Plane carrying Brazilian football team crashes in Colombia

BBC - A plane carrying 81 people, including a top Brazilian football team, has crashed on its approach to the city of Medellin in Colombia. Colombia's civil aviation body says only six people survived the crash, that occurred on a…

South Korean Prisedent says he will resign

BBC - South Korea's President Park Geun-hye has said she has asked parliament to help her find a way to stand down. Ms Park faced growing calls to resign amid an investigation into whether she allowed a long-time friend to influence…

Israeli warplanes bomb IS militants inside Syria

The Israeli Air Force has bombed a building used by Islamic State (IS) militants in the Syrian-controlled Golan Heights, Israel's military says, according to the BBC. The BBC added that the air raid targeted an abandoned UN…

Syrian forces advance into rebel-held east Aleppo

Reuters - Syrian government and allied forces seized large parts of an important district in rebel-held eastern Aleppo on Saturday but fierce fighting for control of the residential area continued, rebels, pro-government media and a…

US service member killed in northern Syria, officials said

CNN - A US service member was killed in northern Syria Thursday from wounds sustained in a blast from an improvised explosive device, according to the US-led coalition fighting ISIS. This marks the first time a US service member has…

EU freezes talks over Turkey’s European membership

CNN - European lawmakers voted Thursday for a temporary halt to talks on Turkey joining the European Union, citing concerns over a crackdown by the Turkish government since an attempted coup in July. In a statement released by the…

Egyptian Presidential speaks out support of Syrian Army

Al Jazeera - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi says he supports the Syrian military - a position at odds with his country's Gulf benefactors such as Saudi Arabia. The former army chief, who has overseen a warming of ties with…

UN says almost 1 million civilians in Syria live under siege

Deutsche Welle - The UN under-secretary general for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O'Brien told the UN Security Council that 974,080 people were currently living under siege in Syria. That number stood at…

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