Honduras deploys security forces

Honduras deploys security forces as doctors and teachers demand president’s resignation Nina Lakhani Honduran security forces with teargas and live bullets have been deployed to quell a wave of nationwide protests led by doctors and teachers demanding the resignation of the country’s president. Juan Orlando Hernández, the US government’s top ally in Central America, is […]

Don't try our patience, NK tells US

Don’t try our patience, North Korea tells U.S. a year after accord SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea warned the United States that agreements made between the two countries’ leaders in Singapore last year could be at risk, blaming the United States for undue pressure to denuclearize, state news agency KCNA said on Tuesday. The statement […]

Glasgow drives huge fall in violent crime across Scotland

Falling levels of violent crime in the west of Scotland has driven an 89% reduction across the country over the past decade, a study has concluded. Glasgow’s reduction in serious assaults and attempted murders was identified as a particular factor behind the fall. There were 1,872 violent crimes in Glasgow in 2008-09 compared to 914 […]

Kremlin dismisses Trump tweet on alleged Venezuela withdrawal

Andrew Osborn, Tom Balmforth MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Tuesday it didn’t know where U.S. President Donald Trump had got the idea Moscow had removed most of its military specialists from Venezuela, who it said continued to work there. Trump tweeted on Monday that Russia had told the United States it had removed […]

Darwin shooting: Four killed in northern Australia

At least four people have been shot dead by a gunman in Darwin, northern Australia, police say. Eyewitnesses said the gunman entered a motel in an inner suburb of the city and opened fire in a number of rooms before fleeing. Police responded at about 18:00 local time (08:30 GMT) and arrested the man an […]

DRC Ebola cases pass 2,000, prompting call for 'total reset'

Jason Burke Violence by armed groups and community mistrust hamper attempts to halt epidemic More than 2,000 people have been infected with Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the health ministry has said, and aid agencies expressed concern over the accelerating spread of the disease. So far there have been 1914 confirmed and 94 […]

Iraq sentences two more Frenchmen to death for IS membership

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – An Iraqi court sentenced two Frenchmen to death on Monday for membership of Islamic State, a prosecutor told Reuters, bringing the total number of French citizens on death row in Iraq to 11. The sentences can be appealed. President Emmanuel Macron’s government has said France opposes the death penalty but respects Iraqi […]

British soldier taking part in Normandy D-day commemorations drowns

Darren Jones pulled from canal that was first site liberated by second world war allies in 1944 Kim Willsher A British soldier taking part in commemorations of the 75th anniversary of D-day has drowned at a historic second world war battle site in Normandy. L/Cpl Darren Jones, 30, of the Royal Engineers was declared dead after firefighters […]

Man carrying knives at Gatwick shot with stun gun, say police

Simon Murphy Police have said a man attempting to get through a staff search area at Gatwick carrying two kitchen knives has been shot with a stun gun. The 30-year-old, from Crawley, West Sussex, was arrested on suspicion of possessing offensive weapons and making threats to kill after “openly carrying a kitchen knife in each […]

Manchester Victoria station stabbings

Manchester Victoria station stabbings: Man charged with attempted murder A man has been charged after three people, including a police officer, were stabbed at Manchester’s Victoria railway station on New Year’s Eve. A woman and a man in their 50s and Sgt Lee Valentine suffered “serious” but not life-threatening injuries. Mahdi Mohamud, 25, has been […]