Man pleads not guilty in NY terror pipe-bomb plot

A Dominican-born Muslim convert
charged with plotting to attack police and soldiers with homemade bombs pleaded not guilty in New York.

Afghan President bans fertiliser used in bombs

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has banned the sale and possession of ammonium nitrate fertiliser, which is used by Islamist insurgents to make deadly homemade bombs, a statement said on Friday.