HONOLULU -- Authorities are hopeful that a lava flow creeping towards Pahoa village in Hawaii for four months has stalled, just metres away from destroying it.
LONDON -- More than 15,000 foreign fighters from over 80 countries have travelled to Syria over the past three years to join militant groups.
NEW YORK -- Scientists have confirmed that a frog found living in New York City wetlands is a new species. Rana kauffeldi, the leopard frog, probably once inhabited Manhattan.
FLORIDA -- Little known Magic Leap has attracted $542 million from investors led by Google for a device to project computer-generated 3D images over real life settings.
TUNIS -- Tunisia's secularist party Nidaa Tounes has won 85 seats in the country's 217-seat parliament. The governing Islamist Ennahda party won 69 seats.
AHMEDABAD -- Authorities in India have begun evacuating tens of thousands of people as Cyclone Nilofar -- with wind speeds of 60-80km/h -- heads towards Gujarat state.
KIEV -- Coalition talks are underway between the pro-Western winners of Ukraine's parliamentary poll. Only five parties passed the 5% threshold thus far.
PALMA -- Mozambique could emerge as one of the world’s top liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporters and see its economy grow 10-fold over the next two decades.
MEXICO CITY -- Mexican authorities searching for 43 students abducted after clashing with police in September are investigating a new mass grave in Cocula.
BUDAPEST -- Hungary’s Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, plans to create the world’s first tax on internet usage. The "bit" tax is Orban’s latest attempt to slash government debt.
GLOBAL -- Events this month include the U.S. mid-term elections, a G20 summit in Australia, and the first ever landing by a spacecraft on a comet.
WASHINGTON D.C. -- The Republicans hope to gain a majority in the U.S. Senate by wresting seats from Democrats and taking spots left open by retirements.
BARCELONA -- Catalonia’s president Artur Mas has said a non-binding vote on independence from Spain will go ahead on Nov 9, in defiance of Madrid.
BRUSSELS -- The new European Commission, a body consisting of 28 Commissioners from each EU country, is expected to take office on November 1.
LONDON -- The ATP World Tour Finals feature the world’s top eight-ranked tennis players over the year. The final four spots will be decided at the Paris Masters this week.
AUSTIN -- Formula One heads to the U.S. on Sunday with former champion Lewis Hamilton holding a 17-point lead over his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg.
NEW YORK -- The New York City Marathon, the world’s largest marathon, and the concluding race of the six annual World Marathon Majors takes place on Sunday.
LONDON -- Wales Rally GB concludes the WRC season. Competitors must cope with muddy and slippery conditions, driving in darkness and unpredictable weather.