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Iraqi peshmerga reinforcements arrive in Kobani

ImageSome 150 Iraqi peshmerga fighters have crossed from Turkey into the Syrian border town of Kobani to help defend it against jihadist militants. They were backed by US-led airstrikes.


Purported Boko Haram leader denies truce agreement

ImageA man claiming to be the leader of Nigeria's extremist Boko Haram group has denied agreeing to a truce with the government. He also said more than 200 abducted schoolgirls had been married off.


EU's 'Triton' operation gets underway in Mediterranean

ImageAn EU maritime border control operation has been launched in response to the huge numbers of migrants trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean. It came as an Italian search-and-rescue operation ended.


Rival army factions vie for control of Burkina Faso

The resignation of President Blaise Compaore after 27 years in office has set two rival army factions scrambling for control of the West African nation. Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida has announced he is in charge.


India's IT capital gets new 'old' name: Bengaluru

In a bid to shed anglicized place names from British colonial rule, 12 cities in India's Karnataka state have been officially renamed. Instead of Bangalore, the country's IT hub will be called Bengaluru from now on.


US Democrats face difficult mid-term election

The election outcome in Colorado could determine if Democrats or Republicans control the Senate. The Democrats style of governing, as well as abortion rights are under fire, political scientist Seth Masket tells DW.

Ebola Virus

Canada restricts visas amid Ebola scare

Canada has announced it will withhold entry visas for people traveling from Ebola-stricken countries. Immigration Minister Chris Alexander said the measures would "protect the health and safety of Canadians."



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