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Three admit planning explosions on Heathrow flights

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Three men accused of plotting a series of suicide attacks on Transatlantic jets have pleaded guilty to conspiring to cause explosions, but not to conspiracy to murder.
 
Abdullah Ahmed Ali and Assad Sarwar, both from the London area, and co-defendant Tanvir Hussain also admitted conspiring to cause a public nuisance by making videos threatening suicide bombings.
 
They are part of a group of eight men on trial in London on charges of conspiracy to murder on passenger flights between Heathrow and the United States in the first half of 2006.
 
Prosecutors claim they planned to blow up the planes with homemade bombs disguised as soft drinks. The case led to airlines imposing tough limits on the amount of liquids and gels passengers could take onboard.