UK: Fourth suspect of Gordon Brown assassination threat appears in court

A fourth man charged in connection with alleged threats to assassinate Prime Minister Gordon Brown has appeared in court. Muhammad Ali Mumtaz Ahmad was charged with possessing an item suspected of being useful for the preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism. A judge ruled Tuesday the 24-year-old man should be held until his next court appearance on September 11. Media reports said the men were being held in connection with a Web site posting signed "al-Qaida in Britain" that threatened the life of Brown and his predecessor Tony Blair.