Hundreds of thousands of people marched in Berlin on Saturday
in protest against a planned free trade deal between Europe
and the United States that they say is anti-democratic and
will lower food safety, labour and environmental standards.
At least 86 people were killed when two suspected suicide
bombers struck a rally of pro-Kurdish and labour activists
outside Ankara's main train station just weeks before
elections, in the worst attack of its kind on Turkish soil.
Russia says it has stepped up
its bombing campaign against Islamic State militants in
Syria, but local observers say several of the air strikes
have hit areas in western Syria where the the hardline group
has little presence.
The United States will largely
abandon its failed efforts to train moderate Syrian rebels
fighting Islamic State, and instead provide arms and
equipment directly to rebel leaders and their units on the
Islamic State fighters have
seized Syrian villages on the outskirts of Aleppo from rival
insurgent fighters, a monitoring group says, despite Russian
air strikes that Moscow says have targeted the militant