The head of the World Food Programme makes urgent appeal for international aid to stave off a humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Also: Madrid holds a pro-Spanish unity rally after Catalonia's declaration of independence, and is football about to replace cricket as India's most popular sport?
Mariano Rajoy begins imposing direct rule over Catalonia after its push for independence. Also, details of a phone call to a British newspaper are revealed in the JFK files, and the Japanese teenager forced to dye her hair black to avoid being banned from class.
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.