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British police under fire again on Lawrence murder probe

British police came under fresh pressure on Tuesday over their handling of the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence after it was reported that they secretly taped meetings with the teenager's friend. Duwayne Brooks was with Lawrence when the 18-year-old was stabbed to death at a London bus stop on April 22, 1993, in a watershed moment for British race relations that led to an overhaul of the police.

Anarchist 'panda' leads a new fight in Montreal: this one's against tickets

MONTREAL - A philosophy professor who famously wore a panda costume to lighten the mood throughout last year's Quebec student protests has found a new cause. Anarchopanda, the unofficial mascot of the Quebec student strikes, has completed a fundraising campaign to contest fines levied against protesters in recent months. More than $31,000 has been raised according to Anarchopanda — whose real identity is Julien Villeneuve, a philosophy professor at the College de Maisonneuve.

May Day rally takes aim at corruption in Quebec; 447 detained

MONTREAL - Hundreds of anti-capitalist protesters were detained and ticketed in Quebec as they tried to tie this year's May Day demonstration to the theme of corruption. The protesters tried to gather Wednesday outside a private club where politicians and construction executives have been known to meet. Details of private rendez-vous at the exclusive Club 357C in Old Montreal have emerged from the province's Charbonneau inquiry.

Sun journalist, UK military staff charged over royal stories

British prosecutors on Wednesday charged The Sun tabloid's royal editor and two former staff at the military academy where Princes William and Harry trained over the sale of stories for thousands of pounds. Journalist Duncan Larcombe, 37, was charged with conspiracy to conduct misconduct in a public office, along with John Hardy, 43, a former colour sergeant at the elite Sandhurst military training academy, and Hardy's wife Claire, 39.

Ex-deputy editor of Britain's Sun to be charged

A former deputy editor of British tabloid The Sun will face prosecution for authorising the payment of a public official for information, prosecutors announced on Thursday. Fergus Shanahan is accused of authorising a journalist from the Rupert Murdoch-owned newspaper to make two payments totalling £7,000 ($10,600, 8,200 euros) in August 2006 and August 2007. He was arrested last year in a corruption investigation set up by police following the phone-hacking scandal at The Sun's sister paper, the News of the World, which Murdoch shut down in 2011.

10 outlaws arrested; cash and wine recovered

Islamabad Police have arrested 10 outlaws from various areas of the city and recovered snatched cash, cell phones, 190 cans of beer, 11 wine bottles and weapons from their possession, a police spokesman said on Sunday.According to details, Sub-Inspector Athar Khan along with police team of Sabzi Mandi police station suspected movement of two persons during patrolling at Shamas Colony near Golra.

Bribery charges for ex-deputy editor of Britain's Sun

The former deputy editor of the Rupert Murdoch-owned British tabloid The Sun is being charged with authorising payments to public officials in return for information, prosecutors said on Wednesday. Geoff Webster was arrested a year ago as part of Operation Elveden, the police investigation into illegal payments to public officials set up after the phone-hacking scandal. Webster will be charged with two offences of conspiring to commit misconduct in public office, a statement from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said.

Another policeman held in British corruption probe

A British policeman was on Thursday arrested on suspicion of leaking confidential information to the media, as part of a corruption probe arising from the News of the World phone-hacking scandal. The 51-year-old, a member of London's Metropolitan Police force, was arrested in a dawn raid at his home in Wiltshire, western England. He was questioned before being bailed on Thursday evening, a police statement said. He has also been suspended from his job.
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