Andrew Buncombe

The Independent's US Digital Editor, based in New York. Previously in Delhi and Washington DC.

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Police at the scene of the fatal shootings in Brooklyn

US reels after two uniformed New York police officers murdered 'execution-style' in apparent revenge attack for deaths of black suspects in custody

Gunman Ismayyil Brinsley, who took his own life after the shootings, had posted 'anti-police' messages on social media

New York Metro's campaign to stop 'man-spreading'

'Dude, stop the spread please', says one advert

Uber driver charged with rape: Boston police issue urgent safety alert to women

Alejandro Done, 46, was in court earlier this week

Tourists riding in a classic American car drive by a billboard showing 'The Cuban Five' that reads in Spanish 'End the injustice. Freedom now,' in Havana, Cuba

Cuba-US relations: Who are the Cuban Five? National heroes or dangerous spies?

In Cuba, their case is nothing short of a cause célèbre. The faces of the Cuban Five fill murals and their struggle has become embedded within popular culture. To the United States, however, they have always been dangerous spies.

A car drives past the building of the US Interests Section, in Havana

From diplomatic relations to the internet: What does the US-Cuba shake-up mean?

Washington has said it plans to reopen full diplomatic relations with Cuba and ease restrictions that were imposed in 1961. But what does this mean?

Cuba and US relations in biggest shake-up for decades after release of American aid worker Alan Gross

Reports claim the US wants to open an Embassy in Havana, make it easier for people to travel to Cuba and increase trade links

Alan Gross poses for a photo during a visit by Rabbi Elie Abadie and U.S. lawyer James L. Berenthal at Finlay military hospital as he serves a prison sentence in Havana, Cuba

Alan Gross case: Cuba releases US prisoner in exchange for three agents

American had been employed as contractor by US Agency for International Development

Obama transforms office into private dancefloor

President reveals he and guests grooved to R&B classics in White House

Peshawar school attack: the boy who slept in and survived

Teenager Dawood Ibrahim failed to wake up for school and missed deadly Taliban assault

Police move near the scene of a shooting in Souderton, Pa. Police are surrounding a home in Souderton, outside Philadelphia, where a suspect is believed to have barricaded himself after shootings at multiple homes. Police tell WPVI-TV the man is suspected of killing a five people Monday morning at three different homes northwest of Philadelphia.

Bradley Stone man-hunt: Police order residents to stay inside

Former US Marine still at large after allegedly shooting ex-wife and in-laws

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