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
The number of refugees arriving
on Greek islands has leapt to 7000 a day from about 4500 at
the end of September, probably because of fears the weather
will worsen soon, the International Organization for
Migration (IOM) says.
European Union governments have
agreed to step up deportations of illegal immigrants and
discussed creating an border guard force among measures to
cope with a surge in refugees from Syria's civil war.
US Air Force airman Spencer Stone, one of the three Americans
who thwarted an August train attack in France, was stabbed
several times during a fight outside a Sacramento bar and was
hospitalized in serious condition, police say.