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Change to UK motoring laws will also give speeding exemptions to transplant organ couriers and bomb disposal units

Morten Storm is currently thought to be in hiding

Born in Denmark, lived in Yorkshire, led the CIA to al-Qa'ida's leader in Yemen

Jonathan Brown on the extraordinary double life of motorcycling outdoor pursuits enthusiast Morten Storm

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John McCarthy brands 'Homeland' plot 'ridiculous'

Former hostage John McCarthy has voiced his concern over violent scenes in Homeland, the hit drama about a US war hero turned by al Qaida, and dubbed part of the show's plot "ridiculous".

Journalist Brian Crozier dies aged 94

Tributes have been paid to journalist and activist Brian Crozier who has died.

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"An opening ceremony so British": The world's media react to London 2012 opening ceremony

British and world newspapers hailed a spectacular opening ceremony to the 2012 London Olympics.

Latest setback blamed on row with Whitehall over classified talks between Bush and Blair

Chilcot inquiry into Iraq will not be released until next year

Latest setback blamed on row with Whitehall over classified talks between Bush and Blair

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Libyans sue Blair and Straw over alleged rendition

Tony Blair could be cross-examined in court over allegations the UK assisted in illegal renditions, it was claimed yesterday, as lawyers for two Libyans began legal proceedings against Jack Straw and a former MI6 director.

Libyans take Jack Straw to court over 'rendition'

Tony Blair could be cross-examined in court over allegations the UK assisted in illegal renditions, it was claimed yesterday as lawyers for two Libyans began legal proceedings against Jack Straw and a former MI6 director.

MI6 officers could face DNA screening

Scotland Yard has ordered a forensic review and raised the possibility of a mass DNA screening of MI6 officers in a renewed effort to discover how the body of the codebreaker Gareth Williams was found padlocked inside a bag in his bath in 2010.

Scotland Yard boss Horgan-Howe warns MI6 over spy Gareth Williams death probe

Britain's top police officer warned MI6 it is not above the law as he revealed proposals for mass DNA screenings in the long-running Gareth Williams investigation.

DNA on towel may point to spy's killer

DNA test results on a towel found in the flat of the spy Gareth Williams are not expected for weeks as Scotland Yard continues to follow-up new lines of inquiry into his death.

Gareth Williams was found dead, locked in a bag in his flat, in 2010

Spy Gareth Williams was probably the victim of a 'criminally mediated' unlawful killing

Gareth Williams, the MI6 officer whose naked body was found in a padlocked bag, was probably the victim of a “criminally mediated” unlawful killing in which poison may have been used. That was the verdict reached yesterday at the end of a highly charged inquest into the death marked by accusations of an official cover up.

Coroner Dr Fiona Wilcox acknowledged that there was no sign of a break-in or robbery

Puzzle lacking vital piece: who would kill Mr Williams and why?

Coroner scotches transvestite theory and rules out link to MI6

Leading article: MI6 has only itself to blame

After a seven-day inquest, there are, if anything, more unanswered questions about the death of Gareth Williams than there were before. How did a "world-class" spy come to be padlocked in a bag in the bathtub of his London flat? Was he the victim of a sex game gone wrong, or was he killed in connection with his job in the security services?

Gareth Williams: Mountaineering would have strengthened his hands, the inquest was told

Police accused of not handing over vital evidence

MI6 and Scotland Yard's Counter Terrorism Command were accused yesterday of failing to disclose vital evidence into the death of intelligence officer Gareth Williams.

MI6 accused of withholding clues in 'spy in a bag' case

Computer memory sticks and a bag were not handed to police investigating death of Gareth Williams
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