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Four people are killed and 12 critically injured when an amphibious tour bus and a charter bus carrying foreign exchange college students collide on a bridge in Seattle.
China's President Xi Jinping will make a key pledge on climate change as he meets US President Barack Obama in Washington, say US officials.
Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz sets the pace in a drenched first practice session at the Japanese Grand Prix.
Japanese shares open higher on Friday, recovering losses after the previous session's sell-off when the market lost nearly 3%.
Core consumer prices in the world's third largest economy, Japan, fell on an annual basis for the first time in over two years in August.
The UN humanitarian chief voices alarmed after UN agencies are ordered out of rebel-held parts of the Luhansk region in eastern Ukraine.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto announces the creation of a special team to look into the disappearance of 43 students a year ago.
Scientists say they have discovered a genetic clue to why some breast cancers relapse, which could lead to better treatment.
The way the body can track the passing of the seasons in a "chemical calendar" has been discovered by scientists.
Germany's federal government doubles its aid for regional states, to €4bn (£3bn; $4.5bn), to help them cope with a record influx of migrants.
Half of business people are awaiting the outcome of the UK's EU reform talks before taking their final position on EU membership, a survey suggests.
Banksy's Dismaland, housed for five weeks in a derelict lido, has generated £20m for the Weston-super-Mare economy, tourism bosses say.