Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 10 Oct 2016
The Week Magazine: US News
Trump rounds on Clinton in debate
The two candidates vying for the US presidency held a second TV debate last night, their first after a video surfaced in which Trump boasted about groping women. According to Sky News it was "ill-tempered" but Clinton let Trump off the hook. The BBC saw a "ferocious attack" by Trump and The Guardian agreed Clinton was "rattled".
Plan for free movement with Ireland
The Northern Ireland Secretary, James Brokenshire, wants to shift UK border controls to Ireland's ports and airports after Brexit. There are fears that Brexit will necessitate a 'hard' border between NI and Ireland but the new plan would preserve the common travel area between the two countries, while strengthening Ireland's external borders.
German police arrest terror suspect
German police have captured a terror suspect who slipped through their fingers when they raided an apartment two days ago, finding several hundred grammes of explosives there. Jaber Alkabr, 22, is a Syrian with refugee status living in the Eastern city of Chemnitz. Police say they believe he was planning an Islamist terror attack.
Ethiopia: State of emergency as protests continue
Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency after a week of violent protests against the government, in which rights groups say 500 died. The government says the death toll is lower but "enormous" damage to property means a state of emergency is needed. The unrest is over a development scheme for the capital city, and rights abuses.
Hurricane Matthew kills 17 in the US
In addition to the hundreds of lives it claimed in Haiti, Hurricane Matthew has killed at least 17 people in the US. Now moving away from the North Carolina coast, the storm brought serious flooding in that state. It also affected Florida, Georgia and North Carolina. In Haiti, a count by Reuters suggests well over 900 have died.
Housing minister: Leave homes to grandchildren
The housing minister Gavin Barwell has suggested that home owners making wills should leave their property to their grandchildren, skipping a generation, to help them get on the housing ladder. But he added that he did not want to live in a society where it is necessary to have a wealthy grandparent in order to own your own home.
Samsung halts Galaxy Note 7 production
Korean tech giant Samsung has halted production of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, a South Korean news agency is reporting. The firm last month announced it was recalling at least 2.5 million handsets because batteries were prone to smoke or catch fire. Now reports say the same problem affects the replacement phones.
Women 'now happy to be female'
Almost nine in ten British women now say they are happy to be female, and prefer being a woman to being a man, compared to just over half in 1947. The figure comes from a poll for the BBC's Woman's Hour, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary. Only 42% of women said the sexes give up an equal amount of freedom when they marry.
Polish director Andrzej Wajda dies
One of Poland's most celebrated film directors has died at the age of 90. Andrzej Wajda was given an honorary Oscar in 2000 for his contribution to cinema, with films inspired by Poland's wartime and communist history. He won the Palm d'Or at Cannes in 1981 for Man of Iron and his last film is in the running for an Oscar in 2017.
Briefing: Bumper day for London as Michelin stars are served
The Ritz and Veeraswamy are among the London restaurants to have gained a star in the latest edition of the UK Michelin Guide. Half a dozen other restaurants have joined them to grab a Michelin star for the first time: Chelsea's The Five Fields, Celeste at The Lanesborough in Knightsbridge, Ellory and Pidgin of Hackney, The Ninth in Fitzrovia and Trinity in Clapham.