A guard on duty at an Italian prison

Has the mafia's 'omerta' code of silence finally broken?

One-Minute Read Fri 1 Aug, AT 09:49

Information from mafia widow leads to arrest of 16 people for cocaine smuggling, kidnapping and forced slavery

Lee Rigby murder: Adebolajo loses first appeal

One-Minute Read Tue 29 Jul, AT 15:13

Ruling comes as it was revealed that Lee Rigby's killers received over £200,000 in legal aid

Police warnings to illegal downloaders

Police 'hijack' adverts on piracy websites

First Reaction Tue 29 Jul, AT 14:10

Police adverts 'won't deter committed pirates', but could hit pirates where it hurts

A person using computers and a mobile

Revenge porn law: more clarity needed, say Lords

One-Minute Read Tue 29 Jul, AT 09:56

Existing laws deemed 'fit for purpose', as social media sites and parents urged to tackle the practice

Labour's Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper

Domestic violence: coalition has 'turned its back' on victims

One-Minute Read Mon 28 Jul, AT 14:11

Yvette Cooper demands tougher action as abusers are 'not being brought to justice'

Mikaeel Kular: mother pleads guilty to killing three-year-old

One-Minute Read Fri 25 Jul, AT 12:45

Rosdeep Adekoya pretended her son had gone missing in Edinburgh, sparking a huge public search

A death chamber in Southern Ohio

Botched execution: Arizona prisoner takes two hours to die

Briefing Thu 24 Jul, AT 10:14

Another botched lethal injection reignites debate over 'experimental' drugs used to carry out death penalty

Escorts at work in an exclusive Berlin Night Club

Prostitution: the pros and cons of decriminalisation

Talking Point Tue 22 Jul, AT 15:40

Amnesty and the World Health Organisation say prostitution should be legal, but opposition remains strong

A police barrier

Gangs using rape as weapon for revenge on London streets

One-Minute Read Tue 22 Jul, AT 13:36

Girls as young as 11 targeted in 'sket lists' as a form of revenge seen as less risky than carrying a knife

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