- Votes against the Iran nuclear deal failed in the Congress. The State Department plans to begin implementing the agreement on October 18.
- Taliban gunmen attacked a military air base in Peshawar, with Pakistani soldiers killing at least eight of the militants.
- The United States is helping build a wall on the border of Niger to prevent incursions by Boko Haram militants from Nigeria.
- The president of Somalia insists recent advances by Al Shabaab militants don't mean a resurgence for the Al Qaeda affiliate.
- At least 12 people were killed in an earthquake in Chile.
- The Aedes nigripes, a mosquito in the Arctic, is getting a longer breeding season and so showing up earlier in the year.
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