Andrew Buncombe

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

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Police: Six-year-old boy 'kidnapped' by family to teach him not to be so friendly to strangers

Police say child's family believe they were doing nothing wrong

Jordanian jets strike Isis targets with missiles bearing the message: 'For you - the enemies of Islam'

Strikes were launched in response to the burning alive of a Jordanian pilot

Barack Obama tells Dalai Lama: 'Isis is a death cult'

US's invitation to Tibetan Buddhist leader to attend Washington prayer meeting angered China

Ashton Carter: Barack Obama's nominee for US Defence Secretary backs providing 'lethal arms' to Ukraine

The 60-year-old is widely expected to be confirmed in the position by US senators

Pope Francis recognises El Salvador's slain Archbishop Oscar Romero as martyr and opens the way for beatification

Announcement follows decades-long campaign by supporters of hero of liberation theology movement

Alberto Nisman was found dead at his Puerto Madero home

Alberto Nisman: Argentine prosecutor drafted warrant for arrest of country's president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner

Documents were found in the rubbish after his body was discovered last month with a gun shot wound to his head

Suge Knight rushed to hospital shortly after pleading not guilty to murder

Charges relate to incident that allegedly took place on a film set

Man who ran 'revenge porn' website faces 20 years in jail

Kevin Bollaert charged people up to $350 to remove explicit images posted by ex-lovers

Isis militants grant access to polio vaccination teams in Syria and Iraq

Health officials reveal fighters have permitted teams to vaccinate youngsters

Rosa Parks: 'I had been pushed around all my life'

Writings made available to public for first time reveal nuanced, complex portrait of late civil rights icon

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Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot
Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn