Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters remained stubbornly encamped outside the city's government headquarters in the early hours of Monday.
Thousands of pro-democracy protesters held a peace rally in central Hong Kong in defiance of recent attacks against their ranks.
Hong Kong police have arrested several people with suspected links to the city's notorious "triad" criminal gangs.
Student leaders whose pro-democracy protests have gripped Hong Kong agreed to meet the government to discuss their demands.
The world's top cosmetics group L'Oreal said it was suspending all business travel to Hong Kong due to street demonstrations.
Ukraine waited to see if a Russian-backed truce lasted through the day before starting to withdraw forces from a frontline.
US aircraft were flying "near continuous" bombing raids against Islamic State militants in Syria.
Dozens of protesters took part in an ongoing student demonstration against Beijing's refusal to grant the city unfettered democracy.
A prominent academic from China's mostly-Muslim Uighur minority was jailed for life Tuesday for "separatism".
Thousands of Russians marched through Moscow to protest against the Kremlin's involvement in the Ukraine crisis.
Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Madrid, accusing the government of betrayal.
French President Francois Hollande said that "France does not pay ransoms" for hostages, nor does it exchange prisoners.
Anti-Semitic attacks nearly doubled in France in the first seven months of the year, the country's main Jewish group said .
"I'm not afraid," shouted six-year-old Sasha as he leapt across the roofs of makeshift garages not far from the tanks set up to defend the Ukrainian port city.
Turkish riot police fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters in Istanbul, a day after 10 workers were killed when a lift crashed.
Somalia's government warned of a wave of retaliatory attacks by the country's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels.
Residents of one seaside neighbourhood in Barcelona are fighting back, complaining that the Spanish city has fallen victim to its own tourism success.
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah on Monday issued another ultimatum over the disputed election result.
Regional ministers were set to told talks to resolve the political crisis gripping Lesotho.
Pakistan's top military commanders convened a special meeting night after clashes between police and opposition protesters.
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