Dark blue passports resembling the pre-EU British design are due to be issued from the end of the year. ‘Good news’ Mr Brady and his partner Jan both sent off their passport renewal applications on 21 March. His passport, which does not have any references to the European Union on the cover or inside, was…

Sri Lankan authorities have blocked most social media services in the country following the Easter Sunday attacks that killed more than 200 people, a group that monitors internet censorship said. The NetBlocks observatory said it detected an intentional nationwide blackout of popular services including Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat and Viber. Sri Lankan officials said…

“Removal is just like losing a child. You feel compelled to be a mother and there’s a child-shaped hole in your heart that needs filling,” she says. “I’ve never really recovered.” Find out more Listen to Zara (not her real name) telling her story on Woman’s Hour at 10:00 on BBC Radio 4 – followed…

Sorokin also faces deportation to Germany because authorities say she overstayed her visa. Using the name Anna Delvey, Sorokin deceived friends and financial institutions into believing she had a fortune of about $67 million (60 million euros) overseas that would cover her high-end clothing, luxury hotel stays and trans-Atlantic travel. She claimed her father was…

A warning shared with Sri Lankan security agencies on April 11 said a local group was planning a suicide terror attack against churches in Sri Lanka. Priyalal Disanayaka, the deputy inspector general of police, signed the letter addressed to the directors of four Sri Lankan security agencies. He asked the four security directors to “pay…

Image: Chesnot/Getty ImagesGetty Images Watching the footage of Notre-Dame cathedral engulfed with flames, it’s hard to feel anything other than heartbreak and grief.  Interspersed between the devastating imagery of the burning building were people’s own photos of the cathedral, accompanied by messages and memories of what the building meant to them.  This act of sharing…

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