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Man charged on rocket find

A suspected terrorist was due in court today after the discovery of a mortar rocket in north Belfast.

The 21-year-old man was charged with preparing terrorist acts and possessing explosives with intent to endanger life by PSNI detectives last night.

More than 30 houses were evacuated last Thursday after officers found the missile at the rear of a property in Jamaica Street, Ardoyne.

Police officers were carrying out searches under warrant when they discovered the bomb.

Following a detailed examination of the device, detectives said it was a horizontal-style mortar which would have been directed at a specific target, probably a vehicle.



Pilot killed in plane crash

A small Caribbean airline's plane has crashed during take-off at Antigua's airport, killing the pilot.

The status of the three passengers aboard the FlyMontserrat plane was not clear after the accident at VC Bird International Airport.

A FlyMontserrat spokeswoman said she could only confirm the death of the pilot, whose name was not released.

The twin-engine Britten-Norman Islander plane crashed off a rain-slicked runway about 4pm.



Troops hurt as



truck overturns

Eighteen Australian soldiers have been injured after the open-top truck they were riding in overturned at an army base near Sydney.

Two soldiers were airlifted to hospitals in critical condition.

Six others were taken by ambulance to hospitals for treatment of injuries including broken bones.

The rest were treated for minor injuries at the base.



Drug lord held in car swoop

Mexico's navy has captured a key regional leader of the hyper-violent Zetas drug cartel.

A communique from the navy identifies him as Carlos Carmona Caballero and it blames him for a series of violent incidents in Veracruz state.

It said he was caught in a car with four other men who were also detained.


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