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At least 12 dead in Turkey as pro-Kurdish protests turn violent

ISTANBUL, Oct 8: Thousands of pro-Kurdish demonstrators incensed by Turkey’s inaction in the fight against IS militants on the Syrian border clashed with police across the country on Tuesday (Oct 7), leaving at least a dozen dead and many wounded. Five people were killed in Diyarbakir, the largest town in Turkey’s majority-Kurdish southeast region, according to press reports. Several ...Full Article

Canada votes to join air strikes against Islamic State

OTTAWA, Oct 8: Canadian lawmakers voted on Tuesday (Oct 8) to join the international coalition launching air strikes on the Islamic State group in Iraq. Parliamentarians led by Conservative ...Full Article

Syria border town ‘about to fall’, UN envoy urges action

MURSITPINAR, Turkey, Oct 8: IS militants are on the verge of seizing the key Syrian border town of Kobane, neighbouring Turkey warned on Tuesday (Oct 7), prompting the UN ...Full Article

Texas Ebola patient gets experimental drug

WASHINGTON, Oct 7: A Liberian man diagnosed with Ebola in Texas was given an experimental drug for the first time, officials said on Monday (Oct 6) as the White ...Full Article

Spanish nurse first to contract Ebola outside Africa

MADRID, Oct 7: A Spanish nurse has contracted Ebola after treating two patients who died from the disease at a Madrid hospital, the government said on Monday (Oct 6), ...Full Article

Brazil’s Rousseff, Neves gear up for run-off election

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil’s leftist President Dilma Rousseff steeled herself on Monday (Oct 6) for a hard-fought race against centre-right challenger Aecio Neves, who is seeking to unite frustrated ...Full Article

Islamic State militants seize parts of key Syrian town

SURUC, Turkey, Oct 7: Islamic State militants penetrated the key Syrian town of Kobane on the Turkish border on Monday (Oct 6) and seized three districts in the city’s ...Full Article

Incumbent Rousseff to face Neves in Brazil run-off

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct  6: Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff will face Social Democrat Aecio Neves in a run-off election, after edging out environmentalist Marina Silva in Sunday’s vote. With ...Full Article

One month in, Ukraine truce exists in name only

DONETSK, Oct 6: Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels marked a month since the signing of a Kremlin-backed truce on Sunday (Oct 5) by engaging in one of the most ...Full Article

UAE suprised at Biden suggestion it backed militants

ABU DHABI, Oct 6: The United Arab Emirates has expressed surprise after US Vice President Joe Biden suggested the Gulf state had armed and financed militants in Syria, along ...Full Article