Madina, 8, who was at the Doctors Without Borders hospital hit by an airstrike in Kunduz, is comforted Saturday by Georgia Novello, a nurse at another hospital, in Kabul, Afghanistan. At least 22 people died and dozens more were wounded at the Kunduz hospital. NATO said Sunday it is investigating the airstrike and whether the damage was caused by U.S. munitions.

Doctors Without Borders says it is leaving Kunduz after strike on hospital

The group’s withdrawal announced a day after an airstrike kills 22 and injures 37 others.

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 Family, union and company officials wait Sunday outside the Seafarer’s International Union hall in Jacksonville, Fla., as an intensive search resumed Sunday in the southeastern Bahamas for a U.S. cargo ship with 33 people on board.

More debris but no word on fate of ship lost off Bahamas

Aircraft and ships taking part in the search located a container that appears to have come from the 790-foot El Faro.

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Israel bars Palestinians from entering Old City after deadly attacks

It was the first time Israel has taken this step since it captured the Old City in the 1967 Mideast War.

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 Madina, an 8-year-old who was at the Doctors Without Borders hospital hit by a U.S. airstrike in Kunduz, is comforted Saturday by Georgia Novello, a nurse at another hospital in Kabul.

Doctors Without Borders leaves city after airstrike

The U.S. and Afghan governments vowed Sunday to jointly investigate the attack on a hospital in Kunduz that killed 22 people.

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Pope opens synod; calls for welcoming church but no gay marriage

The run-up to the family-themed synod, attended by some 300 bishops and other delegates, has been dominated by gay issues.

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World briefs: French Riviera hit by deadly flash floods

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After five years of negotiations, Pacific trade talks near deal

A dozen Pacific nations reached a breakthrough over how long a monopoly pharmaceutical companies should be given on new biotech drugs.

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 Madina, 8, who was at the Doctors Without Borders hospital hit by an airstrike in Kunduz, is comforted Saturday by Georgia Novello, a nurse at another hospital, in Kabul, Afghanistan. At least 22 people died and dozens more were wounded at the Kunduz hospital. NATO said Sunday it is investigating the airstrike and whether the damage was caused by U.S. munitions.

Doctors Without Borders says it is leaving Kunduz after strike on hospital

The group’s withdrawal announced a day after an airstrike kills 22 and injures 37 others.

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 “We’ll be continually affirming the teaching of the church, and now we have to find ways to reach out and be there for people who have a great deal of difficulty living up to that teaching,” Cardinal Donald Wuerl said.

Vatican synod on family builds on pope's visit

The pope today is convening a summit of bishops at the Vatican that runs through Oct. 25.

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 A picture depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin is splattered with eggs Saturday during a protest in Istanbul against Russian military operations in Syria. The picture reads both in Turkish and Russian: “Murderer Putin.”

Russia launches new wave of air raids in Syria

Meanwhile, an activist group said Russia’s air raids have killed 39 civilians over the three past days.

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 Monsignor Krzysztof Charamsa, left, and his partner Eduard, surname not given, leave a restaurant Saturday in Rome after a news conference.

Vatican dismisses gay priest after highly public coming out

The monsignor called for changes in Catholic teachings against homosexual activity on the eve of a major church meeting on the family.

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Palestinian kills two Israelis in Jerusalem

It was the second fatal attack on an Israeli family in three days.

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Migrants evade security to enter tunnel in France

About 200 migrants broke through security Friday, forcing a temporary suspension of both passenger and freight rail services.

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U.S. pushed to find drugs compromise in Pacific trade talks

The 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership will create a free trade zone covering 40 percent of the world economy.

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World briefs: Second foreigner killed in Bangladesh

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 The burned Doctors Without Borders hospital is seen Saturday after explosions in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz.

Apparent U.S. airstrike hits Afghan hospital

“This event is utterly tragic, inexcusable, and possibly even criminal," U.N. Human Rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said.

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U.S. military plane crashes in Afghanistan, kills 14

The dead included the six crew members, all American armed forces personnel.

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Russia hits IS territory in Syria with airstrikes but ignores Western demands

The Russian aerial assaults, which began Wednesday, have surprised and angered the United States and its Western and Arab allies.

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Hillside collapses on Guatemalan town, killing 26; hundreds missing

Tons of dirt and trees flattened dozens of flimsy houses when many residents had gone home for the night.

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Vatican upends Davis affair with news of audience with gays

The Vatican said the only “real audience” Pope Francis had in Washington, D.C., was with a small group that included a gay couple.

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 Kunduz chief of police, Mohammad Qasim Jangalbagh, left, talks to U.S. and Afghan special forces in Kunduz city, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday.

Afghan troops push into Kunduz, Taliban in retreat

Government troops seized control of Kunduz on Thursday.

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 In this photo made from footage taken from Russian Defense Ministry official website on Thursday, a bomb explosion is seen in Syria.

Russia confounds U.S. with Syria military moves

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says, aims to establish a caliphate from “Portugal to Pakistan.”

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Joaquin strengthens to Category 4

Hurricane Joaquin is seen as less likely to pose a major threat to the Eastern United States.

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 An honor guard opens the door Thursday as Russian President Vladimir Putin enters a hall at the Kremlin in Moscow to attend a meeting with members of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights.

Russia defends chosen targets of Syria strikes

Russian expands its involvement in Syria’s civil war.

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Vatican: Pope's visit with Davis not a form of support

Kim Davis, a Rowan County, Ky., spent five days in jail for defying a series of federal court orders to issue same-sex marriage licenses

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 A U.S. helicopter flies over Afghanistan's Jalalabad Airport, where a US C-130 military transport plane crashed in Jalalabad around midnight Thursday.

6 U.S. airmen among at least 11 killed in Afghan plane crash

An unknown number of people on the ground were also killed in the crash in Jalalabad air field, officials said.

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World briefs: 2 Israelis slain in West Bank

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 British Prime Minster David Cameron

Britain's Cameron rejects slavery reparations for Jamaica

The prime minister is visiting Jamaica this week, the first visit by a British prime minister to the Caribbean island in 14 years.

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 Palestine's President Mahmoud Abbas addresses the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday at U.N. Headquarters in New York.

Abbas says Palestinians no longer bound by pacts with Israel

Mr. Abbas said Israel had repeatedly violated its commitments, most notably by expanding settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem.

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World briefs: Afghan forces reportedly retake city

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 Afghan security forces patrol outside of Kunduz on Tuesday.

U.S. airstrikes back Afghan push to retake city from Taliban

Insurgent militants in Kunduz are expected to pose a difficult challenge despite American involvement.

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 Palestinian protesters throw stones towards Israeli security forces during clashes Wednesday over the Al-Aqsa mosque compound. The mosque has been the scene of repeated clashes in recent weeks, provoking international calls for calm at the highly sensitive site which is the third holiest in Islam but is also sacred to Jews as being on the Temple Mount.

Israel undermines U.S. peace effort, Palestinian Abbas tells U.N.

Mr. Abbas goes on to say the Palestinian Authority is no bound by accords signed with Israel in the mid-1990s.

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 President Barack Obama, accompanied by, rear, from left, National Security Adviser Susan Rice, Secretary of State John Kerry, and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, right, listens as Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, second from right, speaks at the Leaders’ Summit on Countering ISIL and Countering Violent Extremism on Tuesday at the United Nations headquarters.

Obama: Fighting IS will take time

The president addressed world leaders and acknowledged the extremist group’s strong positions in Syria and Iraq.

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Deaths from Yemen airstrike top 130 amid condemnation

The Saudi-led coalition denies it had a role in the attack.

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Leader of Sinn Fein won’t face prosecution

Gerry Adams was investigated in connection with the killing of a woman the Irish Republican Army suspected was an informer.

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 Smoke rises after airstrikes by military jets Wednesday in Talbiseh of the Homs province, western Syria. Russian military jets carried out airstrikes in Syria for the first time, targeting what Moscow said were Islamic State positions.

Russia launches first airstrikes on ISIS in Syria

Russian officials portrayed the move as an attempt to fight ISIS and to try to ensure the survival of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria.

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Survey says: White most popular color for cars ... again.

The survey says 35 percent of all vehicles built in 2015 were white and consumers selected more white vehicles than any other shade.

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World briefs: Taliban tighten hold on city

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 President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, share a toast Monday during the luncheon at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Obama, Putin clash over differences on Syria's future

Also Monday, Cuban leader Raul Castro gave his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly.

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 Pope Francis gives the homily during Mass with clergy, religious sisters and lay leaders at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.

Analysis: Francis’ impact echoes that of John Paul II

The similarities between the two popes, both battle-hardened from serving under fierce national dictatorships, are many.

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 Sediq Sediqi, spokesman for the Afghan interior ministry gives a news conference Monday at the interior ministry in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Key Afghan city falls to Taliban in major government setback

It’s the first time a major urban center has been taken by the group since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001.

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 Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn

German prosecutors investigate former Volkswagen leader

A spokeswoman said the inquiry could last months or years.

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World briefs: Bishops who covered for abusers guilty of wrongdoing, pope says

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 President Barack Obama delivers an address Monday on the opening day of the United Nations General Assembly.

Obama criticizes Russia, Putin for 'aggression' during statement to U.N.

The president calls out his Russian counterpart for military buildup in Ukraine and Syria.

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France says it has struck at Islamic State in Syria

French President François Hollande said six jets hit and completely destroyed a training camp in the country.

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 President Barack Obama addresses attendees during a plenary meeting of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit at the United Nations headquarters Sunday in New York.

Obama makes forceful defense of new development goals

He is set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin today.

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 Cuban President Raul Castro addresses the United Nations General Assembly on Monday.

Raul Castro lashes out at superpowers in first U.N. address

Cuban leader chastises world leaders for failing the world’s poor, sick and hungry.

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Pro-secession parties in Catalonia win majority in landmark vote

Their goal is to break away from Spain and create a new country.

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 Cars are parked in a Volkswagen dealer in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. German media report that Volkswagen received warnings years ago about the use of illegal tricks to defeat emissions tests. The automaker admitted last week that it used special software to fool U.S. emissions tests for its diesel vehicles. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Reports: VW warned about illegal emissions tricks year ago

“Volkswagen is working with all its strength to conduct a thorough and merciless investigation of this matter,” a spokesman said Sunday.

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World briefs: Putin says U.S. Syrian rebel support illegal

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