Tears, candles and a farewell to ‘boss lady’: the world mourns Queen Elizabeth II

From the UK to the Commonwealth and beyond, admirers are paying their respects to the longest reigning monarch in British historyWorld leaders pay tribute to the Queen – latest updatesOn the streets of Sydney and Kyiv, they laid flowers. In California …

Flags at half-mast and a complicated colonial legacy: Pacific countries remember the Queen

Eleven Pacific countries are part of the Commonwealth, though many have become young republics in the last few decadesGeorge Mackenzie was in first grade at Koloale primary school in Honiara when Queen Elizabeth first visited Solomon Islands in 1974.“…

Boris Johnson accused of intelligence tipoff that led to British Sikh’s alleged torture in India

Labour raises questions in the Commons over Johnson’s alleged actions as foreign secretary in the case of activist Jagtar Singh JohalLabour has accused Boris Johnson of authorising the sharing of intelligence that led to the imprisonment and alleged to…

Urgent aid appeal launched as satellite images show a third of Pakistan underwater

Humanitarian workers expect conditions to worsen as monsoon rains continue and say millions face a terrible winterAid workers have appealed for urgent donations to fight the “absolutely devastating” impact of flooding in Pakistan, as new satellite imag…

British Sikh activist ‘tortured in India after tip-off from UK intelligence’

Lawyers for Jagtar Singh Johal say he was given electric shocks after unlawful arrest in Punjab in 2017A British Sikh campaigner is facing a possible death sentence after the UK intelligence services passed on information about him to the Indian author…

We fled the Taliban in chaos, shock and terror. A year later we have a new home and hope | Zahra Joya

My work as a journalist made us targets. Now we have a safe new home and I am determined to keep reporting on the bravery of Afghan women and girlsJust over a year ago, I watched in horror from my window as Taliban gunmen appeared on the corner of the …

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