey.
1. During recent armed conflicts, increasing numbers of civilians have been killed, wounded, treated without dignity, arbitrarily detained and/or separated from their families. They have been targeted on purpose, forced to leave their homes, and deprived of their basic rights as human beings, such as the right to supplies essential to their survival. In so-called " failed states " or " anarchic states " , the central government, having effectively lost control over much, or all, of its territory, can no longer carry out its formal functions, which will lead gradually to the disintegration of state structures.
Typically measures short of armed force are taken before armed force, such as the imposition of sanctions. The first time the Security Council authorized the use of force was in 1950 to secure a North Korean withdrawal from South Korea.
The traditional customary rules on self- defence derive from an early diplomatic incident between the United States and the United Kingdom over the killing on some US citizens engaged in an attack on Canada, then a British colony. The so-called Caroline case established that there had to exist "a necessity of self- defence , instant, overwhelming, leaving no
A shooting victim arrives at Broward Health Trauma Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. Authorities say a lone shooter opened fire at the city's airport, killing "multiple" people before he was taken into custody.
Details emerge of suspect in Fort Lauderdale airport shootings
A shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Friday left five dead and eight wounded, as the airport descended into chaos, with passengers taking shelter, flights diverted and unsubstantiated reports of additional gunshots.A suspect identified as Esteban Santiago, 26, was taken into custody without incident. He reportedly retrieved a gun from a checked bag and started shooting. A veteran of service in Iraq, he had been discharged from the Alaska Army National Guard last August for unsatisfactory performance, according to its public affairs office.
Paraphrase: What services can immediately help the crew if the aircraft is on fire during take-off? If the aircraft caught fire shortly after TO, emergency services and firefighters would help. What sources can help pilots retrieve airport related information?
If I see crew member in bad condition, I will report ATC and return to departure airport (Ask to replace crew member). Pilots say it must be next to impossible to land safely if you fly in the area of volcanic activity.
Travelers are evacuated out of the terminal and onto the tarmac after a shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017.
Airport Reopens After Deadly Shooting Chaos
Fort Lauderdale airport reopened after Friday's deadly shooting but flight delays and cancellations were set to continue.People take cover outside the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after a shooting took place near baggage claim on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Officials are reporting that five people wear killed and 8 wounded in an attack by a single gunman.
The deadly shooting at Fort Lauderdale’s airport serves as a stark reminder of the challenges of providing security outside checkpoints at sprawling airports.
Transportation Security Administration officers scrutinize passengers before they board planes, but those officers are unarmed and located inside the airport beyond airline check-in desks. Armed local police routinely patrol public areas of airports, but sparsely compared to TSA staffing.
FBI: Airport gunman traveled to Florida for massacre
The Iraq war veteran accused of killing five travelers and wounding six others at a busy international airport in Florida appears to have traveled there specifically to carry out the attack, authorities said Saturday.Authorities said during a news conference that they had interviewed roughly 175 people, including a lengthy interrogation with the cooperative suspect, 26-year-old Esteban Santiago, a former National Guard soldier from Alaska. Flights had resumed at the Fort Lauderdale airport after the bloodshed, though the terminal where the shooting happened remained closed.
Jeh Johnson, secretary of Homeland Security, has moved to limit airport terminal entrances and have more uniformed patrols of public areas in airports, such as arrivals and baggage claim.
But the lack of security at terminal doors is a vulnerability that officials have long acknowledged, but that is difficult to remedy because of the prohibitive cost of staffing every entrance.
Evidence of the challenge came in the June bombing of Istanbul’s airport, when three men detonated explosives on luggage carts as two approached a security checkpoint, while a third remained outside. The attack, which killed 45 people, was linked to the Islamic State.
Security experts said the death toll could have been higher if the airport hadn't posted armed guards at the terminal doors. That move came after March bombings at Brussels airport and a nearby subway station killed 32 people.
In November 2013 at Los Angeles airport, a gunman killed a TSA officer and wounded several passengers. The gunman, Paul Ciancia, acted alone and was sentence to life in prison in November, in exchange for pleading guilty to the attack.
President Obama was briefed by Lisa Monaco, his assistance for homeland security and counterterrorism, according to Ned Price, a spokesman for the National Security Council.
In Fort Lauderdale, the shooting occurred in the baggage-claim area of terminal two. Broward County sheriff’s deputies tend to patrol more on the terminal’s upper level, where flights depart, than the lower level where baggage claim is located. After the shooting, deputies’ cars were scattered all around the airport.
The Brussels attacks spurred calls for TSA to move security checkpoints to doorways. But experts pointed out such a move would only push crowds of travelers onto sidewalks or parking lots where they would remain targets.
'Miracle on the Hudson' legacy: 70,000 slain birds .
<p>Birds took the blame for bringing down the jetliner that "Sully" Sullenberger landed on the Hudson River eight years ago this weekend. They have been paying for it with their lives ever since.</p>An Associated Press analysis of bird-killing programs at the New York City area's three major airports found that nearly 70,000 gulls, starling, geese and other birds have been slaughtered, mostly by shooting and trapping, since the 2009 accident, and it is not clear whether those killings have made the skies safer.