Undated handout images, two of the 198 decade-old photos released by the Pentagon from investigations into the abuse of detainees during the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. The photographs were a focus of a lawsuit filed in 2004 by the American Civil Liberties Union in the wake of the Abu Ghraib prison torture scandal, and some 1,800 others are still being withheld by the Pentagon. Photograph: The New York Times

Bruises, reddened marks and bandaged body parts featured in nearly 200 images of US detainee abuse that the Pentagon was forced to release on Friday, (...)

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange squints in the sunlight as he prepares to speak from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange called on Britain and Sweden on Friday to let him freely leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London after a UN panel rule(...)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange fears Sweden will extradite him to the United States, where he could be put on trial over WikiLeaks’ publication of classified military documents. Photograph: John Stillwell/Reuters

A United Nations working group is believed to have decided that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is being unlawfully detained. Mr Assange has been l(...)

The team of four amputee military servicemen, including Paddy Gallagher (30) from Achill Island in Co Mayo, arrive at the island of Antigua after rowing more than 5,500km across the Atlantic Ocean.

A team of four amputee military servicemen, including an Irish man from Achill Island, have arrived at the island of Antigua after rowing more than 5,(...)

Wasil Ahmad was paraded in a police uniform to celebrate his bravery after the Taliban siege of Oruzga, Afghanistan, was lifted last year. On Monday, as Wasil walked out of the house to buy vegetables, an armed man on a motorcycle shot him twice in the head and escaped, his uncle said. Photograph: New York Times/social media

The Afghan government declared Wasil Ahmad a hero for leading a militia’s defence against a Taliban siege last year, parading him in front of cameras (...)

Migrant children from Iraq in a sports hall at Jane-Addams high school, which has been transformed into a refugee shelter, in Berlin’s Hohenschoenhausen district, Germany, February 2nd, 2016 Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

There are more children and women on the move than adult males for the first time since the start of the European refugee and migrant crisis, accordin(...)

Swedish police talk to participants during an anti-immigration rally in Stockholm.  Photograph: Marcus Ericsson/AFP/Getty Images

A gang of masked, black-clad men rampaged through the streets of Stockholm on Friday night after handing out leaflets threatening to attack migrant st(...)

Almost 40 people drowned and 75 were rescued after a boat carrying migrants to Greece sank off Turkey’s western coast. File photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Almost 40 people drowned and 75 were rescued after a boat carrying migrants to Greece sank off Turkey’s western coast on Saturday, according to local (...)

Henry Worsley:  died in  hospital after suffering from exhaustion and dehydration, just 30 miles short of his goal. Photograph: PA Wire

The final journey of Antarctic explorer Henry Worsley was in many ways the most contemporary of events, a charity expedition followed in real time aro(...)

Twenty-four migrants have drowned after their boat sank off a Greek island close to Turkey, the Greek coastguard has said. “We have 10 rescued and 11(...)