Dozens of people were killed in Turkish bombardment in Syria on Sunday as Ankara ramped up its unprecedented offensive inside the country against the Islamic State group and Kurdish militants. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 40 civilians were killed in Turkish shelling and air strikes on two areas held by pro-Kurdish forces in northern Syria, the first report of significant civilian casualties in Turkey's operation. The bombardments came after Ankara suffered its first military fatality in the offensive against IS and the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia that it launched on Wednesday.
Laser-focus on detail that comes with his place on the autism spectrum are part of what makes Weiss a top analyst at MindSpark, a young California firm mixing business smarts with social good. "I see things others wouldn't," said 27-year-old Weiss, who was diagnosed with autism when he was a young boy. MindSpark, located in the coastal city of Santa Monica near Los Angeles, employs analysts with autism to test software for companies.