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25 min

Kurdish-led forces in Syria say they have left a strategic border town

The withdrawal is part of a truce brokered by the US. Also: Green parties' success in Swiss elections, and the price for gorillas of the perfect Instagram shot.
27 min

Brexit: British PM sends letter to Brussels seeking further delay

British PM Boris Johnson has sent a request to the EU for a delay to Brexit - but without his signature. Also: A state of emergency has been declared in the Chilean capital, and a football match in London is abandoned when players are racially abused by fans.
16 min

British parliament votes to force further Brexit delay

Amendment forces Boris Johnson to seek another delay - but he says he won't do it, meanwhile hundreds of thousands march in London against Brexit
26 min

Barcelona hit by fresh protests amid general strike

Half a million Catalans on the streets in protest against their leaders' jail sentences, also: crunch time in Westminster over Brexit deal and Nelson's battle plan discovered.
29 min

Catalonia: Barcelona paralysed by protests and general strike

Tens of thousands on streets amid ongoing fury over jailed Catalan separatist leaders. Also, Turkey's president says Kurdish fighters are withdrawing from Syrian border, and two NASA astronauts make the first ever all-female spacewalk.
29 min

Turkey suspends Syrian offensive- for now

The five day pause in hostilities was announced after talks in Ankara between the Turkish president and the US Vice President, Mike Pence. Also: The British prime minister, Boris Johnson, says he's convinced the British parliament will back his new Brexit deal, and the ‘smart’ bracelet that the Vatican hopes will get young people praying more.
30 min

Brexit: EU and UK reach a deal

A Brexit agreement has been drawn up - but it needs approval by UK's parliament. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged MPs to 'get this excellent deal over the line'. Also, US Vice President Mike Pence visits Ankara to urge halt to offensive against Syrian Kurds, and scientists discover the world's fastest ant.
28 min

US House of Representatives condemns Trump on Syria

129 Republicans voted with Democrats against Donald Trump's withdrawal of US forces. The president told reporters Syria wasn't America's problem. Also: artificial wombs, and the return of humpback whales.
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