At least 20 people have died after tropical storm Erika swept across the Caribbean island of Dominica.
Jordan Spieth loses his world number one ranking to Rory McIlroy after missing the cut at The Barclays in New Jersey.
A thick stream of lava has erupted from a newly formed opening on a volcano on Hawaii's Big Island.
European ministers and officials are set to hold emergency talks in Paris following last week's foiled gun attack on a French train.
A team of Nasa recruits begins living near a barren volcano in Hawaii to simulate what life would be like on Mars.
Disabled people face big barriers to integration in Iranian society, says Camelia Sadeghzadeh - but things are starting to improve.
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro extends border closures with Colombia and deploys more troops, in an ongoing bilateral row.
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A team of Nasa recruits is set to begin a year-long isolation in a dome near a barren volcano in Hawaii, to simulate life on Mars.
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Thousands of Malaysians are set to protest in a number of cities, calling for PM Najib Razak to quit over a financial scandal.
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A Virginia man arrested for stealing $5 (£3) worth of snacks dies in jail after being held there for more than three months.