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Heavy fighting as Turkey pushes into northern Syria

Tens of thousands of civilians have fled the area

We start with the latest on the Turkey-Syria offensive, which has entered its second day. Turkish forces have stepped up air strikes in Kurdish-held areas of northern Syria, with reports of seven civilian deaths. Tens of thousands of people have fled the area. The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, has denied that the US gave Turkey a "green light" for its offensive.

Also, we check in on the BBC Africa Eye investigation that exposed sexual misconduct at universities in Nigeria and Ghana. Four lecturers were secretly filmed allegedly propositioning or sexually harassing the undercover reporters.

And we hear from a young British woman who posted a video of herself in hospital receiving treatment for sickle cell disease. It's been watched by more than 1.8 million people.

(Photo: Turkish soldiers with tanks prepare moving to the Syrian border during military operation a on northern Syria against Kurdish forces by the Turkish army. Credit: EPA/STR)

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