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

Brothers fight ends in a crash with police car

Two Shelby Township brothers were arrested on separate charges, after a fight at their home spilled out onto the streets and ended with them hitting a police car. According to police, they were dispatched to the 7000 block of Tottenham for a domestic violence complaint on 7 January. When a patrol car arrived, they saw a white car coming toward them with a man hanging on the hood. Jan 11, 2016

Matt Damon defends Sean Penn’s interview with captured drug lord El Chapo

An interview that Hollywood star Sean Penn conducted with Mexican Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman late last year helped Mexicos government catch the worlds most wanted drug lord, sources said on 9 January. Guzman, the infamous boss of the Sinaloa drug cartel, was arrested in northwest Mexico on 8 January, and sent back to the prison he broke out of in July through a mile-long tunnel that led straight into his cell. Jan 11, 2016