PARIS -- More than 30 countries are pledging to participate in a coherent global strategy to combat IS extremists before they gain more territory in Iraq and Syria.
EDINBURGH -- Scots go to the polls Thursday to vote for independence. Overnight counting will take place in each of Scotland's 32 regional centres.
BERLIN -- The world's leading runners will be aiming to break a record time of 2:03:23 set in 2013 by Kenya's Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich on the fast, flat course.
LONDON -- This year's world university rankings put the U.S. in top position with 51 institutions followed by UK (29), Germany (13), Netherlands (11), and Canada (10).
DARMSTADT -- The European Space Agency announced Monday that the robot lander of the Rosetta spacecraft will descend to "site J" on November 11.
JEDDAH -- Saudi Arabia has increased infection control measures to avoid an outbreak of the deadly MERS virus during the annual Hajj pilgrimage in October.
PONFERRADA -- From September 21-28 the world’s elite cyclists will convene in Ponferrada to battle for the coveted rainbow jersey and title of World Champion.
GLENEAGLES -- America's top golfers will lock horns with holders Europe in a bid to win back the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland from September 25 to 28.
MADRID -- Real Madrid open the defence of their title against Switzerland's FC Basel, while runners-up and city rivals Atlético travel to Greece to take on Olympiacos.
BERLIN -- Germany marks Unity Day on October 3 and the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9. But 25 years after the dramatic events, deep divisions remain.