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Witness first heard allegations Ben Roberts-Smith kicked unarmed Afghan off cliff in 2017 interview, court hears

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A former SAS soldier has told Ben Roberts-Smith’s defamation trial that he first heard the allegation that Roberts-Smith kicked an Afghan prisoner off a cliff when he was interviewed by the inspector general of the Au...

Scale of police spying on UK leftist party was ‘Orwellian’, inquiry hears

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At least 24 undercover police officers infiltrated a small leftwing party as part of a surveillance operation criticised as being “Orwellian” and unjustified in its scale, a public inquiry has heard. Officers were sen...

Craig McLachlan denies lying about ‘air kissing’ colleagues in Rocky Horror Show, court hears

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Actor Craig McLachlan has been accused of deliberately lying about giving “air” kisses to female colleagues while under bedsheets, out of sight of the audience, during a scene in the Rocky Horror Show. In the New Sout...

Police spy who stole identity of dead baby was not prosecuted, inquiry hears

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Prosecutors decided that it was not in the public interest to prosecute an undercover police officer who stole the identity of a dead baby, despite concluding last year that there was enough evidence to bring him to c...

MI5 asked police to spy on political activities of children, inquiry hears

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MI5 asked police chiefs to collect information about the political activities of schoolchildren as young as 14, a public inquiry into undercover policing has heard. The request – circulated to chief constables through...

‘Absolutely disgraceful’ school toilets causing medical issues for NSW students, inquiry hears

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Disgusting toilets and overcrowded, demountable classrooms are pushing more parents to send their children to private schools, an inquiry into New South Wales public school infrastructure has been told. A state parlia...

Pope approved spending up to €1m to free nun from al-Qaida, trial hears

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Pope Francis authorised spending up to €1m (£850,000) to free a Colombian nun kidnapped by al-Qaida-linked militants in Mali, a cardinal has testified, revealing previously secret papal approval to hire a British secu...

SAS soldier denies colluding with Ben Roberts-Smith on evidence, defamation trial hears

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A serving SAS soldier has denied in court that emails between him and Ben Roberts-Smith – including marked-up pictures of a compound in Afghanistan – demonstrated they had colluded on their evidence about a mission, d...

Wayne Couzens deserves ‘decades in jail’ not whole-life order, court hears

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Wayne Couzens deserves “decades in jail” but not a whole-life order, his barrister has told a court in the former police officer’s appeal against his prison sentence for the kidnap, rape and murder of Sarah Everard. O...

Witness agrees with Ben Roberts-Smith that no fighting-aged men were inside tunnel, court hears

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The soldier who discovered the infamous tunnel in Whiskey 108 says there were no fighting-aged males hiding inside, backing Ben Roberts-Smith’s version of events of a fiercely contested mission in Afghanistan, the fed...

Civil servants called UK Covid testing scheme ‘unlegit’, court hears

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Civil servants described the government’s Covid testing programme as “unlegit” and “no way to do business” in emails revealed in a high court challenge to the awarding of up to £85m in contracts for antibody tests. Th...

Rebekah Vardy has suggested agent may have leaked Coleen Rooney stories to Sun, court hears

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Rebekah Vardy has suggested her agent may have leaked stories about Coleen Rooney to the Sun, the high court has heard, in a last-minute change of approach ahead of the “Wagatha Christie” libel trial. The two women ar...

Barrister was discriminated against for gender-critical views, tribunal hears

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A barrister was unlawfully discriminated against by her chambers, which, encouraged by Stonewall, wrongly treated her gender-critical views as transphobic and bigoted, an employment tribunal has been told. Allison Bai...

ACLU helped draft article at heart of Depp v Heard case for $3.5m donation, court hears

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The ACLU helped Amber Heard draft the Washington Post article accusing Johnny Depp of abuse after the organization was promised a $3.5m donation from her divorce – though at least $500,000 of it eventually came from a...

Dorset teenager Gaia Pope was ‘anxious’ before death, inquest hears

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A teenager whose body was found on a Dorset clifftop after an 11-day search had been anxious about the imminent release from jail of a man she told police had raped her when she was 16, an inquest jury has heard. Gaia...

Veronica Nelson made repeated calls for help before her death in custody, inquest hears

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Yorta Yorta woman Veronica Marie Nelson made repeated calls for assistance in the hours before she was found dead in a maximum security prison cell, a coronial inquest has heard. The 37-year-old, who also has Gunditjm...

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