The police officer who shot dead unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson says his conscience is clear over the incident. Protests have taken place across the US for the second successive night following the decision not to charge Darren Wilson.
Hong Kong police have arrested two student leaders of the pro-democracy protests.
Joshua Wong and Lester Shum were held by officers, who attempted to clear hundreds of protesters overnight after obtaining a court order.
Riot police demolished barricades which have been up since the protests began in September, allowing roads to open again.
Eighty court-appointed bailiffs wearing red caps and "I love Hong Kong" T-shirts began clearing metal and wooden barricades where hundreds of tents had been erected.
But defiant protesters, whose symbol has become the umbrella, vowed to stay put as talks with the government remain unresolved.
Forty-four people were arrested during a second, calmer night of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, the St Louis county police chief said.
A man has died and a woman has been arrested after a crash involving seven cars and a lorry on the M1 near Leicester.
The road has been closed northbound between junction 21a and 22 since around 18.45 last night and is not expected to re-open until lunchtime today.
One lane remains closed on the southbound carriageway.
Three people are being treated in hospital.
Home Secretary Theresa May is to unveil a new package of counter-terror laws later today.
The Counter-terrorism and Security Bill will contain a range of powers aimed at stopping would-be terrorists being drawn into extremism.
They new legislation will include:
- A statutory duty on organisations - such as colleges, universities, the police and probation providers - to help deter radicalisation. If they fail, ministers will be able to issue court-enforced directions to them.
- Police will be handed new powers to force internet firms to hand over details that could help identify suspected terrorists and paedophiles.
- Suspected foreign fighters will be blocked from returning to the UK.
- Police and border staff will be given the power to seize the passports of terror suspects.
- Insurance companies will be banned from footing the bill for terrorist ransoms.
- Powers will be re-introduced to relocate terror suspects across the country.
- Those found at risk of radicalisation will be offered support through the "Channel" process, which involves several agencies working to give individuals access to services such as health, education, specialist mentoring and diversionary activities.
Many places will be dull and damp today with extensive low cloud, mist and hill fog as well as rain and drizzle.
The heavier rain should become largely confined to eastern parts.
It will be mostly dry in the northwest with some sunshine but still the risk of some fog persisting.