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A US court sentenced John Walker Lindh, the so-called American Taleban, to 20 years in jail for fighting for the ousted regime in Afghanistan.

A bomb explodes in a Bali nightclub killing nearly 200 people, many of them Westerners. The Islamic group Jemaah Isamiah is suspected. No direct link with al-Qaeda has been established.

Mounir al-Motassadek, 28, goes on trial in Hamburg. He is accused of membership of a terrorist cell and of being an accessory to the murder of more than 3,000 people. He is the first man to stand trial for the 11 September attacks. He denies any knowledge of plans to launch the attacks.

The Muslim cleric Abu Qatada - suspected of links with Osama Bin Laden - is detained under UK anti-terror laws introduced after 11 September. Mr Qatada, who disappeared shortly before the laws came into force, was named on a UN list of suspected terrorists with links to Bin Laden.

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