Protesters scuffle with police officers during a protest against the chief executive election in Hong Kong, Sunday, March 26, 2017. A committee dominated by pro-Beijing elites is casting ballots Sunday to choose Hong Kong's next leader in the first such vote since 2014's huge pro-democracy protests.
Ukip has responded to the resignation of its only MP, Douglas Carswell, by suggesting he actively worked to undermine the party and quit before he was kicked out. Mr Carswell said he was leaving "amicably" and that there was no need to call a by-election in his Clacton constituency as he will not be rejoining the Tories or switching allegiance to another party.
Riot police in the Belarusian capital have raided the office of a human-rights group hours ahead of an attempt by opposition activists to mount a large protest march. Authorities banned the demonstration planned for Saturday afternoon and dozens of police detention trucks were deployed in the center of Minsk.
Fears Westminster terrorist Khalid Masood was groomed for extremism in prison have heightened after it was claimed he turned to Islam behind bars. Counter-terrorism officers have spent days piecing together what led the 52-year-old to shed his birth name and later unleash carnage on the capital.
The Commons Foreign Affairs Committee has said the country is at a crossroads and must now choose between recovery or repression. The committee said the Foreign and Commonwealth Office seemed to be unable to provide independent analysis of last July's coup attempt, and so took the Turkish government's account of events after Ankara blamed it on a plot by the Gulenist movement.
In this December 10, 2015 file photo, Harrison Ford greets fans during a Star Wars fan event in Sydney, Australia. Ford told an air traffic controller he was distracted and concerned about turbulence from another aircraft when he mistakenly landed his small plane on a taxiway at a Southern California airport in Feb. 2017.
Vowing he won't turn Somalia into a "free fire zone," the commander of U.S. Africa Command said Friday he wants greater authority to conduct airstrikes and use military forces in the African country to allow the U.S. to strike al-Qaida-linked militants more quickly. Marine Gen.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has held a surprise meeting with France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, but dismissed suggestions that Moscow will influence the French election in her favour. In the meeting with members of the Duma, Ms Le Pen urged Russia and France to work together to save the world from globalism and Islamic fundamentalism.
The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq is investigating reports that an air strike in a western neighbourhood of Mosul left more than 100 civilians dead. The suspected toll underscores the difficulties Iraqi troops face in the weeks-long fight to rout the Sunni militant group from the densely urban part of Iraq's second-largest city.
Fourteen people have been charged with causing a public nuisance following a so-called Halloween "ride out" involving bikers in Leeds. Motorbikes and quad bikes congregated in Kirkstall Road before a large number were ridden through the city centre, including through pedestrian areas and shopping arcades.
A man who met Pc Keith Palmer has said his murder "sent a shiver down my spine" as he shared a photo of himself and his daughters with the officer outside the Houses of Parliament. In a post on Facebook, Andrew Thorogood, 41, a jeweller from Alice Springs, Northern Territory in Australia, said he had met the "genuinely nice bloke" last year and invited him to visit.
A Royal Marine who is in prison for the fatal shooting of a Taliban fighter in Afghanistan should now be freed, leading judges have heard. The plea for the release of Sergeant Alexander Blackman was made by his QC at the start of a sentencing hearing in London on Friday.
A search team trawling a landfill site in the investigation into missing RAF gunner Corrie McKeague has been through more than 845 tonnes of waste. Suffolk Police said that officers from the Health and Safety Executive were now working with the force, as the search nears the end of its third week.
"Career criminal" Paul Monk, 56, oversaw the importation of 997 kilograms of cocaine into the UK having evaded justice for years after fleeing overseas, the Metropolitan Police said. He was snared by authorities in Spain when they searched a house in Javea, near Alicante, last April, finding piles of cash hidden in pot plants and paperwork outlining his illicit operations.
International sanctions on North Korea are taking a serious toll on humanitarian aid activities, according to a United Nations-led report. The report issued this week by the U.N.'s senior resident official in Pyongyang said sanctions are inadvertently hindering legitimate operations on the ground and have indirectly contributed to a "radical decline" in donations it said are badly needed by millions of North Korean women and children.
Kurt W. Cochran and his wife Melissa were on an anniversary trip to London. Kurt was killed in the terror attack on March 22. .
Defiance and quiet dignity were shown at a vigil to the victims of the Westminster attack where crowds were told that the "evil and twisted acts of terrorism will be defeated". Multi-faith leaders, residents, tourists, police and politicians gathered at the candlelit vigil in London's Trafalgar Square, which was led by mayor Sadiq Khan.