New Zealand musician Hayden Chrisholm set out to discover traditional German music in all its many facettes. The result of his journey is an intriguing documentary film called Sound of Heimat.
Two Americans and one Russian have left Earth to start their five-month tenure aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The Soyuz capsule is also carrying a model of the first-ever artificial satellite, Sputnik.
Iraq has launched a major operation to retake Hawija, one of the last "Islamic State" strongholds in the country. Plans to oust the militants have been complicated by a referendum on Kurdish independence due next week.
The US-led coalition has carried out airstrikes to stall the evacuation of "Islamic State" fighters from the Lebanon-Syria border. The United States had blasted the Hezbollah-negotiated deal ahead of the move.
The UK has raised its terror threat level to critical, meaning an attack is expected soon. The "Islamic State" said it was linked to the blast that injured 29 people in a crowded London Underground train.
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