The killers of two British tourists are likely to have fled a Thai resort island amid false police leads, a contaminated crime scene and the distraction of veiled criticism of one of the bikini-wearing victims by Thailand's military ruler.
Scotland is holding a referendum on whether it should exit the United Kingdom. Follow all the news as it develops.
A man has shot and killed his daughter and six grandchildren in the small north Florida town of Bell, in what authorities have called a murder-suicide, according to media reports.
As militants closed in around the Kurdish capital last month, prompting panicked families to flee and exposing just how stretched the region's Peshmerga forces were, it was clear the dream of an independent Kurdistan would be put on hold once more.
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.