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PM: 'Changing nature of al-Qaeda threat'

21 January 2013 Last updated at 16:57 GMT

Prime Minister David Cameron told the House of Commons that the spreading threat of al-Qaeda groups needed a greater international response.

He was making a statement to MPs about the recent hostage crisis in Algeria.

He said "al-Qaeda franchises have spread" and that a response "based on strong international partnerships" was needed.