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Two women from London appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court yesterday, the first to be charged with terrorism offences in relation to Syrian conflict

Private terror case bid against Babar Ahmad and Syed Ahsan rejected

A second bid to bring a private prosecution against two suspected terrorists to keep them in the UK has been rejected by a district judge.

Julian Assange addressing supporters in August from the Ecuadorian embassy

Assange bail backers must wait to find out if they lose bail surety

High-profile supporters of Julian Assange will have to wait to find out if they will lose £140,000 of surety cash after the Australian sought political asylum.

Ashley Cole celebrates his goal against Stoke

Amid PSG transfer rumours, Carlo Ancelotti says Ashley Cole is 'the best left-back in the world'

Carlo Ancelotti has hailed Ashley Cole as “the best left-back in the world” amid renewed reports linking the Chelsea star with a move to Paris St Germain.

April Casburn faces a charge of misconduct in public office

Senior counter-terrorism detective appears in court accused of leaking information to the News of the World

A senior counter-terrorism detective appeared in court today accused of leaking information to the News of the World about a police investigation into alleged phone hacking by staff at the defunct tabloid.

He was reinstated last year but was again replaced in February over his racial court case involving QPR’s Anton Ferdinand

'Footage don't lie': Anton Ferdinand breaks silence over John Terry case

Anton Ferdinand, the player at whom John Terry's words were directed that led to the Chelsea captain being found guilty of using racist language, has broken his silence over the case.

Credit Suisse trader bailed on £1.8bn US fraud charge

A former senior trader at Credit Suisse, who was arrested in London on fraud charges this week, was granted bail yesterday, with his lawyer saying he would fight plans for his extradition to the US.

John Terry may call on Fabio Capello for a character statement

Terry recruits Capello to turn the tables on the FA

John Terry's legal team has turned the tables on the Football Association in the Chelsea captain's disciplinary hearing by attempting to show that the governing body has treated him differently to other England players who have found themselves in controversial circumstances.

John Terry may call on Fabio Capello for a character statement

John Terry recruits Fabio Capello to turn tables on FA

John Terry's legal team has turned the tables on the Football Association in the Chelsea captain's disciplinary hearing by attempting to show that the governing body has treated him differently to other England players who have found themselves in controversial circumstances.

Shrien and Anni Dewani at their wedding

Man denies Anni Dewani murder cash claim

A man accused of helping British newlywed Shrien Dewani to orchestrate the murder of his bride on their honeymoon in Cape Town claimed he did not receive any payment for his role in her death, a court has heard.

Anni Dewani trial: Man accused of firing fatal shot that killed Swedish honeymooner denies murdering her

Meanwhile Shrien Dewani, 32, who is accused of ordering the hit on his new wife while on honeymoon in Cape Town 21 months ago, remains in Britain, fighting extradition.

England manager Roy Hodgson

Roy Hodgson 'foolish' to discuss John Terry, says anti-racism campaigner Piara Powar

Leading anti-racism campaigner Piara Powar has branded Roy Hodgson's intervention in the John Terry case as "foolish".

Spanish terror accused held in UJ

A suspected Basque terrorist was arrested today in London.

Terry set for FA hearing

Chelsea captain John Terry has formally denied a Football Association charge of racially abusing Queen's Park Rangers' defender Anton Ferdinand following their verbal exchange during a Premier League match last October.

Anton Ferdinand and John Terry argue during the match

John Terry denies FA charge of racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand

John Terry has denied a Football Association charge of racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand and has requested a personal hearing.

Rebekah Brooks charged with phone hacking

Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of News International, has been formally charged with phone hacking.

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