19 September 2014 Last updated at 13:40

French launch first strikes on IS

President Hollande says France has carried out its first air strikes against IS militants in Iraq, joining the US in military action against the group.

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Turkey allows thousands of Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State to cross its southern border, as the militants close in on a strategic Syrian town.

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