Kuwait cleric Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, has received a life sentence at a court in New York. He was convicted of conspiring to kill Americans and of providing material support to terrorists.
Authorities in El Salvador have taken former President Francisco Flores into custody, where he is to await trial. The former leader stands accused of embezzling millions of dollars.
Senators have supported allowing the US government to arm and train "moderate" rebels fighting in Syria's civil war. President Obama praised the "speed and seriousness" of an often fractious Congress on the issue.
Rob Ford's doctor has said that the gaffe-prone Toronto mayor has a rare type of cancerous tumor in his abdomen, and will start chemotherapy treatment within days. The illness forced Ford to ditch his re-election bid.
Unsealed court documents have shown that the US government threatened Internet giant Yahoo with large fines if it failed to hand over user email data. The case dates back to George W. Bush's second term as president.
Each September 11, there are remembrance ceremonies for the victims of the 9/11 attacks. Some survivors, however, feel they have been forgotten; in particular, the responders who are still suffering from their service.
Richard Kiel, best known for his portrayal of Bond villain "Jaws," has died in a California hospital aged 74. The silent, steel-toothed colossus survived for his franchise encore thanks to Kiel's suggestions.
US President Obama has vowed to target "Islamic State" militants "wherever they exist," including Syria. Speaking on the eve of the anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Obama ruled out deploying combat troops.
The Obama administration has called on Congress to quickly authorize weapons shipments to Syrian rebel groups opposed to the "Islamic State." But Republican lawmakers are demanding a full debate on the issue.
Canada says underwater archeologists have located one of the Franklin Expedition ships lost more than 160 years ago. Their disappearance in the Arctic in 1848 became one of the great mysteries of the 19th century.
Barack Obama has pledged further US assistance against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in a conversation with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. A fourth US citizen to contract the disease is en route to Atlanta.
A bomb blast near a subway station in Chile's capital, Santiago, has injured several people. The government has said it will invoke an anti-terrorism law to prosecute the perpetrators.
"Our Chavez, who art in heaven" - Hugo Chavez's most ardent admirers have been praying to the late Venezuelan leader with presidential support. DW's Uta Thofern is concerned about the abuse of Venezuela's spirituality.
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