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32-year-old orthopaedic surgeon from London was captured in November last year in the ancient city of Aleppo

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Michaela Turner was given an eight-week prison sentence suspended for six months

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Attack of this kind risks starting spiral of tit-for-tat violence, says judge

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Civilians inspect the site of a car bomb attack near a popular restaurant in northern Baghdad

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Kevin Caroll, EDL deputy leader, addresses supporters of the far-right English Defence League (EDL) near Downing Street in central London

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Two men to appear in court over firebombing of Grimsby mosque

The attack was the second on the Grimsby Islamic Cultural Centre in just three days

The Grimsby Islamic Cultural Centre was targeted with petrol bombs

Woolwich backlash: Two arrested after Grimsby mosque attack

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People taking part in the English Defence League march in Newcastle

Nigerian community marches in 'solidarity' as Greenwich leaves tributes to murdered soldier Lee Rigby

Union and St George's flags draped among flowers, along with Manchester United football shirts

Michael Adebowale, one of the suspects in the Woolwich murder of Drummer Lee Rigby, shortly after the attack

Woolwich terror attack: Suspect Michael Adebowale saw friend 'literally sliced to pieces' in 2008

Reports suggest mother tried to stop Adebowale's radicalisation by taking him to local imam

The mosque in Old Kent Road, south-east London

Woolwich murder: Muslims pray for soldier Lee Rigby's family – and for peace

Near where victim was killed, an imam tells mosque-goers this act had nothing to do with their religion

Burning bottle thrown at mosque in Bletchley

A burning bottle was hurled at a mosque while members were inside at evening prayers.

Two arrested after Braintree and Gillingham mosque attacks

Two men have been arrested after separate attacks on mosques following the terrorist incident in Woolwich.

British boy, aged 1, taken to morgue in body-bag by mistake - after surviving crash that killed family in Saudi Arabia

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