Matthew Falder, who was jailed at Birmingham Crown Court for 32 years after blackmailing victims into carrying out depraved sexual and physical acts. Photograph: National Crime Agency/PA Wire

One of Britain’s most prolific paedophiles, who blackmailed a string of vulnerable victims including a girl who was ordered to eat dog food, has been (...)

Oxfam is struggling to stem an exodus of support after the ‘Times’ newspaper alleged it had concealed findings from an inquiry into the behaviour of several staff members. File photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

The former Oxfam official at the centre of a sex scandal surrounding the charity has denied paying for prostitutes when he was country director in Hai(...)

Prosecution lawyer Simon Jenkins said when officers arrived at his home, Mounsey admitted it was him they were looking for, and handed over his mobile phone, laptop computer and two USB sticks

A Co Down teenager who tricked schoolboys into sending him indecent pictures of themselves is to be sentenced on Thursday. Judge Geoffrey Miller tol(...)

Nama chairman Frank Daly and chief executive Brendan McDonagh have been forced to defend the agency’s decision to sell its Project Eagle loans in Northern Ireland to Cerberus. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

New figures show the US vulture fund that bought the National Asset Management Agency’s Northern Ireland property loans in a controversial deal had co(...)

South Africa’s president, Jacob Zuma, celebrates with his supporters after he survived a no-confidence motion in parliament in August. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

At one end of the main street in Vrede, a dust-blown farming town in South Africa’s Free State province, stands a stone Dutch Reformed Church. At the (...)

Thomas Joseph O’Connor has started a trend. Between a dozen and 20 others are now challenging the safety of of extradition orders to the UK, made through the EAW system, on the basis of Brexit. File photograph: Getty Images

Thomas Joseph O’Connor was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in jail at Blackfriars Crown Court in London for defrauding HM Customs and Revenue of ta(...)

Members of the Navy with the cocaine haul seized on the yacht Makayabella, in Haulbowline Naval base, Cork in 2014. File photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A British man caught skippering a yacht off the Irish coast with almost €300 million worth of cocaine on board has died in prison while serving a ten (...)

PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton (right): Speaking to Detail Data, he said £50m was being invested in a new paramilitary taskforce that aimed to tackle the intimidation issue. Photograph: : Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Thousands of people living in Northern Ireland have been forced from their homes over the past five years, but just 32 criminal convictions for housin(...)

 Frank Cushnahan: According to Frank Connolly’s book, Chinese investors secretly approached by Mr Cushnahan were prepared to pay £1 billion for some of Nama’s loans.

Chinese investors secretly approached by former National Asset Management Agency adviser Frank Cushnahan were prepared to pay £1 billion for some of t(...)

South African president Jacob Zuma: ANC is due to vote on his successor. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo/Reuters

The FBI has opened an investigation into US links to South Africa’s Gupta family, escalating a political scandal over the three brothers’ alleged use (...)

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