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George Zimmerman back in jail

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Growing border this: the passport checking border control area of Heathrow's Terminal 5

Border Agency 'rewarding failure' over £3.6m bonuses

Managers at the troubled UK Border Agency have received bonuses of up to £10,000 just days after facing fierce criticism over recent chaotic scenes at Heathrow airport.

James McClean has impressed at club side Sunderland

James McClean closes Twitter account after death threats following Ireland selection for Euro 2012

James McClean has closed his Twitter account after receiving death threats following his selection for the Republic of Ireland's Euro 2012 finals squad.

Theresa May ordered that the UK Border Force be separated from the UK Border Agency (UKBA)

Border Force missing targets

The extent to which the Border Force failed to meet some immigration-queue targets at Heathrow last month were revealed today.

UK Border Agency IT system a 'mess'

The UK Border Agency's IT system has collapsed under the volume of applications being made, forcing senior executives and foreign investors to consider taking their business elsewhere, a partner at one of Britain's top law firms said today.

The Immigration minister, Damian Green, said BAA and the Border Force had to work better together

Heathrow given 80 staff – but 900 were cut across UK

Scale of job losses emerges after Government drafts in help to tackle long queues

Leading article: No excuse for Heathrow's queues

According to the Government, it is now the weather which is to blame for the lengthening queues at Britain's airports. Before that, it was the airlines, which were, apparently, providing inaccurate passenger manifests. In fact, everyone and everything is to blame, it seems, apart from the Government's own policies and powers of administration.

Arrivals at Terminal 5 said they waited two hours at passport control

Rain blamed for latest chaos in Heathrow queues

Revealed: failed airport eye scanners have cost £2 for every passenger who used them

Bin Laden family to be deported from Pakistan today

A lawyer for Osama bin Laden's three widows and their nine children said the family is expected to be deported from Pakistan to Saudi Arabia later today.

All white now: Steve Magoffin is England-qualifed through his wife

Magoffin shines on debut as Sussex sink champions

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Former Gaddafi henchman arrested over crimes against humanity

Mauritania officials have arrested the former Libyan intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senoussi, a leading figure in the regime of Muammar Gaddafi.

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