Los Angeles schools closed after credible terror threat

Los Angeles schools were closed on 15 December, after the district received an electronic threat to many schools, school and police officials said. Los Angeles police and the FBI were notified of the threat, which is being investigated, officials said. Dec 15, 2015

Shaker Aamer: Guantanamo Bay inmate describes torture methods

The last British resident to be held at the US prison camp in Guantanamo Bay described some of the interrogation techniques he was subjected to at the Bagram air base in Afghanistan, in an interview with ITV News on 13 December. Shaker Aamer, a Saudi national married to a Briton, was suspected by US authorities of being an Islamist militant associated with al Qaeda but was never charged with any crime. He was released in October after 13 years detention at Guantanamo and has since returned to Britain. Dec 15, 2015