Indian government introduces death penalty for child rapists

India is to introduce the death penalty for child rapists, in a move aimed at alleviating nationwide protests over a number of brutal and high profile...

Russia raises the stakes with wide-reaching and blunt internet clampdown

On Friday 13 April, inside a cramped Moscow courtroom, judge Yulia Smolina made Russian internet history. It took her just 19 minutes to agree to a...

Mueller wanted to investigate whether Manafort had Russian back channel, Justice Department lawyer says

Special Counsel Robert Mueller was interested in whether Paul Manafort provided the Trump campaign a “back channel to Russia,” a Justice Department lawyer has said. Justice Department...

Kabul bombing: 57 dead in Afghan suicide bombing at voter registration centre

Afghan officials say 57 people have been killed and 119 wounded in a suicide bombing in Kabul that targeted a voter registration centre. The Isis militant group...

British Army veteran who has lived in UK for 67 years faces fight for...

A grandfather who came to the UK aged seven, before going on to serve in the Grenadier Guards, said he felt "betrayed" when he was refused a British passport. Tadeusz Polanski,...

Jack Johnson: Donald Trump considering ‘full pardon’ of black boxer convicted by all-white jury...

Donald Trump said he is considering pardoning a black boxer who had been convicted by all-white jury of accompanying a white woman across state lines more...

Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam jailed for 20 years for attempted murder in Brussels...

Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam has been jailed for 20 years over a shoot-out with police in Belgium. The 27-year-old was convicted of attempted murder with a terrorist...

Several members of migrant caravan have reached the US-Mexico border to seek asylum

At least 50 members of a migrant caravan that has been travelling through Central America and Mexico has reached the US border and are seeking asylum.  The...

Michael Bloomberg ‘to write $4.5m cheque to cover US commitment to Paris climate agreement’

Billionaire former mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg has said he will write a $4.5m cheque to cover the US’s financial commitment to the Paris Climate...

California National Guard ‘to get federal funding’ despite Trump’s claim to the contrary

The California National Guard said it had received an assurance of federal funding for a campaign against transnational crime, knocking down Donald Trump’s claim to the contrary. “We...

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