Afghanistan: Taliban bomb-attack kills at least 20 at hospital
Truck packed with explosives was detonated by Taliban outside hospital in city of Qalat. Local media say many victims were doctors and patients.
Also, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and rival Benny Gantz jostle over terms of a unity government, and how teenage boys at a South African school are trying to curb violence against women.
Saudis say weapons prove Iran behind recent oil attacks
Saudi Arabia says missile and drone debris shows Yemen was not the source of the assaults. Also: California barred from setting own emission rules, and India bans e-cigarettes.
Governments Unprepared for Global Pandemic
WHO says flu-like pandemic can spread in just 36 hours and kill 80 million around the world. After the attacks on its oil facilities, Saudi Arabia says another war is the last thing the region needs; and what's happened to Delhi's only privately-owned elephant.
Israeli election result too close to call
Exit polls suggest there will be no clear winner in Israel's second election in five months. Also: US officials say Saudi oil attack drones launched from Iran, and soot pollution particles "cross the placenta".
A Month of Killing in Afghanistan
A BBC investigation finds nearly 500 civilians were killed during August - more than in Syria and Yemen combined. Also, the UK's highest court decides on the legality of the government's suspension of Parliament.