A Bangladesh court sentenced 26 people, including three senior officers from the country's elite security force, to death on Monday after convicting them of murdering seven people who were abducted outside a cricket stadium.
Russia says it views the arrival of more than 3,000 US soldiers in Poland as a threat to its own security. The troops are part of President Barack Obama's response to reassure Nato allies concerned about a more aggressive Russia.
Russia is starting to withdraw forces from Syria and its aircraft carrier group will be the first to leave, the Russian armed forces chief has said. The announcement comes days after Russia and Turkey negotiated a ceasefire in Syria which is largely holding, according to the UN.
Britain's ambassador to the European Union, Ivan Rogers, has resigned less than three months before the UK begins formal negotiations to leave the bloc, drawing a mixed reaction from pro-EU and eurosceptic politicians.
The manhunt continues for a gunman who killed 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub as Turkey marked the start of the new year. The unknown assailant opened fire at Reina nightclub early on Sunday, before managing to flee amid the chaos.
An individual charged in connection with an ongoing Serious Fraud Office (SFO) bribery and corruption investigation was found guilty by a jury on Wednesday of two destruction of evidence offences, contrary to section 2(16) of the Criminal Justice Act 1987 in the United Kingdom.