Russia bombing moderates in Syria: U.S.

MADRID - Russia is escalating Syria's civil war by targeting the moderate opposition, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.

Afghan forces called for air strike in Kunduz: U.S. general 10:51am EDT

WASHINGTON - Afghan forces asked for U.S. air support while fighting the Taliban in Kunduz shortly before an air strike resulted in the deaths of civilians there, the American commander of international forces in Afghanistan said on Monday.

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Pope Francis leads the opening mass for the synod of bishops on the family in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican October 4, 2015. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Pope opens synod, amid concern over gays

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis told a key Roman Catholic meeting on family issues that the Church should not be a hidebound "museum of memories" but have the courage to change if that is what God wanted.  Full Article 

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders pauses during a speech at a campaign event in Chicago, Illinois, September 28, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

Bulldog Bernie

WASHINGTON - Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton’s biggest rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, is a novice to the bright lights of prime-time television, but he's predicted to be a brawler in their party's debate.  Full Article 

The logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone over a reserved lane for taxis in a street is seen in this photo illustration taken in Madrid on December 10, 2014. REUTERS/SERGIO PEREZ

Uber under pressure

PARIS/SINGAPORE - Uber's aggressive global expansion is looking costlier and riskier than ever as the company struggles with regulatory and competitive obstacles in major markets.  Full Article 

Satoshi Omura, special honour professor of Kitasato University, reacts as he attends a news conference in Tokyo October 5, 2015. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Top prize for beating parasites

STOCKHOLM/LONDON - Three scientists from Japan, China and Ireland whose discoveries led to the development of potent new drugs against parasitic diseases won the Nobel Prize for Medicine.  Full Article 

Indonesia haze persists as resources run dry

Forest fires in Indonesia continue to spread, as efforts to quell the flames and resulting haze are hampered by a lack of resources. Natasha Howitt reports.

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