Russian air campaign vital to save Middle East: Assad

BEIRUT/AMMAN - President Bashar al-Assad said the success of a military campaign by Russia, Syria and its allies was vital to save the Middle East from destruction, a day after Moscow said it would step up air strikes against Islamic State targets across Syria.

Gunman in Oregon college massacre committed suicide 10:33am EDT

ROSEBURG, Ore. - The gunman who killed his English professor and eight others at an Oregon community college committed suicide after a shootout with police who arrived within five minutes and exchanged fire with him almost immediately, authorities said. | Video

Afghan (MSF) surgeons work inside a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) hospital after an air strike in the city of Kunduz, Afghanistan in this October 3, 2015 MSF handout photo.  REUTERS/Medecins Sans Frontieres/Handout via Reuters

MSF wants independent probe into attack

KABUL - Medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres demanded that an independent international body investigate the air strike that hit an Afghan hospital, killing 22 people.  Full Article 

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the Community Forum on Substance Abuse at The Boys and Girls Club of America campaign event in Laconia New Hampshire, September 17, 2015. REUTERS/Faith Ninivaggi

Clinton gets endorsement of largest labor union

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, who has been vying with challenger Bernie Sanders for the support of organized labor, scored a win with an endorsement from the National Education Association, a huge teachers union.  Full Article 

New South Wales police officers wear protective masks as they look into Lindt cafe, where a siege had ended earlier in the morning, in central Sydney December 16, 2014.  REUTERS/Jason Reed

Australia grapples with Islamic extremism

SYDNEY - The Australian government's focus on national security and the war on terror to tackle Islamic extremism, rather than social cohesion and inclusion, has helped create an environment for radicalized Muslim youth to emerge in disproportionate numbers, experts say.  Full Article 


Two-seat car electrifies Chile streets

Soki, a two-seat electric car made in Chile, is set to hit the market in March and its creators say the diminutive vehicle is ideal for urban use.  Video 


Bush-Rubio bromance on the rocks

They've been friends and associates for years, but the pressures of the 2016 presidential campaign are driving Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio apart.

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