World Summary: Calls for criminal action over CIA report

UN Special Rapporteur calls for criminal action over CIA Torture Report

  •  Ben Emmerson: 'The individuals responsible for the criminal conspiracy revealed in today’s report must be brought to justice, and must face criminal penalties commensurate with the gravity of their crimes'. 

Japan's new secrets law comes into affect today

  • Controversial legislation passed last year; allows for 10 year jail term for individuals who leak state secrets and a 5 year jail term for individuals who aid with or encourage the leaking of documents. 

Strong storm hits the UK and Ireland

  • Wind gusts of up to 130km/h forecast in some areas. 

4,272 die on boats to Europe in 2014; 3,419 in Mediterranean