Afghanistan

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Globe Trot: Wave of destruction rumbles over northern Afghanistan

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: A major earthquake has killed at least 135 people in Afghanistan’s remote northeast and across the border in northern Pakistan. INTERNATIONAL…

Midday Roundup: Attorney says OSU driver was mentally ill, not drunk

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Insanity defense? The driver who crashed into a crowd of spectators Saturday at Oklahoma State University’s homecoming parade is due in court today on…

Globe Trot: Story of Afghan hospital attack changes again

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: U.S. forces targeted the hospital in Kunduz staffed by Doctors Without Borders because they believed it was a staging ground for a key Pakistani…

Midday Roundup: Hastert to plead guilty to wrongdoing

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Plea bargain. Former Republican House Speaker Dennis Hastert plans to plead guilty in a federal hush-money case, his attorney said today. Hastert, 73,

Globe Trot: Doctors Without Borders accuses U.S. of war crimes

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: Doctors Without Borders (or MSF for Medicins sans Frontiers) is seeking an international inquiry into the U.S. airstrike in Kunduz that destroyed…

U.S. commander: Afghan forces still need our help

By Michael Cochrane
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Afghanistan | The weekend air strike that destroyed a Doctors Without Borders medical facility, killing at least 22 people, occurred despite “rigorous” U.S. military…

Midday Roundup: California legalizes physician-assisted suicide

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Deadly decision. California Gov. Jerry Brown announced yesterday he had signed the assisted-suicide law passed by the state legislature last month. The law…

Globe Trot: Christians beheaded, hung on crosses in Syria

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: A U.S.-based relief group is reporting 11 Christian workers from Syria were beheaded and hung on crosses last month near Aleppo after Islamic State…

Midday Roundup: 1,000-year flood engulfs parts of Carolinas

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Historic rains. Rain continues to fall in South Carolina today in what the governor is calling a once-in-1,000-years rainfall event. Floods have caused at…

Globe Trot: Five U.S. service members dead in C-130 crash

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: A U.S. military plane has crashed near the Jalalabad airfield, killing 11. Five of the dead were U.S. service members. Despite Taliban claims to…

Midday Roundup: Hurricane Joaquin strengthens as it nears U.S.

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Weather warnings. Hurricane Joaquin is growing stronger by the day as it roars over the mid-Atlantic. The storm became a Category 3 overnight, and it has the…

Coalition forces join Afghan army in attempt to regain Kunduz

By Anna K. Poole
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Afghanistan | Soldiers from the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan joined the fight today to retake Kunduz from the Taliban. According to The Washington Post , the troops are…

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