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Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet crashes off Japan
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:39:00 GMTAn F/A 18E Super Hornet from the U.S. Navy fighter squadron VFA-115 conducts a bombing run on April 6, 2016, in Townsville, Australia. Last Updated Dec 7, 2016 8:26 AM EST One of the Marine Corps’ F/A-18 Hornet jets crashed off Japan Wednesday, military ...

The Latest: Hungary Slams US for Unease Over Migrant Ruling
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:15:00 GMTThe Hungarian government says it is "outrageous and unacceptable" that the U.S. has expressed concerns about a court ruling which sentenced a native Syrian to 10 years in prison for taking part in a border riot last year. Foreign Ministry spokesman Tamas ...

Syrian Army Captures Aleppo Old City: Observatory for Human Rights
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:07:00 GMTBEIRUT — A war monitor said on Wednesday the Syrian Army had seized control of the Old City of Aleppo in what would be one of the most important victories of the five-year civil war. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the army advance on ...

Pakistan: Plane crashes with about 40 people on board
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:12:00 GMTIslamabad, Pakistan (CNN)A Pakistan International Airlines flight crashed Wednesday near Abbottabad, officials said. The airline said the PIA's ATR-42 aircraft was carrying about 40 people when it lost contact with a control tower on its way from Chitral ...

Macedonia to hold early vote after corruption allegations
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:58:00 GMTSKOPJE, Macedonia – Macedonia is holding an early general election after a nearly two-year political crisis that has roiled the government and threatens the Balkan nation's ambitions of joining NATO and the European Union. Sunday's vote was called as ...

Germany: 3 teens go on trial over bombing a Sikh temple
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:00:00 GMTBERLIN – Three teenagers have gone on trial in Germany over an explosion at a Sikh temple in the western city of Essen. Prosecutors say the defendants, who are German-born Muslims, met on social media where they became radicalized and hatched a plan to ...

Indonesia Earthquake Kills Almost 100 in Aceh Province
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:08:00 GMTJAKARTA, Indonesia — Nearly 100 people were killed early Wednesday and more were feared dead after a powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sumatra, with many of the victims crushed to death in their homes as they slept. The earthquake ...

US aircraft carrier readies for ISIS fight
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:05:00 GMTAboard the USS George HW Bush (CNN)On August 8, 2014, jets carried out the first American airstrikes against ISIS. Those American warplanes flew from the USS George HW Bush, one of the Navy's 10 aircraft carriers. Back then ISIS was making a lightning dash ...

Afghan Woman, Safia Ferozi, Goes From Refugee to Military Pilot
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:37:00 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan — From a childhood as a refugee, Capt. Safia Ferozi is now flying a transport plane for Afghanistan's air force as the country's second female pilot, a sign of the efforts to bring more women into the armed forces. Along the way, the ...

Voting Underway in Ghana's Presidential Election
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:08:00 GMTVoters in the West African nation of Ghana are at the polls to choose a president. Incumbent John Mahama is seeking a second term against main opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo, the man he defeated four years ago. Akufo-Addo, a former foreign minister, has ...

Buddhist Scholar Bob Thurman on the Dalai Lama's View That a Woman Could Succeed Him
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:01:00 GMTThe Dalai Lama has said over the years that he would welcome a woman as the next Dalai Lama. One of his confidants for the past 52 years, Dr. Robert Thurman, offered his take in an interview with ABC News’ Dan Harris for his "10% Happier" podcast.

Sri Lanka scraps tallest Christmas tree after church snub
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:58:00 GMTColombo (AFP) - Sri Lankan cricket legend Arjuna Ranatunga Wednesday abandoned a bid to build a record-breaking 100-metre tall Christmas tree after the head of the Catholic church on the island called it a waste of money. Ranatunga, who led Sri Lanka to ...

Head of LaMia Airlines arrested in plane crash investigation
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:01:00 GMTSANTA CRUZ, Bolivia, Dec. 7 (UPI) --Bolivian officials said Gustavo Vargas Gamboa, general director of LaMia Airlines, was arrested in the investigation of last week's plane crash in Colombia in which 71 people died. Vargas Gamboa, a former Bolivian air ...

Girl Tweeting From Aleppo Draws Enormous Sympathy, but Doubts Follow
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:03:00 GMTShe is a 7-year-old with dimples, pink hair ribbons, a missing front tooth and halting English who first captured global attention three months ago with Twitter messages about bombs, death and despair in eastern Aleppo, the rebel-held section of the ...



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