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2006-07-17 04:17:20

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Prosecutors are to announce on Monday whether British police officers involved in the fatal shooting of an innocent Brazilian man mistaken for a suicide bomber will face criminal charges. Jean Charles de Menezes was shot seven times in the head on a London underground train during a major anti-terrorism operation last July 22, the day after police say four men attempted to bomb London's transport system. The police watchdog, the Independent...

2006-07-15 13:21:41

LONDON (Reuters) - Prosecutors will not take any action against British police officers involved in the fatal shooting of an innocent Brazilian man mistaken for a suicide bomber, the Guardian newspaper reported on Saturday. Jean Charles de Menezes was shot seven times in the head on a London underground train during a major anti-terrorism operation last July 22, the day after attempted bombings on London's transport system. The police watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints...

2006-07-03 14:40:54

LONDON (Reuters) - Al Qaeda sympathizers have been trying to infiltrate British security service MI5, a news report said on Monday. The infiltrators tried to take advantage of a sharp expansion in MI5's numbers by applying for jobs at the agency, BBC radio and television reported. However, the attempt failed because the suspicious applicants were weeded out during a six-to-eight month vetting process, it said, quoting government officials. Britain's interior ministry, which speaks...

2006-06-24 04:24:38

STUTTGART (Reuters) - Over 100 England supporters were detained in Stuttgart overnight for mostly drunken and aggressive behavior as they gathered for Sunday's second-round World Cup match with Ecuador, police said on Saturday. A spokesman for the city's police, Stefan Keilback, said 113 fans were held in the center of the city after drinking heavily and throwing tables and bottles. "There were no hooligans, just drunk people," he said. A spokeswoman for a British team of police...

2006-06-13 08:41:29

By Peter Griffiths LONDON (Reuters) - A British man shot by police seeking a possible chemical bomb in a London home, and later released without charge, said on Tuesday the officer gave no warning before pulling the trigger. "We both had eye contact, he shot me straight away," Mohammed Abdul Kahar, 23, told a news conference. "I just saw an orange spark and a big bang. I flew into the wall, slipped down. There was blood coming down my chest. I knew I was shot." The east London raid,...

2006-06-02 07:56:03

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - British anti-terrorist police shot a man in a dawn raid on Friday on a house they suspected could have been used for making bombs or chemical weapons. More than 250 officers, some wearing chemical, biological and radiological protection suits, descended on the house in east London at 4 a.m. in one of the biggest raids since last July's suicide bombings on the capital's transport system. "Because of the very specific nature of the intelligence, we...

2006-05-24 04:01:32

LONDON (Reuters) - Around 500 British police officers raided houses across the country on Wednesday in a major operation targeting people suspected of planning terrorist attacks overseas. They arrested eight people in early morning raids, seven in Manchester, northern England, and one in Merseyside, the area around Liverpool in the north west, police said. They later said they had arrested a ninth person and that one of the nine had been released. "An extensive operation targeting...

2006-05-24 02:07:19

LONDON (Reuters) - British police arrested eight people on Wednesday in a major anti-terror operation involving 500 officers across the country. "An extensive operation targeting individuals suspected of facilitating terrorism abroad is under way," a spokesman for police in Manchester, northern England, said. "Officers have arrested eight people and searches are now taking place. About 500 officers have been involved in the action throughout the UK." Britain has been on high alert...

2006-03-21 11:56:46

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said on Tuesday they were investigating Prime Minister Tony Blair's Labor party in response to allegations of political sleaze. "The Metropolitan Police Service has received three complaints about the Labor party under section 1 of the Honors Act 1925," the police said in a statement. "These allegations are being investigated by the Specialist Crime Directorate."

2005-10-23 12:58:45

LONDON (Reuters) - British police have arrested a man from northern England over alleged comments he made to a Sunday newspaper about the July 7 bombings in London, the capital's police force said on Sunday. The 27-year-old man from West Yorkshire was arrested late on Saturday on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism, a police spokesman said, without giving details. "The arrest is made in connection with the ongoing investigation into the four bomb...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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