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2005-08-16 07:31:59

By Jodie Ginsberg CROSSMAGLEN (Reuters) - With its hanging baskets full of glossy pink flowers, squares of green lawn and old-fashioned pubs, the center of Crossmaglen looks the picture of a traditional British village. But the outskirts of this Northern Irish border town tell a different story. An iron-clad fortress -- the local, army-protected police base -- squats on the main road into Crossmaglen, bristling with cameras and antennae. On the other side of town, wooden boards...

2005-08-07 15:43:00

By Peter Griffiths LONDON (Reuters) - British police arrested suspected militant Haroon Rashid Aswad on Sunday on a U.S. extradition warrant which accuses him of setting up a militant training camp in Oregon. The 30-year-old British citizen was arrested at Northolt military airbase in northwest London after being deported from Zambia and is due to appear in court in central London on Monday. British police said the U.S. warrant accuses Aswad of plotting with others between October 1999...

2005-07-31 10:59:53

By Phil Stewart and Michael Holden ROME/LONDON (Reuters) - A prime suspect in the second wave of London bombings has told Italian detectives he took part in the attacks on the city's transport system as British police quizzed three other suspected bombers on Sunday. A judicial source with direct contact to the man confirmed Italian media reports that Osman Hussain, arrested in Rome on Friday, has said that he participated in the July 21 failed attacks. "Yes, yes. I can confirm that," the...

2005-07-31 08:58:43

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said they had arrested six more people on Sunday under anti-terrorism laws in connection with the attempted bombings on London's transport system on July 21. The arrests in southern England, which a police source said were not thought to be significant, came days after officers said they believed all four bombing suspects were in custody. No armed police were involved in the operation and no further details were immediately available. British police are...

2005-07-31 05:53:37

By Madeline Chambers LONDON (Reuters) - British police were questioning 11 suspects on Sunday in their investigation into failed bomb attacks on London's transport system as Italian authorities worked on extradition proceedings for a further suspect. Police believe they have captured all four men they were hunting over the July 21 botched bombings on three underground trains and a bus, which came exactly two weeks after four bombers killed themselves and 52 people in similar attacks....

2005-07-29 10:01:58

By Katherine Baldwin and Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - British police on Friday arrested two of the three suspected bombers they had been hunting over failed attacks on London's transport system, TV reports said, citing police sources. Armed police surrounded an apartment in west London and were heard ordering a suspect to surrender. Witnesses said two men were taken away from the scene. A third was arrested nearby. A police source told Reuters the arrests were "potentially very...

2005-07-29 09:09:22

By Katherine Baldwin and Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - British police on Friday arrested two of the three suspected bombers being hunted over failed attacks on London's transport system, Sky Television said, citing police sources. The news of an apparent breakthrough came after armed police surrounded an apartment in west London and were heard ordering a suspect to surrender. Live television then cut away from the standoff on police instructions. Four would-be bombers carried out the...

2005-07-28 03:25:13

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - British police arrested nine men under anti-terrorism laws on Thursday as they intensified their investigation into two waves of attacks on London's transport system which have left London on high alert. But a police spokeswoman said the suspects held in Tooting, south London, were not the three suspected bombers they still seek after the botched July 21 attacks on the capital. Police held six at one address and three at another. "We are still looking...

2005-07-25 11:53:16

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - British police on Monday named two suspects wanted for trying to set off bombs across London's transport network last week as they scrambled to track down the attackers and stop them striking again. The botched attacks raised fears among Londoners that the city could be a frequent target for Islamist militants, coming just two weeks after suicide bombers killed 52 people on July 7. Anxious to get public attention back on the search for the attackers...

2005-07-25 09:28:26

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - British police named two of four suspects on Monday behind a failed bombing attack on London's transport network, appealing to the public to help speed an investigation tainted by a mistaken shooting. The head of Britain's anti-terrorist branch, Peter Clarke, said the two were Yasin Hassan Omar and Muktar Said-Ibrahim or Muktar Mohammed-Said. He gave details of where the two others fled after their bombs failed to explode last Thursday. "I hope that by...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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