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Two Arrested Near Heathrow Airport

British police arrested two men on terror suspicions Thursday near London’s Heathrow airport, where the government has deployed hundreds of troops this week in response to a terrorist threat. Police did not say whether the arrests were connected to the threat. Metropolitan Police said only that the two were being held at a west London police station under Britain’s Terrorism Act. Britain has deployed troops at Heathrow, Europe’s busiest airport, over the last three days after police warned that al-Qaida might try attacking London during this week’s Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha. Prime Minister Tony Blair and his aides refused calls from lawmakers on Thursday to say more about the terror threat. “We cannot start disclosing details of everything we know or may know,” Blair told a news conference. “But it’s important we take every precaution we can in order to keep people safe.” Full Story

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