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Carol King-Eckersley tells of her 'double tragedy' after deciding to track down her only child, put up for adoption 45 years ago

Tory former minister Lord Fraser of Carmyllie has died suddenly at the age of 68

Former minister Lord Fraser dies

The former Tory  minister Lord Fraser of Carmyllie has died suddenly aged 68.

The FBI crime laboratory in Quantico, Virginia

Boston bombing: Real-life CSI lab moves in to pick up the pieces

As he briefed reporters in Boston on Tuesday afternoon, FBI special agent Richard DesLauriers detailed some of the physical clues the authorities had found during their investigation into Monday's bomb attacks: "Pieces of black nylon, which could be from a backpack, fragments of BBs [ball bearings] and nails, possibly contained in a pressure cooker device."

Kim Sengupta: There are clear reasons why many believe the Lockerbie trial was a miscarriage of justice

Analysis: The prosection evidence was circumstantial and the testimony of a key witness was shaky

Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, 59, was sentenced to life in prison for the 1988 bombing of a US airliner which claimed 270 lives.

Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi dead

Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi has died in Tripoli, his brother said today.

Lockerbie bomber receives 11 litres of blood

The family of Lockerbie bomber Abdulbasit al-Megrahi said yesterday that he had received 11 litres of blood in an emergency transfusion.

Leading article: Justice should be open to public view

The court is the power of the state at work. As such, it must be open to scrutiny
Picture dated 22 December 1988 of the wreckage of the New-York-bound Pan Am Boeing 747 that exploded and crashed over Lockerbie, southwest Scotland, 21 December 1988.

Lockerbie police team increased

The police force investigating the Lockerbie bombing has increased the number of officers involved in the inquiry.

Leading article: For Libya's sake, Megrahi must be allowed to die at home

The end of the Gaddafi era in Libya was always likely to leave much unfinished business. It is now apparent that this includes the fate of many migrant workers, and perhaps mercenaries, from elsewhere in Africa. But especially for the US and Britain, it also includes the truth about the Lockerbie bombing and the culpability of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, who served eight years for the crime in a Scottish prison. As the Gaddafi regime crumbled, calls multiplied for Megrahi, who was returned to Libya on compassionate grounds two years ago, to be returned to Scotland to complete his sentence.

'Let Megrahi die in peace' says Lockerbie victim's father

The father of one of the victims of the Lockerbie bombing today called for the man convicted of the atrocity to be left in peace to die.

Hague insists Libya will co-operate over Fletcher case

William Hague yesterday sought to play down concerns that the new Libyan government will refuse to hand over the man suspected of shooting WPC Yvonne Fletcher and the Lockerbie bomber.

Hague looks for Lockerbie and Fletcher justice

William Hague today played down suggestions that the new Libyan government will block fresh efforts to secure justice for the Lockerbie bombing and Yvonne Fletcher murder.

Fears voiced for Megrahi safety

A father who lost his daughter in the Lockerbie bombing said today he was concerned for the safety of the man convicted of the atrocity as he announced he was stepping down from frontline campaigning.

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.

Scottish police to discuss action against Musa Kusa

Scottish police and prosecutors are to meet Foreign Office officials to discuss Libyan defector Musa Kusa.

Rebels 'killed by coalition plane'

At least 12 Libyan rebels are reported to have been killed by a coalition plane enforcing the no-fly zone.

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