02 Oct '11, 8am

"Underwear bomber" trial to begin

"Underwear bomber" trial to begin

DETROIT, Michigan: A young Nigerian accused of trying to blow up a packed airliner bound for the United States on Christmas Day 2009 returns to court Monday to stand trial for one of Al-Qaeda's biggest plots. Jurors are to be selected this week before Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, popularly known as the underwear bomber, contests charges that he tried to kill nearly 300 people aboard a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit. The trial will be closely watched as it comes three days after the killing of Al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaqi in a US air strike in Yemen. American intelligence officials have repeatedly linked US-born cleric Awlaqi to the Christmas Day operation. The prospects of court room drama are high as 24-year-old Abdulmutallab, fired his attorneys and has insisted on representing himself. Finding jurors who say they are able to consider the evidence i...

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channelnewsasia.com 06 Oct '11, 6pm

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MACC trio claim trial to charges

malaysianbar.org.my 08 Oct '11, 2am

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