US election 2016: Ben Carson pulls ahead of Donald Trump in national poll

Ben Carson has placed first in a recent national Republican presidential primary poll, pushing Donald Trump into second place for the first time since June. Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, received 26 percent of the support in the New York Times/ CBS News poll released on Tuesday (27 October) morning. Oct 27, 2015

Boris Johnson takes a fall in a tug of war contest to launch Poppy Day

Mayor of London Boris Johnson launched London Poppy Day outside City Hall on Tuesday (27 October) by taking part in a tug-of-war with members of the armed services. Johnson took part in the competition with members of the Royal Navy, the Army and the Royal Air Force at the launch on Potters Field. Oct 27, 2015

Halloween: Pugs show off outfits in Ukraine

Fans of pugs in Ukraine had their fill of scary and cute from the beloved dog breed in Kiev, at a Halloween-themed costume contest and fashion show on Sunday (25 October). About a hundred dogs dressed as spiders, angels, dragons and film characters showed off their costumes at the citys Glory park, watched closely by owners, some whom had also donned costumes like Santa Claus and Superman. Oct 27, 2015

Mexicos millionaire getaways pummelled Hurricane by Patricia

Mexico may have dodged a bullet from the fury of Hurricane Patricia, but jet setters like Bill Gates, Gwyneth Paltrow and Cindy Crawford will have to find a new playground for now after the storm ravaged some of the worlds most exclusive holiday homes. Patricia, packing 165mph winds, carved a swathe through relatively remote parts of rural Mexico last week, hammering exclusive retreats favoured by A-list stars. Oct 27, 2015