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Apr 23, 2017

Strike hits makeshift Syria 'cave' hospital: monitor

A warplane on Saturday attacked a makeshift hospital set up in a cave in the northern Syrian province of Idlib, causing massive damage and wounding several staff, a monitor said. The head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it was not ...

EU has no 'Plan B' if French voters deliver upset

/ Apr 23, 2017

EU has no 'Plan B' if French voters deliver upset

The European Union has no special plan if the two anti-EU candidates reach the final round of France’s election on Sunday, diplomats said, leaving the bloc to brace itself and hope for a centrist victor. Even without a shock outcome, Brussels worries that neither ...

Italian cyclist Scarponi killed in road accident while training

Apr 22, 2017

Italian cyclist Scarponi killed in road accident while training

Michele Scarponi, the 2011 Giro d’Italia champion, has been killed after being hit by a van while training close to his home in Filottrano, Italy, his Astana team said on Saturday. Scarponi, 37, left home early on Saturday morning for a training ride. The ...

Taliban attackers kill at least 140 soldiers at Afghan base

Apr 22, 2017

Taliban attackers kill at least 140 soldiers at Afghan base

At least 140 Afghan soldiers were killed by Taliban attackers apparently disguised in military uniforms, officials said on Saturday, in what would be the deadliest attack ever on an Afghan military base. One official in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, where the attack occurred, ...

Apr 22, 2017

Death toll in Afghan base attack rises to 140, officials say

As many 140 Afghan soldiers were killed Friday by Taliban attackers apparently disguised in military uniforms in what would be the deadliest attack ever on an Afghan military base, officials said. One official in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, where the attack occurred, said ...