Deterrent?: under Megan’s Law, US towns can put up signs about sex offenders. Photograph: Dith Pran/New York Times

In Germany paedophiles can volunteer to be castrated. In the US their faces and personal details are disclosed on official websites, and towns signpos(...)

Former editor of the Daily Mirror Richard Wallace was interviewed yesterday by police investigating alleged phone hacking. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Detectives investigating the phone hacking scandal in the UK are examining fresh claims after new evidence came to light, a lawyer represe(...)