TURKISH president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has defied pressure for a ceasefire in Syria and said the only way the offensive would end was if Syrian Kurdish fighters leave a designated border area "by tonight".
New disruptions to Catalonia's transport network followed a night of clashes between activists and police over the conviction of separatist leaders, as Spanish authorities announced an investigation into the group organising the protests.
Helicopters, boats and thousands of troops were deployed across Japan to rescue people stranded in flooded homes as the death toll from a ferocious typhoon climbed to at least 19 with more than a dozen missing.
Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam has warned that the Chinese military could step in if an uprising for democratic reforms that has rocked the city for months "becomes so bad" but reiterated the government still hopes to resolve the crisis itself.
A Co Tyrone woman who worked for the charity Trocaire for almost 40 years has been named as a recipient of Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad for 2019, six months after she was killed in Guatemala.
HUNDREDS of thousands of people have taken to the streets across the globe – from Canberra and Kabul to Cape Town and Berlin – to demand that leaders tackle climate change in the run-up to a UN summit.
A powerful early morning suicide truck bomb has devastated a hospital in southern Afghanistan, killing as many as 20 people and wounding more than 90 others, an official said, while a deadly drone strike in the east was blamed on US forces.