Here are the stories making headlines today.

Death toll in Iran-Iraq earthquake climbs above 200

Iran’s Press TV said the highest number of casualties in the country occurred in the town of Sarpol-e Zahab, Kermanshah province, with the country’s semi-official Mehr news agency saying 100 of the 207 reported dead were from that town alone. In the Kurdish region of northern Iraq, seven deaths were reported.

Hariri says he will return to Lebanon ‘very soon’

“I will go back to Lebanon very soon and will take all the necessary constitutional steps to resign,” Hariri told Future TV while speaking at his home in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He also suggested he could rescind his resignation, saying “if I revoke my resignation, there should be respect for Lebanon.”

‘The Flash’ showrunner suspended amid sexual harassment claims

The company says it is investigating accusations against Andrew Kreisberg, who co-created several of The CW’s hit comic book shows: “The Flash,” “Supergirl,” “Arrow” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.” “We take all allegations of misconduct extremely seriously, and are committed to creating a safe working environment for our employees and everyone involved in our productions,” the television group said in a statement to CNN.

Bill Gates’ newest mission: Curing Alzheimer’s

“I believe there is a solution,” he told me without hesitation. “Any type of treatment would be a huge advance from where we are today,” he said, but “the long-term goal has got to be cure.” I had the chance to sit down with Gates recently to talk about his newest initiative.

Nationalist protesters disrupt Poland independence day

Demonstrators carried banners that read “White Europe, Europe must be white,” and “Pray for an Islamic Holocaust.” Some wore masks and waved red and white Polish flags, chanting “Death to enemies of the homeland,” and “Catholic Poland, not secular.” Police estimate that 60,000 people took part in the nationalist demonstration.

Brazilian GP: Sebastian Vettel cruises to victory

With the drivers’ world title settled — Lewis Hamilton clinched his fourth at last month’s Mexican Grand Prix — Vettel had little to fight for but pride and so he delivered, cruising to a first win in eight races and putting a halt to a desperately disappointing run of results.

Inside one of the Maldives’ most expensive resorts

When it comes to Maldives (CNN) – travel, you have to try pretty hard to have a bad vacation. Made up of more than 1,000 islands that sit in 26 reef-framed atolls, this tiny nation’s waters of seemingly infinite shades of blue and green slide into patches of white sands and dark corals.

Texas Church Is Transformed Into Poignant Memorial For Mass Shooting Victims

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas ― One week after it became the site of the deadliest mass shooting in modern Texas shooting, the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs reopened to the public on Sunday. Instead, 26 handcrafted chairs marked locations where worshippers were fatally shot.

Trump Distances Himself From His Own Remarks On Russian Election Meddling

HANOI (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday attempted to clear up confusion over whether he accepts Russian President Vladimir Putin’s denials of meddling in the U.S. election last year.

This Trump Handshake May Be His Most Ridiculous Yet

President Donald Trump was thrown off by a handshake intended to kick off an international conference in the Philippines on Monday. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Manila began with an opening ceremony and photo op of attending world leaders.

Joe Biden Talks With Oprah About The Possibility Of A 2020 Presidential Run

When Joe Biden sat down with Oprah over the weekend to discuss his new memoir, the former vice president opened up about the big question on everyone’s minds: Has he considered running for president in 2020? “Not yet,” Biden says during his “SuperSoul Sunday” interview. “Look, I’m a great respecter of fate.

Carrie Underwood Recovering After Breaking Wrist In Fall

Country music star Carrie Underwood is recovering after reportedly breaking her wrist in a fall outside her home in Nashville, Tennessee. The 34-year-old was treated at a hospital after falling down some steps on Friday night, a representative told The Tennessean. Her husband, former Nashville Predators hockey captain Mike Fisher, traveled back to Nashville to be with her.

Advertisers Are Pulling Out Of Sean Hannity’s Show After His Roy Moore Coverage

At least five companies have pulled their advertisements from Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News following criticism about the way he handled allegations of sexual misconduct by Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. Keurig,, DNA-testing service 23 and Me, plus-size clothing company Eloquii, and vitamin company Nature’s Bounty all announced their decisions over the weekend.

The Most Viral Man Of The Year Isn’t A One-Hit Wonder

On 29 August, comedian Michael Dapaah stepped up to the mic on BBC Radio 1XTRA’s “Fire in the Booth” segment and did a freestyle rap in character as two wannabe rappers, MC Quakez and Big Shaq. The rest is history.

President Trump Called Kim Jung Un “Short And Fat,” But Said Maybe One Day They Could Be Friends

President Donald Trump traded petty insults with North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jung Un Sunday, but told reporters shortly after that perhaps one day, he and the North Korean dictator might one day be friends. “Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me ‘old,’ when I would NEVER call him ‘short and fat?'” Trump tweeted Sunday after arriving in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Sex ‘unlikely to cause cardiac arrest’

Sudden cardiac arrest is associated with sexual activity far more often in men than women, research suggests. But sex is a rare trigger for sudden cardiac arrest. Only 34 out of the 4,557 cardiac arrests examined occurred during or within one hour of sexual intercourse and 32 of those affected were men.

MTV EMAs 2017: Shawn Mendes scoops three awards

Shawn Mendes beat Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran to scoop the best artist prize at this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards. The Canadian singer also won the best song and the biggest fans awards at the event held at Wembley Arena.

Uber moves closer to $10bn Softbank deal

Uber has struck a deal that could lead to a huge investment by a consortium led by Japanese conglomerate Softbank and San Francisco group Dragoneer. The size of the potential investment has not been disclosed, but reports say it could be up to $10bn (£7.6bn).

Why Chinese mums stay inside after giving birth

“Postnatal confinement” – where new mothers do not leave the house, have visitors or shower for a month after giving birth – is said to be widespread among the UK’s Chinese community. Experts warn that few in the medical profession know this occurs.

Trump has ‘great relationship’ with Duterte

US President Donald Trump said he has a “great relationship” with Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte, after a highly anticipated meeting in Manila. Mr Trump did not raise concerns about human rights violations in the country, despite calls for him to do so.

Concern at first CO2 rise in four years

Global emissions of CO2 in 2017 are projected to rise for the first time in four years, dashing hopes that a peak might soon be reached. The main cause of the expected growth has been greater use of coal in China as its economy expanded.