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Friday, October 9, 2015
Obama apologizes to MSF for deadly Kunduz airstrike
U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday apologized to Doctors Without Borders (MSF) for a deadly U.S. airstrike on an Afghan hospital, as the medical charity demanded an international investigation.
The family of a black man who died after being critically injured in police custody, reached a US$6.4 million wrongful death settlement with the city of Baltimore, resolving civil claims about a week after the first hearing in the criminal case against six police officers, officials said Tuesday.
Greece's new Syriza-led gov't survives no-confidence vote
The government of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras survived a no-confidence vote early Thursday morning, bolstering the left-wing leader as he gets down to implementing reforms demanded by creditors.
An Ohio woman was awarded US$1.6 million Wednesday in the trial of a lawsuit that alleged a chemical from a DuPont Co. plant contaminated drinking water and contributed to her contracting kidney cancer.
Several hundred police officers from around the U.S. attended a funeral Monday for a suburban Chicago lieutenant shot and killed last week, and residents of the area turned out by the thousands to watch the hearse go by.
The gunman who fatally shot nine people at an Oregon community college last week killed himself in front of his victims after two police officers wounded him, authorities said Wednesday.
Kremlin seeks to extend control over Russian Internet
Galina Timchenko recalls how proud she felt when the Russian news website she edited reached 3 million users per day. When she reported the figures to the website's owner, he was horrified.
Nigerian 'princess of migrants' baby a symbol of hope for others crossing
Dubbed "the princess of migrants," a Nigerian baby born on the Italian ship that rescued her mother in the Mediterranean has become a symbol of hope for those braving the perilous crossing in search of a new life.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Germany, France try to turn tide of European skepticism as crises close in
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande urged European lawmakers on Wednesday to pull together as multiple crises close in, a highly unusual bid to heal divisions within the European Union caused by the influx of refugees, debt crises and encroaching nationalist sentiment.
Aid group demands probe over Kunduz strike
Doctors Without Borders called for an independent and unprecedented fact-finding mission on Wednesday to investigate a U.S. airstrike on a hospital run by the medical aid group in Afghanistan that killed at least 22 people.
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