The US House of Representatives will begin debating legislation on Tuesday to give President Barack Obama approval for arming and training rebels who oppose both Islamic State militants and Syria's government.
With Scotland's independence referendum apparently too close to call, Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday used his final speech to Scots before Thursday's vote to warn that there would be no turning back from a "painful divorce" from Britain.
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.