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UNICEF Says At Least 96 Children Killed In Aleppo

(AP) — UNICEF says at least 96 children have been killed and more than 220 wounded in eastern Aleppo over the last five days.  Justin Forsyth, deputy executive director of the U.N. children’s agency, says a military onslaught in rebel-held areas of the northern Syrian city has left children “trapped in a living nightmare.” In […]

UPDATE: US Backs Report That Russian Missile Downed MH17

(AP) – The U.S. State Department says it backs the findings of the interim report of the Joint Investigation Team on the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.  The team found that MH17 was shot down on July 17, 2014, by a Buk surface-to-air missile fired from Russian-backed, separatist-controlled territory in eastern Ukraine. It […]

UPDATE: Aid Group Says Hospitals Strained In Aleppo

(AP) – Doctors Without Borders says the two hospitals bombed in rebel-held eastern Aleppo have been forced to halt all activities, leaving just two hospitals with the ability to carry out surgery in a city experiencing “a brutal and relentless onslaught from air and land.”  A statement from the international charity, also known by its […]

Kerry Threatens To End Syria Talks With Russia Over Aleppo

(AP) – Secretary of State John Kerry is threatening to cut off all contacts with Moscow over Syria, unless Russian and Syrian government attacks on Aleppo end.  The State Department says Kerry issued the ultimatum in a Wednesday telephone call to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.  Kerry’s spokesman, John Kirby, says Kerry expressed grave concern […]

Funeral For Shimon Peres Friday

(AP) – A funeral will be held Friday for former Israeli president and prime minister Shimon Peres, who died at age 93. Peres suffered a debilitating stroke on Sept. 13 and had remained hospitalized since then. Dignitaries from around the world are expected to attend the funeral, including President Barack Obama and Bill and Hillary […]