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QC with a terrifying reputation as a judge hired by new head of the SFO

Cycling: Lance Armstrong refiles lawsuit against anti-doping agency

Lance Armstrong has refiled his lawsuit against the United States Anti-Doping Agency as he continued to contest charges he used drugs to help him win his record seven Tour de France titles.

FBI inquiry into Chicago broker

The FBI is investigating Peregrine Financial, a Chicago-based futures broker, after a $220m (£141m) shortfall in customer funds was discovered shortly after an apparent suicide attempt by its chairman, Russell Wasendorf.

Court to rule on Bali bomb suspect

An Indonesian court is expected to issue a verdict today in the case of a terror suspect accused of helping to build the car bomb used in the 2002 Bali nightclub attacks.

Jamaican drug lord jailed for 23 years

A US federal judge yesterday sentenced Jamaican drug lord Christopher "Dudus" Coke to 23 years in prison, ending a long struggle by US authorities to lock up a powerful figure who had evaded capture with the aid of Jamaican authorities.

'Bored' London diamond thief Arthur Rachel jailed

A reputed Chicago mobster who gained notoriety 32 years ago for stealing the 45-carat Marlborough Diamond from a London jewellery store was jailed for plotting more robberies, telling the judge he was bored.

Facebook stock climbs after rocky start but still 16 per cent below initial public offering price

Facebook's stock is climbing higher, a reprieve for shareholders after the stock's rocky inaugural trading day on Friday was followed by a two-day decline.

Mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik

Shoe thrown at Breivik during trial

The trial of Anders Behring Breivik was interrupted yesterday when the brother of one of his 77 victims hurled a shoe at the confessed mass killer and yelled, "Go to hell".

Anders Breivik trial interrupted by spectator throwing shoe

The trial of Anders Behring Breivik was interrupted briefly today by a spectator who hurled a shoe at the confessed mass killer and yelled "go to hell" before being escorted from the court room, witnesses said.

Man dressed as mother in scam

A New Yorker who dressed as his dead mother as part of a property scam – using lipstick, manicured nails and even an oxygen tank at a meeting – has been convicted of fraud and faces up to 83 years in jail.

'Breivik told us he was a policeman,' say witnesses

Witnesses described yesterday how Anders Behring Breivik tricked them into believing he was a policeman on the ferry to Utoya island, where he then killed 69 people.

Ex-CIA man on assault charge

A former CIA contractor who caused an international incident when he shot dead two men in Pakistan last year has pleaded not guilty to charges of assaulting a man in a dispute over a parking spot outside a bagel shop in Colorado.

Protesters smoke marijuana during a demonstration against new government legislation calling for the creation of a 'weed pass' and the stopping of the substance's sale to foreigners, in Amsterdam last week.

Cannabis tourism up in smoke? Judge backs foreigner café ban

Discussions ongoing regarding the introduction of a so-called 'weed pass'

Amish in court over haircut attacks

Sixteen men and women pleaded not guilty in beard- and hair-cutting attacks against fellow Amish in the US state of Ohio.

The 33-year-old anti-Muslim militant flashed a closed-fist salute, before shaking hands with prosecutors and court officials, and told the judge he did not recognise the court.

Anders Breivik admits massacre but pleads not guilty claiming it was self defence

A right wing extremist who admitted killing 77 people in a gun and bomb rampage in Norway last year has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges, claiming he was acting in self defence.

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