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A former international badminton player who became a bodyguard and close friend to the ex-wife of the Sultan of Brunei abused her position to steal diamonds worth £11.6m from her “extremely wealthy” employer, a court heard yesterday.

Two charged in supercar crash

Two men from the United Arab Emirates were arrested after a supercar span out of control and crashed into four other vehicles, police in central London said.

Two Arabs held after supercar crash

Two Arabs were arrested after a supercar spun out of control crashing into four vehicles, police said today.

Three convicted of £500,000 charity fraud

Three Congolese immigrants were convicted today of conning a host of high profile charities out of more than £500,000.

Missing boy aged three found safe and well

A three-year-old boy who went missing more than a week ago was found safe and well, police said.

Idi Amin's son charged over immigration centre attack

The son of late dictator Idi Amin has been charged with attacking a man hours before he was due to be deported from Britain.

Woods sneaks off to Augusta to fine tune his comeback swing

World No 1 serves Masters warning to rivals with intense 72-hole practice session

Woods: I was a 'disgusting' person

He blamed himself. He said sorry to his wife, his mother, his children, his friends, and his fans. He admitted having become a “disgusting” person. And in the manner of a man who has recently spent plenty of time on a psychiatrist’s couch, he talked about how he’d conquered “self denial,” found God (or Buddha), and is making sure it won't happen again.

Woods' return could be revealed this week

Tiger Woods is expected to announce in the next few days when and where he plans to end his "indefinite break" from golf. Last night the commissioner of the PGA Tour, Tim Finchem, revealed that the world No 1 has promised to give them early notice at which tournament he will return. Finchem also reiterated his belief that "we will know soon".

Woods employs President’s adviser to plan for return

Tiger Woods has called in the former press secretary to President George W Bush to prepare him for his competitive comeback at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in less than two weeks’ time, it was reported last night.

O'Meara hints at Woods return

As if the speculation of an imminent Tiger Woods return needed any more bolstering Mark O'Meara last night said he “would not be surprised” if the world No1 decides to play on his team at the Tavistock Cup in 12 days time.

Woods is back in the swing of things

Speculation of an imminent Tiger Woods return intensified last night after reports that he has summoned his swing coach, Hank Haney, to work with him in Florida.

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: British Muslims are running out of friends

The establishment has surpassed its previous disgraceful record in its attitudes to Islam

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10-year-olds deny rape

Two 10-year-old boys denied raping a girl under the age of 13 when they appeared in court today.

Over-the-limit transatlantic pilot walks free

An American pilot who turned up at Heathrow Airport to fly a transatlantic jet while over the alcohol limit avoided a jail sentence today.

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