Edward Snowden was allowed to leave Hong Kong despite an extradition request from the US because documents provided by the US government did not "fully comply with the legal requirements under Hong Kong law," the country's authorities told AP.
It said there was no legal basis to stop Snowden from leaving.
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Wet weather to end the weekend.
The widower of murdered MP Jo Cox has quit two charities set up in her memory after sexual assault allegations from his past resurfaced.
A cold and frosty night so a freezing start for those up bright and early.