Key Iran nuclear talks begin in Geneva

World powers have begun their first nuclear negotiations with Iran since Hassan Rouhani became the country's president in August. Mr Rouhani has said he wants a deal on Iran's nuclear programme within six months. (BBC)

Bomb in Mosque kills Afghan governor

The governor of Afghanistan's Logar province has been killed in a blast in a mosque, during prayers for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha. At least 15 people were injured, and several are said to be in a critical condition. (BBC)

Louboutin wins case against use of shoes in Flemish anti-Islam posters

Belgian anti-Islam campaigners must remove all posters featuring the stilettos of the luxury French footwear designer Christian Louboutin after a court ruled in the company's favour. On the poster, beside the image of a woman wearing the shoes, a key showed what it claimed was Islam's view of a woman, as measured by the length of her skirt, from "sharia compatible" at floor level to "whore" just above the knee and "stoning" at the top of the thigh. (Guardian)

At least 20 dead as earthquake rocks Philippines islands

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 has struck popular tourist islands in the Philippines killing at least 20 people, some of whom were hit whilst praying in a centuries-old church, officials have confirmed. (Independent)

Apes comfort each other 'like humans'

Young bonobos that are more "socially competent" are more likely to cuddle and calm other apes that are in distress, research has revealed. This mirrors findings from studies in children, and suggests bonobos manage their emotions in a very similar way. (BBC)