News Leonardo DiCaprio’s deepest, darkest and wholly rational fear of sharks was tested to the extreme after he came face-to-face with a great white during a terrifying diving ordeal.

Police detained Farrar (pictured below), 42, at Collin County jail with charges of misdemeanour counts of possession, theft, and harassment by phone

Netherlands' 'next top model' Ananda Marchildon wins agency lawsuit

A former model who won the television show "Holland's Next Top Model" has won a lawsuit against the Elite modeling agency after she was dropped for having hips that were supposedly too large.

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom released on bail

Kim Dotcom, the founder of the file-sharing website Megaupload, was released on bail today after a New Zealand judge determined that authorities have seized any funds he could have used to flee the country.

Menachem Youlus sold Torahs to synagogues at inflated rates

Jewish Indiana Jones faces jail after admitting to $1m fraud

A charity co-founder who claimed he travelled the world as a "Jewish Indiana Jones" to rescue Torahs has pleaded guilty to fraud charges, admitting that he lied about his exploits.

Bali bombing suspect's wife jailed

The wife of the main suspect in the 2002 Bali bombings has been jailed for 27 months by an Indonesian court for immigration violations.

Max Clifford was among the non-Royals Mulcaire admitted hacking. Clifford received a £1million hush payment with a gagging clause

Murdoch's £100m plan to settle hacking cases before they get to court

News International will use legal fund to prevent further revelations

Car-maker Saab files for bankruptcy

Car-maker Saab has filed for bankruptcy, according to a Swedish court.

Drug lord Christopher Coke pleads guilty to racketeering

A Jamaican drug kingpin described by US authorities as one of the world's most dangerous dealers has pleaded guilty to racketeering and assault charges, admitting his leadership in an international criminal organisation.

Former IKOS employee stole trading codes to set up rival firm

A former employee of IKOS Asset Management stole vital computer codes from the star hedge-fund manager as part of a plan to set up a rival firm, a judge has ruled.

Rodney King on drink-drive charge

Rodney King has been charged with driving under the influence stemming from an arrest in Southern California last month.

Court keeps Breivik isolated

The man who admits massacring 77 people in Norway has appeared at an Oslo court hearing to decide whether he should be kept in isolation.

Couple claim wrongful dismissal in UK's first 'caste bias' battle

An Indian couple who met at a UK law firm where they both worked are claiming wrongful dismissal because of discrimination by caste.

Yeung ordered to stay in Hong Kong

A Hong Kong court has rejected Birmingham owner Carson Yeung's bid to attend the club's first home game of the season.

Life for Lindsay Hawker's killer

The father of murdered British teacher Lindsay Hawker said his family had finally achieved justice after her killer was jailed for life in Japan today.

'Don't ask, don't tell' US army policy to stay in place

A federal appeals court ordered the military to temporarily continue its "don't ask, don't tell" policy for openly gay service members, responding to a request from the Obama administration.

TV family in fight over bigamy law

A polygamous American family with a reality TV show plan to challenge the Utah bigamy law that makes their lifestyle illegal. A Washington attorney, Jonathan Turley, said he would file the lawsuit in Salt Lake City's district court today.

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Air strikes? Talk of God? Obama is following the jihadists’ script

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Billy Graham’s son declares righteous war on Ebola

A Christian charity’s efforts to save missionaries trapped in Africa by the crisis have been justifiably praised. But doubts remain about its evangelical motives
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Larkin's reputation has taken a knocking. But a new book by James Booth argues that the poet was affectionate, witty, entertaining and kind, as hitherto unseen letters, sketches and 'selfies' reveal
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Mackay, Moody and another grim day for English football

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Will Barcelona's hopes go out of the window?

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We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

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The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

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