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2005-08-18 04:07:20

By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - Lawyers representing the family of a Brazilian man killed by police after he was mistaken for a suicide bomber accused London's police chief on Thursday of trying to block an official inquiry and called on him to resign. Jean Charles de Menezes was shot eight times by police on an underground train on July 22, the day after four would-be bombers failed in attacks on London's transport system. London police chief Ian Blair at first said the shooting...

2005-07-29 07:50:42

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Armed police raided a West London apartment on Friday in their hunt for would-be suicide bombers and cornered a suspect who refused to come out. "Take your clothes off. Exit the building," police were heard shouting. A witness, identified as Lisa Davis, told Sky News television by phone: "Five armed police with guns and shields are moving in. They are telling everyone to get inside now. "They are asking him, 'What is the problem? Why can't he come...

2005-07-29 07:27:17

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Armed police carried out a raid in west London on Friday in their hunt for the bombers behind failed July 21 attacks on city trains and a bus, police said. A witness told Sky Television that police -- hunting three would-be suicide bombers -- had their guns trained on a man and were ordering him to remove his clothes and leave the building. "They've got guns pointed up and they're telling him to get his clothes off and come down," she said by...

2005-07-28 11:20:45

By Michael Holden and Katherine Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - London's police chief warned that a new wave of bombers could be poised to strike Britain as nine more people were arrested on Thursday in a massive manhunt for train and bus attackers. "This is a campaign we are facing, it is not a one-off event," Commissioner Ian Blair told Londoners already jittery after two attacks on the city's transport system. Police are still hunting three of four men wanted for trying to detonate bombs in...

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...

2005-07-22 09:53:04

LONDON (Reuters) - Armed police searched a house in west London on Friday in connection with the attempted bombings on the transport system in London on Thursday, a police spokeswoman said. She said no arrests had been made.

2005-07-17 16:19:21

LONDON (Reuters) - British police denied a media report on Sunday that they had arrested one person in northern England in connection with the July 7 bombings in London. "The earlier report of another arrest was inaccurate. It came out amid the confusion of the arrests in West Yorkshire," a London police spokesman said. He was referring to the arrests of six men under anti-terrorism laws on Sunday which police said were not directly linked to the bombings in London, which killed 55 people.

2005-07-17 16:08:15

LONDON (Reuters) - British police arrested six men in northern England under anti-terrorism laws on Sunday but said they were not directly linked to the July 7 bombings in London. A police spokesman said the arrests were made under the Terrorism Act 2000 in a suburb of the West Yorkshire town of Leeds, where two of the London bombers lived. "At this stage these arrests are not being linked to the events in London," West Yorkshire Police said in a statement, adding that officers were...

2005-07-17 15:10:49

LONDON (Reuters) - British police arrested six men in northern England under anti-terrorism laws on Sunday, but the arrests were not directly linked to the July 7 bombings in London, a police spokesman said. He said the arrests took place in the town of Leeds, West Yorkshire.

2005-07-17 14:51:15

LONDON (Reuters) - British police have arrested one person in northern England in connection with the July 7 bombings in London, Sky TV reported on Sunday. The report said the arrest was made in Yorkshire, but gave no further details.


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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