Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, Oct. 9

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ANKARA -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Wednesday that Turkey has launched Operation Peace Spring into northern Syria.

"The Turkish Armed Forces, together with the Syrian National Army, just launched Operation Peace Spring against the PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party)/YPG (People's Protection Units) and Daesh (Islamic State) terrorists in northern Syria," Erdogan tweeted. (Turkey-Syria-Operation)

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BERLIN -- The shooting in the German city of Halle on Wednesday left at least two people dead, while one person was arrested, according to local police.

The attack took place in a street in Paulusviertel and at least two people were found dead, according to a police spokesperson. (Germany-Berlin-Shooting)

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STOCKHOLM -- The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded to three scientists, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced on Wednesday.

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino "for the development of lithium-ion batteries." (Sweden-Nobel Prize-Chemistry)

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ABUJA -- Five people were killed and eight others severely injured following a road accident in central Nigeria late Tuesday, the local road safety police said on Wednesday.

The accident occurred when a moving truck rammed into a bus in the city of Jos, capital of the central state of Plateau, said Andrew Bala, a spokesman for Nigeria's Federal Road Safety Corps. (Nigeria-Road Accident)

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LONDON -- A rare sitting of the British House of Commons has been scheduled for Oct. 19, the day on which Prime Minister Boris Johnson is tasked with seeking a Brexit extension if there is no deal with Brussels.

The parliamentary session will take place the day after the crucial two-day summit of the European Council ends in Brussels and is being described as a decisive gathering of MPs at Westminster. (UK-EU-Brexit) Enditem

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