Here are some of today’s biggest headlines from across the world.

Trump lays into Democrats as impeachment net tightens

As the impeachment battle heads into its third week, President Donald Trump is intensifying his counter-attack against Democrats driving ever deeper into his inner circle.

Nikki Haley says Trump’s Syria decision means leaving US allies ‘to die’

Nikki Haley, President Donald Trump’s former ambassador to the United Nations, issued stinging criticism of her former boss on Monday, saying Trump’s decision to remove US troops from northern Syria as Turkey plans a military offensive in the region means the US is leaving Kurdish allies “to die.”

Hong Kong’s violent protests show no sign of stopping. Some are deciding it’s time to leave

In the middle of a beautiful sunset in May, Emily’s boyfriend knelt before her on a beach in Japan and proposed. Overjoyed, she said yes.

China’s love for the NBA runs deep. But the Rockets scandal is forcing fans to choose between sport and country

Basketball may have been invented by a Canadian and popularized by Americans, but it has more fans in China than anywhere else.

Millions in California may be in the dark for a week if PG&E shuts off power due to fire potential, San Jose mayor says

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) announced Monday it may shut off power this week in nearly 30 northern California counties in response to strong and dry winds posing a fire threat.

Republicans try a new excuse to defend Trump: It’s just a joke

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This company just grew meat in space for the first time

Aleph Farms, an Israeli company that engineers beef steaks, announced Monday it had successfully grown meat in space for the first time.

Nevada wildlife officials warn hunters about ‘zombie’ deer

The symptoms of chronic wasting disease reduce infected animals to zombie-like creatures: Stumbling, drooling, drastic weight loss. They can become more aggressive and less afraid of humans

Iranian Instagram star ‘arrested for blasphemy’

An Iranian Instagram star famous for her radical appearance and cosmetic surgery has been arrested for blasphemy by the Tehran Prosecutor’s Office, according to the country’s semi-official Tasnim News agency.

House Democrats Mull Hiding Whistleblower’s Identity From GOP During Testimony: Report

House Democrats are allegedly working to mask the Ukraine scandal whistleblower’s identity from Republican lawmakers who are President Donald Trump’s allies in a potential effort to ensure the individual’s safety during testimony at a time when the president is actively trying to expose the person who wrote the bombshell complaint that sparked an impeachment inquiry.

Trump On Turkey: ‘I Have A Little Conflict Of Interest … It’s Called Trump Towers’

As even Republican lawmakers and foreign policy experts reel over Donald Trump’s unilateral decision to abandon Kurdish allies to an assault from Turkey in Syria, the president himself apparently has an explanation: “I have a little conflict of interest” concerning Turkey.

Pat Robertson: Trump Is ‘In Danger Of Losing The Mandate Of Heaven’

Right-wing televangelist Pat Robertson once heralded President Donald Trump as ” God’s man for the job.” Now, he says the president is “in danger of losing the mandate of heaven.”

Jeff Daniels Will Transform Into James Comey In This New TV Miniseries

Former FBI Director James Comey’s tell-all memoir is hitting the small screen, and Jeff Daniels is slated to play its leading role. CBS Studios announced Monday that the Emmy winner known for the “Dumb and Dumber” franchise, “Good Night and Good Luck” and “Terms of Endearment” will star as Comey in a four-hour miniseries adaptation of “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership.”

‘South Park’ Sarcastically Apologizes To China After Country Bans Show

Looks like Comedy Central’s “South Park” is no laughing matter to the Chinese government, which the satirical animated series heavily criticized in its episode last week.

British PM To Contact White House If U.S. Diplomat’s Wife Fails To Face Fatal Crash

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he will make a personal plea to the White House should a U.S. diplomat’s wife fail to return to the U.K. to face questioning in a wrong-way collision that killed a British teenager.

Ex-Rudy Giuliani Aide: ‘He Looks Like A Right-Wing Conspiracy Nut’

Ken Frydman, a former campaign press secretary to President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, on Monday said his former boss now “looks like a right-wing conspiracy nut.” “There was an old Rudy and a new Rudy,” Frydman, who worked on Giuliani’s successful 1993 New York mayoral campaign, told MSNBC ‘s Ari Melber.

Instagram scraps ‘Following’ tab that let you spy on your thirsty friends

Instagram is about to get a little less revealing by scrapping the “Following” tab that lets you see all of your friends’ strange, thirsty activity. The “Following” tab displayed the activity of users that you follow, showing the comments they made and the comments and photos they liked, as well as the people they followed.

Dramatic video shows deer jumping through window and wreaking havoc in a salon

A jarring CCTV video shows a deer breaking into a Long Island hair salon, stunning the staff and customers inside. The deer crashes in through the glass storefront of the salon, kicking a woman sitting in the front of the building on a couch. If you’re wearing headphones, watch out: This clip gets extremely loud.

Seafaring scientists won’t glimpse the sun for 150 days

It will be a dark, black winter. In the heart of the central Arctic, scientists have intentionally lodged their 387-foot-long and over 12,000-ton ship, Polarstern, in a sheet of hardy floating ice, called an ice floe.

Tesla cars to get fart and goat horn sounds soon

Good news, maybe: Tesla cars are about to get new, customized horn and movement sounds, the company’s CEO Elon Musk tweeted on Sunday. Musk mentioned coconuts, fart and goat sounds for starters before adding that those are just “the tip of the iceberg.”

‘Joker’ is October’s biggest box office opening ever with $93.5 million

No matter where you fall on Joker, there’s no question that lots of people bought a ticket to see it for opening weekend. The Joaquin Phoenix-led origin tale for Batman’s famed arch-nemesis opened with $93.5 million in U.S. ticket sales.