Tuesday September 16, 2014, Cape Canaveral
NASA won't meet a congressionally ordered goal to find 90 percent of nearby and potentially dangerous asteroids larger than 460 feet (140 metres) in diameter, the agency's Inspector General said on Monday.
More than 700 people fleeing Africa and the Middle East may have drowned in the latest shipwrecks in the Mediterranean, bringing the death toll this year to almost 3,000, the International Organisation for Migration said on Monday.
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday he had vetoed a U.S. invitation to cooperate in fighting Islamic State, but Washington insisted it would not coordinate militarily with Iran against the militants.
Hurricane Odile swirled menacingly toward Mexico's Los Cabos resorts on Sunday, leading authorities to evacuate high-risk areas and open shelters as the powerful storm threatened to thrash the Pacific coast.
World powers backed military measures on Monday to help defeat Islamic State fighters in Iraq, boosting Washington's efforts to set up a coalition, but made no mention of the tougher diplomatic challenge next door in Syria.
The UN today said it has "relocated" its peacekeepers from several positions on the Golan Heights as the security situation continues to deteriorate, with armed groups posing a direct threat to their safety.
European travellers face growing disruption after Air France pilots began a week-long strike in a dispute over cost cuts and Lufthansa pilots called their fourth walkout in three weeks over early retirement rights.