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Australia, Japan Offer Support to Britain in Aftermath of Attacks

The leaders of Australia and Japan have offered their full support to Britain in the aftermath of the deadly attacks on London's transit system.

Australian Prime Minister John Howard said Thursday on national radio it is important his country stands "shoulder to shoulder" with its British allies at a time like this.

Mr. Howard expressed his "horror and disgust" at the attacks and said they would not alter the determination of free countries to "do the right thing."

At the Group of Eight summit in Scotland, Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said he is outraged by the London attacks. He noted terrorist acts must not be forgivable.

Sarin gas attacks on the Tokyo subway system in 1995 killed 12 people and injured thousands.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.