Radical Islamic State preacher Musa Cerantonio breaks silence

Musa Cerantonio has broken his silence after bring in hiding for the past 18 months. Source: News Limited The Melbourne-born man was raised by a Catholic family and was a star on the footy field. He has previously been described as friendly and studious and has a beard that would not look out of place on one of the city’s ... Read More »

Argentinian president under fire for ‘anti-democratic’ decrees

Mauricio Macri’s government defends ‘emergency’ moves to appoint supreme court judges and rip up media law Mauricio Macri had promised a new era of political amity. Photograph: Nicolas Celaya/Xinhua Press/Corbis When Argentina’s new president Mauricio Macri assumed office last month, he did so with a promise to observe the rules of democracy and to open dialogue with the opposition, casting ... Read More »

Italian police open murder inquiry into death of American woman

Body of Ashley Ann Olsen was found in Florence flat with marks on neck, say investigators piecing together her last movements Ashley Ann Olsen was found dead in her apartment on Saturday. Photograph: Ashley Ann Olsen/Instagram. Police in Florence have launched a murder inquiry after an American woman well known in the city’s artistic neighbourhood was found dead in her ... Read More »

El Chapo extradition sought by US after Mexicans recapture drug lord

Attorney general says Joaquín Guzmán’s fate partially sealed by his desire to make a film about his life Mexican authorities hold drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán. Photograph: Enrique Perez Huerta/Demotix/Corbis The fugitive drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán allegedly contributed to his capture by attempting to make a film about his rags-to-riches rise to the top of one of ... Read More »

Sean Penn reveals interview with fugitive drug baron El Chapo

Actor and activist Sean Penn turned gonzo journalist and got an interview with the world’s most wanted man, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, just after the Mexican drug baron escaped from a maximum-security prison, it has emerged. At his hideouts in the impenetrable hills of western Mexico, Guzmán told the Hollywood star about his drugs business, rags-to-riches life story and how ... Read More »

Call for urgent security review of how Paris attacks ringleader got ferry to UK

Shadow home secretary heaps pressure on Theresa May after revelation that Abdelhamid Abaaoud was allowed to meet other jihadis and photograph landmarks Abdelhamid Abaaoud entered the UK through a Kent ferry port in 2015, the Guardian has learned. Photograph: Uncredited/AP The Home Office is facing calls to launch an urgent review of security at ferry terminals after it emerged the ... Read More »

Nikki Haley to deliver GOP response to Obama’s final State of the Union address

  South Carolina governor Nikki Haley will deliver Republican rebuttal to Obama’s State of the Union address next Tuesday, House speaker Paul Ryan announced. Photograph: Sean Rayford/Getty Images South Carolina governor Nikki Haley will deliver the Republican reply to Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address next Tuesday, House speaker Paul Ryan announced. Haley is a popular two-term governor ... Read More »

Thousands gather in Paris as Hollande leads tributes to terror attack victims

French president unveils plaque and tree in Place de la République in memory of people killed in January and November attacks  Thousands have gathered in Paris as President François Hollande led a commemoration for the victims of terrorist attacks last year. On Sunday, Hollande and the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, unveiled a plaque and a memorial oak tree in ... Read More »

State of the Union seat to be left empty to represent victims of gun violence

A seat in first lady Michelle Obama’s guest box will be left vacant for the victims ‘who no longer have a voice’ and to remind politicians of their responsibility First lady Michelle Obama, centre, applauds during the 2015 State of the Union address. This time a seat in her guest box will be left empty to represent the victims of ... Read More »

Isis ‘ran sophisticated immigration operation’ on Turkey-Syria border

Exclusive: Passenger manifests seized by Kurdish forces at Tel Abyad have same stamp marks as other Isis documents the Guardian has been able to verify Islamic State militants pass through the Syrian border town Tel Abyad. Photograph: AP Islamic State ran a sophisticated immigration operation through a Syrian border town with Turkey until its defeat in the area by Kurds ... Read More »