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Turkish-led forces have besieged the Syrian border town of Tel Abyad and 17 surrounding villages.
Turkish-led forces have besieged the Syrian border town of Tel Abyad and 17 surrounding villages.

US could pull troops from Syria 'in days'

The United States is considering plans to withdraw the bulk of American troops from northern Syria in coming days, US officials say.

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Syrian army to deploy to Turkish border

The Syrian army will deploy along the entire length of the border with Turkey in an agreement with the Kurdish-led administration in northern Syria, the Kurdish-led administration says.

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Fourteen dead in Turkish strike on convoy

A Turkish air strike on a convoy in the Syrian town of Ras al Ain has killed 14 people, including five civilians, and wounded 10, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.

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Typhoon Hagibis hammers Tokyo, 33 dead

Japan has sent tens of thousands of troops and rescue workers to save stranded residents and fight floods caused by one of the worst typhoons to hit the country in recent history, which killed 33 people and briefly paralysed Tokyo.

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Britain, EU say work to be done for deal

Britain and the EU say a lot more work will be needed to secure an agreement on Britain's departure form the bloc.

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Australian Associated Press