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  • FILE - This is a  Friday, March 3, 2006. file photo of Moazzam Begg  as he gestures during an interview with the Associated Press in London. British police say a former Guantanamo Bay detainee is one of four people arrested on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offenses. West Midlands Police said Tuesday Feb. 25, 2014  that Moazzam Begg was arrested in the Birmingham area of central England. Police say 45-year-old Begg is suspected of attending a terrorist training camp and facilitating terrorism overseas. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

    UK police arrest ex-Guantanamo detainee over Syria

    A former Guantanamo Bay detainee who is a well-known advocate for the rights of terrorism suspects was arrested on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offenses, British police said Tuesday.

  • Savile report details child sex abuse

    British police say the late entertainer Jimmy Savile committed more than 200 sex crimes over more than half a century, with most victims children and teens assaulted the length and breadth of Britain, from TV studios to hospitals and even a hospice.

  • British police investigate 2 in journalist kidnapping

    British police are investigating Wednesday whether a British man and woman arrested on suspicion of supporting terrorism offenses in Syria were part of a group that held two veteran war journalists hostage in Syria in July.

  • Assange urges US to end Wikileaks 'witch hunt'

    Wikileaks founder Julian Assange portrayed himself Sunday as a victim of an American "witch hunt" over his secret-spilling website in a defiant address from the balcony of an embassy where he has holed up to avoid extradition to face sex assault allegations.

  • Assange makes 1st public appearance in 2 months

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange urged President Barack Obama to end a so-called "witch hunt" against his secret-spilling website, appearing in public Sunday for the first time since he took refuge two months ago inside Ecuador's Embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden on sex crimes allegations.

  • Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, makes a statement from a balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    Assange makes 1st public appearance in 2 months

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange called on President Obama to end a so-called "witch hunt" against his secret-spilling website as he appeared in public Sunday for the first time since he took refuge two months ago inside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden on sex-crimes allegations.

  • WikiLeaks: Julian Assange not leaving embassy

    WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange has defied a British police summons and won't be leaving the Ecuadorean Embassy in London until he hears about his asylum bid, a member of his defense fund said Friday.

  • UK police: 2 arrested over Chinese art theft

    British police say two men have been arrested regarding the theft of 18 rare and mostly jade Chinese artifacts stolen from Cambridge University's Fitzwilliam Museum.

  • Singer Charlotte Church testified that she was hounded by Rupert Murdoch's journalists when she was a teen singing sensation. She received $951,000 Monday in a phone-hacking settlement. (Associated Press)

    Payoffs by Sun called routine

    Rupert Murdoch's top-selling U.K. tabloid, the Sun, had a culture of making illegal payments to corrupt public officials in return for stories, a senior British police officer said Monday.

  • UK police: Culture of illegal payments at The Sun

    Rupert Murdoch's top-selling U.K. tabloid, The Sun, had a culture of making illegal payments to corrupt public officials in return for stories, a senior British police officer said Monday.

  • UK arrests 2 suspected computer hackers

    British police on Thursday arrested two men as part of a trans-Atlantic investigation into attacks carried out by the hacking groups Anonymous and Lulz Security.

  • London police to flood streets for carnival

    British police will flood the streets of the capital during the Notting Hill Carnival, officials said Friday, deployed among the Calypso dancers and steel drum bands following intelligence suggesting gangs want to create trouble there.

  • ** FILE ** In this Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006, file photo, former Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton, left, speaks as then Los Angeles Police Commission president John Mack listens following a commission hearing into the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy at Parker Center headquarters. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

    Former L.A., N.Y., Boston police chief Bratton in talks for U.K. job

    William Bratton, who as police chief in New York, Boston and Los Angeles built a reputation for quelling gang activity, is in talks with the British government to become an adviser on calming the violence there, he told The Associated Press on Friday.

  • UK charges teen with cybercrimes

    British police filed charges Wednesday against a teenager suspected of involvement in cyberattacks on the CIA website.

  • UK police: Wedding guests to face security checks

    British police say guests at the royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton will have to pass through security checks to enter Westminster Abbey.

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