Canada terrorist plot thwarted

Canadian police say they have thwarted a 'major' al-Qaeda-backed terrorist attack on passenger trains between Toronto and New York.

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Bail hearing for Canadian terrorism suspects

Two men face a bail hearing today after their arrest on charges of plotting a terrorist attack against a Canadian passenger train with support from al Qaida elements in Iran.

Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, and Raed Jaser, 35, had "direction and guidance" from al Qaida members in Iran, though there was no reason to think the planned attacks were state-sponsored, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Assistant Commissioner James Malizia said.

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