Oct 7: Thousands of people living along the US southeast coast were asked to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Mathew hitting Florida head on.
Even as the hurricane approached Florida, US President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in Florida. Hurricane Mathew that already hit the Caribbean claimed nearly 300 lives. Over 250 people were killed in Haiti alone after the hurricane made landfall.
The hurricane also stormed Cuba, where several homes were destroyed and many were homeless.
In other news, newly crowned Miss Venezuela has said that Donald Trump fat shamed former Miss Univer Alicia Machado. "I don't share this gentleman's opinions, but we have to be tolerant and respect everyone's opinion," Keysi Sayago said.
Here are some pictures that made headlines across the world:
Hurricane Matthew wreaks havoc in Cuba
An elderly man, who was in the hospital before Hurricane Matthew hit, is carried back to his home in a hammock, in Baracoa, Cuba.
Cleaning up after Hurricane Matthew
Forecasters said Hurricane Matthew gained new muscle over the Bahamas and they are also expanding the hurricane warning area further up the Southeast Atlantic seacoast from Florida into Georgia.
Donald Trump faces the ire of new Miss Venezuela
Newly elected Miss Venezuela has said that Donald Trump 'fat-shamed' former Miss Universe Alicia Machado.
Bill Clinton at Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation (JBJSF) benefit gala
Former President Bill Clinton attends the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation (JBJSF) benefit gala, celebrating ten years of combatting hunger and homelessness, at The Garage in New York.
G-20 Finance Minister and Central Bank Governors pose for a pic
G-20 Finance Minister and Central Bank Governors group photo, during World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings at IMF headquarters in Washington.
Michelle Obama at the harvest of the WH Kitchen Garden
President Barack Obama hugs first lady Michelle Obama, during a surprise visit at the harvest of the White House Kitchen Garden on the South Lawn in Washington.