Here is your weekly news briefing for 19-25 OCT 2017.
Kurdish and Iraqi troops clash in Kirkuk over Kurdish independence
Kurds offer suspended independence drive, seek talks with Baghdad
Madagascar plague death toll reaches 124 – epidemic still not peaking
Nigerian soldiers kill 11 Boko Haram terrorists, free 85 hostages
Outspoken Russian journalist stabbed by “madman” is out of her coma
President Macron lays out France’s counter-terror plan