The U.S. "Cassini" spacecraft has detected small amounts of propene -- a constituent of many plastics -- in the atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon, Titan.
In an interview published on October 1 in Italy's left-leaning "La Repubblica" daily, Pope Francis denounced the "Vatican-centric" mentality of the Holy See.
An association of hard-line Islamic clerics running Sunni religious schools in Pakistan has called on the government and the Taliban to start peace talks.
Abdullah Abdullah, a former challenger to incumbent Afghan President Hamid Karzai, has entered next year's presidential race.
In a new report, the UN says one in eight people suffers from chronic hunger.
The last mandatory drafting of conscripts into the Ukrainian armed forces is under way. The Defense Ministry announced on October 1 that by the end of 2014 the Ukrainian armed forces will be comprised of soldiers serving on contracts only.
Bosnia this week begins its first official census since 1991. The population count is a highly sensitive issue since it will reveal the country's ethnic makeup following the 1992-95 war.
An estimated 200,000 Moldovan nationals will not be able to travel to Russia for seasonal labor under new regulations.
The Tajik parliament's lower chamber has ratified an agreement allowing Russian troops to stay in the country until 2042.
Uzbek border guards are expected to begin withdrawing from disputed territory in Kyrgyzstan's southern province of Jalal-Abad on October 1.
Eight cardinals from around the globe begin closed-door talks with Pope Francis on October 1 to help him map out reforms in the worldwide 1.2 billion-member Catholic Church.
The United States has condemned the latest bloodshed in Iraq. More than 50 people were reported killed on September 30 in a series of blasts, mainly car bombs that were detonated in Shi’ite-majority areas in and around Baghdad.