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Cameron: Britain will get more drones to fight extremists

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 08:24
Britain will get 20 more drones and strengthen its special forces as Britain tries to help quell the growth of the Islamic State militant group in Syria and Iraq, Prime Minister David Cameron said Sunday.

Syria President: Russia campaign against 'terror' must succeed

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 08:07
Syria's President Bashar Assad said in comments Sunday that the air campaign by Russia against "terrorists" in his country must succeed or the whole region will be destroyed, stressing that the fight against terrorism must precede a political process.

Survivor: Gunman spared 'lucky one' to give police message

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 07:38
The gunman who opened fire at an Oregon college killed some of his victims after telling them to crawl across the classroom floor and shot one after saying he would spare her if she begged for her life, according to relatives of students in the classroom.

Gusty wind may add to weather risks on soggy East Coast

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 07:20
Flooding from days of record-setting rain along the heavily populated East Coast washed out bridges and homes and forecasters warned wind gusts topping 35 mph could down trees and power lines across the Carolinas and Virginia in coming hours.

Flash floods on French Riviera kill at least 16

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 07:14
Flash flooding around the French Riviera has killed at least 16 people, including some trapped in cars, a campsite and a retirement home, the president said. Torrents of muddy water also inundated buildings, roads and railway tracks, disrupting car and train traffic along the Mediterranean coast.

Tip of the iceberg: No end in sight to migrant wave

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 06:51
One month after the body of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach — and a week after the European Union agreed to secure its borders — the migrant crisis has largely fallen off the front pages and reporters are going home.

Activists say Russian strikes in central Syria kill 3

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 06:47
Syrian activists say Russian warplanes have struck in the central Homs province, killing at least two children and a shepherd.

Jordanian MP says son joined Islamic State, carried out suicide attack

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 06:30
A Jordanian parliament member said he learned from Islamic State-linked media that his son carried out a suicide attack in Iraq, three months after dropping out of medical school and joining the extremist group.

Biden backs transgender military service as US weighs policy

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 04:12
Vice President Joe Biden is throwing his unequivocal support behind letting transgender people serve openly in the U.S. military, as the Obama administration considers whether and when to lift the longstanding ban.

Twin Cities marchers urge US to open borders to Syrian refugees

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 03:55
Minnesota Mothers for Syria became the second to rally in as many months for the United States to open its borders to more people fleeing violence around the world.

Adult baseball league caters to veterans, baseball lovers

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 03:40
According to Jeremiah Dills, player-coach for the Charleston MoJo, the wood bat league "specifically caters to veterans by offering them a chance to play for free or at reduced costs.

Vicenza rallies for Saturday night win against Naples

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 03:29
The win is a boost for Vicenza's fragile hopes of returning to the Division II postseason a year after it made an impressive run to the semifinals.

Air Force Academy superintendent looks back on two years on the job

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 03:25
1981 graduate has worked to leave her mark in the classroom. She's emphasized collaborative work that allows different disciplines to join for a common effort.

Doctors Without Borders leaves Afghan city after airstrike

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 02:51
The group blames a U.S. airstrike, though Afghan officials have said helicopter gunships returned fire from Taliban fighters who were hiding in the facility.

Naval Academy Class of 1940 holds final reunion

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 02:43
Some 711 plebes entered the Naval Academy with the class. Fifty-nine were killed by the end of World War II -- the most killed from any one academy class in any one war.

Lawmakers push for tougher US stance in cyberspace

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 02:28
With the United States now vulnerable to overseas attackers who wield digital weapons, lawmakers are pushing military leaders to publicize some capabilities to deter raids on U.S. databases.

School hazing gets stern penalty in military-ruled Thailand

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 02:02
The offense: a video posted online that showed a half-dozen fully clothed freshman doing an erotic couples dance as upperclassmen cheered.

Balanced Penn State beats Army 20-14 on sloppy field

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 01:43
A.J. Schurr ran for two touchdowns for the Black Knights (1-4) but seven fumbles — three lost — kept Army's triple-option offense grounded.

Reynolds leads Navy past Air Force 33-11

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 01:28
Quarterback ran for 117 of his 183 yards in the first half and completed 4 of 10 passes for 117 yards with a touchdown on a wet, windy day.

Bangladesh rejects Islamic State claim of killing Japanese man

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 00:29
After assailants shot and killed Japanese citizen Kunio Hoshi in northern Bangladesh on Saturday, the Islamic State group issued a statement claiming responsibility for the attack.
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