Marina Litvinenko calls for ban and imposition of Vladimir Putin

President Vladimir Putin probably approved a Russian intelligence operation to murder ex-KBG agent Alexander Litvinenko, a judge led-British inquiry into the 2006 killing in London concluded on 21 January. Litvinenko, 43, an outspoken critic of Putin who fled Russia, died after drinking green tea laced with the rare radioactive isotope polonium-210 at Londons plush Millennium Hotel. Jan 21, 2016

California: Police scramble to catch six dogs following car chase

A car chase in Los Angeles, California, ended on 18 January with police scrambling to capture six dogs as some darted from the suspects car onto the freeway. The incident began after the driver failed to stop for California Highway Patrol officers in Orange County, local media said. Jan 19, 2016

El Chapo: Jail beefs up security over fears of a third escape

Deeply concerned that the worlds most notorious drug kingpin, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, could escape for a third time, Mexico has beefed up security at his prison, reinforcing the floor of his cell and placing a guard on his door 24/7. Guzman, captured some six months after a brazen prison break via a mile-long tunnel that burrowed right up into his cell, is now being held in isolation in another part of the prison Altiplano. Jan 19, 2016