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Violence against women won’t be solved by increasing police powers

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The news that 28-year-old teacher Sabina Nessa appears to have been murdered last weekend in south-east London was received with shock and anger, reigniting the conversation around what it will take to end gendered vi...

Australia Covid live news update: NSW confirms 11 deaths, 1,043 cases; Victoria records one death, 733 cases; police await fifth day of Melbourne protests

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International students could return to NSW by 2022; police standing by for more protests in Melbourne; more than half of over-16s now vaccinated; Victorians urged not to gather illegally on grand final day as state re...

‘It remains out of reach’: bipartisan talks on US police reform bill collapse

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Bipartisan negotiations in US Congress over a police reform bill that was prompted by the killing of George Floyd have collapsed. “We did the best we could,” the Democratic congresswoman Karen Bass told reporters on W...

Manchester police refer themselves to watchdog over death of boy, 16

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Greater Manchester police have referred themselves to the police watchdog over the death of a boy, 16. Rhamero West was discovered in Old Trafford, Manchester, on 9 September with stab wounds. The student was taken to...

Croatian police solve mystery of woman with no memory found on rock

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A woman rescued from a Croatian island with no memory of how she got there, where she came from or who she was, has been identified as a Slovakian former designer who had lived in the US and made jewellery for celebri...

Melbourne police break up anti-lockdown protest with non-lethal rounds and teargas

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Police in Melbourne have again fired non-lethal rounds and teargas at anti-Covid lockdown protesters to end an almost three-hour standoff at the city’s war memorial during a third straight day of demonstrations. More ...

On These Grounds: a shocking film about police brutality within US schools

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In On These Grounds, an expansive, insightful and infuriating documentary about police brutality in the public education system, former school resource officer Ben Fields makes his case. Fields, a hulking and defensiv...

New Zealand police arrest pair trying to enter Auckland with ‘large amount’ of KFC

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Two men have been arrested after police said they found them with a car boot-full of Kentucky fried chicken and over $100,000 in cash as they tried to cross the border into Auckland despite New Zealand’s strict Covid-...

Croatian police seek to identify mystery woman found on perilous rock

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Croatian police have released a picture of a woman who they say speaks “perfect English” but is unable to tell them who she is or how she came to be found on a jagged outcrop of rock off the island of Krk. The news we...

Gabby Petito: Florida police search for fiance after remains found

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Police in Florida are searching for the missing fiance of Gabby Petito, whose body appears to have been found in a wilderness camping area in Wyoming. The disappearance of Petito, 22, during a four-month cross-country...

‘We don’t want people to be in a panic,’ says chief of Taliban morality police

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Mawlawi Mohammad Shebani is officially in charge of policing morals throughout Kandahar, the Taliban heartland of southern Afghanistan. He is newly appointed head of the provincial office for the promotion of virtue a...

Noisy neighbours spark 67% rise in police complaints

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Police forces across England faced a sharp increase in complaints about noisy neighbours during last year’s lockdown, with claims that years of cuts have left councils struggling to deal with antisocial behaviour. Mor...

Florida police search for boyfriend of missing woman Gabby Petito

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Police are searching for the boyfriend of a woman who went missing while they were on a road trip in the US. Officers in Florida said they were working with the FBI to locate 23-year-old Brian Laundrie, a person of in...

New York will reassign 5,000 school police officers

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New York City’s school system is beginning to remove the police from its corridors and classrooms in a move welcomed by advocates as a de-escalation of a system that is often seen as imposing harsh punishments that di...

Tell us about your experiences of Clare’s Law and reporting domestic violence to the police

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A review has found that a scheme designed to protect women from new partners with a history of violence, Clare’s Law, has been inconsistently used across England and Wales. A police watchdog has warned that the discov...

Rapper Tion Wayne: ‘Police don’t want us to win, they want us in jail’

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Dennis Junior Odunwo, AKA Tion Wayne, is a hard man to pin down. After a short wild-goose chase from our intended meeting point, we meet at a friend’s house in Lower Edmonton, London, where Odunwo has just finished ge...

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