- WORLD AGENDA: October 2018 interactive (Interactive)
- SOCCER: Best FIFA Football Awards 2018 (Graphic)
- DUBAI: QE2 floating hotel (Graphic DUE Sep 25, 16:00GMT)
- MILITARY: Ukraine-Russia conflict spreads to sea (Graphic DUE Sep 25, 16:00GMT)
- GOLF: Tiger Woods by numbers (Graphic DUE Sep 25, 17:00GMT)
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SPACE -- A luggage-sized satellite deployed from the International Space Station, called RemoveDEBRIS, is endeavouring to capture and make safe space junk using several different experimental techniques.
LONDON -- World events include elections in Brazil, the annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank in Indonesia, and NATO’s largest military exercise since 2002, taking place on Russia’s doorstep in Norway.
BRASILIA -- Brazil’s presidential campaign is growing increasingly polarized ahead of the first round on Oct 7, as voters rejecting centrist candidates and gravitate to opposite ends of the political spectrum.
YEMEN -- British charity Save the Children has warned that more than five million children are at risk of starvation in Yemen, as renewed fighting threatens to disrupt food and aid supplies through the vital port city of Hodeidah.
POLITICS -- The Spanish parliament votes on a law aimed at legally protecting the Socialist government's plans to move the remains of former dictator Francisco Franco out of a giant memorial “The Valley of the Fallen” outside of Madrid.
PYONGYANG -- North Korea has agreed to abolish its missile engine testing facilities in the presence of international experts, and “expressed readiness” to close its main nuclear complex if the U.S. takes “reciprocal action”.
SOCHI -- The leaders of Russia and Turkey have agreed to establish a demilitarised zone in Syria’s Idlib province -- the last major stronghold of anti-government rebels – to avoid a full-scale Syrian offensive.
SPACE -- Elon Musk’s company SpaceX has named its first private passenger on a voyage around the Moon as Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa. The mission will be the first lunar journey by humans since 1972.
BEIJING -- China has vowed to add $60 billion of U.S. products to its import tariff list in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s new tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports, which take effect next Monday.
TECH -- More than half of all workplace tasks will be carried out by machines by 2025, says The World Economic Forum in a new report that highlights the speed with which the labour market will change in coming years.
WASHINGTON -- A U.S. Senate vote on President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was thrown into uncertainty after a woman accused him of high school-era sexual misconduct.
LONDON -- With the first 5G-ready smartphones expected to be released in 2019, mobile phone operators are gearing up to test the new super-fast network. Sony and Samsung both want to be first to market a 5G smartphone.
LONDON -- The all-new Jeep Wrangler is guaranteed to cross the roughest of terrains without getting stuck, powered by a new 2.0-litre turbocharged I4 engine featuring Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ hybrid eTorque system.
NORWAY -- Over 40,000 troops will converge on Norway for NATO’s largest military exercise in recent years. Dubbed Trident Juncture 18, the two-week drill will take place from October 25 to November 7 and include Finland and Sweden.
HISTORY -- The map of Europe underwent drastic revision after World War I. The defeated Central Powers suffered huge territorial losses, and new independent countries were born, from Finland to Yugoslavia.
MOTOGP -- The fifteenth round of the 2018 season sees MotoGP go to Thailand for the first time, where the heat and humidity at the Buriram International Circuit will test the endurance of riders and teams.
GOLF -- The 42nd Ryder Cup will be held at the Albatros Course of Le Golf National in St-Quentin-en-Yvelines, southwest of Paris, just the second Ryder Cup to be held in continental Europe, after the 1997 contest in Spain.
CYCLING -- The 2018 Road World Championships route looks set to be one of the toughest in history, with organisers of the race in the Austrian city of Innsbruck including gradients of up to 25 percent in the elite men’s road race.
SOCCER -- In a table-topping clash Liverpool visit Chelsea, while Manchester City take on struggling Brighton, Arsenal host high-flying Watford, and Tottenham Hotspur go to bottom-placed Huddersfield.