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What's in a photograph? In the case of a snapshot of Christopher Jefferies, a 65-year-old retired teacher from Bristol, a portrait of a murderer.

Lockerbie bomber decision defended

The Scottish Government insists it has been "vindicated" two years to the day since the controversial decision to release the Lockerbie bomber from jail on compassionate grounds.

Lockerbie release milestone nears

Relatives of Lockerbie bombing victims have spoken out ahead of the second anniversary of the early prison release of the only man convicted of the atrocity.

William Hague condemns Megrahi release

The appearance of the convicted Lockerbie bomber on Libyan television has confirmed that a "great mistake" was made in releasing him from jail, Foreign Secretary William Hague said today.

Doubts over new Lockerbie trial

Experts cast doubt on claims yesterday that the Libyan airline employee cleared of the Lockerbie bombing could stand trial under double jeopardy laws.

Geoffrey Robertson: Mistakes the Mladic trial needs to avoid

The capture of Ratko Mladic is a signal moment in the delivery of the Nuremberg legacy that political and military leaders must eventually pay for their crimes against humanity.

SNP plans law change over Lockerbie files

New laws to allow the publication of Lockerbie files are to be brought in by the SNP.

Bid to quiz Kusa over Lockerbie bomb

Scottish prosecutors today told the Foreign Office they want to interview Musa Kusa in connection with the Lockerbie bombing.



Calls for Lockerbie release probe

David Cameron was today under renewed pressure from US senators for an independent inquiry into the decision to free Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi.

Village People: Flipping journalists

As David Cameron's new director of communications, Craig Oliver, above, says goodbye to his years at the BBC, it seems the right moment to recall a striking piece of political journalism in which he played a central part. It was a 10 O'Clock News report about David Cameron's politics – how one minute he was a touchy feely Tory preaching understanding for hoodies, and the next he was a tough law and order man.

A Day That Shook The World: Lockerbie bombing

On 21 December 1988 Pan Am flight 103 exploded over the Scottish town of Lockerbie killing all 259 passengers on board and 20 residents.

Lockerbie bomber 'expected to die within days'

The Libyan convicted of the Lockerbie bombing and freed amid controversy last year after being diagnosed with cancer is in a coma and expected to die within days, according to reports.

Families 'have nothing to fear from Lockerbie investigation'

A priest has made a direct appeal to American families of the Lockerbie bombing, saying they have nothing to fear from an inquiry.

Tommy Sheridan to defend himself at perjury trial

Former Socialist MSP Tommy Sheridan today dismissed his legal team at his trial for perjury and will now represent himself.

No evidence of BP Lockerbie link, US government told

A review of US government records found no information about BP attempting to influence the release of the Lockerbie bomber, a committee hearing in America was told.

Lockerbie father visits Megrahi in Libya

The father of one of the victims of the Lockerbie bombing has been to Libya to visit the only man convicted of the atrocity.

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