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News A still from the video showing guests dancing to Gangnam Style at a wedding in Yemen before one accidentally shoots three dead

A mobile phone video appears to show three men shot dead while dancing after guest with AK-47 loses control of gun

Abu Hamza depicted in a courtroom sketch from his arraignment hearing yesterday

Abu Hamza denies terror charges in New York court

The radical cleric Abu Hamza will face trial in the US next year after pleading not guilty to terrorism charges in a New York court.

Hamza appears in court and demands his hooks back

Radical preacher Abu Hamza and four other terrorism suspects arrived in the United States on Saturday.

Protesters supporting the terror suspects clash with police at the court yesterday

Failure of last appeal paves way for Abu Hamza’s removal

Five men accused of terrorism charges – including the hook handed preacher Abu Hamza and the controversially detained suspects Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan – lost their last minute appeal to stop their imminent extradition to the United States today.

Developing countries hit hardest by food rises

Millions of people face starvation because of soaring global food prices, putting overwhelming strain on humanitarian agencies, charities warned last night ahead of a world hunger summit in Downing Street.

Suicide bomber kills at least 45 in south Yemen city

A suicide bomber struck at a wake in Yemen's southern city of Jaar overnight, killing at least 45 people and wounding dozens more including the leader of a local group fighting al-Qa'ida-linked militants, officials and medics said today.

Suicide bomber targets police academy in Yemen

At least 10 people died in the blast, and dozens more were injured, including seven critically after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives outside a police academy in the Yemen capital Sanaa, a security official said.

Al-Qa'ida 'online propaganda expert' arrested in Britain

A London man has been arrested on suspicion of helping to design and publish online propaganda for an al-Qa'ida offshoot behind an electronic magazine credited with spreading the group’s ideology and its terrorist tactics around the globe.

Yemeni authorities 'uncover 13 terror plots'

Yemeni authorities have uncovered at least 13 al-Qa'ida plots to target foreign diplomats, embassies and senior military and government officials in the capital of Sanaa and other cities, a high ranking security official said.

MI5 warning over terror-trained Britons

Britons are increasingly heading to the Middle East for terrorist training in preparation for attacks in the wake of the Arab Spring, the head of MI5 has said.

17 militants killed in fighting in south Yemen

Yemeni military officials say government troops have killed 17 al-Qa'ida militants in the latest fighting in the south.

Al-Qa'ida driven from Yemeni strongholds Jaar and Zinjibar

Al-Qa'ida's front group in Yemen has been routed from two major strongholds in the south that it had seized during last year's political turmoil.

Yemeni civilians caught up in fighting

Tens of thousands of civilians are trapped and urgently need help, the Red Cross says, as the Yemeni army, backed by the US, battles with Islamist militants in the south of the country.

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The rapper-come-director's new film explores the urban tensions that led to last summer's riots – and he's not the only one finding cinematic inspiration in social unrest

US drone strike kills five militants

A US drone strike aiming for an al-Qa'ida leader has killed five militants as part of a Yemeni offensive against the Islamist group, Yemeni officials said today.

Suicide bomber kills 12 at school in northern Yemen

A suicide bomber drove into a school in northern Yemen's al-Jawf province where members of a Shi'ite Muslim rebel group had gathered for Friday prayers and killed 12 people, the defence ministry said.

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