10 Things to Know for Today

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Posted: Sep 21, 2015 9:38 AM
10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. U.S. MULLS ABSTENTION ON CUBA EMBARGO VOTE AT UN

In an unprecedented move, Washington may be willing to accept a United Nations condemnation of the trade restrictions against Havana without a fight, the AP learns.

2. POPE MEETS WITH FIDEL

However, Francis misses out on an encounter with Cuban dissidents, who are prevented from reaching the cathedral where the greeting was planned.

3. WHAT HURT UN'S EBOLA RESPONSE IN SIERRA LEONE

An AP investigation finds that weak leadership, shoddy supplies and infighting at the World Health agency aggravated a chaotic situation in the fight against the virus.

4. CROATIA OPENS RECEPTION CENTER FOR MIGRANTS

Meanwhile, Austrian police say that nearly 24,000 people fleeing their homelands have crossed the country's border with Hungary over the weekend.

5. MARKET VALUE OF VOLKSWAGEN PLUMMETS AFTER RIGGING CLAIMS

The German carmaker is worth around 15 billion euros less following revelations that it rigged U.S. emissions tests for about 500,000 diesel cars.

6. ACTIVISTS SAY 18 PEOPLE ARE KILLED BY SYRIAN MISSILE ATTACK

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the strike occurred in a rebel-held neighborhood of the northern city of Aleppo.

7. ISRAEL STRUGGLES TO COUNTER PALESTINIAN ROCK-THROWING THREAT

The weapon dating back to David and Goliath is becoming commonplace in Jerusalem, leading to calls for a crackdown and adding to tensions over access to a key holy site.

8. WHICH NEW GOALS UN SETS

The organization adopts a new 15-year plan to staunch world poverty, to improve health and education and to quell climate change.

9. NEW ZEALAND FARMERS PINCHED BY CHINA CHANGES

Many of them are borrowing to stay afloat and rural suicides increase with a decline in Chinese demand for imported dairy products.

10. VIOLA DAVIS MAKES EMMY HISTORY

"The only thing that separates women of color from anybody else is opportunity," says the first black woman to win an Emmy for best drama series actress.