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NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors at the terrorism trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law watched him threaten that there would be no end to the "storm of airplanes" on videotapes made in the days after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks Monday just before a British man testified by video from London that he trained to blow up a plane in late 2001 with a shoe bomb.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia said Monday it is drafting counterproposals to a U.S. plan for a negotiated solution to the Ukraine crisis, denouncing the new Western-backed government as an unacceptable "fait accompli" and claiming that Russian-leaning parts of the country have been plunged into lawlessness.
A British terror convict has told a New York trial he met Osama bin Laden up to 50 times and was recruited by Al-Qaeda to blow up a passenger jet. Saajid Badat was sentenced in 2005 to 13 years in jail as a co-conspirator in the notorious shoe bombing plot in December 2001, a time of worldwide concern over air travel after the September 11 attacks in the United States. Badat is the second US government witness to appear at the trial of Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of bin Laden and former Al-Qaeda spokesman, who is on trial in Manhattan for conspiracy to kill Americans, conspiracy to provide support and providing material support to terrorists. "The storm shall not lessen especially the storm of the airplanes," Abu Ghaith shouted in one of the propaganda clips.