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