The prime minister of Malta Joseph Muscat has announced that he will step down. The decision follows political turmoil in the country over the murder two years ago of the investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. Mr. Muscat was accused of failing to bring those responsible to justice.
The UN Secretary General has warned the planet is now fighting back after decades of humanity warring against nature. António Guterres said the world is fast approaching the point of no return in its destruction of environment. In a speech ahead of this week's climate change summit, he said he expected countries, especially the most polluting ones, to do more to reach greenhouse gas emissions targets.
There's been an upsurge in fighting in northern Syrian. At least 70 combatants have died in two days of fighting between government forces and armed militias in Idlib.
Iraqi protesters have set fire to the Iranian consulate in the southern city of Najaf. It's the second time an Iranian consulate has been set alight in the past few weeks of mass protests, which have also expressed the widespread anger at Tehran's influence in Iraq.
Nine people have been killed in Brazil during a police operation in one of Sao Paulo's poorest neighborhoods. Officers the victims were trampled to death as people panicked when police chased two men in motorcycles.
Israel's defense minister Naftali Bennett has announced his approval for a new Jewish-only neighborhood in Hebron in the occupied West Bank. It will double the Jewish population in the heart of the largest Palestinian city there.
Facebook has deleted an election advertisement by the governing conservative party in Britain, because it infringed the BBC's intellectual property rights. The BBC had said the advertisement, which featured clips of its reporters, could damage perceptions of the BBC's impartiality.