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Tens of thousands of tourists remain stranded after Hurricane Odile swept through western Mexico, devastating resorts and destroying transport hubs.
Prince William is to visit Malta to mark the 50th anniversary of the country's independence from British rule.
Secret Service agents briefly evacuate part of the White House after an intruder was spotted running through the grounds.
Police make six arrests after separating groups of rival Unionists and independence supporters in George Square in the centre of Glasgow.
A British couple are reported missing off the Mexican coast after Hurricane Odile hit the country last weekend.
An Egyptian man accused of helping to plan the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania pleads guilty in a New York court.
An Egyptian man accused of helping to plan the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania has pleaded guilty in federal court in New York.
Two high-profile imams in the UK make a direct appeal to Islamic State militants to free Alan Henning, a UK hostage threatened with death.
The European Court for Human Rights will hear Italian ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi's appeal against a fraud conviction, his lawyer says.
Six Russian fighter jets are intercepted by American and Canadian planes off the coast of Alaska on Wednesday, US defence officials confirm.
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French fighter jets have launched their first air strikes against Islamic State in northern Iraq as Kurds in northern Syria flee attacks by IS militants.
Former El Salvador president Francisco Flores is transferred to police custody after having his house arrest revoked by a court in the capital, San Salvador.
US President Barack Obama launches the new 'It's on Us' campaign, which aims to prevent sexual assault at American universities.
The International Criminal Court orders Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to appear on 8 October, over claims his government obstructed prosecutors.
Catalonia's parliament votes to give its leader the power to call a secession consultation, a move the Spanish government has criticised.