Police in Texas are pressing criminal charges against an 18-year-old woman who told them she lied about being kidnapped and raped two weeks ago. Breana Talbott was arrested after telling police the alleged crime, which she had said was committed by "three black males", was in fact a hoax.
The US has announced a ban on large electronic devices from cabin baggage on passenger flights from eight Muslim majority countries. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said extremists were seeking "innovative methods" to bring down jets.
Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness, Northern Ireland's former deputy first minister, has died aged 66. It is understood he had been suffering from a rare heart condition. The former IRA leader turned peacemaker worked at the heart of the power-sharing government following the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.
Two US intelligence chiefs are set to testify before Congress about possible links between Russia and President Donald Trump's election campaign. They will also address Mr Trump's unsubstantiated claim that he was wiretapped by predecessor Barack Obama.
Syrian security forces have engaged in fierce clashes with rebels on the eastern outskirts of Damascus. Artillery shells and rockets landed in the heart of the capital as part of a surprise rebel attack launched in the Jobar district. The assault began early on Sunday with car bombs and suicide attacks, activists said. State media said secret tunnels were also used. read more