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NATO rejects Russia explanation on Turkish air space

BRUSSELS - NATO on Tuesday rejected Moscow's explanation that its warplanes violated the air space of alliance member Turkey at the weekend by mistake and said Russia was sending more ground troops to Syria. | Video

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MSF says U.S., Afghan remarks on Kunduz point to war crime

GENEVA - Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Tuesday that it was working under the assumption that the deadly bombing of its hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz at the weekend was a "war crime".

Afghanistan, 8:17am EDT

Abbas says does not want escalation with Israel

RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Tuesday he did not want a spike in deadly violence in East Jerusalem and the Israeli-occupied West Bank to spiral into armed confrontation with Israel.

Israel, 8:37am EDT

Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine postpone disputed elections

KIEV - Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday postponed local elections that Kiev had said were illegitimate and which, if they went ahead, could have derailed Ukraine's fragile peace process.

Russia 9:12am EDT

Tunisia busts Islamic State recruitment cells, arrests 11 suspected recruits

TUNIS - The Tunisian police has broken up three "cells" that were recruiting fighters for Islamic State and arrested 11 people suspected of trying to join the Islamist militant group in Libya, the Tunisian Ministry of Interior said.

Tunisia, Libya 7:06am EDT

Arpad Goncz, Hungary's first post-Communist president, dies at 93

Arpad Goncz, who was jailed after the country's failed 1956 uprising against Soviet rule and went on to become its first post-Soviet president, died on Tuesday at 93, after what he had called a somewhat "grotesque and surreal" life of constant new beginnings.

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