In this photo provided by Britain's Royal Air Force, taken Oct. 29, 2014, a Russian military long-range bomber aircraft photographed by an intercepting RAF Typhoon flies in international airspace.
The Express newspaper reported that U.K. officials have intelligence suggesting al-Qaida has been planning a high-profile attack on five commercial flights sometime before Christmas.
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Erol Incedal, seen in this court artist's sketch, appears at the Old Bailey in London. The court found him guilty last week of possessing a bomb-making document.
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The Saltire, the flag of Scotland, flies near the Union Jack in Gretna in Scotland. Some economists say Thursday's vote on Scotland's independence could have wide-ranging economic impacts.
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Marina Litvinenko, the widow of former Russian intelligence officer Alexander Litvinenko, says she is "relieved and delighted" with the U.K. government's decision to open a public inquiry into the former KGB agent's death in 2006 by radiation poisoning.