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Iraq tensions rise after Kurds warn of attack

Iraq tensions rise after Kurds warn of attack

Tensions escalated between Iraq's Kurds and Baghdad on Thursday as warnings of a "major attack" by government forces prompted Kurdish peshmerga fighters to temporarily block roads from other parts of the country.

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Anger in Ghana after seven die in fuel station fire, blasts Madagascar plague outbreak kills 24, triggering WHO fears Cameroon accused over Nigerian Boko Haram refugees Thousands join fresh protests in Togo amid 'crackdown' Russia balks at France's UN proposal for Mali sanctions Mozambique opposition eyes peace deal by November

Middle East

Iraq tensions rise after Kurds warn of attack Rivals Hamas, Fatah reach preliminary deal on governing Gaza Hundreds of suspected Islamic State militants surrender in Iraq Turkey shells Syria's northern Idlib province Iraq ex-president and Kurdish leader Talabani dies Palestinian PM pledges Gaza control in first visit since 2015

Europe

Catalan leader suspends call for independence to allow talks with Spain Spain apologises to injured Catalans At least 19 killed as train hits bus in Russia Anti-nuclear campaign group wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Anti-nuclear campaign group wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Spain in crisis after Catalan independence vote

Asia - Pacific

Floods and landslides kill 43, leave 34 missing in Vietnam Two women deny murdering North Korean leader's half-brother Nissan recalls 1.2 million Japan vehicles for re-inspections Mass grave of 28 Hindus found in Myanmar Myanmar's Suu Kyi denies going 'soft' on military Aid group warns of death among Rohingya in Bangladesh

US & Canada

13 dead as wildfires torch California wine country US states declare emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Nate Congress delays vote on gun silencers after Vegas massacre

Latin America & Caribbean

U.S. orders expulsion of 15 Cuban diplomats Hurricane Maria left over 15 dead in Dominica More than 200 dead after 7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes Mexico

South Asia

Aid group warns of death among Rohingya in Bangladesh More than 250,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh: UN Floods kill 175 in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

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13 dead as wildfires torch California wine country

Firefighters encouraged by weakening winds were battling 17 large wildfires on Tuesday in California which have left at least 13 people dead, thousands homeless and ravaged the state's famed wine country. Catalan leader suspends call for independence to allow talks with Spain Turkey shells Syria's northern Idlib province Anger in Ghana after seven die in fuel station fire, blasts US states declare emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Nate Spain apologises to injured Catalans

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Barcelona terror attack

Two men have been arrested after a white van ploughed into a crowd of people in a busy Barcelona tourist district, killing at least 13 and injuring 80 ...

Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

Dogged by controversy at home, Donald Trump opened his first foreign trip as president in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, looking to shift attention from a ...

Venezuelan women protest against President Maduro

Dressed in white and chanting "Liberty!", tens of thousands of women opposed to Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro marched on Saturday, pr ...

Protesters Storm Macedonia Parliament

Macedonian police fired stun grenades on Thursday evening to disperse protesters outside the parliament and clear the way for the evacuation of lawmak ...

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