The Bank of England left its key interest rate unchanged Thursday, snapping 14 straight hikes following a shock slowdown to UK inflation and one day after the US Federal Reserve also hit pause. Also Thursday, Sweden's Riksbank and Norway's Norges Bank each raised their key interest rates by a quarter-point.
A man who was killed in a hit-and-run on New Year's Day in 2022 was left barefoot miles from home with no phone and no money by police, a court has been told. Gareth Roper was killed by a motorist driving without a licence three miles from his home in Bamfurlong, near Wigan, who later handed himself into police the same day. Jamie Evans, 30, of no fixed address, is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.
Anthony Sanchez, 44, protested his innocence as he was strapped down in the death chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester. While Sanchez maintained he had nothing to do with the 1996 killing of 21-year-old Juli Busken, he took the unusual step of opting not to present a clemency application to the state's pardon and parole board, which many viewed as the last chance to spare his life. Ahead of his execution, Sanchez criticised his former lawyers and thanked his supporters, including his spiritual adviser who was in the chamber with him.
A missing brother and sister, aged 10 and 11, were found driving their mother's car more than 200 miles from home. The siblings were stopped by police in the early hours of the morning, according to the Alachua County Sheriff's Office. Although the stolen car the 10-year-old boy was driving belonged to their mother, police said she opted not to press charges and drove the three hours north to collect her children.
A missing two-year-old girl who got lost in the woods near her home was found asleep on one of her two family dogs like a furry pillow - while the other "kept her safe". "She laid down and used one of the dogs as a pillow, and the other dog laid right next to her and kept her safe," lieutenant Mark Giannunzio said.
Police are on the hunt for an "unidentified male" after a woman was raped twice in the space of nine days on a Scottish island. The victim, who is in her 40s, was attacked in the Creagorry area of Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides. The investigation is being led by specialist officers from Police Scotland's national Public Protection Unit.
More than 11,000 Venezuelan soldiers stormed a notorious prison, finding a nightclub, zoo, swimming pool and casino inside. It was described as a "little city" and was used as the headquarters of the feared Tren de Aragua gang. Members are said to be behind hundreds of murders as well as human trafficking, prostitution, extortion, robberies and kidnappings.