Pressure increased against plans by Kurdish leaders in northern Iraq to hold an independence referendum, with the United Nations chief and Iranian leaders adding their voices to opponents of the vote.
Global leaders will gather at the United Nations on September 18 as the debate session of the world body's General Assembly officially begins.
Slovenia, led by Goran Dragic, defeated Serbia to win its first-ever EuroBasket championship.
France defeated Serbia to win a place in the Davis Cup tennis tournament finals and will face Belgium, which topped Australia to enter the championship match.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has warned that his country would react strongly to any "wrong move" by the United States on the 2015 nuclear deal.
Voters in the Pakistani city of Lahore are heading to the polls for a closely watched by-election caused when former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif stepped down in July.
Russia has dismissed allegations that its military struck U.S.-backed forces in war-torn Syria, injuring several allied fighters.
Hundreds of people have marched in Moldova's capital to protest against a controversial new electoral law.
At least four civilians have been killed and 14 others wounded in an explosion in the eastern Afghan province of Khost, local officials say.
Ana Brnabic, the first openly gay prime minister in the Balkan region and the first Serbian woman in the top job, has joined about 1,000 gay activists at Belgrade's gay-pride parade.
Police in Britain say a second man has been arrested in connection with a bomb attack on the London metro that injured more than two dozen.
Pakistani officials say a roadside bomb blast has killed a government administrator and six tribal police officers in a tribal area on the border with Afghanistan.