*** The BBC reports that international terrorist attacks are at a thirty year low:
US government figures suggest that terrorist attacks have fallen to the lowest level for more than 30 years.
The annual report records a slight fall in the number of international attacks last year and a dramatic decrease in the number of victims.
The report says that less than half the number of people lost their lives in such attacks last year compared with the year before.
However, most of the violence in Iraq has not been included in the figures.