North Korea invests huge sums in its military, despite economic ruin.
Protesters on the streets of Hong Kong have warned they will blockade government buildings unless pro-Beijing leader Leung Chun-ying stands down. Meanwhile, China has warned the US not to interfere in its affairs.
Health officials have been scouring the Dallas area for individuals thought to have been in contact with the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the US. The disease has now killed more than 3,300 people in West Africa.
The boss of Argentina's central bank has stepped down as the country attempts to battle an economic slowdown and possible debt default. Juan Carlos Fabrega's resignation follows a long policy dispute with the government.
The Director of the US Secret Service has resigned after top level security breaches came to light during her time in charge. Julia Pierson said she felt that Congress had lost faith in her ability after the lapses.
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