Education

German police stop ‘truant’ families at airport

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption German police are on the lookout for parents defying school rules Police carrying out checks at an airport in southern Germany discovered several school-aged children travelling ahead of the holidays.Reports concerning 10 families have now been sent to education officials in Bavaria, German media report. It is believed the families caught at Memmingen Airport were trying to avoid travelling at the peak holiday time,
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Najib Razak: Scandal-hit ex-Malaysia PM condemns police raids

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHandbags and money seized in raids on Malaysian former PM Najib RazakMalaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak has criticised police raids after hundreds of luxury items and cash were seized at properties linked to him.Mr Najib's lawyer, Harpal Singh Grewal, said his client was "very unhappy".The raids were related to investigations into state development fund 1MDB, which Mr Najib set up.Separately,
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Malaysia police seize cash and luxury goods in Najib-linked raids

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Luxury handbags from Birkin, Hermes and Louis Vuitton were among the items seized Police in Malaysia say they have seized hundreds of boxes of luxury items and handbags full of foreign currency from properties linked to ex-PM Najib Razak.The raids on properties across the capital, Kuala Lumpur, were related to investigations into state development fund 1MDB, they said.Corruption claims against 1MDB were a major
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Rural police ‘could routinely carry guns’

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Armed police are on patrol in Windsor ahead of the Royal Wedding Front-line officers in remote, rural communities could be routinely armed in order to deal with terror threats, police chiefs have said.The move is being considered by the National Police Chiefs' Council because of a lack of specialist counter-terrorist firearms officers.It comes after a drive to recruit these officers in England and Wales
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Indonesia violence: Samurai sword-armed men target police station

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption The attack on a Sumatran police station comes after suicide bombings shocked the country in recent days. Four men who attacked a police station with samurai swords in Indonesia have been shot dead, authorities say.The group began the assault by ramming a car into the police headquarters in the Sumatran town of Riau.A police officer was killed and one of the assailants arrested. The
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Surabaya church attacks: One family responsible, police say

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSurabaya is in shock over the deadly bombingsMembers of one family were behind a wave of blasts targeting three churches in Indonesia's second city of Surabaya, police say.At least 13 people were killed and dozens injured in the attacks. A mother blew herself and two children up at one church, while the father and two sons targeted two others, police chief
UK News

Undercover police inquiry: Report to take at least eight years

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The inquiry being held at the High Court has already attracted criticism from campaigners Campaigners have been left "dismayed" after it was revealed the public inquiry into undercover policing will not deliver its final report until at least 2023.The inquiry was launched in 2015, has already cost about £10m and was originally due to finish this year.It is investigating undercover operations in England
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Oxford shooting: Police and gunman in standoff

[ad_1] Image caption A police cordon is in place around the Oxford Castle area Armed police have exchanged fire with a gunman after a person was shot in Oxford city centre.Thames Valley Police said shots had been fired from a property in Paradise Square and officers returned fire. Police are currently negotiating with a man. South Central Ambulance Service said one person was being treated for a non-life-threatening injury.A cordon
Politics

Harvey Proctor sues Met Police over false child abuse claims

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Harvey Proctor was a Conservative MP between 1979 and 1987 A former MP is claiming £1m in damages from the Metropolitan Police after being falsely accused of child sexual abuse and murder.Harvey Proctor is also taking legal action against his accuser - a man known by the pseudonym "Nick".Mr Proctor says the allegations and subsequent investigation by the Met resulted in him losing his
UK News

Roma v Liverpool: Police ‘can guarantee fans’ safety’ if they stay within rules

[ad_1] Liverpool fans have been praised for the "warm welcome" they offered Roma fans at AnfieldPolice say they can "guarantee the safety of Liverpool fans" in Rome as long as they stay within Italian rules.Liverpool have sold their 5,000 tickets for Wednesday's Champions League semi-final second leg against Roma.The Reds' 5-2 win in Tuesday's first leg at Anfield was marred by an attack on home supporter Sean Cox.Public order commissioner