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Syrian army heads north amid Turkish advance

Syria's army has started to reach the north of the country, hours after the government agreed to help Kurdish forces facing Turkey.

Abhijit Banerjee wins Nobel Prize for Economics

Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer were awarded the Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for research on alleviating global poverty.

Japan deploys 110,000 rescuers after worst storm in decades

More than 110,000 people are taking part in search and rescue operations after Typhoon Hagibis struck Japan on Saturday.

Retired academic wins Tunisia election- exit poll

Retired academic Kais Saied is set to become president of Tunisia, exit polls suggest.

Turkey advance forces US pullout from north Syria

The US is pulling out all of its troops from northern Syria as Turkey advances its operation against the Kurds.

Death toll in Japan by Typhoon Hagibis rises to 11

At least 11 people were killed and 15 were missing after the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in decades paralysed Tokyo, officials said on Sunday (Oct 13).

Japan hit by biggest typhoon in decades

Torrential rain and tornado-like winds are lashing large parts of Japan, as the country endures what could be its worst storm for 60 years.

Four dead in New York shooting

At least four people died and three were wounded in a shooting at an unlicensed private social club in New York early Saturday, police said.

Japan braced for biggest typhoon in decades

Japan is bracing itself for what could be its heaviest rain and winds for 60 years as Typhoon Hagibis edges closer.

US Homeland Security chief steps down

The acting head of US Homeland Security, Kevin McAleenan, has resigned after six months in the post.

Japan braces itself for worst typhoon in decades

Japan is bracing itself for what could be its heaviest rain and winds for 60 years as Typhoon Hagibis edges closer.

100,000 flee as Turkey steps up Syria offensive

Some 100,000 people have fled their homes in north Syria, the UN reports, as Turkey presses on with its cross-border offensive on Kurdish-held areas.

Ethiopia PM Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel Peace Prize

The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who made peace last year with bitter foe Eritrea.

Explosion on Iranian oil tanker off Saudi coast

An explosion has caused a fire on an Iranian tanker near the coast of Saudi Arabia, Iranian media say.

US Republicans seek sanctions on Turkey over Syria

Republicans in the US House of Representatives have announced plans to introduce a sanctions bill against Turkey for its offensive in Syria.