8 October 2012
Last updated at 13:07
The first commercially contracted re-supply mission to the International Space Station is launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has won a fourth term in office, after opposition leader Henrique Capriles admitted defeat. Noisy celebrations erupted across the capital, Caracas, following the result.
Bobby Labonte and David Gilliland crash into each other during the Nascar Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway, Alabama.
Singer Jennifer Lopez performs on stage at the Palacio de los Deportes in Madrid, Spain.
Air Force One casts a shadow over the Forum in Inglewood as it prepares to land in Los Angeles, carrying US President Barack Obama, on a three-day campaign trail to California and Ohio.
People march to mark World Habitat Day, near the National Assembly in central Phnom Penh. Residents of Boeung Kak lake, Borei Keila and other communities are calling on the Cambodian government to stop evicting them from their homes.
A pensioner and a riot policemen come face to face during scuffles near the EU offices in Athens. About 500 pensioners participated in an anti-austerity march at the offices a day before German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Greece.
The plenary session of the Council of Europe took place during the opening of the World Forum for Democracy, in Strasbourg.
An artisan in a small workshop in Herat, Afghanistan, spins and blows hot glass into the shape of a vase.
A security official surveys the wreckage after an explosion in Quetta, Pakistan. A bomb on a bicycle reportedly wounded 16 people, including four police officers.