The BBC's Nick Robinson in Amsterdam
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David Cameron preparing UK for 'extremely grave news'

Officials are preparing for multiple British casualties after the Algerian hostage crisis, the BBC has learned.

David Cameron said the country should prepare for bad news after postponing a long-awaited speech on Europe.

The military operation to free hostages at a desert gas plant is now over, the Algerian state news agency reports.

The BBC's Nick Robinson reports from Amsterdam, where the prime minister was due to speak tomorrow.

  • 17 Jan 2013
  • From the section Africa
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