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2019/10/13 00:00 GMT

2019/10/13 00:00 GMT

The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.
Syrian Kurds say guarding IS prisoners not a priority

Syrian Kurds say guarding IS prisoners not a priority

Kurdish forces fighting a Turkish offensive in northern Syria have said the United States has a moral obligation to help them. Also: Ecuador imposes curfew amid violent protests, and parachutist hits lamp-post on Spain's national day.
Boy, 14, dies after crash in police pursuit in Greater Manchester

Boy, 14, dies after crash in police pursuit in Greater Manchester

A 14-year-old boy has died after crashing a car that was being chased by police. He died in hospital early on Saturday morning following a pursuit in Greater Manchester on Friday.Officers had tried to stop a Fiat 500 they believed was stolen in Golborne, between Warrington and Wigan.After a short chase the car crashed into…
2019/10/12 20:00 GMT

2019/10/12 20:00 GMT

The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.
In pictures: Typhoon Hagibis brings strong winds, rain to Japan

In pictures: Typhoon Hagibis brings strong winds, rain to Japan

Image copyright EPA Image caption A display in Tokyo's Shinjuku railway station shows passengers information about the typhoon Typhoon Hagibis has made landfall in Japan, bringing heavy rain and strong winds to Tokyo and its surrounding areas.Hagibis - meaning "speed" in the Philippine language Tagalog - is forecast to be Japan's worst typhoon in six…
Aki upset by red card – Ireland coach Schmidt

Aki upset by red card – Ireland coach Schmidt

Bundee Aki's first-half red card was the only obvious negative from Ireland's displayCoach Joe Schmidt said Bundee Aki was "devastated" by his first-half red card after Ireland beat Samoa 47-5 to book a World Cup quarter-finals spot.Centre Aki's 29th-minute dismissal for a high hit on Ulupano Seuteni came when Ireland led 21-5, but they did…
Brexit: How the Irish border issue was viewed during campaigning

Brexit: How the Irish border issue was viewed during campaigning

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland has become the major sticking point in the Brexit talks How the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland looks after Brexit has dominated the news cycle over the past three years - but some British media…
Tyrone green energy plant ordered for removal by council officials

Tyrone green energy plant ordered for removal by council officials

Image caption Anaerobic digesters convert organic material like manure and silage into electricity Planners have ordered the removal of a green energy plant at the centre of a protracted legal dispute.Officials at Derry City and Strabane District Council said the anaerobic digester at Bready, County Tyrone, had to come down because it breached planning regulations.Assured…
100,000 flee as Turkey steps up Syria offensive

100,000 flee as Turkey steps up Syria offensive

The US says it wants to step up efforts to stop Turkey's offensive in northern Syria against Kurdish forces. Also: major payments companies abandon Facebook's Libra, and the cosmonaut Alexei Leonov who became the first person to walk in space, has died aged 85.
The bag-designing man on Birmingham’s streets

The bag-designing man on Birmingham’s streets

A homeless man has sold more than 200 of his self-designed canvas shopping bags. Kev, 44, from Bloxwich, West Midlands, who has been homeless for about five years, used to demonstrate his artistic talents by selling drawings on the streets of Birmingham. But thanks to one customer, he began The Bag Issue project, helping other…

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