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The European Court of Human Rights denied the appeal of radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada against the UK's deportation order. The UK has been seeking to send him to Jordan since his arrest in 2002.
Authorities filed terrorism charges against Adrian Wall, 47; Liiban Nursharif, 30; and Daud Ali, 40, who were arrested with four others all believed to be part of a khat-smuggling operation that funded terrorism. Ali was also charged for having a fake Norwegian passport. The four other suspects remain in custody.
Scotland Yard arrested seven people suspected of involvement in a network that smuggles khat to the US and Canada; the network's proceeds are thought to be used to fund terror activities in Somalia. In a separate case, a Birmingham man, Kamran Ahmed, 21, was charged with possessing documents useful for preparing acts of terrorism.
The military plans to install missile batteries in London to defend the Olympic Games from terrorist attacks. Plans also call for 13,500 soldiers to assist police during the Games, considerably more than the 9,500 British soldiers serving in Afghanistan.