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Restaurant diners warned on rise of bank call scam

Restaurant owners are being warned to be vigilant as fraudsters attempt to target their customers in a new phone scam<p>A new scam is on the rise which targets restaurant owners and their customers, according to the latest data from Financial Fraud Action UK, a payments industry body.<p>“Restaurant …

Ferguson police arrest reporters amid rage over Michael Brown shooting

Washington Post and Huffington Post journalists detained amid continuing fraught situation on streets<p>Two reporters were arrested and teargas was fired at demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday, five nights after an unarmed black teenager was shot dead by an officer from the town’s …

Top Home Office official “sinks like a stone” on child abuse probe

• <b>Theresa May’s top official quizzed over missing ‘abuse files’</b>• <b><br>Mark Sedwill commissioned report into location of material</b>• <b><br>But he hasn’t even viewed the</b> …

Andy Coulson 'Attacked in Belmarsh Prison' by Crook from News of the World Story

Andy Coulson, the ex-Editor of News of the World and the Prime Minister's former press chief, has allegedly been attacked in prison by a fellow …

Woman accused of attempting to smuggle cash in underwear to Syria fighters

<b>Two women have gone on trial accused of arranging to smuggle cash to fighters in Syria after one was allegedly found with 20,000 euros in her underwear.</b><p>Nawal Msaad, 27, from north London and Amal El-Wahabi, 27, from north-west London are appearing at the Old Bailey.<p>Ms Msaad was stopped at Heathrow …

The UK's Teenage Moped Gangs Have a New Subculture

Hanging out with members of the British "Bikelife" scene in North London.<p>“Bikelife” is a very American phenomenon. Brought to the internet’s attention via the documentary <i>12 O’Clock in Baltimore</i>, it basically involves young men in places like Harlem and Philadelphia ragging quad bikes and dirt …

David Cameron: 'No stone unturned' during inquiry into paedophile claims

The Prime Minister says he is 'determined' that the inquiry into claims of paedophilia in Westminster and other institutions 'gets to the bottom of these allegations'<p>David Cameron has pledged that there will be “no stone unturned” during the inquiry into allegations of historic sex abuse in …

Former chair of Paedophile Information Exchange claims he hid material in 'locked cabinets' at the Home Office

Steven Adrian Smith, who was jailed in 2011 for possessing indecent images of children, was an electrical contractor at the Home Office for four years in the 1970s and 1980s<p>A convicted sex offender and former leader of a pro-paedophile campaign group has claimed he stored material at the Home …

Amanda Knox's ex says her version of events is 'imagination and hallucination'

Raffaele Sollecito reasserted his innocence Tuesday as his attorneys continued to distance him from his ex-girlfriend Amanda Knox.<p>"This has been a real tragedy," he said. "I'm not a criminal."<p>Sollecito's new defense strategy comes as their legal teams prepare to appeal the couple's murder …

'Top level' police corruption inquiries underway at Scotland Yard

Senior officer confirms anti-corruption officers are currently leading a number of inquiries into fellow Metropolitan Police officers<p>Scotland Yard’s anti-corruption chief has disclosed “five or six” major investigations into crooked police officers and staff are currently underway, as he admitted …

French schoolteacher stabbed to death by pupil's mother

A female teacher has been stabbed to death in front of her pupils at a primary school in the southern French town of Albi by a student's mother, who was immediately detained.<p>"This morning, a mother showed up with a knife and stabbed a 34-year-old teacher in front of her students, for reasons that …

Rolf Harris latest: 'unduly lenient' sentence referred to Attorney General

Rolf Harris is told he has nobody to blame but himself as he is sentenced to five years and nine months - a sentence referred to the Attorney General for being too lenient<p>The 'unduly lenient' sentencing of Rolf Harris has been referred to the Attorney General after the disgraced entertainer was …

Britain’s Armed Forces 'not good enough' to deal with Jihadi threat, warns ex-defence chief

Lord Richards of Hertsmonceux criticises a lack of spending on the Army, warning that standards will 'inevitably deteriorate' as forces are slimmed down<p>Britain's Armed Forces are in need of extra resources if they are to deal with the global threat of jihadists, a former head of the military said …

UK law banning forced marriage takes effect

British legislation banning forced marriage has come into effect, with those found guilty of the largely hidden practice facing up to seven years in prison.<p>The law applies not only within Britain but also makes it a criminal offence to force a British national into a marriage abroad, as many …

Lynda Spence killers Colin Coates and Philip Wade launch appeals

<b>Two men jailed for life for abducting, torturing and murdering Lynda Spence have launched an appeal against their convictions and sentences.</b><p>Colin Coates and Philip Wade, both 43, were jailed for a minimum of 33 years and 30 years respectively following an 11-week trial in 2013.<p>Their appeals focus …

Businessman jailed for fraud after faking own death

Debt-ridden businessman Sanjay Kumar faked his own death to claim millions of pounds in life insurance<p>A businessman who faked his own death so he and his wife could claim more than a million pounds in life insurance has been jailed for two and a half years.<p>Sanjay Kumar and his wife Anju, from …

Racism in Northern Ireland: up to three race-related incidents reported daily

Up to three race-related incidents are now being reported to the police in Northern Ireland every single day, a new study of racism in the region has found.<p>But only 12 out of a reported 14,000 race hate crimes in Northern Ireland over the last five years have resulted in successful prosecutions, …

Knife crime: MPs back mandatory jail term for second offence

<b>The House of Commons has backed a move to impose mandatory jail terms on any adult convicted in England or Wales of a second offence involving a knife.</b><p>Conservative MP Nick de Bois championed the policy, which won wide support among Conservative and Labour MPs - but was opposed by Liberal …

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Mental Health and Violence Stigma: Patients Twice as Likely to be Homicide Victims

Patients with mental illness are two and a half times more likely to be victims of homicide than the general population, new research has revealed.<p>A …

Death Sentence Lives: Executions Resume in US

Here are the stories TIME is watching this Wednesday, June 18.<p>While ISIS militants attacks the largest oil refinery in Iraq, the U.S. tries to decide …

Georgia carries out first US execution since botched attempt

<b>The US state of Georgia has carried out the first execution in the US since a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma in April.</b><p>Marcus Wellons, who raped and killed a 15-year-old in 1989, died by injection of a single drug late on Tuesday.<p>Shortly afterwards John Winfield was executed in Missouri for …

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Kate McCann slams police chief for delaying search for Madeleine

Parents of Madeleine McCann express anger and frustration as the former police chief Goncalo Amaral they have sued for libel demands another adjournment of the case<p>The parents of missing Madeleine McCann have slammed the disgraced former detective who led the initial search for their daughter after …

World Cup Celebration In Rio Turns Into A Clash Between Police And Argentina Fans

Police scattered about 3,000 Argentina fans with pepper spray and batons Saturday in the Copacabana area of Rio de Janeiro.

Brazilian Police Investigate Attempted Rape of U.S. Woman

SAO PAULO — Police in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso are investigating the alleged attempted rape of an American woman on Friday night in the city that hosted the World Cup soccer match between Australia and Chile.<p>The woman, 24, was accompanied by U.S. Embassy officials to a hospital in the …

Rio officer shoots live round during Cup protest

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A police officer sitting on a motorcycle can be seen on an Associated Press video firing what appeared to be a live pistol …

Rape in India: Reading between the lines

In a village called Badaun in the northeastern state of Uttar Pradesh in India, two teenage girls, cousins, were gang-raped and hanged from a tree. One girl wore a bright orange tunic with purple pants; the other wore dark green. The silver embroidery on their clothes reflected the rays of the sun. …

Queen's Speech 2014: Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill

Ford open jail: worst prison for fugitive inmates with 90 missing

Police confirm they are still hunting some inmates who fled years ago from Ford jail in Sussex<p>Nearly 90 prisoners have absconded from Ford open prison, new figures have disclosed, making it the jail with the worst record for fugitive inmates.<p>The 500-prisoner jail, near Arundel, Sussex, has seen a …

Chris Grayling says public want 'more criminals behind bars' as prison population rises

'Overcrowded' jails ordered to take more inmates as prison population sees new rise to more than 85,400<p>Prisons have been ordered to take additional inmates despite overcrowding fears because the public want to see more criminals behind bars, Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, insisted last …

Full jails told to take in more prisoners

<b>The government has ordered dozens of already full jails to take more inmates because the jail population is growing faster than expected, it has emerged.</b><p>Forty prisons in England and Wales have been told to raise their "operational capacity" in the next two months, according to documents seen by the …