Travel Ice queen: Skelton went to Antarctica for Sport Relief

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Times Square bomb suspect blames cleric

The suspect in the Times Square car-bomb conspiracy, Faisal Shahzad, has indicated to investigators that he was moved to action by a Yemeni-American cleric in hiding in Yemen, Anwar al-Awlaki, who earlier this year was placed on the CIA hit-list for assassination, because of his influential sermonising about Jihad against America.

Times Square suspect tells of dry-run for terror attack

The suspect in the bungled Times Square car bombing is still giving "useful information" to federal investigators, the US Attorney General, Eric Holder, assured members of Congress in Washington yesterday.

Quiet man who proves threat to US is not just from overseas

Investigators were questioning the alleged Times Square bomber yesterday over possible links with other terrorist groups. But they also were seeking an answer to perhaps the biggest riddle of all: why does a young man with a wife, two young children, a newly acquired US citizenship and a good job throw away everything to stage a potentially lethal attack against his country of adoption?

Leading article: We should aim at tighter nuclear inspection

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), whose future will be discussed at a 189-country conference for the rest of this month at the United Nations in New York, is commonly hailed as the cornerstone of international efforts to curb nuclear weapons.

Omar Waraich: US pressure on Islamabad will only increase

The arrest in the US of Faisal Shahzad, an American of Pakistani descent, is likely to intensify pressure on Islamabad to crack down decisively on terror groups on its soil that continue to offer training for attacks in the West.

New York bomb suspect 'went to training camp in Pakistan'

US says Faisal Shahzad has confessed, while family members are arrested in Karachi

Mayor promises more CCTV after failed bombing

Sketchy evidence sees New York police visit tourists in Pennsylvania for footage of suspect

'Dead' Taliban leader threatens revenge on internet

the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsud, reported killed in a CIA drone aircraft attack in January, has appeared alive in internet videos, threatening revenge suicide strikes in the United States.

US has 'good leads' in car bomb case

US Attorney General Eric Holder said today that investigators had made substantial progress in the investigation into the failed car bombing attempt in New York's Times Square and that those involved would eventually be caught.

Hunt for bomber who targeted the heart of New York

The most audacious terrorist attack on New York since September 11th may have been foiled by "amateurish" bomb-making equipment and a quick-witted t-shirt salesman who alerted police to a car which had been filled with explosives and parked a couple blocks from Times Square, the city's busiest tourist district, on Saturday night.

Police defuse improvised car bomb in Times Square

Police in the US found an "amateurish" but potentially powerful bomb in a smoking sport utility vehicle in New York's Times Square, then cleared the streets of thousands of tourists milling through the landmark district so they could dismantle it, authorities said today.

Civil rights veteran Dorothy Height mourned

Dorothy Irene Height, a pioneering voice of the US civil rights movement whose activism stretched from the tumultuous 1930s to the election of President Barack Obama, has died. She was 98.

4 shot in Midtown Manhattan mayhem

4 shot, more than 50 arrested in New York chaos

The Hedonist: New York

What to see and where to be seen by Andrew Stone from <a href="http://www.hg2.com" target="new">Hg2</a> luxury city guides

Tips and deals of the week: 07/03/2010

£10 for a hotel in London

The Academy is celebrating its 10th birthday by releasing 10 rooms at £10 for a night's B&B. Call 020-7631 4115 from 10am this Wednesday.

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