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Hundreds of police accused of abusing power for sexual gain, watchdog reveals

Hundreds of police officers have been accused of abusing their power to sexually exploit people, including vulnerable victims of crime, a damning report has revealed.

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Patients waiting week longer to see consultant than four years ago, experts warn

Patients are waiting a week longer to see a consultant than four years ago, experts have warned, as they pointed to a "worrying" trend for increasing waiting times.

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Saudi Arabia 'playing proxy wars' in Middle East, says Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson has accused British ally Saudi Arabia of "playing proxy wars" in the Middle East.

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Sufferers of psychotic illnesses 'may have treatable immune disorder'

Some sufferers of psychotic illnesses like schizophrenia may have a treatable immune disorder, research suggests.

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Labour under fire after most MPs back Theresa May's Brexit timetable

Labour has faced an onslaught from all sides after most of its MPs backed Theresa May's plans to trigger the process for quitting the European Union by the end of March on condition the PM reveals her strategy.

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Teenagers jailed for life after murders should be named in reports, says judge

A judge says a teenage couple detained for life for murdering a mother and daughter should be named in media reports.

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Ex-football coach Jim McCafferty to face court on child sex charge

A former football coach and Celtic kit man charged with a child sex offence is to appear in court.

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Sports Direct profits hit by sterling collapse but Ashley still buys jet

Profits at scandal-hit Sports Direct have taken a hammering following the collapse in sterling - but it has not stopped billionaire owner Mike Ashley splashing out on a new corporate jet.

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Aid department examining contractor spending after figure soars to £1bn

The foreign aid department has said it is considering how to increase scrutiny of contractor spending after a newspaper investigation found it had soared to £1 billion a year.

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Giraffes in danger of extinction as population plunges by up to 40%

Giraffes are being pushed towards extinction, with the global population plummeting by up to 40% over the past 30 years, conservationists have said.

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Ban on junk food ads aimed at children extended to online and social media

Junk food advertising is to be banned across all children's media - including online and social - in a landmark decision to help tackle childhood obesity.

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Labour under fire on all sides after backing Theresa May's Brexit timetable

Labour faced an onslaught from all sides after most of its MPs backed Theresa May's plans to trigger the process for quitting the European Union by the end of March on condition the PM reveals her strategy.

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Ex-football coach Jim McCafferty to face court on child sex charge

A former football coach and Celtic kit man has been charged with a child sex offence.

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£84.2m fine for Pfizer after NHS over-charged as price of drug hiked 2,600%

Pfizer has been fined a record £84.2 million by the competition watchdog for its role in over-charging the NHS after the price of an epilepsy drug was hiked by up to 2,600% overnight.

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Islamic State's 'days are numbered' as occupying force, says Theresa May

Theresa May has said Islamic State's "days are numbered" as an occupying force as she assured Gulf leaders a post-Brexit Britain would not abandon the Middle East.

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Assad and Putin condemned over Aleppo 'humanitarian disaster'

Western leaders have condemned Syria's Bashar Assad and Russia's Vladimir Putin for obstructing the supply of humanitarian aid to Aleppo.

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Saudi Arabia 'playing proxy wars' in Middle East, says Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson has accused British ally Saudi Arabia of "playing proxy wars" in the Middle East.

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Instagram to allow users to turn off comments on posts

Instagram will enable users to turn off comments on their posts, in a move designed to give "more control" over the app's comments experience.

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Watchdog fines Lib Dems £20,000 over undeclared general election payments

The Liberal Democrats have been fined the maximum £20,000 by a watchdog for failing to properly declare all their spending in the 2015 general election.

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Taxman accused of 'going after minnows while big fish swim away'

The taxman has been accused of "going after the minnows" after the number of super-rich grew but the amount they paid in tax fell.

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