Japan plans to allow blue-collar immigrant workers with certain skills to work in the country without a time limit, a break with longstanding practice.
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen praised the island as a beacon of democracy and urged China to avoid conflict, in a speech Beijing criticized.
British and European negotiators have moved within sight of a deal on Brexit, having narrowed differences over the main sticking point of Northern Ireland.
The scientists say limiting global warming to just a few degrees would require large-scale government intervention and societal change.
A human tower collapses in Catalonia, Brazilians head to the polls in Rio de Janeiro, riflemen mark the end of Oktoberfest in Munich, and more.
Chinese authorities said Interpol President Meng Hongwei is under investigation for violations of the law, days after his wife reported him missing to French authorities.
Banksy, the anonymous British street artist famous for his political spoofs, pulled a £1 million prank on a buyer of one of his works.