UK calls for joint patrols with France after 27 people drown in English Channel - BBC News

UK calls for joint patrols with France after 27 people drown in English Channel – BBC News

The UK government has called on France to allow British security staff to conduct joint patrols on French beaches. It follows the deaths of 27 people in the English Channel when their inflatable boat sunk as they tried to make…

31 people drown crossing English Channel as inflatable dingy capsizes - BBC News

31 people drown crossing English Channel as inflatable dingy capsizes – BBC News

31 people, including five women and a little girl, died on Wednesday after their rubber boat capsized while they attempted the sea crossing from France to Britain. It’s the worst disaster on record involving migrants in the English Channel. Two…

Abandoned refugees living on Libya's streets in appalling conditions - BBC News

Abandoned refugees living on Libya’s streets in appalling conditions – BBC News

Libya is the main hub for migrants and refugees hoping to cross from Africa to Europe via the Mediterranean. Thousands of migrants were detained in early October 2021 in a crackdown by the Libyan authorities. But detention centres are dangerously…

Afghan women disappear from public life by order of Taliban's Vice and Virtue Ministry  - BBC News

Afghan women disappear from public life by order of Taliban’s Vice and Virtue Ministry – BBC News

The Taliban have banned girls from secondary schools across most of Afghanistan. Women, except those in the public health sector, have not been allowed to return to work. The fear is that they are being treated once again as second-class…

Trial of 9/11 “mastermind” resumes at Guantanamo Bay

Trial of 9/11 “mastermind” resumes at Guantanamo Bay

20 years after the 9/11 terror attacks on America which killed nearly 3,000 people, legal proceedings against the man accused of masterminding them have resumed at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. It’s the 42nd court appearance for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and…