The Brief

Peres poses for a portrait at the Peres Center for Peace in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel, Feb. 8, 2016.
Oded Balilty—AP for TIME

Shimon Peres Dies at 93

The lifetime of Shimon Peres, who died at age 93 after suffering a stroke on Sept. 13, spans the lifetime of the state of Israel. Peres served twice as prime minister but was never more popular than during the seven years he served as President of Israel from 2007

Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump Face Off In First Presidential Debate At Hofstra University

Trump Struggles to Deal With Debate Loss

After a widely panned performance in the inaugural presidential debate, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump gave several contradictory answers. Trump repeatedly claimed victory, berated the media for covering his loss and offered excuses for his performance

Elon Musk speaks during the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, on Sept. 27, 2016.

Musk's Plan to Colonize Mars

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk unveiled his plans for humans to settle on Mars, laying out a master scheme for establishing a colony on the red plane. The first human mission could take place in 2024, he said


Typhoon Megi Kills Five in Taiwan and China

A massive typhoon left one person dead in eastern China, a day after killing four and injuring 260 in Taiwan. Typhoon Megi weakened to a tropical storm after hitting the coastal city of Quanzhou in Fujian province before dawn

Cuba Amb. Jeffrey DeLaurentis, on Sept. 19, 2016 in New York City.

Obama Nominates U.S. Ambassador to Cuba

President Barack Obama announced career diplomat Jeffrey DeLaurentis as his choice to become the first U.S. ambassador to Cuba in more than a half-century, a move that sets up a possible fight with congressional critics of Obama's overtures to the communist island nation

South Korea North Korea DMZ Crossing

Women Urge U.N. Chief to Push for a Korean Peace Treaty

More than 100 women from 38 countries have called on outgoing U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to pursue a peace treaty that would officially end the Korean War. Meanwhile the U.S. vowed to speed up the deployment of the THAAD antimissile system

Capitol, seat of United States Congress, Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA, 18th-19th century

Senate Blocks Spending Bill That Would Prevent Shutdown

The Senate blocked a bill needed to keep the government open beyond Friday's midnight deadline. Most Democrats and at least 10 Republicans voted to block the bill, which also funds the fight against Zika. Democrats are demanding money to help Flint's water crisis

People dig in the rubble in an ongoing search for survivors at a site hit by an airstrike in the rebel-held Tariq al-Bab neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria, Sept. 26, 2016.

Battle for Besieged Syrian City of Aleppo Intensifies

With international diplomacy in tatters and the U.S. focused on its election, the Syrian government and its Russian allies are seizing the moment to wage an all-out campaign to recapture Aleppo, unleashing the most destructive bombing of the past five years

Yahoo Breach

Yahoo Hack Could Still Have Wide-Reaching Consequences

As investors and investigators weigh the damage of Yahoo's massive breach to the internet icon, information security experts worry that the record-breaking haul of password data could be used to open locks up and down the web

World’s First Baby Born With DNA From Three Parents

A baby has been born with DNA from three biological parents. Ibtisam Shaban and Mahmoud Hassan, were treated by a U.S. team based in Mexico using a controversial technique that allows parents with rare genetic mutations to have healthy babies