Hospital bombing tests Afghan-U.S. ties

KABUL - The air strike in Kunduz that killed 22 staff and patients at the Medecins Sans Frontieres clinic has fueled anger over Kabul's close relationship with the United States.

Pacific trade negotiators reach landmark deal, fight over approval looms 1:07pm EDT

ATLANTA - The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries have reached a deal on the most sweeping trade liberalization pact in a generation but the accord on Monday faced initial skepticism in the U.S. Congress.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, September 23, 2015. REUTERS/Ivan Sekretarev/Pool

NATO rips Russian violation of Turkey air space

ISTANBUL - The United States and its NATO allies denounced Russia for violating Turkish air space along the frontier with Syria, and Ankara threatened to respond if provoked again, raising the prospect of direct confrontation between the Cold War enemies.  Full Article 

U.S. Coast Guard members retrieve a life preserver ring from the cargo ship El Faro in this still image from a October 4, 2015 U.S. Coast Guard handout video. Search and rescue teams on Sunday located debris which appeared to belong to the El Faro, which went missing in the eye of Hurricane Joaquin with 33 mostly American crew members aboard. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Handout via Reuters  THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS

Body found in search for ship sunk in hurricane

MIAMI - Coast Guard crews found a body and an empty, heavily damaged lifeboat in their search for the cargo ship El Faro, believed to have sunk after going missing off the Bahamas in Hurricane Joaquin.  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 

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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