Here are the biggest headlines in the world today.
The second Democratic presidential debate in as many days in Detroit is over.
A desert settlement in a US-protected zone in Syria has not received aid in months, and the US says it can do little to help.
The US believes late al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza bin Laden is dead, a US official told CNN on Wednesday.
The United States sanctioned Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Wednesday, following through on a weeks-old threat that is likely to elevate already heightened tensions with Iran.
A US Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet jet crashed Wednesday in Death Valley National Park, at a spot known to aviation enthusiasts as Star Wars Canyon, according to park spokesman Patrick Taylor, who told CNN that seven visitors suffered minor injuries as a result.
One Southwest Airlines employee literally put herself into the (CNN) – travel fray when it came to jockeying for overhead bin space. Passenger Veronica Lloyd was surprised to find a flight attendant in the overhead compartment on her flight from Nashville to Atlanta on Monday. “She was up there for about five minutes.
The sixth wife of the billionaire ruler of Dubai has applied to a London court for an order to prevent one of her children from being forced into marriage, news agencies reported.
A second person has died after contracting Ebola in Goma, a major transit hub in the Democratic Republic of Congo on the Rwandan border, according to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
The British car industry has been written off before. Brexit presents the biggest challenge it has faced since the 1970s.
As Democrat presidential hopefuls prepare to face off in a second night of debates, all eyes are on former Vice-President Joe Biden, the party’s frontrunner. He will be sharing a stage in Detroit with nine other Democrats, including California Senator Kamala Harris. In their prior debate in June, Ms Harris aggressively attacked Mr Biden’s race relations record.
Rwanda has closed its border with DR Congo in response to the Ebola crisis. At least two people have died from the virus in the eastern Congolese city of Goma, near the Rwandan border. It is one year today that DR Congo declared what has become its worst outbreak, with more than 1,800 people dead and over 2,700 infected.
Zinedine Zidane said he hoped Gareth Bale had been training after reports suggested the Real Madrid forward was playing golf while his team-mates were competing at the Audi Cup. The French coach earlier explained the Welshman did not travel to Munich for the two-match tournament because he was not fit.
A new terminal has been opened at the Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s economic capital. Terminal 3 has the capacity to serve 3.5 million more passengers, increasing traffic at the airport to six million annually.
Chinese billionaire Liu Zhongtian has been indicted in the US over allegations he evaded $1.8bn (£1.5bn) in tariffs on aluminium imports. Prosecutors accuse Mr Liu of using the aluminium company he founded to smuggle huge amounts of the metal into the US. The firm, China Zhongwang Holdings, did not immediately respond to a BBC request for comment.
Do you whistle while you work? Perhaps you prefer to just keep swimming. Or maybe you’re trying to fit your phenomenal cosmic powers into an itty, bitty living space.
What’s more groan-inducing than slicing open a bulky box and wading through mounds of plastic and paper only to find a small gadget inside? This – plus the box-within-a-box phenomenon – is a common experience for Amazon shoppers. Now the internet giant wants to change that.
Four of the biggest names in broadcast television – ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox – have filed a lawsuit against Locast, a small TV streaming service that broadcasts over-the-air local stations for free. According to the Wall Street Journal , the TV networks have filed suit in federal court in an effort to shut down the service.
Here’s to “Netflix and Stroll” becoming the new “Netflix & Chill.” It seems there’s enough of a niche audience that watches Netflix while they’re walking about that the streaming service is collecting data to test giving customers on the move better quality video.
At the end of CNN’s second Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday night, all the candidates ended their closing statements with their websites. Except Joe Biden, who got confused. He gave the number to his text line with no context instead.