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Tamara Ecclestone burglary: gang jailed over £26m celebrity raids

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Three members of a gang have been jailed for their part in the UK’s biggest burglary spree, a £26m series of raids on celebrity homes likened to a Hollywood movie. Italian nationals Jugoslav Jovanovic, 24, Alessandro ...

FBI raids Washington mansion linked to Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska

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The FBI on Tuesday raided a Washington mansion linked to the billionaire Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, as part of what media reports described as a “court-authorised search”. Agents could be seen entering the neoc...

FBI raids New York police union whose head clashed with Mayor De Blasio

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Federal agents on Tuesday raided the offices of a New York City police union, the Sergeants Benevolent Association, and the Long Island home of its leader, who has clashed repeatedly with officials over incendiary twe...

Belarus NGOs condemn government crackdown after ‘black week’ of raids

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The government of Belarus has launched a broad crackdown on civil society, launching raids and arrests on dozens of organisations in what has been described as a “black week” for the country’s NGOs. The raids, which b...

Tax raids target Indian paper that criticised government over Covid

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Tax raids have been carried out on the offices of one of India’s most popular newspapers, after months of critical coverage of the government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. On Thursday morning, more than 100 tax...

Hong Kong leader refuses to say how media can avoid arrest in wake of Apple Daily raids

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Hong Kong’s leader, Carrie Lam, has refused to clarify how journalists can avoid breaking the vaguely defined national security law following the raid and prosecution of journalists at a pro-democracy newspaper. At a...

Hong Kong police arrest editor-in-chief of Apple Daily newspaper in morning raids

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Hong Kong police have arrested the editor in chief and four directors at the Apple Daily newspaper in the latest blow to the its jailed owner, Jimmy Lai, under the Beijing-imposed national security crackdown. The poli...

Hong Kong police arrest editor in chief of Apple Daily newspaper in morning raids

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Hong Kong police have arrested the editor in chief and four directors at the Apple Daily newspaper in the latest blow to the its jailed owner, Jimmy Lai, under the Beijing-imposed national security crackdown. The poli...

Glasgow politicians call on Home Office to halt immigration raids

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Leading Glasgow politicians have written to the Home Office telling officials to stop unannounced immigration raids, as the Scottish Refugee Council urged Police Scotland to “push back” against further operations. The...

Met officer stole drugs money in fake police raids, court hears

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A corrupt Metropolitan police officer wore his uniform to take part in heists staged by organised criminals on rival drug gangs and funded a lavish lifestyle involving Rolex watches and trips to Dubai, a court has hea...

Met officer stole rival gangs’ drugs cash in fake police raids

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A corrupt Metropolitan police officer wore his uniform to take part in heists staged by organised criminals on rival drug gangs and funded a lavish lifestyle involving Rolex watches and trips to Dubai, a court has hea...

Police killing hundreds in Rio de Janeiro despite court ban on favela raids

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Nearly 800 people were killed by police in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro in the past nine months, as raids remain a terrifying routine for favela families – despite a supreme court ruling to halt incursions du...

Adelaide man arrested for allegedly possessing improvised explosive device in far-right raids

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South Australian police have arrested a man for possessing an improvised explosive device while a second has been charged with the possession of extremist material during a series of raids across Adelaide targeting me...

Women’s anger at ‘abuse of power’ during Bristol police raids

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The police have been accused of an abuse of power by using anti-terror style tactics against protesters after two young women claimed they endured terrifying ordeals at the hands of male officers pretending to be post...

Mexico escalates immigration raids to stem flow of Central American migrants

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Mexico has stepped up immigration raids – hauling hundreds of people off trains in recent weeks – to stem an increase in Central American migrants heading for the United States since Joe Biden took office, according t...

Police raids across Europe after encrypted phone network shut down

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Police in Belgium and the Netherlands have arrested at least 80 people and carried out hundreds of raids after shutting down an encrypted phone network used by organised crime groups. Belgian, Dutch and French police ...

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