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Fierce battle rages over Syrian border town

Fierce fighting is taking place in the Syrian border town of Ras al-Ain as the Turkish forces continue their offensive against the Kurdish forces. Also in the programme: one of the most powerful typhoons in decades has hit Japan; Tunisians will choose a new president in an election some voters are calling a "catastrophe".

(Photo: Smoke billows from border town of Ras al-Ain on October 12, 2019, during the assault by Turkish forces and Turkish-back rebels on Kurdish-held border towns in northeastern Syria. Credit: AFP/Getty)

Ethiopia's prime minister Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel Peace Prize

This year's Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the Ethiopian prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, for ending a twenty-year conflict with Eritrea.

Also in the programme: Turkey has bombed further targets in northern Syria on the third day of its offensive against Kurdish forces; and Iran's national oil company says two missiles have hit one of its tankers in the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia.

(Photo: Ethiopia's prime minister Abiy Ahmed. Credit: Reuters)

Turkey attacks Northern Syria

Turkey attacks Kurdish-controlled Northern Syria

Also in the programme: After an attack on a German synagogue, Jews fear rising anti-Semitism; and could a Brexit deal still happen?

Smoke rises from the Syrian town of Tal Abyad, in a picture taken from the Turkish side of the border in Akcakale. Turkey has vowed to destroy the Syrian Kurdish People"s Protection Units (YPG) that control much of north-eastern Syria. Families have been evacuating and streets emptying in Akcakale, as local authorities called on people to take shelter. (Photo by BULENT KILIC / AFP) (Photo by BULENT KILIC/AFP via Getty Images)

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