In the headlines
The Ministry of Defence has rejected allegations that SAS “death squads” murdered dozens of unarmed civilians in Afghanistan. A BBC Panorama investigation found that special forces soldiers killed 54 Afghans during a six-month tour from 2010 to 2011. Eight MPs have made it on to the Tory leadership ballot, with former health secretary Sajid Javid pulling out after failing to garner enough support. The first round of voting is today: candidates must receive the backing of at least 30 Conservative MPs to stay in the race. Nasa has unveiled a flurry of full-colour pictures snapped by its new, super-powerful James Webb telescope, says the BBC. The intergalactic images include the “cosmic reef” of a nebula forming new stars, and a quintet of galaxies “locked in a cosmic dance”.