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Syria strikes 'kill 40 IS militants'

Syria conflict: Air strikes ‘kill 40 IS militants’ 18 October 2015 From the section Middle East Media captionWho’s fighting whom in Syria? Explained in 90 seconds At least 40 militants with the so-called Islamic State have been killed in air strikes in Syria, a British-based monitoring group reports. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a convoy of 16 vehicles ...

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Philippines hit by massive typhoon

Philippines battered as Typhoon Koppu barrels in 18 October 2015 From the section Asia Media captionThe BBC’s David Shukman on Luzon: ”The sheer quantity of rain is what the authorities are really worried about” A powerful typhoon is battering the northern Philippines, with at least one person dead, several missing and thousands forced to flee their homes. Typhoon Koppu made ...

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Stabbed German candidate elected mayor

Stabbed German candidate Henriette Reker elected Cologne mayor 18 October 2015 From the section Europe Image copyright Reuters Image caption Henriette Reker is expected to make a full recovery, doctors say A German politician who was stabbed in the neck while campaigning in the city of Cologne on Saturday has been elected mayor of the city. Henriette Reker – an ...

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Israeli killed in bus station attack

Israel-Palestinian violence: Israeli killed in Beersheva bus station attack 18 October 2015 From the section Middle East Image caption Security forces scrambled as the attack unfolded at Beersheva bus station An Israeli soldier has been killed and several other people have been wounded in a gun and knife attack at a bus station in the southern Israeli city of Beersheva. ...

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Slovenia to limit migrant numbers

Migrant crisis: Slovenia sets limit of 2,500 people a day 18 October 2015 From the section Europe Media captionDamian Grammaticas reports from the Serbian-Croatian border where hundreds of migrants have been stranded Slovenia will only allow 2,500 migrants to cross its borders daily – half the number neighbour Croatia has asked for. Interior Ministry Secretary of State Bostjan Sefic said ...

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Paris attack supermarket reopens

Hugh Schofield: “For the Jewish owners…the way to defy the terrorist is to show that they haven’t destroyed normality” A Paris Jewish ...

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Men detained in Indian nun rape case

Police have released images of the suspects and offered a reward for any information Eight men have been detained by police investigating the rape of an elderly nun in the Indian state of West Bengal. Six alleged attackers were caught on CCTV as they burgled the convent before the 74-year-old nun was raped. Prayers for ...

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Devastated Vanuatu starts to get aid

The President of Vanuatu, Baldwin Lonsdale, described Cyclone Pam as “a monster” Aid is beginning to arrive in Vanuatu after the ...

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Arrest over Ferguson police shooting

An arrest has been made in connection with the shooting of two police officers in the troubled city of Ferguson, US police say. Two police officers were wounded when shots were fired at them during a protest on Thursday night. St Louis County officials are due to give more details at a press briefing. Ferguson ...

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