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Obama Issues Rare Apology Over Bombing of Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Afghanistan

Continue reading the main story Video White House Spokesman on Obama’s Apology Josh Earnest, the White House spokesman, said President Obama offered his condolences to Dr. Joanne Liu, chief of Doctors Without Borders, for the United States’ bombing of a hospital in Afghanistan. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS on Publish Date October 7, 2015. Photo by Zach Gibson/The New York Times. ...

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Once Seed Was Planted, Chinese Headwear Fad Grew Like Weeds

Photo A green shoot adorning a woman’s head in Beijing. The trend started a few months ago. Credit Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters BEIJING — When Mao stirred China with a call to let a hundred flowers bloom, he surely never imagined anything as frivolous as this. Across China, grown-ups are sporting plastic decorations on their heads in the shape of vegetables, fruit ...

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Henning Mankell, Writer Whose Wallander Patrolled a Gritty Sweden, Dies at 67

Photo Henning Mankell, the Swedish creator of the Inspector Kurt Wallander series, in Stockholm in June. Credit Tt News Agency, via Reuters Henning Mankell, the Swedish novelist and playwright best known for police procedurals that were translated into a score of languages and sold by the millions throughout the world, died Monday morning in Goteborg, Sweden. He was 67. The cause ...

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News Analysis: In Putin’s Syria Intervention, Fear of a Weak Government Hand

Continue reading the main story Video What’s Driving Putin Into Syria Russia’s intervention in Syria is partly strategic, but President Vladimir V. Putin has another reason, a long-held belief, for supporting the Syrian president’s government. By CHANNON HODGE and STEVEN LEE MYERS on Publish Date October 4, 2015. Photo by Regis Duvignau/Reuters. Watch in Times Video » On the night ...

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Airstrike Hits Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Afghanistan

Photo Doctors Without Borders staff members at a hospital in Kunduz that was badly damaged in an airstrike on Saturday. Credit Doctors Without Borders KABUL, Afghanistan — A hospital run by Doctors Without Borders in Kunduz was badly damaged early Saturday after being hit by what appears to have been an American airstrike. At least 19 people were killed, including ...

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As Syria Reels, Israel Looks to Build Up Golan Heights

MEROM GOLAN, Golan Heights — There is a building boom quietly underway in this little kibbutz, the first established after Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria in the 1967 war. Stone utility enclosures mark sites where a few dozen homes will soon break ground. A fallow field is slated to become, next year, a new neighborhood called Banim Bonim, ...

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Benjamin Netanyahu, at U.N., Continues to Condemn Iran Nuclear Deal

Continue reading the main story Video Netanyahu Argues Against Iran Deal Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, at the United Nations on Thursday, called the nuclear deal with Iran a marriage of militant Islam and nuclear weapons. By UNITED NATIONS on Publish Date October 1, 2015. Photo by Bryan Thomas for The New York Times. Watch in Times Video » ...

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Russia Buildup Seen as Fanning Flames in Syria

WASHINGTON — Russia’s military buildup in Syria will probably prolong the life of the beleaguered government of President Bashar al-Assad, Pentagon officials and foreign policy experts say, but is unlikely to be a major factor in the campaign to defeat the Islamic State, and could further inflame — and lengthen — the conflict. The arrival of four multipurpose warplanes at ...

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