Illegal migrants near the coast of Tripoli, Libya

Migration: why Libya is the critical link in a deadly chain

Briefing Fri 19 Dec, AT 14:54

Most people trying to cross the Mediterranean without papers come through the lawless north African state of Libya

The world's 7 strangest festive traditions

Briefing Thu 18 Dec, AT 16:01

From defecating logs to KFC-fuelled feasts, Christmas provides a host of odd traditions

UK troops in Iraq, 2003

UK soldiers mistreated Iraqi detainees, says inquiry

Briefing Wed 17 Dec, AT 14:46

Blindfolds and threats were used, says Al-Sweady inquiry, but allegations of murder and torture were 'deliberate lies'

Christmas trees covered with snow

White Christmas 2014: will it snow on 25 December?

Briefing Tue 16 Dec, AT 14:24

At least some parts of the UK could see snow if colder spells return at the end of next week

Christmas songs: the best, the worst and the downright weird

Briefing Tue 16 Dec, AT 14:16

There's a few classics in the Christmas canon, but plenty of ho-ho-horrible songs too

Houses of Parliament

English votes for English laws: how will the proposals work?

Briefing Tue 16 Dec, AT 11:36

Government to set out plans to give English MPs more say over 'English matters' but Labour remains opposed

United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage

Worst Ukip gaffes: apologies all round as party trips up again

Briefing Mon 15 Dec, AT 12:00

The most serious gaffes and controversial comments from Ukip on gender, sexuality, race and religion

Dartford Crossing payment: how the new Dart Charge system works

Briefing Mon 15 Dec, AT 10:22

Drivers may be delayed at the Dartford Crossing as toll booths are removed and a new payment system begins

Hanukkah 2014: the Jewish struggle for religious freedom

Briefing Mon 15 Dec, AT 09:29

Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is a celebration that teaches the importance of religious freedom

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