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Paxman makes a clean start to the year on Newsnight

Drummer Lee Rigby

Date set for Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale to face trial for murder of Woolwich soldier Lee Rigby

Adebolajo is also accused of attempted murder of two police officers

Mohammed Hamid, described as 'dangerously charming', progressed from shoplifting to turning young men into jihadists

Mohamed Hamid: From petty criminal to tutor of terrorists

Preacher, described as ‘dangerously charming’, progressed from shoplifting to turning young men into jihadists

Gary McKinnon has fought a long battle over extradition to the US

Why do politicians, celebrities and the media flock to Gary McKinnon's cause but stay silent about the likes of Talha Ahsan from Tooting?

Our legal system is host to appalling and unjustified double standards

Abu Hamza depicted in a courtroom sketch from his arraignment hearing yesterday

Abu Hamza denies terror charges in New York court

The radical cleric Abu Hamza will face trial in the US next year after pleading not guilty to terrorism charges in a New York court.

Protesters supporting the terror suspects clash with police at the court yesterday

Failure of last appeal paves way for Abu Hamza’s removal

Five men accused of terrorism charges – including the hook handed preacher Abu Hamza and the controversially detained suspects Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan – lost their last minute appeal to stop their imminent extradition to the United States today.

Terror suspects Babar Ahmad and Syed Ahsan challenge DPP move

Terror suspects Babar Ahmad and Syed Ahsan are to challenge a decision of the top prosecutor in England and Wales not to consent to them facing private prosecutions in the UK

Terror prosecution attempt is blocked in extradition fight

The top prosecutor in England and Wales has refused to consent to the private prosecution of terror suspects Babar Ahmad and Syed Ahsan.

Hook-handed hate preacher Abu Hamza: more delays to his deportation

We reported earlier this week that the Queen was not amused by hook-handed hate preacher and former nightclub bouncer Abu Hamza's delayed deportation - let alone BBC Correspondent Frank Gardner's revelation of that fact. Now the deportation has been delayed again, and Lord Judge ain't happy.

Indian authorities say they have arrested man accused of helping to plot Mumbai attacks in 2008

The authorities in Delhi say they have arrested an Indian citizen accused of helping to plot the 2008 Mumbai attacks. It raises the prospect that investigators may finally be able to answer many outstanding questions about the militant attack that left more than 160 people dead.

Leading article: A ruling that confounds Strasbourg's critics

The decision proves the European Court does not always rule against UK interests

Nazia Ahmad: 'This should not have taken eight years of incarceration without charge'

Nazia Ahmad, 27, younger sister of Babar Ahmad, was 18 when her brother was taken away to prison. He has been there ever since. Now, having just turned 27, she is still yet to see him charged with any offence. Her main question is not whether he should face trial, but why it has taken this long.

Abu Hamza is currently serving a seven-year sentence in Britain for soliciting to murder and inciting racial hatred.

Court rejects claims that extraditing Abu Hamza to the US would breach his human rights

Radical Islamic preacher Abu Hamza and four other terrorism suspects can be lawfully extradited to the USA, human rights judges ruled today.

BBC Breakfast's new studio branded 'garish'

BBC Breakfast's first broadcast from Salford has left some of its viewers unhappy with the show's new-look "garish" studio.

Abu Hamza, pictured addressing his followers outside Finsbury Park mosque in north London

Christina Patterson: Even bad people have rights

He doesn't have a hook. He does have a big bushy beard, and eyes that don't look all that friendly, but Omar Mahmoud Othman, who's also known as Abu Qatada, doesn't have a hook. It's Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, who's also known as Abu Hamza, who has a hook instead of a hand.

Internet 'fuels' radical Islam

The internet plays a greater role in the violent radicalisation of Muslims than time spent in prisons and mosques, a group of MPs reported today.

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