Leaders and diplomats of more than 20 countries for a crisis meeting in Paris on Monday morning as the prospect of Britain joining military action against the Islamic State (Isis) jihadi group moves closer. On Sunday, David Cameron led international condemnation of the ritualised killing of British aid worker David Haines and threats against a second UK citizen, Alan Henning. As western diplomats reported that several Arab states had offered to join a US-led coalition carrying out air strikes against the insurgents, the prime minister said the UK was "ready to take whatever steps are necessary" to deal with the threat of Isis. Full story >>
A menace is someone or something that is dangerous and likely to cause harm. • The escaped prisoners are considered a menace to society.