RT News - October 08, 2014 (17:00 MSK)

Kurdish rallies against Islamic State spark deadly clashes in Turkey... and protests across Europe, as the terrorist group continues its advance in Syria. And as Kurds wage deadly battles against the jihadists in Iraq - RT reports from their defence positions, right on the frontline. Also this hour... the UN accuses pro-government armed groups of human rights abuses in eastern Ukraine. We visit the remaining flashpoints of the conflict, while a fragile truce enters its second month. Austerity anger flares up in Milan - Chancellor Merkel's visit sparks rallies and violent clashes, with protesters urging the Italian government to ditch the austerity policies Berlin's pushing for.