Police in Australia asked a woman to remove tampon during a strip search, an official report has found.

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A group of 27 Rohingya refugees due to be whipped in Malaysia have been spared after a judge overturned the punishment.

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A bizarre message by Ukraine’s president promoting a Joaquin Phoenix film appears to have helped bring a hostage situation to a peaceful end.

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Lewis Hamilton says he is disappointed with former racing drivers’ claims he has become “militant” about the Black Lives Matter campaign and there isn’t a “big problem” with diversity in Formula 1.

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Scientists at the European Southern Observatory have taken the first ever direct photograph of a sun-like star accompanied by two giant exoplanets.

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The boss of a drugs company that has agreed to deliver up to 100 million doses of a potential COVID-19 vaccine to the UK has told Sky News there is a more than 50% chance of it reaching patients.

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Two young brothers have been rescued from a burning apartment block after jumping from a third-floor window to a crowd below.

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The Irish government has revealed the handful of countries that people can travel from to Ireland without the need to quarantine for two weeks – but the UK has missed out.

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China has threatened retaliation after the US ordered its Houston consulate to close – with people later appearing to burn papers outside the building.

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The road out of Beirut winds steeply into the hills.

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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos became $13bn (£10bn) richer in a single day on Monday after shares in his company surged nearly 8%.

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An Afghan girl has shot dead two Taliban militants and injured several others after they murdered her parents.

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Portuguese police have reopened their investigation into the unsolved rape of an Irish woman after 16 years.

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This is staggering – the UK doesn’t know if Russia interfered in the Brexit vote because it never sought to ask!

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UK spy agencies took their “eye off the ball” over Russian interference and the government “badly underestimated” the threat, a watchdog has said.

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An armed man has been detained after taking a busload of passengers hostage in Ukraine during a day-long standoff with police.

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China has been accused of oppressing and breaching the human rights of the Uighur people in its western Xinjiang province.

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Greta Thunberg has turned down the chance to become a millionaire and will instead donate a €1m (£902,000) prize to environmental causes.

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Ryanair has taken aim at three bases of operation in Germany after pilots based in the country rejected proposed pay cuts.

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US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has urged nations around the world to push back against the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) following talks with the UK’s foreign secretary.

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