Last Updated: Tuesday 17th
January, 2006, 16:53 GMT
defeat for ID cards scheme
The government's ID cards scheme has
suffered three defeats in the Lords. Peers voted to block
the scheme until full costs were known, but ministers say
its cost cannot be revealed as it will make it hard to get
a good deal.
believes Bin Laden still alive US counter-terrorism ambassador Henry Crumpton has told
the BBC that the al-Qaeda leader and his number two are believed
to be in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border region.