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Fears jihadists may use ‘family life’ law to follow children to UK

Ministers fear the repatriation of children and wives of Islamic state suspects from Syria could pave the way for dozens of jihadis to use human rights laws to return to the UK, sources have disclosed. Priti Patel, the Home Secretary, is among ministers understood to be concerned that the women’s husbands could claim denying them a right to return to the UK would breach their human right to a family life. Their fears appeared justified as a lawyer who has represented families of Isil suspects said they would be covered. Read on for details.

Elizabeth I revealed as mystery translator of Tacitus manuscript

Classics students who have struggled to decipher tricky historical texts can take heart that even English queens sometimes make mistakes. A late 16th century translation of the Roman historian Tacitus, which has languished in the library of Lambeth Palace for hundreds of years, was written by Elizabeth I, a historian has discovered. It is the first substantial work by the Tudor queen to emerge in more than a century, and even contains hastily scribbled out words, and additions where she realised she had blundered. Click here to see her work.

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Gallery: The big picture

An astronaut on board the International Space Station has captured a spectacular photo of London from above. Jessica Meir, an astronaut who is part of NASAs Expedition 61 and 62, tweeted the stunning photo of the UK capital illuminated at nightfall. Click here for more pictures of the day.

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