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    Turkey seizes parts of Syrian town

    Reuters . Istanbul | Updated at 12:00am on October 14, 2019

    Turkish forces and their Syrian allies seized large parts of the northern Syrian town of Suluk, a war monitor said on Sunday, as they pressed...

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    Pro-Turkey rebels ‘execute’ 9 civilians in Syria: monitor

    Agence France-Presse . Syria | Updated at 12:00am on October 14, 2019

    Pro-Ankara fighters taking part in a Turkish offensive on Kurdish-held border towns in northeastern Syria ‘executed’ at least nine civilians including a female politician on...

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    Khamenei orders producing more advanced weapons

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on October 14, 2019

    Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards on Sunday to develop more advanced and modern weapons, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported,...

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    Imran Khan reaches Iran

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:00am on October 14, 2019

    Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan visited Iran on Sunday following a request from the United States and Saudi Arabia for him to try to defuse...

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    Turkey steps up assault on Kurds defying sanctions threats

    Agence France-Presse . Ras al-Ain, Syria | Updated at 12:00am on October 13, 2019

    Ankara stepped up its assault on Kurdish-held border towns in northeastern Syria on Saturday, defying mounting threats of international sanctions, even from Washington. Buoyed by...

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    Iran vows response to attack on tanker off Saudi coast

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:00am on October 13, 2019

    Iran vowed on Saturday not to let an attack on one of its oil tankers off the coast of Saudi Arabia to go unanswered, the...

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    Turkey to continue assault against Syrian Kurdish forces

    Agence France-Presse . Ras Al-Ain | Updated at 02:12pm on October 12, 2019

    Battles raged in Syria as Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to press on with a deadly assault against Kurdish forces, while the Pentagon said...

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    Man arrested after five stabbed at UK shopping mall

    Reuters . London | Updated at 01:27am on October 12, 2019

    Five people were stabbed at a shopping centre in the northern English city of Manchester on Friday and police said counter-terrorism detectives were leading the...

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    US migrant policy sends thousands of babies, toddlers back to Mexico

    Reuters . Tijuana, Mexico | Updated at 01:25am on October 12, 2019

    Since January, the US government has ordered 13,000 migrants under 18, including more than 400 infants, to wait with their families in Mexico for US...

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    United Nations calls for greater heat protection for workers in Qatar

    Agence France-Presse . Doha | Updated at 01:21am on October 12, 2019

    Improved safeguards and working hours are needed to protect labourers in Qatar from the effects of heat and humidity, the United Nations said Friday, as...

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