Indian emergency workers are battling to prevent waterborne
diseases like cholera from spreading as fetid water swills
around the Kashmir valley more than a week after the worst
flooding in more than a century.
Fighting broke out again in Ukraine's rebel-held city of
Donetsk as President Petro Poroshenko prepared to unveil a
risky plan to give the separatist-minded east "special
status" in a bid to end a conflict that has killed over 3,000
Iran's supreme leader said he had personally rejected an
offer from the United States for talks to fight Islamic
State, an apparent blow to Washington's efforts to build a
military coalition to fight militants in both Iraq and Syria.
British Prime Minister David Cameron used his last visit to
Scotland before a historic independence referendum this week
to implore Scots to remain part of the United Kingdom,
warning that a breakaway vote would be irreversible.
Hurricane Odile whipped through the popular beach resorts of
Mexico's Baja California peninsula, uprooting trees, downing
power lines and forcing thousands of tourists to take cover
in emergency shelters.