We hear about Boris Johnson from the people who know him best as European leaders and members of his own party warn of difficulties ahead. Also: A Gambian soldier has admitted involvement in the killing of about fifty African migrants on the orders of the former president and scientists warn that the next 18 months will be a crucial period for dealing with global warming.
Boris Johnson wins race to be British Prime Minister
The former London mayor takes over from Theresa May on Wednesday. Also: South Korea fires warning shots at a Russian aircraft after an alleged airspace violation, and the young married couples in India spending big to go viral on the internet with unique wedding photos.
Iran tanker seizure: UK seeks European help on Gulf shipping
Iran’s detention of a tanker is being labelled an act of ‘state piracy’. Also: Huge crowds have gathered in the US territory of Puerto Rico, demanding the immediate resignation of the governor, and India launches its much-anticipated second moon mission.
Hong Kong protests: armed mob violence leaves city in shock
Dozens of masked men storm a train station and assault pro-democracy protesters, meanwhile the authorities in Beijing and Hong Kong condemn an attack on China's liaison office in the territory, as a challenge to the nation's sovereignty. Also: Kenya's finance minister, Henry Rotich, has been arrested following corruption allegations, and mystery surrounds stressed cows in eastern France - but could it be down to the presence of nearby windfarms?
President Zelensky well ahead of his rivals in Ukrainian elections
The comedian who swept to power three months ago has invited another political novice, Ukraine's best known rock star, for talks on forming a coalition. Also, clashes in Hong Kong as pro-democracy protesters march on Beijing's headquarters in the territory. And just days before Britain gets a new prime minister the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, goes on live TV to announce he's ready to resign over Brexit.