INTERNATIONAL: Turkey launches offensive in northern Syria with air strikes

Turkish warplanes have bombed parts of north-eastern Syria at the start of an offensive which could lead to conflict with Kurdish-led allies of the US.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the operation was to create a "safe zone" cleared of Kurdish militias which will also house Syrian refugees.

According to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), civilian areas came under attack from Turkish planes.

Turkish ground forces have also been massing on the border.

World: Pepsi forced to pull "offensive" Kendall Jenner ad after online criticism

“Pepsi was trying to project a global message of unity, peace and understanding. Clearly we missed the mark, and we apologize.”

Pepsi's new ad features Kendall Jenner as a model who abandons a shoot to join a passing protest.

The ad has been criticised as offensive to protestors who rallied behind the "Black Lives Matter" movement.

Jenner is seen alongside the protestors who are carrying signs that read "love" and "join the conversation."

The short clip culminates as she hands a stern looking police officer a can of the soda and makes him smile.