President Barack Obama offered his "deepest condolences" over the suspected US airstrike

Obama orders inquiry into Afghan hospital bombing

10.19 US President Barack Obama has offered his "deepest condolences" over a suspected US airstrike on a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz that killed 19 people, and promised a thorough probe into the incident.

Pope Francis on the eve of the Synod of Bishops at St Peter's basilica

Pope opens Synod of Bishops in Rome

09.54 Pope Francis has opened a gathering of bishops in Rome intended to review Catholic teaching on the family against a backdrop of controversy over homosexuality.

MSF said their staff were in shock  after the strikes

US military conducted air strike near MSF hospital

03 Oct The US military has said it conducted an air strike near a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres in the Afghan city of Kunduz where 19 staff and patients, including three children, were killed in a blast.

The identities and nationalities of the victims have not yet been provided

Two killed in attack in Jerusalem

03 Oct The Islamic Jihad group has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack in Jerusalem that has left two people dead and one in a serious condition.

Russian Defence Ministry image of an air strike on a target in Syria

Russia carries out more than 60 Syrian flights

03 Oct Russia's Air Force has carried out more than 60 flights in Syria in the past 72 hours, significantly reducing the military potential of terrorists there, a senior official in the Russian army told Russian news agencies on Saturday.

Rescue workers search for survivors of the landslide

At least 59 dead following landslide in Guatemala

03 Oct Rescue workers in Guatemala are continuing to search for survivors of a massive landslide that has claimed the lives of at least 59 people, with hopes fading for hundreds of others who are still missing.

The US National Hurricane Center downgraded Joaquin to a Category 3 hurricane

Cargo ship missing as hurricane hits Bahamas

03 Oct Hurricane Joaquin has pulled away from the Bahamas, leaving the fate of a missing cargo ship with 33 crew still unknown, as vast swathes of the US coast braced for more heavy rains and flooding from a separate weather system.