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2009-02-26 14:35:00

British computer hacker Gary McKinnon's request against extradition to the US has been refused after British prosecutors failed to bring charges against him on Thursday. Arrested by British police in 2002, McKinnon is accused of accessing computers from the Pentagon, US Army, Navy and NASA systems after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. McKinnon's activities resulted in $800,000 worth of damage and left 300 computers at a US Navy weapons station unusable. McKinnon, 42, insists he...

2008-07-21 18:00:46

By Steffan Rhys AN EXPLOSION which left four teenage girls critically ill in hospital for several weekswas caused by the "excessive use of a large number of aerosol deodorants", an official inquiry will announce today. A joint investigation was launched by Dyfed-Powys Police and Mid and West Wales Fire Service after the fire, which blew the roof off a terraced house in Llanelli on December 17. Afile was also submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service, who have decided there is...

2006-07-15 13:21:41

LONDON (Reuters) - Prosecutors will not take any action against British police officers involved in the fatal shooting of an innocent Brazilian man mistaken for a suicide bomber, the Guardian newspaper reported on Saturday. Jean Charles de Menezes was shot seven times in the head on a London underground train during a major anti-terrorism operation last July 22, the day after attempted bombings on London's transport system. The police watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints...

2006-06-15 05:43:59

By Tim Castle LONDON (Reuters) - British supermodel Kate Moss will not face charges over allegations she took illegal drugs at a London recording studio last year, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said on Thursday. The 32-year-old was questioned by police but not arrested after the Daily Mirror tabloid published photographs from film taken last September of her apparently snorting large quantities of cocaine. The CPS said it had concluded there was insufficient evidence for a...


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