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Devon police officer charged with indecent image offences

A serving police officer has been charged with indecent image and firearm offences. PC Jonathan Fulcher, 34, who serves with Devon and Cornwall Police, is charged with causing a child aged 13 to 15 to watch or look at an image of sexual activity. The indecent image allegations also include making an indecent photograph or pseudo-photograph of a child. He ...

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Essex Police custody cell closures see officers used 'as a taxi service'

Police officers have been used “as a taxi service” amid custody cell closures, it is claimed. Cells at Colchester police station were shut last month for improvements to be made. It meant those arrested were instead taken to Chelmsford or Clacton. But BBC News has now learned the cells at Chelmsford were closed on Tuesday because their buzzers were not ...

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Statue of Liberty lights go out after power cut

The Statue of Liberty was plunged into darkness for a few hours after an unexpected power cut late on Tuesday. The lights illuminating the statue in New York City shut off in what the National Parks Service said was an “unplanned outage”. There was online speculation that the move was deliberate, to show solidarity with the Day Without A Woman ...

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Kabul military hospital comes under attack

Attackers have entered the largest military hospital in Kabul and a gun battle is under way, the Afghan defence ministry says. “The Sardar Daud Khan hospital has been attacked,” said a spokesperson. The 400-bed hospital is near to the US embassy. One hospital staff member wrote on Facebook: “Attackers are inside the hospital. Pray for us.” It is unknown whether ...

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Robbers 'pose as police' in Johannesburg airport heist

Armed thieves masquerading as police have carried out a robbery at Johannesburg international airport in South Africa, reports say. The thieves are said to have driven into a restricted zone and taken containers of cash. Estimates vary but reports suggest that millions of dollars in different currencies may have been stolen. The company that operates OR Tambo Airport, the continent’s ...

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UK tourist in Australia 'rape ordeal' released from hospital

A UK backpacker allegedly held captive and repeatedly raped in Australia is being comforted by family members, police have said. The 22-year-old woman, originally from Liverpool, has been released from hospital, Queensland Police confirmed. Her Australian ex-boyfriend, 22, is facing 23 charges over the alleged ordeal that ended on Sunday. Police on Wednesday said the attacks took place over a ...

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Brexit rebel Lord Heseltine sacked from government role

Conservative former Deputy Prime Minister Lord Heseltine has been sacked as a government adviser after rebelling over Brexit in the House of Lords. Lord Heseltine backed the demand for a parliamentary vote on the final deal to be written into Brexit legislation. Lord Heseltine learned hours later that he had been fired from five government advisory roles he had held. ...

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Far-right activist decision to be re-examined by CPS

A decision not to prosecute a far-right activist with links to Nazi sympathisers is to be re-examined, the Crown Prosecution Service has said. Campaigners called for action against Jeremy Bedford-Turner after a speech at London’s Cenotaph in 2015 was filmed. A judicial review of the CPS decision not to charge him with incitement to racial or religious hatred, and its ...

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Thaad in South Korea: US seeks to reassure China on defence system

The US has again sought to reassure Beijing that the deployment of an extensive missile defence system in South Korea is not a threat to China. The first parts of the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system (Thaad) were being moved into place on Tuesday. The system is designed to protect South Korea, and US troops based there, from missile threats ...

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Kit Kat sugar content to be cut by 10%, says Nestle

Chocolate bars including famous brands such as Kit Kat, Yorkie and Aero will contain 10% less sugar by next year, manufacturer Nestle has announced. The sugar will be replaced with higher quantities of existing ingredients or other, non-artificial ingredients, and the amount of calories will be limited. It means about 7,500 tonnes less sugar will be used to make the ...

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