Medical aid group denies Taliban were firing from Afghan hospital hit by air strike

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. | Video

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Supreme Court tackles hot social issues as 2016 election looms

WASHINGTON - The nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court are set to wade into contentious social matters in their new term beginning on Monday including affirmative action, union powers and voting rights, and could add major cases involving abortion and birth control.

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Middle East would be more stable if Saddam, Gaddafi still in power: Trump

WASHINGTON - U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said on Sunday the Middle East would be more stable if Muammar Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein were still in power in Libya and Iraq, saying it's "not even a contest".

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Pope opens synod; calls for welcoming Church but no gay marriage

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Sunday reaffirmed Catholic opposition to gay marriage as he opened a three-week gathering of bishops from around the world but said the Church had to show love and understanding towards all.

Palestinians stab Israelis in two attacks; PM calls in security chiefs

JERUSALEM - A Palestinian man stabbed and wounded an Israeli teenager in Jerusalem on Sunday, just hours after another knife-wielding attacker killed an off-duty Israeli soldier and a rabbi nearby in the walled Old City, police said. | Video

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Objects located in sea in area of cargo ship missing in Bahamas

MIAMI - Coast Guard search and rescue crews spotted multiple objects in the water in the area where a container ship went missing on Thursday in the Bahamas, the Coast Guard said. | Video


New York gas blast and fire kill one, injure three

NEW YORK - A gas explosion and fire that ripped off the facade of a three-story building in New York on Saturday, killing one person and injuring three, might have been caused by a tenant moving out a stove, fire officials said. | Video

Greek coast guard recovers body of migrant baby on Kos

ATHENS - Greece's coast guard recovered the badly decomposed body of a baby on Sunday on the shore of the island of Kos, a major entry point into the European Union for thousands of migrants and refugees who cross the Aegean Sea from nearby Turkey.