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More than a fifth of out of work benefits claimants have a criminal record according to research published by the Ministry of Justice today.

New Olympus scandal as bribes inquiry is launched

Olympus, the Japanese camera giant still reeling from the corruption exposed by British whistleblower Michael Woodford, was yesterday thrown into yet another scandal as it admitted being under investigation for bribery.

Hundreds join pro-abortion rally in Madrid

Hundreds of people joined a demonstration in Madrid yesterday against the government's plans to make it harder for women to get abortions.

HSBC faces grilling over US money laundering

Murderous Mexican drug cartels, financiers of terrorist organisations, tax exiles with Cayman Island bank accounts, and suspicious Russians who claimed to be in the used car business – all of them used HSBC to launder money through the United States, according to a damning Congressional report out today.

Government proposes up to £1,200 tribunal fees

The Government sparked controversy today by announcing a fee of up to £1,200 for taking claims to an employment tribunal.

GlaxoSmithKline pays $3bn for illegally marketing depression drug

Doctors persuaded to prescribe drug later linked to suicide in children

Trayvon Martin police chief sacked

The central Florida police chief who was strongly criticised for his agency's initial investigation of Trayvon Martin's murder was fired yesterday, city officials said.

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New Mexico racing stable used as front for Zetas drugs cartel

Championship-winning racehorse business was used to launder cash, say US authorities

Mark Johnson, a former prisoner, believes education and treatment is more important than work behind bars

Plan for cheap prison work 'may cost thousands of jobs'

Clarke told scheme that lets prisons profit from £2-an-hour inmates could hurt labour market

£383,000 of prisoners' pay used to fund victim support

More than a third of a million pounds has been deducted from prisoners' pay packets to fund services for victims in the first six months of a new Government scheme, it was announced today.

Google’s camera cars recorded wi-fi data as they drove

Google 'knew camera car software could capture online data'

Google knew that software installed in its camera cars could capture and store the online data of millions of people, including emails, text messages and images, when it sent them out to photograph Britain’s streets, according to US authorities investigating the company.

Two Britons fined over Australia penguin theft

Two British tourists who broke into an Australian theme park and stole a penguin following a drunken night out have each been fined A$1,000 (£637).

Stephen Foley: When is a bribe not a bribe? Wal-Mart feels the heat down Mexico way

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Websites linked to £500m credit card fraud shut down by police

Three men have been arrested and 36 criminal websites selling credit card information and other personal data shut down as part of a two-year international anti-fraud operation, police have confirmed.

Overseas terror victims eligible for compensation, says government

Britons who lived in the UK for at least three years before being injured in a terror attack overseas are eligible for compensation from today, the Government said.

Japanese Justice Minister Toshio Ogawa announced that three executions were carried out for three multiple murderers in Japan during a press conference at his office

Japan's return to hangings sparks outrage from Amnesty

Japan sent three men to the gallows yesterday, ending a 20-month moratorium and effectively terminating a nascent debate on the country's controversial death penalty.

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