British police say they have arrested 8 men during a series of anti-terror raids overnight in London and nearby locations. London anti-terror police official Peter Clark told reporters today that half a ton of a fertilizer than can be used to make explosives was found during the two raids carried out by 700 policemen.
Philippines President Arroyo says security forces have thwarted a serious bombing campaign by militants in the capital. Ms Arroyo said authorities prevented what she called attacks similar to the recent fatal bombings in Madrid, Spain.
Thai police asked the country's parliament for permission to arrest a lawmaker allegedly linked to the recent upsurge of violence in the nation's Muslim-dominated south.