>> Charred wreckage left by and Islamic State car bomb in Syria. The blast killing more than 40 people in a village held by Turkish-backed rebels, just a day after they pushed IS from their last stronghold in the area, nearby town Al-Bab. Wounded victims, many of them civilians rushed across the border to a hospital in Turkey.
The bomb targeted a security checkpoint where many families have been waiting to cross. The rebels secured Al-bab after weeks of street fighting, parts of efforts by Ankara to secure a civilian safe zone. But the surrounding area is still littered with mines and ISL continues to operate here. The attack in Syria comes as opposition parties gather in Geneva for fresh peace talks.
Representatives of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, backed by Russia and Iran, coming face to face with rebels backed by Turkey and the US, for the first time in three years. Both sides are fighting IS, and old disagreements are likely to haunt the talks. But after six year of devastating war the UN imploring both parties to find a solution.