Man charged over UK attacks

British prime minister says investigation into failed attacks is now "international".

    The new British prime minister says attacks linked
    to al-Qaeda [Reuters]

    'International investigation'

     

    Australian police, already holding one Indian doctor since Monday, have extended their probe to at least five others and searched two hospitals.

     
    Brown said he had spoken to John Howard, the Australian prime minister, about the probe into the suspected al-Qaeda-linked plot, in which eight Middle Eastern and Indian medics have been arrested.


    "This is an international investigation now," Brown said of the hunt for those behind the failed car bombs in London and an attack on Glasgow airport by two men who smashed a jeep into a terminal building.


    "I believe that, from what I know, we're getting to the bottom of this cell that has been responsible for what is happening," he told the BBC.

    Brown has spoken of al-Qaeda links to the latest plot, and British intelligence services are working with counterparts around the world to establish the extent of suspected involvement by Osama bin Laden's network or its Iraqi arm.

     

    There is a high level of security in London this weekend, with the start of the Tour de France cycle race in London and the finals of Wimbledon. 

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Double standards: 'Why aren't we all with Somalia?'

    Double standards: 'Why aren't we all with Somalia?'

    More than 300 people died in Somalia but some are asking why there was less news coverage and sympathy on social media.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Kobe Steel: A scandal made in Japan

    Kobe Steel: A scandal made in Japan

    Japan's third-largest steelmaker has admitted it faked data on parts used in cars, planes and trains.