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US installing body scanners

The first of 150 full-body scanners planned for US airports will be installed in Boston, Massachusetts, next week.

The plan is to install three machines at Logan International Airport, according to a homeland security official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement has not yet been made.

In the coming two weeks, officials plan to install another machine at Chicago's O'Hare International.

Mass escape from drug jail

MORE than 100 drug addicts escaped from a rehab-ilitation centre in southern Ho Chi Minh City, said Vietnamese state media

The Thanh Nien newspaper said 103 inmates took advantage of a brawl to overpower security guards and break through the centre's fence in Pham Van Coi village, some 43 miles northwest of Ho Chi Minh City.

Police recaptured nearly 50 inmates and are looking for the others who are still at large.