How did a British man from Blackburn end up holding four people hostage in a synagogue in Texas? That is the question both UK and US authorities are now trying to answer after the FBI named Malik Faisal Akram as Saturday's hostage-taker ...Finally a hostage rescue team secured the prisoners, and Akram was killed, though it's not clear exactly how ... .
Ottawa has reportedly sent elite troops to assist both Canadian diplomats and the Kiev government. In addition to bolstering Ukrainian forces, the soldiers will help to “develop evacuation plans for Canadian diplomatic personnel in the event of a full-scale invasion," the broadcaster reported on Monday, citing unnamed sources ... .
Activist has said plans to topple the government are at hand. A Kazakh businessman living in France, described as the country's "opposition leader" by US state-run media, has announced that he has a plan to take over the nation with the help of Western powers... After that we will hold elections ... There will be no such thing as the president ... .
The Nick Kyrgios show returned to the Australian Open as the maverick showman defeated Britain’s Liam Broady in the first round at Melbourne Park. Kyrgios has recently recovered from Covid-19 and was playing his first match since September, but his full bag of tricks was on show in a 6-4 6-4 6-3 victory ... “I had some doubts ... .
A district court in Norway is hearing extremist Anders Behring Breivik's appeal for an early release. He was convicted of killing 77 people in 2011 — the country's deadliest terror attack since World War II. ... What is happening in court? The hearing, which will be broadcast live, is scheduled to last three days with an additional day in reserve.
Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group attacked the United Arab Emirates in what it said was an operation using missiles and drones. Monday’s attack set off explosions in fuel trucks, killing three people, injuring six and causing a fire near the airport in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the region’s commercial and tourism hub ...United Nations ... United States ... .
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Public confidence in democratic governments has fallen amid the pandemic. In a study published this week, the Edelman Trust Barometer, a communications group that has polled thousands of people over two decades, its most recent survey showed a concerning lack of trust in democratically elected governments ... "It all goes back to ... .