Chinese President Xi Jinping has said that "Hong Kong has been reborn from the ashes" as he visited the city - his first trip outside mainland China in nearly 900 days.
A controversial steel wall on the border between Belarus and Poland has been completed.
Heavy rain lasting weeks has triggered a landslide in northeast India, killing at least 14 people and leaving more than 30 others missing.
Israel's parliament has voted to dissolve itself, sparking the country's fifth election in less than four years.
Ten people have been taken into custody in France over the deaths of 27 migrants in the Channel.
R Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for using his fame to sexually abuse young fans - after coming face to face with some of his victims as they confronted him in court.
The only surviving member of the group of Islamic State fanatics that terrorised Paris with a series of bombings and shootings has been sentenced to life in prison.