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Papers still intrigued by fake passports


The fall-out from the revelation that the suspected killers of a Palestinian militant in Dubai used fake British passports continues to intrigue the papers.

The Independent reports claims by security sources that Israeli agents lured the Hamas commander to Dubai.

It believes British investigators will fly to Dubai in the next 24 hours.

The Daily Telegraph says the UK may stop sharing intelligence with Israel if Mossad agents did steal the identities of UK passport holders.

Oil islands

Ahead of a Cabinet meeting in Durham, the Times says Gordon Brown's Cabinet tour of the country has become engulfed in controversy.

It says a leaked letter from Labour's deputy leader, Harriet Harman, has revealed ministers have been using regional visits to stage party events ahead of election.

The Sun says a new Navy task force has been, secretly, despatched to the Falkland Islands.

It follows a row with Argentina over British plans to drill for oil there

Cooking with gas

The Daily Mail leads with research from the US which it says is the best evidence yet of the power of aspirin.

The study found women with breast cancer who take aspirin at least twice a week can more than double their chances of surviving the disease.

Another study suggests frying meat with gas is more likely to cause cancer than using electricity.

The Daily Express reports steak fried on an electric hob with soya bean oil had fewer cancer-causing chemicals.

Unexplained goings-on

The Independent has news that the human rights campaigner Archbishop Desmond Tutu, has now given something else to humanity - his genome.

He has allowed scientists to decode his genetic make-up and post it on the web.

Former Home Secretary Michael Howard was once said to have "something of the night" about him.

But the Guardian tells how the latest MoD "X-Files" to be opened reveals the RAF had looked into reports of a large triangular object above his home.

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