One man is in Scotland to see the kind of referendum he wants for West Papua. "This campaign is about my life," he tells Nick Miller.
Washington has been "communicating" with its arch-enemy Tehran, but so far its advances have been spurned.
Terrorist sympathisers in Australia were foiled plotting "an extravaganza of brutality" the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, has told Congress as he gave testimony in support of the President's strategy to defeat the Islamic State.
Some had tears in their eyes, some gave a sigh of relief, some waved flags and some simply put a cross in a box and crossed their fingers.
In a battle of the heavyweights, the gloves are off as former British prime minister Gordon Brown pounds his point in favour of the Union and Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond delivers his counterpunch for independence.
Barack Obama has again declared he would not commit ground troops to battle against Islamic State militants as the US House of Representatives backs his plan to arm and train Syrian rebels.
This is no Braveheat patriotism moment, this is about giving Scotland the political power to decide the future of Scotland.
Down the end of Leith Walk, in a working class part of Edinburgh where the only tourists are lost tourists, there's a statue of Queen Victoria wearing a Saltire for a cape.
Twelve people questioned over the slayings of two British tourists on a Thai resort island have been cleared as suspects following DNA tests, police say.
Zeitoun enters the classroom that is now home to more than a dozen people and sits beside me. "For one month and eight days I was in the hands of ISIL," she says.