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    Main topics for Wednesday, October 18:

    • China's President Xi Jinping declared it's time for his country to be front and centre on the world stage, as he addressed the Communist Party congress. Xi Jinping wants a "new era" for China, but what does that mean?

    • The Iraqi army says itis "mission accomplished" after an operation to retake Kurdish territories. The move is being seen as a punishing response to last month's independence referendum. We explore what's next for the Kurds of northern Iraq.

    • Opposition supporters in Togo have taken to the streets, defying a government order banning demonstrations. The protesters are calling for the president's resignation and an end to his family's 50-year-rule.The UN says Togo's government needs to address the demands of the people.

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