A passenger checks his cellphone while boarding a flight in Boston. The Federal Communications Commission is proposing new rules to allow using cellphones for data and voice calls during airline flights.
Originally published on Thu December 12, 2013 5:04 pm
Update at 4 p.m. ET: Commissioners Approve Rules Proposal
By a vote of 3-2, the FCC has approved the initial proposal to allow passengers on U.S. flights to use their cellphones for voice calls — something that's been forbidden on U.S. flights. The vote opens the door for further consideration by the commission's five members, as well as comments from the public.
Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry (center) is greeted by lawyers in Islamabad after the government announced it would reinstate him, in March 2009. Pakistan's longest-serving chief justice challenged the status quo and fought to chart a more assertive and independent course for the country's judiciary.
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Pakistani policemen escort newly identified missing persons — people who "disappeared" after being taken away by the country's powerful security agencies — as they leave the Supreme Court building in Islamabad on Dec. 7.
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Pakistani lawyers hold portraits of Chaudhry as they chant slogans against then-President Pervez Musharraf during a 2008 rally in Karachi demanding the restoration of all deposed judges.