WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, 2017. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Pale, heavily bearded and unsteady, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange — who was removed the Ecuadorian embassy on Thursday — cut a very different figur(...)

Imran Khan, head of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI), after casting his ballot at a polling station in Islamabad in Pakistan’s election on  Wednesday. Photograph:  T Mughal/EPA

For Pakistani cricket legend-turned-politician Imran Khan, his party’s first place in a national election, putting him on the brink of becoming the co(...)

Supporters of Imran Khan, head of the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf  party, listen to his speech at an election rally in Karachi, Pakistan, in recent days. Pakistan is to hold general and provincial elections on  July 25th. Photograph: Shahzaib Akber/EPA

Two cats are fighting under a peepal tree in the gardens of the Punjab Club, a screeching whirl of black and ginger momentarily disturbing the genteel(...)

EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker speaks in the European Parliament, in Strasbourg, France. Photograph: EBS via AP

Jean-Claude Juncker blew a gasket in the European Parliament on Tuesday when hardly any MEPs turned up for a session reviewing Malta’s EU presidency. (...)

An employee of the Shenzhen Lanbingcai Latex Crafts Factory in China poses in a  Donald Trump mask. Photograph: Anthony Kwan/Getty Images

In numbers: Style file 36: Number of outlets of women’s fashion retailer & Other Stories worldwide. The three-year-old chain is owned by 4,200-st(...)