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Foreign students may be barred from some British universities after net migration hit a record 504,000 in the year to June, says the I newspaper. Home Secretary Suella Braverman is pushing for a clampdown on visas for international students’ dependents, those taking “low-quality” degrees, and foreign graduates seeking to remain in the UK. Nurses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will stage their largest-ever strikes on 15 and 20 December. The industrial action could lead to 30,000 non-urgent operations being postponed. Qatar has banned England fans from wearing crusader costumes, says The Times, after Fifa ruled that dressing as a Christian invader is offensive to the tournament’s Muslim hosts. Two fans were held outside England’s opening match against Iran “before handing in their swords and shields”.