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By Roberta Rampton and Stephanie Nebehay WASHINGTON/GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday apologized to Medecins Sans Frontieres for the deadly bombing of its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, while the medical charity pressed its demand for an international commission to investigate what it calls a war crime. MSF said that an independent humanitarian commission created under the Geneva Conventions in 1991 should be activated for the first time to handle the inquiry. Three investigations have already begun into Saturday's air strike that killed 22 people, including 12 MSF staff.
New York (AFP) - Wall Street stocks pushed higher Wednesday despite some disappointing earnings news from Yum Brands, Adobe Systems and others.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama apologized to Doctors Without Borders on Wednesday for the American air attack that killed at least 22 people at a medical clinic in Afghanistan, and said the U.S. would examine military procedures to look for better ways to prevent such incidents.
MOUNT VERNON, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says she opposes the big Pacific Rim trade accord backed by President Barack Obama.
Volkswagen AG has withdrawn a software feature from its model year 2016 vehicles that should have been disclosed to regulators as an auxiliary emissions control device, the company's U.S. chief said on Wednesday. In written testimony submitted to a House oversight panel a day ahead of a Thursday hearing, Volkswagen America President and Chief Executive Michael Horn said the software required approval from U.S. and California regulators as part of the process that certifies vehicles for sale in the United States. The testimony to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations marks the latest disclosure of the Volkswagen scandal that began after the carmaker admitted to regulators that it used a software defeat device to evade U.S. emissions testing.
By Paul Lienert, David Morgan and Joel Schectman DETROIT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A popular diesel engine management program used by several top automakers, including Volkswagen AG , was not preprogrammed to detect when a vehicle was undergoing laboratory emissions testing, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and a former EPA official. Instead, VW had the engine software modified to turn on the vehicle's emission control system when it was being tested in the lab, on a rolling test bed called a dynamometer, then turn it off when the vehicle was on the road, the EPA said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department officials are meeting with police commanders from across the country to discuss ways to reduce violent crime.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration has signed an agreement to test technology that could locate the operators of small drones that are flying illegally near airports, as the government tries to crack down on near-collisions with manned aircraft.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators of the deadly U.S. air attack on a hospital in Afghanistan are focusing not only on how it unfolded but also on whether the decision to open fire broke the military's own rules for when to use force, officials say. Multiple U.S. breakdowns may have led to the aerial pummeling.
By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Russia ended high-level military talks with Israel on Wednesday with a call on other countries, including a suspicious United States and aggrieved Turkey, to coordinate operations in Syria. The two countries discussed how they can avoid accidentally clashing while operating in Syria. Israel has been worried that Russia's deployment there, which includes advanced anti-aircraft units and warplanes, could lead to unwanted confrontation.
Russia says it has launched missile strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria from its warships in the Caspian Sea - about 1,500km (930 miles) away.
Fifa president Sepp Blatter is facing a 90-day provisional suspension after an investigation by its ethics committee.
The three West African countries at the heart of the Ebola epidemic record their first week with no new cases since the outbreak began in March 2014.
The French and German leaders urge EU members to act together to tackle the migrant crisis which has seen more than 600,000 people arrive this year.
Hans Dieter Poetsch says VW's investigation into the emissions scandal will take time, after being appointed the company's new chairman.
US President Barack Obama has apologised to the president of aid agency Medecins San Frontieres for a bombing that killed at least 22 people.
The 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded for discoveries in DNA repair.
Israelis have been targeted in a series of stabbing attacks by Palestinians, Israeli police say, amid escalating tensions in the region.
Four Sri Lankan soldiers are sentenced to 25 years in prison for raping a Tamil woman in 2010 in the aftermath of the civil war's end.
A scheme pioneered by Google and backed by the BBC and other publishers will allows articles to download faster on mobile devices.
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Attempts by smugglers to sell nuclear material to extremist groups in the Middle East are thwarted by police in Moldova working with the FBI.
A toddler is expected to make a full recovery after a near-fatal car accident caused his head to detach from his spine.
Sharp has unveiled a smartphone that doubles up as a robot that can project video from its face and respond its owners' commands.
Brian Blessed has described how he delivered a baby girl in London's Richmond Park "years ago", biting through the umbilical cord before an ambulance arrived.
Skaters at the Kimberley Diamond Cup Skateboarding World Championships explain why the sport is taking off across Africa.
Former president of the United Nations General Assembly, John Ashe, has been charged in relation to an alleged bribery scheme.
Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann calls for European solidarity over the migrant crisis on a visit to the Greek island of Lesbos.
A group of teenage girls are using theatre to share their own experiences of what it is like to grow up in Baghdad.
Former British PM Tony Blair tells the BBC that the West must counter Russia's attempts at gaining leverage in Syria, to bring about a desirable outcome to the crisis