MSF denies Taliban was firing from Afghan hospital

KABUL - Medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres denied that Taliban fighters were firing from its hospital at Afghan and NATO forces before a suspected U.S. air strike killed at least 19 people in a battle to oust the Islamist insurgents from an Afghan city.

Gunman in Oregon college massacre committed suicide 12:32am 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

A frame grab taken from footage released by Russia's Defence Ministry October 3, 2015, shows smoke rising after airstrikes carried out by Russian air force on what Russia says was a bomb factory in Maarat al-Numan, south of the town of Idlib, Syria.  REUTERS/Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation/Handout via Reuters

Russia to step up air strikes in Syria

MOSCOW/AMMAN - Russia said it will step up air strikes in Syria, escalating a military intervention which Moscow says is weakening Islamic State militants but which Western powers say aims to support President Bashar al-Assad.  Full Article | Related video 

Volunteers arrive to help with the search for mudslide victims in Santa Catarina Pinula, on the outskirts of Guatemala City, October 3, 2015. REUTERS/Josue Decavele

Hundreds feared dead in Guatemala landslide

SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala - Hopes faded of finding any remaining survivors of a massive landslide in Guatemala that killed at least 73 people, even as rescue workers scrabbled through earth and rubble in search of hundreds of others still missing.  Full Article 

Men sail model boats at a pond in Spanish Springs at the world's largest retirement community The Villages in Central Florida June 17, 2015.    REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Obamacare not spurring more early retirements

CHICAGO - The Affordable Care Act is doing plenty of good for older Americans, but one thing it is not doing is convincing them to retire early.  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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