An Iraqi operation to recapture the city of Mosul, the last major stronghold of the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) in the country, has started. Artillery began firing on the city early on Monday, in a long-awaited assault from Kurdish peshmerga, Iraqi government and allied forces. Tanks are now moving towards the city, which has been held by IS since 2014. The start of the operation was announced by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in a televised address in the early hours of Monday (local time). "The hour of victory has come," he said.
Former world champion sprinter Tyson Gay's 15-year-old daughter has been killed in a shooting in the US state of Kentucky, police say. Police in Lexington said Trinity Gay was hit in the neck during an exchange of fire between two vehicles in a restaurant car park.
Katty Kay, BBC: No one's ever said my microphone should be cut before, so when Ben Carson suggested I should be shut up after I asked him if he thought the women accusing Donald Trump of sexual abuse were lying, I was a bit flabbergasted. It sounded almost Soviet. Let's be clear about what happened. I asked Carson, a surrogate for Trump, a simple yes/no question. He refused to answer. When I pushed him he asked not once but twice that the program shut off my mic. All I wanted was an answer -- what I got was a ridiculous demand for censorship. read more
Nicole is forecast to reach major hurricane strength before it passes Bermuda. read more
Voters in Colombia have rejected a landmark peace deal with Farc rebels in a shock referendum result, with 50.24% voting against it. The deal was signed last week by President Juan Manuel Santos and Farc leader Timoleon Jimenez after nearly four years of negotiations. read more