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6 US airmen killed in Afghanistan plane crash identified

posted: 10/03/2015 4:30 p.m. Discuss

DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas β€” The Department of Defense has identified the six American airmen killed when a U.S. Air Force military transport plane crashed in eastern Afghanistan.

Doctors Without Borders: 16 dead in Afghan clinic air strike

posted: 10/03/2015 11:45 a.m. Discuss

KABUL, Afghanistan β€” The international charity Doctors Without Borders said at least 16 people including nine local staffers were killed when its clinic came under "sustained bombing" Saturday in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, where Afghan officials said helicopter gunships had returned fire from Taliban fighters sheltering in the facility.

Putin risks Syria mire, Obama says

updated: 10/03/2015 4:42 a.m. Comments 6

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Russia will get "stuck in a quagmire" if it persists in using military force to prop up Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime and urged efforts toward a political transition.

Vatican: Visit to clerk not show of support

updated: 10/03/2015 4:38 a.m. Discuss

VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican on Friday distanced Pope Francis from Kim Davis, saying the Kentucky clerk at the center of the U.S. gay marriage debate was one of dozens of people the pope greeted as he left Washington and that their encounter "should not be considered a form of support of her position."

Storm hits Bahamas; cargo ship vanishes

updated: 10/03/2015 4:34 a.m. Discuss

ELEUTHERA, Bahamas -- Hurricane Joaquin destroyed houses, uprooted trees and unleashed heavy flooding as it hurled torrents of rain across the Bahamas on Friday, and the U.S. Coast Guard said it was searching for a cargo ship with 33 people aboard that disappeared during the Category 4 storm.

Australia deems police killing terrorism

posted: 10/03/2015 4:31 a.m. Discuss

SYDNEY -- An Iranian teenager fatally shot a civilian member of Sydney's police force in a killing that authorities believe is linked to terrorism, officials said today.

Afghan forces hunting Taliban in recaptured city

posted: 10/03/2015 4:10 a.m. Discuss

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghan forces were going door to door in Kunduz on Friday searching for Taliban fighters who had overtaken the northern city earlier in the week until a U.S.-backed government counterattack flushed out most of the militants.

Peace plan fails Colombia, ex-leader says

posted: 10/03/2015 4:09 a.m. Discuss

BOGOTA, Colombia -- Former President Alvaro Uribe criticized the international community for applauding a recent breakthrough in his successor's peace talks with leftist rebels, saying the deal undermines the rule of law in Colombia.

2 settlers shot dead in West Bank

updated: 10/03/2015 4:06 a.m. Discuss

JERUSALEM -- Israel's military deployed hundreds of troops in the West Bank on Friday, a day after a drive-by shooting by suspected Palestinian gunmen killed a Jewish settler couple driving home with their children.

Ukraine rebels urged to delay elections

posted: 10/03/2015 4:03 a.m. Discuss

PARIS -- A summit reviving a European push for peace in eastern Ukraine ended Friday with a call for the delay of rebel plans to hold local elections this month and for both sides to begin a promised withdrawal of smaller-caliber weapons.

Saudis' plan for Yemen passes despite protest

updated: 10/03/2015 3:59 a.m. Discuss

GENEVA -- A human-rights advocacy group Friday accused the top U.N. human-rights body of failing to improve scrutiny of abuses in war-torn Yemen by approving a resolution presented by Saudi Arabia -- a major participant in the conflict.

The World in Brief

updated: 10/03/2015 5:02 a.m. Discuss

26 killed, 36 hurt in Guatemala mudslide

In the news

updated: 10/03/2015 3:38 a.m. Discuss

Sepp Blatter, 79, president of world soccer's governing body, FIFA, who was placed under a criminal investigation by Swiss authorities, reaffirmed that he will not resign, despite calls to do so from World Cup sponsors Coca-Cola and McDonald's, according to his lawyer.

Vatican confirms Pope Francis met with gay couple

posted: 10/02/2015 12:50 p.m. Comments 3

VATICAN CITY β€”The Vatican is confirming that the only "audience" the pope had while he was in Washington was with a former student and his family: Yayo Grassi, an openly gay Argentine who visited Francis with his longtime partner and some friends.

6 U.S. service members among 11 dead in Afghan plane crash

updated: 10/02/2015 12:32 p.m. Discuss

KABUL, Afghanistan β€” A U.S. Air Force C-130J military transport plane crashed overnight at an air base in eastern Afghanistan, killing six American airmen and five civilians on the aircraft, the U.S. military said Friday.





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