Lana Lam

French police are hunting possible accomplices of the eight assailants who terrorised Paris concert-goers, cafe diners and soccer fans in the deadliest violence to strike France since the second world war. Gunmen systematically shot nearly 100 people at a rock concert at the Bataclan music hall, 40 others were killed in five other attacks at several bars and restaurants in eastern Paris, as well as the Stade de France national stadium.

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Just weeks after President Xi Jinping's state visit to the United States, Hong Kong's justice secretary will visit New York and Washington this week to deliver a hard-sell of the city's legal prowess while riding the momentum of Beijing's global "charm offensive".

A leading British researcher wants to know if Hong Kong is home to an elite group of people known as "super recognisers", who have the natural ability to recall almost every face they have ever seen; take our special online tst to see if you are one fo them

For the first time in 35 years, the police have lowered the physical standards for new recruits, a move that observers say reflects a drop in the fitness levels of officers - and the general population - in the past few years. The new recruits in training will need to run much shorter distances and there will be no more sit-ups, pull-ups or squat thrusts

In an unprecedented move, Australia's most powerful law enforcement agency has posted a transnational crime expert to Hong Kong as the country steps up efforts to fight an epidemic of crystal meth, which is primarily sourced from the mainland and routed through Hong Kong.