News President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto

Militia groups have grown in size and scope since Enrique Pena-Nieto was sworn in

Lindsay Sandiford

British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford caught smuggling cocaine in Bali 'could be executed within weeks'

Indonesia has signalled its intention to resume state executions

Wanted: Police reveal list of 17 high-risk foreign criminals believed to be hiding in UK

A wanted list including a rapist, robbers and pimps all thought to be on the run in Britain was revealed today.

Big strides: Paul Anderson’s Gaints beat Saints for the first time in 35 years

Match Report: Leroy Cudjoe tries help to leave Saints in a Brown study

St Helens 4 Huddersfield 40

British man Julian Ponder sentenced to six years in jail over Bali cocaine ring

A former antiques dealer linked to Lindsay Sandiford, the Englishwoman sentenced to death by a Balinese court last week for cocaine smuggling, was jailed for six years today for drug possession.

British woman Lindsay Sandiford has been sentenced to death

British woman Lindsay Sandiford sentenced to execution in Bali attempts to sue Foreign Office over 'failure to support her case'

Lindsay Sandiford claims the British Government had breached an obligation to a citizen

British stories of Nigerian Cinderellas are no fairy tale

Slavery still exists in modern-day Britain. And how we treat victims is not pretty

Criminal gangs are smuggling immigrants out of the UK

Criminal gangs are smuggling illegal immigrants out of the UK as well as in, a report due to be broadcast this evening will allege.

How 'Mr Marlboro' Mokhtar Belmokhtar's reign of terror struck fear into the heart of Mali

Kim Sengupta meets the ordinary people with first-hand knowledge of the one-eyed warlord

Chinese farmers have captured large swathes of the global garlic market

Manhunt on for £8m garlic smugglers (but who'd want to share their cell...?)

Sweden claims two Britons tried to import massive quantity of bootleg bulbs from China

927 doctors and surgeons 'have criminal record, including child porn and sexual assault offences'

Nearly 1,000 doctors and surgeons have criminal records including child porn and sexual assault offences, it was reported today.

'Scandal' of child trafficking victims in care going missing slammed

The level of child victims of human trafficking taken into care only to go missing again is scandalous, MPs were told today.

Sandiford (right) of Britain with her interpreter during the trial on the Indonesian resort island of Bali

Prosecutors seek 15-year jail term for drugs charge Briton

A British woman is facing 15 years in jail in Bali for her alleged role in a cocaine smuggling ring.

Seldom has optimism been as cautious as this

The MPs who stayed in the Commons Chamber yesterday after so many of their colleagues had poured out at the end of a Prime Minister’s Questions studded with seasonal references, jolly and otherwise, were privy to a sobering moment in the history of the past 11 years.

Roberto Saviano

Anti-mafia campaigner Roberto Saviano sues gangsters who ordered his death

Gomorrah author confronted Camorra bosses Francesco Bidognetti and Antonio Iovine via video link

Manchester Police target 'Mr Bigs' of organised crime in dawn raids

Police have launched a series of early morning raids against the “Mr Bigs” of organised crime.

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