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Measures hailed three years ago as vital to public safety are deemed now to have no ‘practical utility’

Terror arrest numbers halved

The number of suspected terrorists arrested by police almost halved last year, figures showed.

Burma's opposition leader set to speak

Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's pro-democracy leader who spent 15 years under house arrest, will give two of the 2011 BBC Reith lectures.

Brother of 'Four Lions' director sails into his own choppy waters

The English National Opera (ENO) is to stage an opera based on the 1985 hijacking of cruise liner the Achille Lauro by Palestinian terrorists. The ENO's director John Berry has branded the opera the "most controversial of the past 50 years".

US forces kill Osama bin Laden

Osama bin Laden, mastermind of the attacks of September 11 and the man who ever since has remained an elusive, shadowy presence at the centre of perhaps the world’s greatest manhunt, has been killed by special forces troops at a compound two hours outside of Islamabad.

Bin Laden death 'justice but not closure'

The father of a man who died in the September 11 attacks today welcomed the news of the death of Osama bin Laden - but said it could not bring closure.

A Day That Shook The World: World Trade Centre attacks

On 9 September 2001, Islamic terrorists launched a massive attack on the USA.

Video: New footage of 9/11 attacks emerges

New video of the 9/11 attacks, shot from a police helicopter, has been published on the internet.

Capitol Hill evacuated as pilot presses wrong button

It was a jumpy new year for America's lawmakers, after an aircraft which had suddenly lost contact with air-traffic control was presumed to be hijacked, prompting security officials to evacuate the entire Capitol building in Washington.

EU chief slams Iran's 9/11 attack claims

Europe's foreign policy chief today condemned Iranian claims of US government complicity in the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America.

Account-switching apathy costs Britons £2.2bn

Apathetic Britons could lose out on a staggering £2.2bn in interest on money held in their current accounts in the next 12 months by not switching accounts to get a higher interest rate.

Board backs Ground Zero mosque plan

A New York City community board voted today for a plan to build a mosque and cultural centre near Ground Zero.

Compensation for man accused of training September 11 attackers

A man who was wrongly accused of training the September 11 attackers will be given compensation, the Ministry of Justice confirmed today.

Two hundred terror arrests made last year

A total of 201 people were arrested on suspicion of terrorism last year, Home Office figures showed today.

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Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot
Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn