News Policemen walk at the Olympic Park in the Adler district of Sochi 18 January, 2014. UK officials are warning more terrorist attacks are “very likely to occur” in Russia either before or during the Olympics.

Whitehall officials have warned attacks could occur during the Games

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<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/openhouse/mary_dejevsky/index.html" target="_blank">Mary Dejevsky: Russia notebook: how a lion-fancier got Grozny back on its feet</a>

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Full list of Guantanamo detainees

HICKS, DAVID, Australia, 34. RUHANI, GHOLAM, Afghanistan, 31. WASIQ, ABDUL HAQ, Afghanistan, 35. AL MATRAFI, ABDALLAH AIZA, Saudi Arabia, 41. NOORI, MULLAH NORULLAH, Afghanistan, 39. FAZL, MULLAH MOHAMMAD, Afghanistan, 39. RASOUL, ABDULLAH GULAM, Afghanistan, 33. YASSER, HIMDY, Saudi Arabia / USA, 26. SATTAR, ABDUL, Pakistan, 24. NAFEESI, ABDUL SATAR, Pakistan, 35. USMAN, SHABIDZADA, Pakistan, 24. MOHAMED, FAHED NASSER, Saudi Arabia, 24.

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