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.

It is understood around 200 people entered the complex but were arrested by police

Migrants disrupt Channel Tunnel services

03 Oct Around 200 migrants tried to get into the Channel Tunnel from the French side overnight, clashing with staff and police and forcing a temporary suspension of rail services.

Gerry Adams said he was ready to continue supporting Cuba's communist revolution with concrete actions

Adams seeks closer Irish ties with Cuba

02 Oct Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has told Cuban leaders that he would like to see closer ties between the Caribbean nation and Ireland, state media in Havana has said.

Swiss authorities have opened a criminal investigation into Sepp Blatter

Card firm Visa joins calls for Blatter to resign

02 Oct US credit card giant Visa has become the third top FIFA sponsor to demand Sepp Blatter's immediate resignation today, following calls for the football chief to quit by Coca-Cola and McDonald's.

Barack Obama said Russia was not distinguishing between the so-called IS and moderate Sunni opposition

US condemns Russia's actions in Syria

02 Oct US President Barack Obama has warned that Russia's military engagement in Syria in support of strongman Bashar al-Assad is a "recipe for disaster," though Washington could still work with Moscow on reducing tensions.

Troy Newman at a prayer event in 2007

Australia to deport anti-abortion activist

02 Oct Controversial American anti-abortion activist Troy Newman will be deported after losing a legal bid to stay in Australia following the immigration minister's decision to revoke his visa.