Home secretary Theresa May: “Bill provides the public and parliament with greater confidence that there are robust measures in place to ensure that the powers are subject to world-leading safeguards.” Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

British police will gain new powers to hack into phones and computers and access web browsing histories under new measures announced on Tuesday. Un(...)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange fears Sweden will extradite him to the United States, where he could be put on trial over WikiLeaks’ publication of classified military documents. Photograph: John Stillwell/Reuters

A United Nations working group is believed to have decided that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is being unlawfully detained. Mr Assange has been l(...)

Migrants march on in the French port city of Calais, northern France, during a demonstration to support migrants and refugees who live in the ‘jungle’. Photograph: Francois Lo Presti/AFP/Getty Images

France has outlined its commitment to maintaining law and order after refugees stormed a UK-bound ferry in another bout of chaos in Calais. Security(...)

Travellers delayed at Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal, as a 41-year-old man from France is  questioned by police after “what appears to be a firearm” was discovered at the airport. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

A 41-year-old man from France is being questioned by police after “what appears to be a firearm” was discovered at Gatwick Airport, Sussex Police said(...)

An e-fit, released by Hampshire police, of the Morgan Savage.

A kayaker from Dublin whose body was washed ashore on the Isle of Wight suffered neck injuries, possibly caused by a knife, an inquest has heard. Bri(...)

The body of Morgan Savage was found at Yaverland Beach, Sandown, on the Isle of Wight in September

British police have named the man whose body was found in a kayak on the Isle of Wight last month. Morgan Savage (40), from Dublin, was found in a k(...)

Image from August 2012 of British police outside the  Ecuadorian embassy  in Knightsbridge,  London, where Wikileaks founder Julian Assange had recently taken  refuge to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex allegations. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

British police officers are no longer stationed outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange took refuge to avoid e(...)

The body was found at Yaverland Beach, Sandown on the Isle of Wight. Photograph: Nasa/Wikimedia Commons

British police are appealing for help identifying a dead kayaker thought to have had an Irish accent. According to Hampshire police, the body was foun(...)

Navinder Sarao pictured leaving Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London earlier this month

A London-based day-trader accused by the United States of market manipulation that contributed to the Wall Street “flash crash” in 2010, failed to pe(...)

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 600 points in a matter of minutes during the “flash crash”. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Navinder Sarao, the London-based trader accused by the United States of market manipulation that contributed to the 2010 Wall Street “flash crash”, is(...)