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House where Hitler was born to become police precinct

Austrian Interior Ministry says police use of building will end Nazi association. • The house where Adolf Hitler was born in 1889 will become a police precinct, Austrian authorities have said in a move intended to remove once and for all the building’s association with Nazi Germany. The decision ends years of uncertaint

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Computer hacker Assange slams prison IT

Computer hacker Assange slams prison IT

Computer hacker and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has complained about IT provision in his prison. • A hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court was told he had been unable to work on his case because his computer at HM Belmarsh prison was not up to standard. Assange, who before starting Wikileaks worked as an IT consultant in

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No laughing matter for police despite 'rebellion' sending in the clown

No laughing matter for police despite 'rebellion' sending in the clown

Performer captured in mid-air arrest praises 'kind officers giving me hot vegan food'. • A former police officer and a professional performer have helped bring the lyrics of a song made famous by Frank Sinatra in 1973 to life at a mass protest in London some 46 years later. Isn’t it rich, are we a pair, Me here at last on the grou

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Who do you support, would-be jurors in Hillsborough trial asked to declare

Who do you support, would-be jurors in Hillsborough trial asked to declare

Despite many millions of entries on the disaster on social media, judge warns jury: Don't Google it. • The 12 good men and women set to hear one of most the important retrials of the 21st century have already been subjected to intense scrutiny – before the case is officially underway. Potential jurors in the trial of Hillsbor

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Ex-police chief facing stint behind bars

Ex-police chief facing stint behind bars

But Sir George Hamilton's 'sentence' is all in a good cause. • A former national force chief plans to end up behind bars tomorrow – without breaking the law. Ex-Police Service of Northern Ireland Chief Constable Sir George Hamilton will be "locked up" on Friday as part of a charity challenge to highlight the plight of the es

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