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An Italian economist says his flight was delayed after a fellow passenger saw him working on a differential equation and alerted the cabin crew. Guido Menzio was taken off and questioned by agents who did not identify themselves, after the woman next to him said she felt ill.
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Belgian police have fired water cannon to disperse self-declared fascists who stormed a central square in Brussels. People had gathered at the Place de la Bourse to pay tribute at a makeshift memorial for victims of last Tuesday's deadly attacks.
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Suspected militant recruiter Samira Jassim reportedly calls herself "the Mother of Believers".
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Anti-terror measures worldwide have seriously undermined international human rights law, a report by legal experts says. After a three-year global study, the International Commission of Jurists said many states used the public's fear of terrorism to introduce measures. These included detention without trial, illegal disappearance and torture. It also said that the UK and the US have "actively undermined" international law by...


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A former head of MI5 has accused the government of exploiting the fear of terrorism and trying to bring in laws that restrict civil liberties.


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National Military Organization in the Land of Israel
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The victory of Hamas in the Palestinian elections has set the rest of the world a dilemma. The Palestinians have chosen Hamas and therefore the democratic choice has to be accepted, especially as spreading democracy in the "Greater Middle East" is the goal of the Bush administration. But Hamas is listed as a terrorist organisation by both the US and the EU and unless the group accepts that Israel should exist, it is hard to see...


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Detainees being held at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan cannot use US courts to challenge their detention, the US says. The justice department ruled that some 600 so-called enemy combatants at Bagram have no constitutional rights. Most have been arrested in Afghanistan on suspicion of waging a terrorist war against the US. The move has disappointed human rights lawyers who had hoped the Obama administration would take a different line to...


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Eight men plotted to use "home-made bombs" disguised as soft drinks to blow up transatlantic planes mid-flight.


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America's first homeland security secretary has accepted some criticisms of the US "war on terror" made in a recent report by legal experts. Tom Ridge told the BBC that the report's attacks on extended detention and torture were justified.


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Gunmen have attacked a bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team on its way to play in the Pakistani city of Lahore. At least six policemen escorting the team bus were killed, along with a driver. Seven cricketers and an assistant coach were injured. Pakistani officials said about 12 gunmen were involved and grenades and rocket launchers have been recovered.


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The security services have intercepted up to 100 suspects posing as postgraduate students who aim to acquire weapons material and expertise.


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A German court has approved the release from jail of a leader of a radical leftist group involved in high-profile killings in the 1970s and 1980s. Red Army Faction leader Christian Klar, aged 56, is serving five life terms but will have served the minimum required 26 years by January. ... What is the meaning of 'life term jail' if somebody serving five of them is released while alive, after just 26 years? Tomáš J. Fül...


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US President George W Bush has signed a bill removing Nelson Mandela and South African leaders from the US terror watch list, officials say.


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Gunmen have carried out a series of co-ordinated attacks across the Indian city of Mumbai (Bombay), killing 101 people and injuring 287 more.


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Belgian police say they have detained 14 people suspected of being members of the al-Qaeda network. They include a man believed to have been about to launch a suicide attack, officials said.


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