On his way up and down Ben Nevis, Alex Thomson encounters a range of views on Scottish independence from a Spanish woman, a Frenchman, a Belgian and a group of Canadians.
The US carries out its first air strike against Islamic State (IS) militants under a new strategy to defeat the group in Iraq.
If Scotland gains independence, the UK's influence and power will be increasingly consigned to history.
On UK independence, it's clear where Washington sits. It's all about ensuring that the country with which it enjoys a "special relationship" stays as strong and reliable as possible.
As a rule, the UK does not take much notice of Canada - so it comes as a pleasant surprise that for once, thanks to the Scottish referendum, recent Canadian history is now being discussed.
World leaders back military measures to help defeat Islamic State fighters in Iraq - but make no mention of the tougher diplomatic challenge in Syria.
The brother of the British man who was murdered by Islamic state militants says his life was about love, not hatred.
Oscar Pistorius is found guilty of the manslaughter of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and now faces up to 15 years in prison - but what fate lies ahead for the Blade Runner behind bars?
South African Judge Thokozile Masipa finds Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, or manslaughter, of Reeva Steenkamp, but clears him of murder. Court resumes for sentencing on 13 October.