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Snowden leaks 'worst ever'

Edward Snowden's leaks of UK surveillance programmes have been the "most catastrophic loss to British intelligence ever", according to the former head of British listening post GCHQ.

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MI5 boss warns of growing concerns over Syria

A Free Syrian Army fighter carries his weapon as he walks on the rubble of a damaged building in Deir al-Zor. Credit: Reuters

The Director General of MI5 has warned of the increased risk of terrorism from Syria.

Speaking in public for the first time Andrew Parker said there was a "growing concern" over the troubles country:

"For the future, there is good reason to be concerned about Syria. A growing proportion of our casework now has some link to Syria, mostly concerning individuals from the UK who have travelled to fight there or who aspire to do so"

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