Newly elected Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has said he would not interfere with judicial verdicts, following an international outcry over lengthy prison sentences given to three Al-Jazeera journalists this week.
Sisi said Egypt's authorities would respect the independence of the judiciary.
He added: "We will not interfere. We must respect judicial rulings and not criticise them even if others do not understand this."
More top news
AlphaBay, where illegal items including drugs were traded, is one of two dark web markets seized after an US and Europe-led operation.
Sir Vince Cable has become the new leader of the Liberal Democrats, after no other nominations were put forward.
Drying up across eastern parts this afternoon with showers continuing across Ireland.