There's giant, silvery, sea-monster like fish turning up on California beaches, and no one knows why. Meanwhile chocolate prices seem set to rise and China's pollution causes one city, Harbin, to close schools.
Egypt's stunning 6-1 loss to Ghana has hurt Egypt's national soccer team's chances of qualifying for next year's World Cup tournament in Brazil. The loss has touched nerves in the politically divided country, which hasn't made it to the World Cup since 1990. Many fans are targeting their anger at American coach Bob Bradley.
People across the globe are watching to see if there's ultimately a resolution to this US government shutdown. And what they're saying — and hearing — isn't great. Many folks around the globe say the shutdown looks crazy. It looks silly. It looks like lawmakers are arguing about something that doesn't entirely matter.
President Barack Obama is still caught in a deadlock with Congress, an elusive Sumatran rhino was caught on camera and a group of researchers caught a glimpse of an ice tunnel in Sweden. More in today's Global Scan.
Elisabeth Jaquette lived in Cairo for the better part of six years. She noticed that the cartoon character SpongeBob Squarepants was popping up everywhere. So, Jaquette and a friend decided to document through a Tumblr called "SpongeBob on the Nile."
Turkey has been on the front lines since the beginning of Syria's civil war more than two years ago. Now, the country's government is urging the U.S. and other nations to get militarily involved -- though its having a tough time selling that message at home.