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Afghan forces called for air strike in Kunduz: U.S. general

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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Ukraine starts pull-back of tanks, light artillery in east: military

KIEV - Ukraine has started withdrawing tanks and light artillery from the frontline in the eastern region of Luhansk in line with an agreement with Russian-backed separatists, Kiev's military said on Monday.

Russia, 11:01am EDT

Pope says Church can't be 'museum', must be open to change

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

Pope 9:55am EDT

Residents say Afghan forces regain most of Kunduz, some shops reopen

KABUL - Police and residents said on Monday that Afghan forces had regained control of most of the besieged city of Kunduz, and some shops in the center of the provincial capital opened for the first time since it fell to Taliban fighters a week ago. | Video

Afghanistan 10:24am EDT

Palestinian youth shot dead in West Bank: Palestinian medical source

RAMALLAH, West Bank - A Palestinian teenager was killed on Monday in a clash with Israeli soldiers near the West Bank town of Bethlehem, a Palestinian hospital source said.

Israel 10:02am EDT

Croatia to hold parliamentary elections on Nov. 8

ZAGREB - Croatia's president on Monday called a parliamentary election for Nov. 8, with the opposition conservatives bidding for a return to power in the European Union’s newest member following six years of recession.

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