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/ 26 April 2008

Winehouse spends night in custody

Singer Amy Winehouse spent the night in custody after being arrested on suspicion of assault, police said on Saturday. The 24-year-old handed herself in at a police station in central London on Friday to face questioning by detectives. It was not clear when she will be questioned.

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/ 8 February 2008

Force of blast killed Bhutto, not bullet

British police have concluded that Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was killed by the force of a suicide bomb and not by an assassin’s bullet, he New York Times reported in its Friday editions. The findings, if confirmed, would support the Pakistani government’s explanation of Bhutto’s death.

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/ 7 February 2008

Thousands mark end of Bhutto mourning period

Tens of thousands of people beat their chests in anguish at Benazir Bhutto’s tomb on Thursday as they marked the end of 40 days of mourning for the slain opposition leader. The solemn Muslim ceremonies at the family mausoleum in southern Pakistan marked the start of campaigning by her Pakistan People’s Party for elections on February 18.

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/ 18 January 2008

The changing face of tennis

Suddenly there seem to be as many policemen involved in tennis as there are players. Gone are the days when a London bobby, with minimum fuss and barely a whiff of publicity, would quietly lead away an offending clergyman from the packed aisles of the outside courts at Wimbledon for having something less than pure intentions towards certain members of the watching flock.

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/ 17 January 2008

BA plane makes emergency landing in London

A British Airways (BA) plane on a flight from China made an emergency landing at London’s Heathrow Airport on Thursday and three people were slightly hurt in an incident police said had no link to terrorism. ”We can confirm that BA Flight 38 arriving from Beijing made an emergency landing,” an airport spokesperson added.

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/ 9 January 2008

Scotland Yard beefs up Bhutto probe

Scotland Yard strengthened its team aiding the probe into the assassination of Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto on Wednesday as concerns for the country’s nuclear security grew. Three more detectives arrived from London, including an expert in the type of explosives used in the gun and suicide-bomb attack that killed Bhutto.

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/ 8 January 2008

Musharraf vows to punish Bhutto’s killers

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said on Tuesday his government was committed to finding the truth behind the assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto and he vowed to punish her killers. Bhutto, twice Pakistan’s prime minister, was killed in an attack on December 27 as she left an election rally in Rawalpindi.

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/ 4 January 2008

UK police team in Pakistan for Bhutto probe

A British police team flew into Pakistan on Friday to help probe the killing of Benazir Bhutto after President Pervez Musharraf admitted he was unhappy with his country’s handling of the investigation. The detectives from an elite anti-terrorism team at Scotland Yard flew in amid raging controversy over the assassination of the opposition leader.

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/ 4 January 2008

Scotland Yard team expected in Pakistan

A team of police from Britain’s Scotland Yard is expected to arrive in Pakistan on Friday to help probe the assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto as the controversy over her death rages on. On Thursday, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf admitted he was ”not fully satisfied” with his own country’s handling of the investigation.

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/ 28 September 2007

Real-life crime

Stealing the Scream: The Hunt for a Missing Masterpiece by Edward Dolnick (Icon) One snowy night in 1994, while the world’s attention was on the first day of the Olympic Winter Games being held in Norway, two men in a stolen car raced across the snow, placed a ladder against the wall of the national […]