While you were sleeping

Update: 9:16AM Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters are blocking Hong Kong’s streets, shutting down its business hub and refusing to leave.

China has blocked Instagram in the wake of the Hong Kong protests.

Residents of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani fear a massacre as Islamic State troops continue to advance.

Five more bodies have been found on Japan’s Mt Ontake, taking the total number of presumed dead from Saturday’s eruption to 36.

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin make their marriage legal.

Global investment markets fell as unrest in Hong Kong weighed on investor sentiment.

Sonny Bill Williams will return to rugby in a game for Counties Manukau against Auckland next Wednesday.

Taylor Swift made diva demands of her chauffeurs, then suddenly dumped the company and billed it, according to a lawsuit.