Jakarta attacks: Multiple suicide bomb and gun attacks in Indonesian capital

Indonesian police say militants launched a gun and bomb assault in the centre of Jakarta on Thursday (14 January) followed by continuing gunfire and reports of further blasts. Explosions hit several locations, including a Starbucks cafe at a shopping centre near the presidential palace and UN offices. Jan 14, 2016

Brazil: 46 inmates break out of prison in Natal

A total of 46 inmates escaped from a public prison in the northern Brazilian city of Natal early 12 January, in the largest single prison break in the history of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. The inmates, the majority of which are held on charges of theft, escaped through a tunnel dug into the ground, which directors of the Raimundo Nonato prison said measured 131ft long. Jan 13, 2016

Mexico: Video footage of dramatic gunfight between marines and Guzmans guards released

The Mexican government has released a 15-minute video, which shows the gunfight that led to the capture of the worlds most wanted drug lord, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman. The video footage shows 17 elite Mexican marines raid a house in Mexicos northern city of Los Mochis, where Guzman, the head of the Sinaloa cartel, was taking refuge. Jan 12, 2016