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Passenger sparks evacuation at Sydney Airport after shunning security for his iPad

The passenger was too engrossed in his iPad. Credit: PA Wire

A passenger caused an airport terminal to be evacuated after he bypassed security while engrossed in his iPad.

Officials at Sydney Airport evacuated Terminal 3 after spotting the man on CCTV.

A Qantas spokeswoman said: “The man disembarked a flight and left. It appears he wasn't paying attention, was looking at his iPad, forgot something and walked back past (the security area)."

The spokeswoman added that all passengers were moved out of the terminal and rescreened as a precaution.

The evacuation forced dozens of flights to be delayed for about an hour, with fellow travellers taking to social media to report the "security alert".

The man, who has not been named, was later allowed to board his flight, the spokeswoman confirmed.

Timeline of investigation into Martin Goldberg

  • 2000 - Date at which earliest images thought to have been made
  • July 2012 - Police child abuse division CEOP receives information on Martin Goldberg from Toronto Police relating to purchases of DVDs and videos on the Internet. Material assessed but not passed on.
  • November 2013 - Deputy Director General Phil Gormley of the new National Crime Agency orders CEOP to pass on information to police forces. Essex Police receive it a few days later.
  • 9th September 2014 - Police speak to Mr Goldberg at his home. They alert his school and council of allegations.
  • 10th September 2014 - Police find Mr Goldberg dead at his home.


Son of veteran Tory MP Bill Cash joins Ukip

Farage pictured with MP Bill Cash at a Tory conference fringe meeting last year. Credit: PA

Ukip leader Nigel Farage has announced that William Cash Jr, the son of veteran Conservative MP Bill Cash, has joined the party as heritage spokesman.

Farage tweeted that he was "delighted" to recruit Cash Jr, who is hoping to stand for the party in Warwickshire in next year's general election.

Cash Jr, the proprietor of Spears Magazine, said Britain’s heritage business and the countryside "have been badly let down by this Conservative led government".

Manchester United could play lucrative midweek friendly matches overseas

Arnold is considering midweek overseas friendlies for Man United. Credit: PA

Manchester United managing director Richard Arnold admits the Premier League club could play lucrative midweek friendly matches this season.

The Red Devils' early League Cup exit, coupled with their failure to qualify for European football means there is only one remaining midweek fixture scheduled for Louis van Gaal's team.

The club's Champions League absence is predicted to cause a 10% fall in revenue for 2014/15, a drop that could be softened by arranging friendly fixtures across the globe.

More than 100,000 fans watched Man United in Michigan. Credit: Reuters

A pre-season friendly against Real Madrid in Michigan this summer attracted 109,318 supporters, and the club are confident of creating similar interest during the current campaign.

"We have a fantastic partnership in terms of our work off the pitch and I'm very appreciative of the support we have had from him," Arnold said of United manager, Van Gaal, allaying fears he would oppose such fixtures.

"For many years of our [pre-season] international tours, there is a plan to ensure we get that team building that goes together with getting the team all together in one place.

"That's something that's being looked at."

Secret Service 'had its share of challenges in recent years'

US Secret Service director Julia Pierson has admitted her agency "has had its share of challenges in recent years".

Pierson told a committee of US politicians, "I intend to lead the Secret Service through these challenges and restore our agency's reputation to the level of excellence that the American public expects,"


US Secret Service chief takes full responsibility for breach

US Secret Service director Julia Pierson has said she takes "full responsibility" for the White House security breach earlier this month.

"What happened is unacceptable and it will never happen again," she said in a prepared testimony to a House of Representatives committee.

US Secret Service director Julia Pierson addresses a congressional committee. Credit: APTN

Pierson said she had ordered extra security measures around the White House immediately after the breach.

"It is clear that our security plan was not executed properly," she said, promising a complete review of procedures.

Clegg summons Chinese ambassador over Hong Kong

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg Credit: Pool

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said he will summon the Chinese ambassador to Britain to express his "dismay" at the situation in Hong Kong:

I will be summoning the Chinese ambassador to express my dismay and alarm at the way in which the Chinese authorities in Beijing seem to be determined to refuse to give to the people of Hong Kong what they are perfectly entitled to expect, which is free, fair, open elections.

– Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister
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