Jamal Khashoggi killing: Saudi crown prince ‘should face investigation’

There is credible evidence that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other high-level officials are individually liable for the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, a UN expert says. A report by special rapporteur Agnes Callamard says the evidence merits further investigation by an independent and impartial international inquiry. Saudi agents killed the journalist inside […]

Tube pusher took £600 of crack cocaine the day before attack

A man who pushed a former Eurotunnel boss on to Tube tracks had taken £600 worth of crack cocaine the day before, the Old Bailey heard. Paul Crossley shoved Sir Robert Malpas, 91, at Marble Arch in April 2018, having earlier tried to push another man at Tottenham Court Road. The court heard Crossley had […]

Brexit: Boris Johnson says he is ‘not aiming for no deal

Brexit: Boris Johnson says he is ‘not aiming for no deal

Boris Johnson has said he is “not aiming for a no-deal outcome” for Brexit at the launch of his campaign for the Tory leadership. But he said leaving no deal on the table was a “vital tool of negotiation” and the UK “must do better than the current withdrawal agreement”. “Delay means defeat, delay means […]

Hong Kong extradition: Police fire rubber bullets at protesters

Hong Kong extradition: Police fire rubber bullets at protesters

Police have fired rubber bullets and tear gas in Hong Kong at demonstrators amid anger at a new bill to allow extradition to mainland China. Protesters blocked key roads around government buildings and threw bricks and projectiles at police. They are concerned the new laws could target political opponents of Beijing and fear alleged human […]

Sudan crisis: Dozens of bodies pulled from Nile, opposition says

Sudan crisis: Dozens of bodies pulled from Nile, opposition says

Forty bodies have been pulled from the River Nile in the Sudanese capital Khartoum following a violent crackdown on pro-democracy protests, opposition activists said on Wednesday. Doctors linked to the opposition said the bodies were among 100 people believed killed since security forces attacked a protest camp on Monday. Reports said a feared paramilitary group […]

London Bridge inquest: Officer denies chances to prevent attack were missed

London Bridge inquest: Officer denies chances to prevent attack were missed

The police officer in charge of the investigation into one of the London Bridge attackers has denied chances were missed to thwart the attack before it happened, an inquest has heard. The inquest previously heard there were “opportunities galore” to identify those plotting the attack. But on Wednesday, the officer, known as Witness M, said […]

Mexico ‘won’t be provoked by US’ over migrant row

Mexico ‘won’t be provoked by US’ over migrant row

Mexico’s president has insisted his government will not be provoked, after President Donald Trump announced escalating tariffs on all goods unless Mexico curbed illegal migration. Andrés Manuel López Obrador described Mr Trump’s slogan “America First” as a fallacy and said universal justice was more important than borders. Stock markets saw sharp losses following Mr Trump’s […]

London Bridge inquests: Chances ‘galore’ to stop attack, says lawyer

London Bridge inquests: Chances ‘galore’ to stop attack, says lawyer

There were “opportunities galore” to identify that the London Bridge extremists were plotting an attack, an inquest has heard. Gareth Patterson, the lawyer representing several victims’ families, said there was evidence the attackers had been in contact since January 2017. Eight people died in the attack on 3 June 2017. But investigating officer Acting Det […]

Nusrat Jahan Rafi: 16 charged in Bangladesh for burning girl alive

Nusrat Jahan Rafi: 16 charged in Bangladesh for burning girl alive

Sixteen people have been charged in Bangladesh over the shocking murder of a teenager who was burned to death after reporting sexual harassment. Nusrat Jahan Rafi, 19, was doused with kerosene and set on fire on the roof of her Islamic school on 6 April, days after filing a complaint. Headmaster Siraj Ud Doula, targeted […]

Brexit: Boris Johnson ordered to appear in court over £350m claim

Brexit: Boris Johnson ordered to appear in court over £350m claim

Boris Johnson has been ordered to appear in court over claims he lied by saying the UK gave the EU £350m a week. The Tory leadership candidate has been accused of misconduct in public office after making the claim during the 2016 EU referendum campaign. It is a private prosecution launched by campaigner Marcus Ball, […]

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