An undated family handout photo of British aid worker Alan Henning taken at a refugee camp on the Turkish-Syria border.  REUTERS/Henning family handout via the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office/Handout via Reuters

U.S. sees help in fight against Islamic State

Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join air strikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and threatened to kill another.  Full Article 

China growth worries rattle Asian stocks, Aussie dollar 8:26pm EDT

SYDNEY - Asian stocks stumbled to a five-week low on Monday after a batch of disappointing data out of China raised the specter of a sharp slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy.

U.S. citizen Matthew Todd Miller (2nd R) sits in a witness box during his trial at the North Korean Supreme Court in Pyongyang September 14, 2014, in this photo released by Kyodo. REUTERS/Kyodo

N. Korea sentences U.S. man to six years labor

SEOUL - North Korea has not publicly elaborated on Miller's charges, but the Associated Press, which was able to attend the trial, said Miller was tried under Article 64 of the North Korean criminal code which refers to espionage.  Full Article | Video 

A boy marches with a flute band during a pro-Union rally in Edinburgh, Scotland, September 13, 2014.REUTERS/Paul Hackett

Fate of UK hangs in balance after new polls

EDINBURGH - The future of Scotland and the United Kingdom looked uncertain five days before a historic referendum on independence, as polls showed the rival campaigns running desperately close.  Full Article | Video 

Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy warms-up before facing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

NFL's Carolina Panthers sidelines Hardy

The NFL's Carolina Panthers deactivated defensive end Greg Hardy for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions, according to the team's website, in a reversal of an earlier decision to let him play while he appeals a domestic violence conviction.  Full Article | Related Story 

Pierre Krahenbuhl, United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Commissioner-General, sits with Palestinian students inside a classroom as he visits a United Nations-run school on the first day of a new school year in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip September 14, 2014. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

War counseling awaits Gaza children in school

GAZA - Some 500,000 children returned to school in the Gaza Strip, where many will be given psychological counseling before regular studies begin after a devastating 50-day war between Palestinian militants and Israel.  Full Article 


Wireless charging comes to Formula-E racing

With the inaugural season of the electric Formula-E championship set to begin, some of the brains behind one of the world's fastest electric cars say the future of electrical motoring depends on the challenge of charging.  Video 

Hillary Clinton returns to Iowa amid speculation over 2016 bid

Hillary Clinton makes her first public appearance in Iowa since her third-place finish during a failed presidential primary bid in 2008, amid speculation that she may be eyeing another run for president. Mana Rabiee reports.