As usual, links to the biggest stories in the world today.

Hurricane Irma: Live updates

Hurricane Irma is headed for Florida after wreaking havoc on the Caribbean. Follow live coverage of Irma’s path, destruction and forecast here.

Irma kills 10 people in Cuba

Irma passed over the northern portion of the Caribbean island over the weekend. Seven people died in Havana, the capital, mainly from building collapses, the broadcaster reported. The oldest victim was 89-year-old Nieves Martínez Burgaleta, who lived in old Havana.

North Korea threatens ‘pain and suffering’ ahead of UN sanctions vote

North Korea’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement published on state media that if the US “does rig up the illegal and unlawful ‘resolution'” it would respond in kind. “The DPRK is ready and willing to use any form of ultimate means,” the statement said, referring to the country by its official name the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Fox host compares 9/11 memorial to Confederate monuments

“Do you worry that 100 years from now someone is going to take that memorial down like they are trying remake our memorials today?” Kilmeade asked, referring to the recent controversies that have led to the removal of statues for Confederate military leaders like Robert E. Lee.

Is anyone really going to spend $1,000 on the iPhone X?

The iPhone X (or whatever the new iPhone will be called) is expected to come with all the bells and whistles: an edge-to-edge screen, face recognition and a 3D camera. But is anyone going to pay such a high price for an iPhone? You bet.

Rohingya violence is ‘ethnic cleansing,’ UN says

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said the full humanitarian situation in Rakhine state couldn’t be fully assessed because of Myanmar’s refusal to give access.

Pope: Rescinding DACA is not ‘pro-life’

“The President of the United States presents himself as pro-life and if he is a good pro-lifer, he understands that family is the cradle of life and its unity must be protected,” Francis said. The Pope’s comments came during a news conference Sunday aboard the papal plane, as he returned to the Vatican after a five-day trip to Colombia.

Ferrari sells for record $10 million at charity auction

The sale was made at the Ferrari factory in Italy during a celebration for the automaker’s 70th anniversary. The futuristic Aperta, which has yet to be assembled, sold Saturday for twice the amount auctioneers expected after a bidding war between at least 12 auction attendees, the auction house RM Sotheby’s said in a press release.

Pope condemns climate change sceptics

Pope Francis has warned history will judge world leaders who do not act as he blasted climate change sceptics in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey. The pontiff said the recent storms meant the effects of climate change could be seen “with your own eyes”.

Vast rally for independence in Barcelona

Thousands of Catalans are thronging the streets of Barcelona to mark their national day – the “Diada” – and show support for an independence referendum. Catalonia’s pro-independence government plans to hold the referendum on 1 October, defying Spain which deems it illegal. Catalonia has passed a law to secede from Spain if the vote is Yes.

Flamingo photo scoops top prize

The competition celebrates the diversity of birds while they are flying, fighting and feeding.

Australian PM defended over baby photo

Australians have come to the defence of PM Malcolm Turnbull after a photo of him holding his grandchild and a beer became a topic of much discussion. It began innocuously enough: Mr Turnbull shared the photo of himself with his young granddaughter at an Australian Rules football final in Sydney on Saturday.

A History Of Donald Trump’s Tasteless Comments About 9/11

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump on Monday commemorated the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, leading a moment of silence at the White House to mark the moment the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York.

Sputnik, The Russian News Agency, Is Under Investigation By The FBI

WASHINGTON – The FBI recently questioned a former White House correspondent for Sputnik, the Russian-government-funded news agency, as part of an investigation into whether it is acting as an undeclared propaganda arm of the Kremlin in violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).

London Deploys The ‘Talon’ To Thwart Car-Ramming Attacks

As a guard against car-ramming attacks, London’s Metropolitan Police have unveiled a new device that features spikes and netting intended to rapidly halt vehicles weighing up to 17 tons. The equipment, called the Talon, can puncture the tires of vehicles that drive over it and then ensnare their wheels in a net ― causing the car or truck to skid to a stop.

Steve Jobs’ classic Apple surprises are gone, and the company’s better for it

The leak of basically everything about Apple’s iOS 11 and its new iPhones removes any and all mystery about the company’s event on Tuesday. Short of Apple CEO Tim Cook rolling onto stage in an Apple iCar, there are few surprises left. Not that there was much to begin with.

Tesla helps folks escape Hurricane Irma by boosting the range of some cars

Tesla pushed an emergency over-the-air update to some cars in the southeast U.S., extending the electric cars range to help owners evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irma. Electrek first reported on the news, and it was later confirmed by a Tesla spokesperson.

Google will repair Hurricane Harvey victims’ Pixel phones for free in Houston

While repairing a broken or damaged cell phone isn’t always the most high-priority thing in the wake of a natural disaster, it’s still an important one-phones are a primary tool used for communication and gathering information.

Hollywood casting director says Asians are not expressive and people are not having it

Are Asian actors less expressive than their white counterparts? Asians are taking to Twitter in anger, after a Hollywood casting director allegedly said Asian actors were more difficult to cast because they were “not very expressive.” An article by Paste Magazine quotes Nancy Wang Yuen, a sociologist, in which she recalls talking to an unnamed casting director regarding Asians.

Fake Shakespeare Facts is the kind of fake news we can get on board with

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Or shall I just post #fakenews on Twitter? For reasons that are not entirely clear, Twitter has been blowing up with the hashtag #FakeShakespeareFacts. They’ve appeared just ahead of season two of the BBC sitcom Upstart Crow , starring David Mitchell (of Peep Show fame) as the bard himself.