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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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A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
Which animals are nearly extinct?

Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
12 best children's shoes

Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

Find footwear perfect to keep kids' feet protected this autumn
Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London