Maldives National Defence Force personnel patrol the streets in the capital, Malé, on November 4th, after a state of emergency was declared. It has since been lifted. Photograph: Sharwaan/Sun Online via AP

The Maldives suspended basic civil rights for a week in order to allow the security forces carry out “a total clean up” following a number of explosiv(...)

Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation James Comey: spoke candidly about race relations and the “disconnect” between black communities and US law enforcement. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Federal Bureau of Investigations director James Comey used a speech at an American university to speak candidly about race relations and the “disconn(...)

A death in St Louis
  • US
  • August 14, 2014, 01:01

At 18, Michael Brown had overcome learning difficulties to graduate this month from high school in St Louis, Missouri, and he was about to start at a (...)

John Brennan: has explicitly defended what is called ‘advanced interrogation’. Photograph: Getty Images

The Christian Science Monitor has described John Brennan as America’s “assassination tsar”. But this doesn’t seem to have damaged his image in parts o(...)