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Seven Royal Marines from a commando brigade have been charged with murder relating to an incident in Helmand province, Afghanistan in 2011 that involved a Taliban insurgent. No civilians were involved.
Police arrested a man and a woman, both British nationals aged 26, upon their arrival at Heathrow Airport from Egypt, as part of an investigation into persons traveling to Syria for terrorist purposes. "We are concerned about reports of extremist groups operating in Syria and we take very seriously any claims that British nationals are among foreign fighters there," the Foreign Office said.
The head of London's Ahmadis, a Muslim sect that is persecuted in Pakistan, urged the government to prevent attacks in the UK by Pakistani Islamist groups with satellite offices there. Recent statements by anti-Ahmadi groups in London have said Ahmadis should be killed.
The High Court found it was "wholly unpersuaded" by radical cleric Abu Hamza's claims he is medically unfit for trial, and ordered his extradition to the US to proceed immediately. He and four other terror suspects have exhausted appeals against their extradition.
The European Court of Human Rights denied Abu Hamza's appeal against extradition, so the UK-based radical cleric will face trial in the US for the fatal kidnapping of Westerners in Yemen and attempting to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon. Four other terror suspects held in the UK -- Babar Ahmad, Syed Talha Ahsan, Khaled al Fawwaz, and Adel Abdul Bary -- can also be tried in the US. Fawwaz and Bary were key aides to Osama bin Laden.