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Today โ€” October 19th 2019World

'We Didn't Believe We Would See The Sun Rise': Refugees From Syria Arrive In Iraq

By Jane Arraf
Syrians fleeing the Turkish incursion in northeastern Syria receive bedding materials as they arrive at a camp on Thursday in Dohuk, Iraq.

More than 2,000 refugees have crossed into Iraq since Turkey began its assault on northeastern Syria last week. Aid groups are bracing for as many as 50,000 refugee arrivals.

(Image credit: Byron Smith/Getty Images)

  • October 18th 2019 at 23:06

Why Many People In Northern Ireland Are Not Satisfied With Latest Brexit Proposal

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Ben Lowry, deputy editor of the unionist-leaning Belfast News Letter about the latest proposed Brexit deal, and why Northern Ireland's unionists oppose it.

  • October 18th 2019 at 22:58

Shelling Still Heard At Syrian-Turkish Border After Ceasefire Went Into Effect

By Jane Arraf

Turkey insists the ceasefire is holding in northeastern Syria after brokering a deal with U.S. involvement. But shelling could still be heard at the border hours after the deal was announced.

  • October 18th 2019 at 22:58

Amnesty International Accuses Turkish Troops, Mercenaries Of War Crimes In Syria

By Daniel Estrin

Amnesty International has accused Turkish troops and mercenaries of war crimes in northern Syria. The mercenaries have employed brutal methods, particularly with the killing of a Kurdish politician.

  • October 18th 2019 at 22:27

Explorers set out to find lost WWII ships

Deep sea explorers hoping to discover sunken World War Two ships are launching underwater robots in an area where one of the most significant battles of the time took place.

  • October 18th 2019 at 21:43

Two men charged after family found locked in farmhouse basement

Two men have been arrested after five adult siblings were found locked in a basement on a farm in the northern Netherlands "waiting for the end of time".

  • October 18th 2019 at 17:19
Yesterday โ€” October 18th 2019World

Health minister calls for international strategy to combat dementia

By Senay
The Dutch junior health minister has called for a global strategy to deal with dementia at a meeting of world...

Some Fighting Continues In Northern Syria Despite Turkish 'Pause'

By Merrit Kennedy
Fighting continued early Friday in a northeast Syrian border town at the center of the fight between Turkey and Kurdish forces, despite a U.S.-brokered cease-fire that went into effect overnight.

There are a lot of unanswered questions, like whether Kurdish forces are actually withdrawing from the border. The Pentagon says U.S. ground forces won't be involved in enforcing a "safe zone."

(Image credit: Emrah Gurel/AP)

  • October 18th 2019 at 19:16

Explosions At Mosque Kill At Least 62 People In Afghanistan

By Bill Chappell
A volunteer carries an injured youth to a hospital after an explosion that killed at least 62 people in the Haska Mina district of Nangarhar province Friday.

It's the most serious militant attack against civilians in weeks. And it continues an alarming trend of rising casualties among the public in Afghanistan.

(Image credit: Noorullah Shirzada/AFP via Getty Images)

  • October 18th 2019 at 19:01

Mexican President Defends Decision Give Up Custody Of Son Of 'El Chapo'

By Rachel Martin

Mexican authorities had and then gave up custody of one of the sons of former drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán in a gunfight on Thursday. Mexico's president says he let him go to restore peace.

  • October 18th 2019 at 16:42

Bulgaria manager resigns after racist abuse at England game

Bulgaria's manager has resigned after a Euro 2020 qualifier in Sofia had to be paused twice due to racist abuse by home fans directed at England players.

  • October 18th 2019 at 16:25

At least 62 people killed in Afghanistan mosque blast

At least 62 people, including children, have been killed after a bomb exploded in a mosque in eastern Afghanistan during Friday prayers.

  • October 18th 2019 at 15:50

Privacy rules are hitting efforts to combat trafficking, agency says

By robin
Strict Dutch privacy laws are making it more difficult to register potential victims of human trafficking and youngsters in particular...

Woman banned from cruise after 'dangerously posing' on ship for selfie

A woman has been branded a "moron" for balancing on the edge of the world's second largest cruise ship to take a selfie.

  • October 18th 2019 at 13:53

Civil guard deployed in Barcelona as huge protest turns violent

Spain's civil guard is to be deployed in Barcelona, the country's government has announced, as a mass pro-independence protest again descended into violence.

  • October 18th 2019 at 10:46

Woman branded a 'moron' for balancing on edge of ship for selfie

A woman has been branded a "moron" for balancing on the edge of the world's second largest cruise ship to take a selfie.

  • October 18th 2019 at 13:53

Huge hurricanes can create 'stormquakes', scientists discover

Scientists have discovered a combination of two feared natural disasters - hurricanes and earthquakes - and they have dubbed them "stormquakes".

  • October 18th 2019 at 13:42

Hunt for women who 'drugged and robbed poker player'

Police in Florida are searching for two women accused of drugging a poker player at a casino before robbing him in his hotel room.

  • October 18th 2019 at 11:49

'Do you hear me?' - Trump calls first all-female spacewalkers

The US leader has called the first all-female spacewalkers, saying: "This is President Donald Trump, do you hear me?"

  • October 16th 2019 at 19:37

Dutch bomb killed 70 people in Iraq in 2015, Dutch media claims

By robin
Dutch F-16s were involved in an attack on an IS car bomb factory in Iraq in 2015 that killed at...
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