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Lawyer who cheated legal aid in notorious murder case disbarred

A lawyer who defended a wealthy former police officer accused of killing his lover and stuffing her remains in a trash bin has been disbarred for cheating legal aid of close to $120,000. In its decision this week, the Law

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ICC has no jurisdiction to prosecute ISIS

Islamic State (ISIS) has committed “crimes of unspeakable cruelty” in Syria and Iraq but the international criminal court (ICC) does not have jurisdiction to open an inquiry, its prosecutor has said. Fatou Bensouda said in a statement on Wednesday that

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Senior Muslim lawyer says British teenager at risk of being radicalised by ISIS

Hundreds of British teenagers are in danger of being radicalised by Islamic State(ISIS) because they see the terrorists as “pop idols”, the country’s leading Muslim prosecutor has said. Nazir Afzal believes that recent departures to Syria show that “many more

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Private jails are performing far worse than government-operated facilities in the U.K.

Twenty-five years after the first private facility opened in Britain, private jails are performing far worse than government-operated facilities on at least a dozen counts. They account for a higher proportion of fighting, sexual assaults, drug-taking, self-harming, hunger strikes, and

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Woman who tried to “boil her husband” jailed for four years

A woman who tried to “boil her husband” by pouring scalding water over him after being told they were “getting divorced” has been jailed for four years. Ken Gregory, 65, was the victim of a horrific domestic abuse attack which

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Deaf man prosecuted after he called police officer a ‘pig’ in sign language

A deaf man has been prosecuted after he called a police officer a “pig” in sign language. The officer who arrested Linley Hassan, 25, understood the insult, a court heard. He had been called to McDonalds in Kendal, Cumbria, after

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Prolific burglar spared jail and told go on a ‘victim empathy course’

A serial thief who admitted carrying out more than 200 burglaries has been spared jail and been told go on a “victim empathy course” despite victims demanding he should not be let off. Tomas Drungelas appeared before St Albans Crown

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Time to change assisted dying law

The best tribute we can pay Terry Pratchett is to focus our minds on how we can bring our laws regarding assisted dying into line with what happens in practice, with overwhelming public opinion and with common sense. There is

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