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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

Rebekah Brooks, former CEO of News International, outside her lawyers' London office after being charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice in connection with the hacking scandal

Rebekah Brooks 'baffled and angry' over criminal charges

Rebekah Brooks angrily criticised police and prosecutors for dragging her friends and family into the phone-hacking scandal last night as she said she was "baffled" at facing criminal charges.

Scotland Yard policeman charged with attempting to meet child for sex

A serving Scotland Yard officer has been charged with trying to meet a child on the internet for sex.

Three in court after terror swoop

Three men appeared in court today charged following a counter-terrorism investigation into a network suspected of smuggling a banned stimulant drug from Britain to America.

ETA suspect Eneko Gogeaskoetxea Arronategui loses extradition battle

A suspected Basque terrorist has lost his High Court bid to halt his extradition to Spain to stand trial for terror-related offences - including the attempted assassination of the king of Spain.

Woman admits racist rant on Tube

A woman London Underground passenger has admitted hurling racist abuse at fellow passengers after a video of her appeared on the internet.

Four charged with plotting terror attacks

Court told gang planned to use explosives and guns in attacks inspired by al-Qa'ida

Luton four in court on terror charges

Four men appeared in court today to face terrorism charges.

US mother Eileen Clark loses extradition battle

An American mother-of-three has finally lost her battle in the UK courts against extradition back to the US.

Riots officer charged over racial abuse

The Scotland Yard officer accused of racially abusing a suspect during last summer's riots will appear in court next month.

Albanian murder suspect arrested

An Albanian man accused of multiple murders in his home country has been arrested in the UK after 15 years on the run, Scotland Yard said.

Pc spared jail over attack on teenager

A Scotland Yard officer who headbutted a schoolboy has been spared a jail term.

Shrien Dewani extradition put on hold on mental health grounds

The High Court temporarily halted British businessman Shrien Dewani's extradition to South Africa on mental health grounds today.

Pub ban for Windsor intruder

A lorry driver who scaled an 8ft-high gate to get into the grounds of Windsor Castle while drunk has been banned from pubs for a year.

Briton Graham Mitchell faces retrial in Portugal

A man facing extradition to Portugal for a crime he thought he was acquitted of 17 years ago said today his life has been "turned upside-down".

Pair in court on shooting charge

Two men appeared in court today charged with shooting dead a man.

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