By David Hughes, Sally Wardle and Rod Minchin, Press Association
Criminal charges could be brought following "truly shocking" revelations that the lives of more than 450 people had been shortened by the prescribing and administering of opioids without medical justification at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital.
An unapologetic US president Donald Trump has defended his administration's border-protection policies in the face of rising national outrage over the forced separation of migrant children from their parents.
First lady Melania Trump has waded into the emotional controversy over policies enacted by her husband's administration that have increased the number of migrant children being separated from their parents.
A Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen's exiled government has commenced an assault on Yemen's port city of Hodeida, with aid agencies warning that the battle could push the Arab world's poorest country further into chaos.
Italy has dispatched two ships to help take 629 migrants stuck off its shores to Spain after the new populist government refused them safe port in a bid to force Europe to share the burden of unrelenting arrivals.