Thousands of students are expected to walk out of their classes as part of a global climate strike today.
People around the world are taking part in what's expected to be one of the biggest mobilisations yet by those calling for climate action - with thousands already gathering in Australia.
Here in Ireland, the two main protests will happen in Dublin and Cork.
Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton says he has heard the voices of students as he travels to the UN climate summit today - saying they're a constant reminder that governments must lead.
School secretaries will be taking industrial action today in a row over pay.
They will hold a one hour work stoppage when schools open their gates this morning, expressing their frustration over pay and contract issues.
Their union Fórsa says they're taking the step as there was no breakthrough at Wednesday's talks with the Department of Education.
The European Commission president says a Brexit deal can be agreed before the Halloween deadline.
Jean-Claude Juncker has warned a no-deal would be "catastrophic" for both sides.
However, he believes keeping some trade rules in place for parts of Northern Ireland's economy could be the basis for a deal.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has vowed to continue his re-election campaign, and asked for forgiveness for pictures of him in blackface makeup.
The original image showed him at a 2001 Arabian Nights party wearing brown make-up, but two other similar photos have emerged since.
Mr Trudeau told an election rally in Saskatoon that he didn't recognise how hurtful his behaviour was, and took responsibility "for the fact that I lacked respect toward people who already face tremendous discrimination".
Two people have drowned in Texas, as the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda cause major flooding across the state.
Authorities say there have been around 1,000 rescues, while some areas could see a metre of rain this week.
The storms have also flooded parts of south-western Louisiana.