URGENT ¥¥¥ British government loses Abu Qatada deportation appeal

The British government on Wednesday lost an appeal against a court decision to block the deportation of radical cleric Abu Qatada to Jordan, but said it would not give up its fight to remove him.

"This is not the end of the road. Government remains determined to deport Abu Qatada," the Home Office, or interior ministry, said on Twitter after the Court of Appeal dismissed its challenge.