Thousands are camped at the border as dangerous cold sets in. Western officials say Belarus’s leader, who hinted at disrupting gas supplies to Europe, orchestrated the crisis. From: New York Times
A man has been arrested over rape threats to the daughter of Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli. from: BBC News
The 41-year-old who is believed to be from England was detained in a suburb of Cork city.
Txai Suruí says she worries for her safety and that of other young climate activists. from: BBC News
The environment secretary says “two can play at that game” as dispute over fishing rights escalates. from: BBC News
from: BBC News A man is charged with malicious communications after MP Angela Rayner receives threats and abuse.
The Brexit minister seeks “urgent clarification” after France says it will block ports to UK boats. from: BBC News
A 52-year-old man is arrested in Halifax on suspicion of malicious communications.
from: BBC News Speculation over tougher Covid restrictions and the upcoming Budget feature on Sunday’s front pages.
Online abuse against women is on the rise, but why aren’t the police, government and social media sites doing more to stop it? from: BBC News
At the Athens Democracy Forum, global leaders explored the ability of elected governments to meet the challenges posed by dictatorships. From: New York Times
Reports of intimidation and threats of violence against teachers rise in response to Covid rules. from: BBC News
A conference promoting normalization, organized by a little-known American group, prompted a furor, pointing to the volatility and danger in Iraqi politics. From: New York Times
Afghan female volleyball players tell the BBC that one of the squad was killed last month.
Fencing has been erected at the US Capitol to prevent chaos similar to the 6 January pro-Trump riot. from: BBC News
from: BBC News With the group stages getting under way this week, BBC Sport sets the scene for this season’s intriguing Champions League.
American Shelby Rogers voices concerns about death threats she expects to receive on social media after her US Open fourth-round defeat by Emma Raducanu. from: BBC News
As the Taliban advanced, safe houses for women closed, and the staff sheltered girls at home as relatives released from prison threatened to kill them. From: New York Times
Some Americans made it through the chaos at the airport despite warnings by the U.S. State Department to wait for orders to evacuate. From: New York Times
Reporters on Tuesday at the Taliban’s first news conference since taking control of Kabul. From: New York Times