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Hackers release private FBI call about hackersupdated: Fri Feb 03 2012 19:43:00

The loose organization of hackers known as Anonymous released Friday a recording of a telephone call between the FBI and Scotland Yard that it said it recorded surreptitiously.

Police make arrests, raid offices of News Internationalupdated: Sat Jan 28 2012 19:57:00

Four current and former employees of Britain's Sun newspaper were arrested by authorities investigating claims of inappropriate payments to police, News Corp. and police said Saturday.

London's riots of 'opportunity'updated: Fri Sep 16 2011 12:19:00

When Nana Clarke first heard about the protests in front of the Tottenham Metropolitan Police Service station, she walked down to join the crowd assembling several blocks from her home.

Cutting social media no answer to flash mobsupdated: Fri Aug 19 2011 12:37:00

In the past, people seemed to require a massive "cue" to form a mob. The New York blackouts of the summer of 1977 resulted in citywide looting, not just because alarm systems were down, but because a whole lot of hot, angry, frustrated people had an excuse to act en masse. Likewise, the verdict on the Rodney King trial served as a spark, synchronizing simultaneous explosions of mob behavior in a dozen North American cities.

Police panel: No evidence of police misconduct in phone-hacking probeupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 12:53:00

Four top British police officers will not face further police investigation in connection with an inquiry into phone hacking by journalists, the Independent Police Complaints Commission said Wednesday.

Autopsy not conclusive on Amy Winehouse deathupdated: Mon Jul 25 2011 16:56:00

Investigators may not know what killed singer Amy Winehouse until they get results from lab tests on her blood and tissue, due in about two to four weeks, according to Scotland Yard Monday.

Time for Murdoch to goupdated: Wed Jul 20 2011 13:13:00

Rupert Murdoch is facing a two-front war. On the eastern front, he has denied knowledge before a House of Commons committee of phone hacking or payments by News Corp. to Scotland Yard while bemoaning the employees who failed him. He will probably escape criminal prosecution in the United Kingdom, unless some senior employee yet turns on him.

London's 'Met,' a renowned police force with a checkered pastupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 05:48:00

When he became the Commissioner of London's Metropolitan Police in 1972, Robert Mark told his new subordinates: "The basic test of a decent police force is that it catches more criminals than it employs."

Phone-hacking scandal expands with police probe, whistleblower's deathupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 18:57:00

British Prime Minister David Cameron will cut short his trip to South Africa to deal with the nation's phone-hacking scandal, his office confirmed Monday -- another day of dizzying developments that also saw a second top police official resign and the announcement of a broader police corruption probe.

News Corp's Rebekah Brooks arrestedupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 18:57:00

Former Murdoch executive Rebekah Brooks is arrested in connection with phone-hacking probe. Atika Shubert reports.

UK senior officer resigns amid scandalupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 15:16:00

UK's most senior police officer resigns, citing allegations of links to the News of the World phone-hacking scandal.

Murdoch's problem isn't PR but cultureupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 15:16:00

The story is moving fast, and ironically Rupert Murdoch is caught in a web of his own making.

Murdochs to give evidence at phone-hacking hearingupdated: Thu Jul 14 2011 20:18:00

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and his son James will attend a hearing over the phone-hacking scandal before British lawmakers next Tuesday, their company, News International, told CNN Thursday.

Rupert Murdoch will attend UK hearingupdated: Thu Jul 14 2011 20:18:00

Rupert and James Murdoch will attend the UK parliamentary hearing on phone hacking scandal. CNN's Atika Shubert reports.

British man to appear in court over hacking attacksupdated: Thu Jun 23 2011 07:27:00

A British man charged with attacks on three websites is due to appear in court Thursday, Scotland Yard said.

British police temporarily detain pair at airport, search 3 addressesupdated: Tue Feb 22 2011 07:56:00

British counterterrorism police were searching three addresses in West Yorkshire late Monday, according to Scotland Yard.

Scotland Yard: Cartridge bomb might have exploded over Eastern U.S.updated: Wed Nov 10 2010 16:51:00

An explosive device found in a cargo plane in England last month probably would have exploded over the Eastern Seaboard of the United States if it had not been discovered, Scotland Yard said Wednesday.

A fourth cricket player questioned in betting scandalupdated: Tue Sep 14 2010 13:00:00

A fourth Pakistani cricket player was questioned on Tuesday, Scotland Yard said.

London officers charged with assaulting terror suspectupdated: Thu Aug 12 2010 11:21:00

Four British police officers have been charged with assault in connection with the arrest of a British terrorism suspect seven years ago, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced Thursday.

Stowaway survives flight from Austria to Britainupdated: Wed Jun 09 2010 12:17:00

A 20-year-old Romanian stowaway survived a 90-minute flight in a private plane's wheel compartment and was subsequently arrested, reported the Metropolitan Police Service in London, England.

Ship seized with cocaine worth $600Mupdated: Wed Dec 23 2009 13:15:00

Spanish police have seized a ship carrying nearly $600 million worth of cocaine, in a joint operation with London's Metropolitan Police, Britain's Serious Organised Crime Agency, and maritime authorities, Scotland Yard announced.

Pilot charged after UK airport arrestupdated: Wed Nov 18 2009 12:05:00

British police said they stopped a United Airlines pilot from flying while intoxicated earlier this week, pulling him from a Boeing 767 aircraft at London's Heathrow airport and charging him with being on duty while his blood-alcohol level was over the limit.

London police arrest 2 in bold $65M jewelry heistupdated: Wed Aug 19 2009 21:40:00

Two men were arrested Wednesday in connection with this month's brazen London jewelry store robbery of millions of dollars worth of gems, Metropolitan Police said.

Man arrested over $65M jewelry heistupdated: Wed Aug 12 2009 16:45:00

London police have arrested a man in connection with a brazen daylight robbery of a jewelry store last week, they announced Wednesday.

Shocking jewel heistupdated: Wed Aug 12 2009 16:45:00

Two men walk out of a London jewelry store having pulled off the biggest jewel heist in British history. From ITN.

Sharp-suited London jewel robbers grab $65Mupdated: Wed Aug 12 2009 09:10:00

Two men are being sought for questioning in the brazen daylight robbery of a jewelry store last week, in which some $65 million in merchandise was stolen, authorities said Tuesday.

UK police probe Gitmo torture claimsupdated: Tue Jul 21 2009 02:49:00

The Metropolitan Police Service launched a criminal investigation Friday into allegations of torture made by a former prisoner at the U.S. military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, New Scotland Yard said.

London police officers investigated amid water torture claimsupdated: Wed Jun 10 2009 07:49:00

Six London police officers have been suspended, Scotland Yard has confirmed, amid British media reports that they allegedly tortured drug suspects.

Townsend: London police out in force for G-20 securityupdated: Wed Apr 01 2009 14:55:00

Security at the G-20 summit in London, England, is tight as protesters fill the streets. CNN anchor Kiran Chetry spoke Wednesday with Frances Townsend, who was Homeland Security adviser under the Bush administration, about the security. Townsend now is a national security contributor on CNN.

Pakistan arrests London bombings suspectupdated: Thu Jan 22 2009 03:52:00

Pakistan has arrested a suspected al Qaeda militant who intelligence officials say is tied to the London subway bombings in 2005, authorities there said Thursday.

Experts: U.S. hindered 'jet bomb plot' probeupdated: Tue Sep 09 2008 11:18:00

UK security experts have blamed U.S. authorities for compromising an investigation into the alleged trans-Atlantic airliner bomb plot.

Police: Five dead in plane crash south of Londonupdated: Sun Mar 30 2008 22:42:00

A small plane crashed into several homes in a neighborhood outside London Sunday afternoon, killing all five on board, Scotland Yard reported.

Scotland Yard to help probe Bhutto assassinationupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 12:03:00

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said Wednesday that British investigators are heading to Pakistan to help clear up the confusion surrounding Thursday's assassination of Benazir Bhutto.

Pakistan election delayedupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 12:03:00

CNN's Zain Verjee reports on reaction of Pakistanis to the postponement of elections until February 18.

New questions on Bhutto deathupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 12:03:00

New questions arise about the cause of death of Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto. CNN's Zain Verjee reports.

Scotland Yard: Bomb blast killed Bhuttoupdated: Sat Feb 09 2008 06:32:00

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto died when the force of a bomb blast slammed her head into an escape hatch on her SUV, Scotland Yard said in a report released Friday.

Scotland Yard report into assassination of Benazir Bhutto releasedupdated: Fri Feb 08 2008 04:33:00

IP-455 Press Release 8 February 2008 The findings of a Scotland Yard inquiry into how Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto died after being attacked during a political rally in Rawalpindi were presented to the Government of Pakistan today.

UK police begin Bhutto death probeupdated: Sat Jan 05 2008 10:21:00

Detectives from Britain's Scotland Yard Saturday examined the scene where former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Dec. 27.

Commentary: No time for dictatorship updated: Thu Dec 27 2007 11:13:00

I have long claimed that the rise of extremism and militancy in Pakistan could not happen without support from elements within the current administration. My return to my country poses a threat to the forces of extremism that have thrived under a dictatorship. They want to stop the restoration of democracy at any price. They have exploited a poor, desperate, and powerless people and allowed extremists the right environment in which to flourish.

Bhutto: 'A big setback'updated: Thu Dec 27 2007 11:13:00

Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto speaks to CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva about the recent declaration of martial law.

Top anti-terror cop steps down amid inquiryupdated: Tue Dec 04 2007 11:35:00

Britain's top anti-terrorism police officer has resigned his position after media allegations that he faced an investigation into some of his expense claims.

UK Police slammed over shootingupdated: Fri Aug 03 2007 04:03:00

UK Police slammed over shooting

Time.com: How Secure is Britain?updated: Mon Jul 02 2007 16:00:00

The alleged attackers may have been amateurish but they also showed the limits of the U.K.'s surveillance system

Time.com: Britain Versus the Bomb Plottersupdated: Sat Jun 30 2007 14:25:00

After dismantling two car bombs in central London, British authorities search for the conspirators.

Four arrested over London bombingsupdated: Wed May 09 2007 04:56:00

British police arrested the wife of one of the July 7, 2005 suicide bombers as well as three other suspects in early morning terror-related raids Wednesday.

British anti-terror raids net sixupdated: Tue Apr 24 2007 04:16:00

British police arrested six people Tuesday in anti-terror raids, Scotland Yard said.

3 charged over London bombingsupdated: Thu Apr 05 2007 08:48:00

Three men arrested by police last month will be charged in the July 7, 2005, terrorist attacks on London's transit system that killed 52 people, police said Thursday.

British police aid Woolmer inquiryupdated: Sat Mar 31 2007 11:20:00

A team of detectives from New Scotland Yard will leave for Jamaica next week to help investigate the death of Pakistan's cricket coach, Bob Woolmer, officials in London said Saturday.

5 arrested under UK terror lawsupdated: Tue Jan 23 2007 03:57:00

British police early Tuesday arrested five men in raids across northern England, under the country's terrorism act, police said.

Diana: No murder, no pregnancyupdated: Thu Dec 14 2006 05:38:00

Claims that Diana, Princess of Wales, and her lover Dodi Fayed were murdered were unfounded, according to the official Scotland Yard inquiry released on Thursday.

Police: Spy death now murder probeupdated: Wed Dec 06 2006 04:53:00

British police said Wednesday they were now treating the fatal poisoning case of a former Russian agent as a murder investigation.

Spy investigators find radiation at tycoon's officeupdated: Tue Nov 28 2006 04:25:00

Police investigating the death of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko have sealed off the offices of exiled billionaire Boris Berezovsky following the discovery there of traces of a deadly radioactive substance.

Snoop Dogg denies weapons chargesupdated: Fri Nov 03 2006 05:31:00

Rap artist "Snoop Dogg" was charged Thursday with one felony count of knowingly possessing a deadly weapon -- a collapsible baton -- while trying to board a plane in California, authorities in Orange County said.

'Snoop Dogg' faces gun, drug accusationupdated: Fri Oct 27 2006 00:59:00

Rap artist "Snoop Dogg" was arrested and booked for being a felon in possession of a firearm and transportation of a controlled substance at a California airport Thursday, according to the Burbank Police Department.

On this day in historyupdated: Fri Sep 29 2006 04:41:00

1789: The U.S. War Department establish a regular U.S. army with a strength of several hundred men.

On this day in historyupdated: Tue Sep 26 2006 05:17:00

1772: New Jersey, US, passes a bill requiring a license to practice medicine.

Terror raids: UK police charge 6updated: Wed Sep 13 2006 19:29:00

British authorities have charged six men in connection with anti-terror raids conducted earlier this month in south and east London, according to Scotland Yard.

2 more charged in UK airline plotupdated: Wed Sep 06 2006 20:20:00

British authorities have charged two more people arrested last month in connection with an alleged plot to blow up as many as 10 commercial airliners on trans-Atlantic flights.

16 held in British terror swoopsupdated: Sat Sep 02 2006 02:04:00

Fourteen men were being held Saturday after anti-terrorism raids in London. Police said they believed the men had been involved in training and recruiting for terror attacks.

Profiling plan angers UK Muslimsupdated: Tue Aug 15 2006 04:51:00

The British government is considering a system of passenger profiling that includes checks on travelers' ethnic or religious background, according to media reports.

UK raises threat level to criticalupdated: Thu Aug 10 2006 02:47:00

The UK Home Office has raised the terrorism threat level in Britain to its highest state, "critical," which is used when an attack is considered imminent.

Security incident at UK parliamentupdated: Wed Jun 07 2006 13:47:00

The British parliament was briefly sealed off on Wednesday following a security incident sparked by man throwing a mystery substance.

Airport fracas: Snoop Dogg bailedupdated: Thu Apr 27 2006 06:29:00

American rapper Snoop Dogg and several members of his entourage were detained by police at London's Heathrow Airport after a skirmish that left seven police officers with minor injuries, a police source told CNN.

Man held over failed London bombsupdated: Tue Jan 17 2006 12:24:00

A 27-year-old man has been arrested by anti-terror officers in west London in connection with the attempted bombings on the London transit system on July 21 last year, Scotland Yard said.

Gangsters close diamond exhibitionupdated: Thu Nov 24 2005 06:21:00

The world's biggest exhibition of priceless diamonds has been forced to close after police uncovered a plot to steal the jewels.

Horror shooting in upmarket storeupdated: Tue Sep 13 2005 19:22:00

A man and a woman were killed Tuesday in a shooting at London's fashionable Harvey Nichols department store, Scotland Yard said.

CIA: Bomber tape 'appears genuine'updated: Fri Sep 02 2005 21:25:00

The latest al Qaeda videotape, aired on the Arabic channel Al-Jazeera on Thursday, appears genuine in that the two speakers are who they claim to be, CIA spokesman Paul Gimigliano said Friday.

Brazilians push for shooting progressupdated: Wed Aug 24 2005 09:38:00

Brazilian officials looking into the fatal police shooting of a Brazilian man mistaken for a terrorist on the London Tube were expected to meet prosecutors and the head of the watchdog agency investigating the death Wednesday.

Brazilians meet police watchdogupdated: Wed Aug 24 2005 04:11:00

Brazilian officials looking into the fatal police shooting of a Brazilian man mistaken for a terrorist on the London Tube have arrived to meet the head of the police watchdog agency investigating the death.

Tube death: New pressure on policeupdated: Tue Aug 23 2005 06:24:00

Senior Brazilian officials are in London for meetings with investigators examining the police shooting death of Jean Charles de Menezes on the London Tube.

Brazil envoy: No shooting cover-upupdated: Tue Aug 23 2005 03:37:00

Brazil's ambassador has said he believes there was no cover-up by British officials in the fatal police shooting of a Brazilian man mistaken for a terrorist on the London Tube.

Five more charged over July 21updated: Sun Aug 07 2005 17:53:00

Five men have been charged in the July 21 alleged terrorist attacks on London's transportation system, police said Sunday.

Suspected 7/21 bomber chargedupdated: Sat Aug 06 2005 07:14:00

The 24-year-old man suspected of planting a backpack bomb at London's Warren Street Underground station on July 21 will appear before a British judge on Monday, Scotland Yard said.

Investigators lean away from linking attacksupdated: Thu Aug 04 2005 06:35:00

British investigators are now leaning away from believing the attacks on July 7 and July 21 were linked, police officials said Thursday.

London religious hate crime soarsupdated: Wed Aug 03 2005 03:38:00

Crimes motivated by religious hatred have jumped by nearly 600 percent in London since the July 7 bombings, according to police records.

Bomb suspect: 'No al Qaeda links'updated: Sun Jul 31 2005 03:23:00

The failed July 21 bombings in London were not linked to the lethal attacks of July 7 or al Qaeda, a bombing suspect in Italian custody has told his interrogators, a source who was present during the interrogations told CNN Sunday.

A new plagueupdated: Wed Jul 27 2005 17:11:00

We were outside New Scotland Yard, getting ready to do a live shot, when police suddenly began cordoning off the area around us. Cars blocked the entrances at both sides of the street; armed officers moved in close.

Third arrest over July 21 bombsupdated: Sun Jul 24 2005 01:42:00

A third man has been arrested in connection with the investigation into Thursday's attempted bombings of the London transit system, Scotland Yard said Sunday.

Second arrest in attempted attacksupdated: Sat Jul 23 2005 12:11:00

A second suspect has been arrested in connection with four attempted bombings this week in London, police said Saturday.

Four sought in attempted attacksupdated: Fri Jul 22 2005 00:47:00

Police investigating Thursday's attempted bombings on the London transit system have released images of four men caught on closed-circuit television at the incident sites around the time the attacks were attempted.

More blasts hit London transportupdated: Thu Jul 21 2005 12:59:00

Four small explosions have hit three London Underground stations and a bus two weeks after the July 7 terror attacks, the city's police chief has said.

Britain looks to extend war on terrorupdated: Sun Jul 17 2005 06:47:00

As the first funeral for a victim of the London bombings was held Sunday, British politicians were looking to expand the nation's battle against terrorism both at home and abroad.

British police appeal for public's infoupdated: Thu Jul 14 2005 02:36:00

Police appealed for information Thursday on the movements of the man they believe blew up a double-decker bus in London a week ago, one of four bombings that also included three subway trains.

Fresh raid in police bomber huntupdated: Wed Jul 13 2005 03:07:00

British anti-terror police executed a search warrant at a home Wednesday night in Buckinghamshire, north of London, in connection with last week's terrorist bombings, Aylesbury police have told CNN.

Rail blasts 'almost simultaneous'updated: Sat Jul 09 2005 01:29:00

A string of bombs that ripped through three London Underground trains went off within seconds, authorities said, adding that the blasts were so strong none of the victims have been identified.

'Superhacker' faces extraditionupdated: Wed Jun 08 2005 03:49:00

A British man wanted in the United States for allegedly carrying out "the biggest military computer hack of all time" has been granted bail.

Man held in UK over Madrid bombsupdated: Sun Mar 20 2005 07:59:00

A Spanish national was arrested near London Saturday in connection with the Madrid train bombings last year, Scotland Yard said in a statement.

CNNMoney: The heist goes highbrowupdated: Fri Nov 19 2004 14:06:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) -The Depression-era bank robber Willie Sutton famously targeted banks because "that's where the money is."

Reports: UK hard-line cleric heldupdated: Thu Aug 26 2004 13:53:00

British authorities say they have taken a 47-year-old man -- identified in media reports as hard-line Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Mazri -- into custody on suspicion of being involved in terrorism as part of a domestic investigation.

UK police quiz 12 terror suspectsupdated: Wed Aug 04 2004 07:57:00

Anti-terrorist police in Britain are questioning 12 men held on suspicion of being involved in terrorist activities following coordinated arrests in a dramatic series of daylight raids.

13 arrested in UK terror raidsupdated: Wed Aug 04 2004 03:25:00

Thirteen men have been arrested by British police on suspicion of being involved in terrorist activities, and homes are being searched in four locations, Scotland Yard has announced.

Source: Pakistan link to UK swoopupdated: Wed Aug 04 2004 03:24:00

At least one of 12 suspects held on suspicion of being involved in terrorist activities in Britain was arrested as a result of intelligence gathered from the arrest of a Pakistani computer expert, Pakistani intelligence officials tell CNN.

£40m Heathrow gold robbery foiledupdated: Mon May 17 2004 07:36:00

London police have foiled an attempted robbery of £40 million ($70 million) in gold bullion at Heathrow Airport.

Sources: UK chemical attack foiledupdated: Tue Apr 06 2004 14:48:00

Counterterrorism police have foiled an apparent plot to launch a chemical attack in Britain, according to U.S. and British security sources.

Three held over casino 'scam'updated: Tue Mar 23 2004 06:28:00

It could have been a scene straight out of "Casino Royale."

Anti-terrorism drive in Londonupdated: Mon Mar 22 2004 08:05:00

Police in London have launched a new drive to try to thwart potential terrorist attacks in the capital.

UK police probe suspect packagesupdated: Mon Mar 15 2004 18:16:00

British police are examining four suspicious packages containing white powder that were sent to diplomatic addresses in London, Scotland Yard said Monday.

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