Ukraine deal with pro-Russian rebels at Minsk talks
20 Sep BBC
Ukraine's government and pro-Russia rebels have
agreed a memorandum on a peace plan for the eastern conflict. The
deal includes setting up a 30km (19-mile) buffer zone, a ban on
overflights of part of eastern Ukraine by military aircraft and the
withdrawal of “foreign mercenaries” on both sides.
Human traffickers ram refugees’ boat 500 dead
20 Sep The scotsman
As many as 500 migrants crossing the
Mediterranean to start new lives in Europe have drowned after their
boat was rammed by human traffickers, it was reported .The disaster
was just one of five fatal sinkings in the Mediterranean over the
weekend, as Palestinians and Iraqis join the flow of Syrians and
Africans escaping conflict and oppression.
Turkey opens border to Syrian Kurds fleeing IS
20 Sep BBC
Turkey has allowed thousands of Syrian Kurds
fleeing Islamic State (IS) militants to cross its southern border,
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said. TV footage showed exhausted
people, mostly women and children, crossing into the south-eastern
border village of Dikmetas under tight security.