In response, Spain's Senate has approved Madrid's proposal to take control of the region's autonomy. Also: The UN warns of dire food shortages in a rebel-controlled area in Syria, and two women and their dogs are rescued after nearly five months at sea.
There have been fatalities in opposition strongholds and voting has been postponed until Saturday in some areas because of security concerns. Also: President Trump declares opioid addiction a US public health emergency, and IKEA withdraws an advert in China which has been accused of insulting single women.
A teenager dies in isolated clashes in Kenya where many polling stations did not open for the re-run. Also: scientists in London trial a pill that could lead to HIV vaccine and supersonic Bloodhound rocket car in first public test runs.
Kenyans to vote again for a new President - but main opposition leader has called for a boycott, Male killer whales and their complex social bonds.
Fats Domino - a pioneer and rock and roll legend - has died at the age of 89.
Opposition supporters voice anger as Kenya prepares for repeat presidential election.
Also, China's President Xi Jinping cements his grip on leadership for next five years - and possibly longer, a leading UK economist looks at whether global capitalism works, and Japanese police arrested suspected 'ninja burglar' - aged 74.