French prosecutors have said they believe "with certainty" that a wing part found on Reunion Island in July came from missing flight MH370. read more
Five Chinese naval ships are currently positioned in the Bering Sea off the coast of Alaska, U.S. officials confirm. It is believed to be the first time Chinese military vessels have been seen operating in the area. They were seen not far from where President Barack Obama is visiting as part of his three-day tour of Alaska to raise awareness of the effects of climate change on the state.
A hurricane with winds of up to 120km/h (75mph) has hit the island nation of Cape Verde, off the coast of West Africa. The government grounded all flights as heavy rain and winds lashed north-western islands in the archipelago. No hurricane has ever been recorded further east in the tropical Atlantic. read more
At least four people were killed as Tropical Storm Erika battered the Caribbean island of Dominica on Thursday, bringing heavy rain, calamitous flooding and landslides to the tiny nation. read more
Stock markets in London, Paris and Frankfurt have fallen sharply as fears of a Chinese economic slowdown continue to haunt investors. London's FTSE 100 index was down by 4% in early afternoon trade, with major markets in France and Germany down by 4.6% and 4.4% respectively. read more