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London Bridge: What we know about the attack

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones were killed during a conference to rehabilitate offenders A man who stabbed two people to death and wounded three others in a “terror-related” attack was shot dead by police on London Bridge after he was held down by...

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Joseph McCann trial: Boys ‘tried to fight off’ alleged serial rapist

Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption Joseph McCann denies 37 offences against 11 victims Two boys tried to fight off an alleged serial rapist and rescue their friend who had been kidnapped, a court has heard. A teenager told police he was walking along a Greater Manchester street with...

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Julian Assange: Sweden drops rape investigation

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWho is Julian Assange? Prosecutors in Sweden have dropped an investigation into a rape allegation made against Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange in 2010. Assange, who denies the accusation, has avoided extradition to Sweden for seven years after seeking refuge at the...

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Primark guard preyed on shoplifting teenage girls

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Zia Uddin kept condoms in the control room where he sexually assaulted the girls A Primark security guard has been found guilty of sexually assaulting teenage girls he accused of shoplifting. Zia Uddin, 27, from east London, attacked four 15-year-old girls while working...

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Bristol City and Charlton Athletic: FA fines clubs after Ashton Gate melee

Famara Diedhiou equalised for Bristol City against Charlton before being sent off Bristol City and Charlton Athletic have been fined by the Football Association after admitting they failed to control their players in their Championship match at Ashton Gate on 23 October. City striker Famara Diedhiou was sent off...

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Granit Xhaka: Arsenal captain should apologise for reaction, says Unai Emery

Arsenal 2-2 Crystal Palace: Xhaka was wrong – Emery Arsenal manager Unai Emery says Granit Xhaka should apologise after he was involved in an angry confrontation with home fans during Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace. The Gunners captain was booed while he walked off the pitch at Emirates...

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Shamima Begum: Stripping citizenship put her at risk of hanging, court hears

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionShamima Begum’s lawyers say she professed sympathy for IS to protect herself and her son (Video from February 2019) Removing Shamima Begum’s citizenship after she went to Syria left her stateless and at risk of hanging, a court has heard. Her...

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Plant ‘takes’ world’s first selfie in London Zoo experiment

Image copyright xnor.ai/ZSL Image caption Pete could pave the way for the remote monitoring of rainforests A plant has taken the botanical world’s first selfie, according to the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). Trials involving a maidenhair fern called Pete saw it “take” photographs of itself every 20 seconds,...

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