Pakistani police  cordon off the site after a bomb blast at a fruit and vegetable market in Quetta on Friday. Photograph: Banaras Khan/AFP/Getty Images

A suicide bomb ripped through an outdoor Pakistani market on Friday, killing at least 18 people, half of them ethnic Hazaras, officials said, in an at(...)

Occupy Central pro-democracy movement founders Chan Kin-man, Benny Tai and Chu Yiu-ming chant slogans after being found guilty  in a Hong Kong court on Tuesday. Photograph:  Tyrone Siu/Reuters

Nine prominent activists in the 2014 Occupy Hong Kong protests were found guilty on Tuesday of a range of charges relating to committing a public nuis(...)

Yemeni protesters hold placards during a demonstration outside the United Nations office to lift the siege on the port of Hodeida, in the capital Sana’a. Photograph: Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images

While Yemenis have marked with protests the fourth anniversary of the Saudi-led war on their country, cholera continues to spread with 1,000 new cases(...)

 The new laws are  a directive from the Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah. Photograph:  Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images

Brunei is to begin imposing death by stoning as a punishment for gay sex and adultery from next week, as part of the country’s highly criticised imple(...)

Police officers help migrants to disembark from the merchant ship Elhiblu 1 in Senglea, in Valletta’s Grand Harbour, Malta. Photograph: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

A group of migrants accused of hijacking a merchant vessel in the Mediterranean disembarked in Malta on Thursday after Maltese special forces took con(...)

Big Bird speaks during an Apple launch event at the Steve Jobs Theatre in the Apple Park in California, the US. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

The signature look for an Apple Store, whether in Palo Alto, New York or London, is a variation on the theme of a floor-to-ceiling glass box through w(...)

Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul, who is alleged to have suffered electric shocks, beatings, waterboarding and sexual harassment during detention. Photograph: Reuters

Human rights groups have condemned the trials in Saudi Arabia of 11 women activists who campaigned against male guardianship, which treats women as mi(...)

Migrants wait for medical assistance at a migrant facility in Bihac in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Photograph:  Darko Bandic/AP

Amnesty International has said the European Union is complicit in Croatia’s “unlawful and frequently violent” treatment of asylum seekers arriving fro(...)

 Ronnie Lessa (left) and Elcio Vieira de Queiroz, two former police officers now under arrest as suspects in the 2018 execution of a Rio de Janeiro councilwoman. Photograph: Rio De Janeiro Police via The New York Times

Two former police officers in Rio de Janeiro were charged on Tuesday with the killing of city council member Marielle Franco and her driver a year ago(...)

Oyub Titiyev faces four years in jail and fines if found guilty. Photograph:  Yelena Afonina\TASS via Getty Images

Prosecutors in Russia’s Chechen Republic have recommended that the human rights activist Oyub Titiev be jailed for four years at the close of a contro(...)

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