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Dutch arrests after discovery of 'torture chamber' in sea containers

Police raids offer chilling insight into increasingly violent criminal underworld

Dutch police have arrested six men after discovering sea containers that had been converted into a makeshift prison and sound-proofed “torture chamber” complete with a dentist’s chair, tools including pliers and scalpels and handcuffs, a high-ranking officer announced.

Authorities said police conducted the raid before the converted containers could be used and alerted potential victims, who went into hiding.

UK remain campaign strategist to head Hong Kong PR push

Consulum’s Ryan Coetzee worked for Nick Clegg’s Liberal Democrats up to 2015 election

Hong Kong has turned to the former director of strategy of the UK remain campaign in the Brexit referendum to revive its reputation, amid further scrutiny of the role played by London-based political operatives that advise overseas governments.

Italy could ‘section’ people who refuse treatment for Covid-19

Minister proposes mandatory hospital care as country grapples with fresh outbreaks

Italy’s health minister has proposed “sectioning” people who refuse hospital treatment for Covid-19 and has suspended flights from Bangladesh as the southern European country grapples with several new coronavirus outbreaks.

Britain to resume sale of arms to Saudi Arabia despite Yemen fears

Official review finds airstrikes on civilians were ‘isolated incidents’

Britain is to resume the sales of arms to Saudi Arabia that could be used in the Yemeni conflict just over a year after the court of appeal ruled them unlawful because ministers had not properly assessed the risk to civilian casualties.

Russian space official accused of passing state secrets to west

Former journalist Ivan Safronov could face up to 20 years in prison in treason case

Russian security services have opened a treason case against a former journalist who recently began working as an adviser to the head of the country’s space agency.

Ivan Safronov was arrested on Tuesday morning by agents from the FSB, the successor agency of the KGB. He could face up to 20 years in prison.

Accuser tells Charlie Elphicke trial of 'odd and scary' events

Woman alleges former Tory MP sexually assaulted her at his family home in 2007

One of two women who have accused a former Conservative MP of sexually assaulting them has told his trial of her fear during an alleged incident at his home in which he allegedly groped and pursued her before she locked herself in a room.

Giving evidence via video link and crying at one point, she described the alleged events in 2007 at the London home of Charlie Elphicke and his family as “embarrassing, odd and scary”.

Fox News apologises for cropping Trump out of Epstein and Maxwell photo

Network says it mistakenly eliminated Donald Trump from photo with Maxwell and Epstein at Mar-a-Lago in February 2000

Fox News has apologised for cropping Donald Trump out of a picture of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.

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