EU agrees new Libya patrols to stop arms flow

EU states have agreed to launch a new military mission off the Libyan coast to enforce a shaky UN arms embargo. The 27 governments still have to draft a legal text for the mission, after agreeing it in principle in…

At least 20 killed in Niger aid stampede

At least 20 people, many of them women and children, have been killed in a stampede in south-eastern Niger, reports say. Refugees from neighbouring Nigeria were queuing for food and money in the town of Diffa when the incident took…

Uighurs ‘detained for beards and veils’ – leak

A document that appears to give the most powerful insight yet into how China determined the fate of hundreds of thousands of Muslims held in a network of internment camps has been seen by the BBC. Listing the personal details…

No 10 refuses to condemn adviser’s remarks

Number 10 has refused to condemn past remarks on pregnancies, eugenics and race reportedly made by a new adviser. Downing Street is under increasing pressure to sack Andrew Sabisky – appointed after the PM’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings called for…

Memories of historic cars loved by families and surfers

The historic Australian car Holden will no longer be made after more than a century of production, the brand’s owner, General Motors, has announced. While not a global household name, the outpouring of love in Australia for the brand chimes…

Rescue plan ‘considered’ for virus cruise Britons

The Foreign Office is “considering all options” for Britons trapped on a quarantined cruise liner in Japan struck by coronavirus – including flying them home. Downing Street said officials are in contact with the 74 UK passengers and crew to…

Rwandan gospel singer found dead in police cell

Rwandan gospel music artist Kizito Mihigo has been found dead in a police cell, officers say. It comes three days after he was arrested near the border with Burundi. Police accused him of attempting to flee the country and join…

India denies entry to UK MP critical of government

India has denied entry to a UK Labour MP who was critical of the government’s controversial decision to revoke Kashmir’s special status last year. Debbie Abrahams, who chairs a parliamentary group on Kashmir, said she was denied a standard e-visa…

Tory MPs warn No 10 against conflict with BBC

Two senior Tory MPs have warned Downing Street not to pick a fight with the BBC amid reports it wants the broadcaster “massively pruned back”. The Sunday Times suggested No 10 believed the current licence fee should be replaced by…

German firms told to pay man $265m over weedkiller

German chemical giant Bayer is to appeal against a Missouri court’s award of $265m (£203m) to a US peach grower who blamed a herbicide for crop damage. Farmer Bill Bader sued Bayer and BASF, alleging that dicamba weedkiller drifted onto…