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Syrian army and Russian jets target rebels in western Syria


BEIRUT - The Syrian army and allied militia carried out ground attacks on insurgent positions in Syria on Wednesday backed by Russian air strikes, in what appeared to be their first major coordinated assault since Moscow intervened, a monitor said.

World, Syria, Middle East 8:21am BST

Tue, Oct 6 2015

Pentagon calls Afghan hospital strike a mistake, seeks accountability


WASHINGTON - The U.S. military took responsibility on Tuesday for a deadly air strike on a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz, calling it a mistake and vowing to hold people accountable. | Video

06 Oct 2015

Australian police arrest four over suspected 'terrorism' murder


SYDNEY - Australian counterterrorism police investigating the shooting death of a police accountant are questioning four people arrested on Wednesday in raids in Sydney.

World, Australia 4:28am BST

Ex-Yemen president's party says accepts peace terms


SANAA - The party of Yemen's former president, a main player in the messy, months-old civil war, said in an emailed statement that it accepts a peace plan brokered by the United Nations in talks in Oman.

Yemen, World 7:13am BST

Turkish forces kill four Kurdish militants after robbery - governor

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey - Security forces hunting bank robbers killed four suspected Kurdish militants overnight in a southeastern Turkish province hit by months of clashes, the governor's office said.

8:35am BST

Thailand denies labour abuses after IndustriALL Union complaint

BANGKOK - Thailand's military government on Wednesday defended its labour record after a global labour union with 50 million members filed a complaint against the country.

7:41am BST

Death toll from China typhoon rises to 19 - Xinhua


SHANGHAI - The death toll from a typhoon that struck China on the weekend has risen to 19, with four people missing, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday.

3:49am BST

Merkel, Hollande to present common front for EU in crisis


STRASBOURG - Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande address the European Parliament on Wednesday, hoping to bolster EU cohesion to face interlocking crises in an echo of Franco-German unity in the days after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

12:58am BST

Japan's Abe keeps allies in key posts as attention returns to economy


TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe retained close allies in key posts in a cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday, playing it safe as he refocuses on the economy after enacting divisive security legislation that dented his popularity.

World, Japan 6:51am BST

Refugees give Greek tour operators an extended season

PIRAEUS, Greece - Placards in hand, travel agent Iakovos Bouchoris and his team scout for customers at Greece's busy Piraeus port, near Athens, where some 5,000 people arrived on Tuesday in a single day on ships from outlying islands close to Turkey.

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