SpaceX plans human habitats on Mars

HAWTHORNE -- SpaceX is designing an Interplanetary Transport System using a fleet of massive, reusable rockets, each able to carry 100 people to colonize Mars.

Company founder Elon Musk says he can develop the necessary hardware for an estimated $10 billion and put humans down on the red planet’s surface in the 2020s, making mankind a “multiplanet species.”

NATO announces build-up against Russia

BRUSSELS -- Britain will send fighter jets to Romania and the U.S.will deploy troops, tanks and artillery to Poland, in NATO's biggest military build-up since the Cold War.

Trump border wall could cost $50 billion

NEW YORK -- The real cost of building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border will be substantially more than the $12bn claim by Donald Trump, according to researchers.

Mosul offensive enters second week

IRAQ -- Islamic State fighters expanded the area under their control in the remote western Iraqi town of town of Rutba near the borders with Syria and Jordan.

China’s megadeals hit record high

LONDON -- China’s record-breaking demand for Western companies has topped $206 billion so far this year, with U.S. and EU companies targeted by Chinese enterprises.

Trump and Clinton – policy stances

WASHINGTON -- Policy differences from the economy, healthcare and immigration to globalization, the minimum wage and gun control are at the heart of the U.S. election.

Nov 11-13: F1 Brazilian GP at Interlagos

SÃO PAULO -- Lewis Hamilton must win all the remaining races to keep his title hopes alive, but Nico Rosberg can finish behind him in each race and still be crowned champion.

Oct 28-30: Mexican Grand Prix

MEXICO CITY -- Victory at the U.S. GP has reignited Lewis Hamilton’s faltering title defence, but Nico Rosberg won last season’s race at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit.

Oct 27-30: Rally of Great Britain

COLWYN BAY -- The rally follows a familiar route through fast, tree-lined forest tracks in mid- and north Wales, also returning to England for the first time since 1999.

Nov 6: Big Apple hosts 46th NY Marathon

NEW YORK -- The last of the six annual World Marathon Majors will feature defending champions Stanley Biwott and Mary Keitany, who goes for a third consecutive title.

Oct 29-31: English Premier League

SUNDERLAND -- The Black Cats, at the bottom of the league, face joint-top team Arsenal in the early kick-off, while last season’s title rivals Spurs and Leicester meet at White Hart Lane.

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