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U.S. helicopter 'friendly fire' incident kills eight Afghan soldiers

US Friendly fire kills AfghanisAt least eight Afghan Army soldiers were killed and five were wounded after two U.S. helicopters attacked a military checkpoint the country's Logar province on Monday.

The attack happened at 6:40 a.m. local time, according to Mohammad Rahim Amin, district chief of Baraki Barak.

"The outpost was completely destroyed; it was fired upon a lot," Amin told The New York Times. "The bodies were in bad shape."

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International Scores killed as blast rips through Turkish town near Syria border

Turkish town attacked

At least 27 people have been killed and nearly 100 hospitalized following an explosion in the southeastern Turkish town of Suruc on the Syrian border, the Interior Ministry in Ankara has said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, but an official told the Reuters news agency that “initial evidence” suggests that the assault was a suicide attack carried out by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

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North Carolina police officer to face trial for killing unarmed black man

Jonathan Ferrel officer chargedJury selection is set to begin Monday in the manslaughter trial of a North Carolina police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man in one of a series of killings that have sparked a fresh debate on race and justice in the United States.

The case dates back to the pre-dawn hours of Sept. 14, 2013, when a 24-year-old former Florida A&M football player, Jonathan Ferrell, wrecked his car and went looking for help in a subdivision outside Charlotte, provoking a 911 call from a young woman who was surprised to find him knocking on her door in the middle of the night and feared a home invasion.

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Searching for ET: Hawking to look for extraterrestrial life

HawkingRenowned physicist Stephen Hawking has joined a Russian billionaire to launch a major new effort to listen for aliens in the search for extraterrestrial life.

Hawking has offered his support to tech entrepreneur Yuri Milner's Breakthrough Initiatives project — a $100 million quest to see if extraterrestrial intelligence exists. Milner, who made a fortune through investments in companies like Facebook, said the power and innovation of Silicon Valley could be harnessed to search the entire Milky Way and 100 nearby galaxies.

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One of Google's self-driving cars has its first accident involving injuries (but it wasn't the one at fault)

Google carGoogle’s self-driving car has been in its first accident involving injuries after the high-tech, camera-equipped Lexus was rear-ended by a distracted driver in Mountain View, California.

The three Google employees who were riding in the car were taken to a local hospital where they were treated for minor whiplash before being released. The driver of the other car also reported having neck and back pain.

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Cuba and US to open embassies for the first time since 1961

US anc Cuban embassies to openFor the first time in more than five decades, Cuba and the US will have embassies in Washington and Havana.

Cuban President Raul Castro said the hugely symbolic step was the start of a long and complex road to normalisation.

The US State Department spokesman John Kirby said there were still "issues that we don't see eye to eye on."

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Bernie Sanders Draws Largest Crowd Yet In Phoenix

Bernie SandersSen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) continues to barnstorm the country with crowds that top those of every other contender in the race for the White House, Republican or Democrat.

At his latest campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona, on Saturday, the presidential hopeful drew more than 11,000 people, who gathered to hear him speak about income inequality, money in politics, climate change and growing wages.

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Donald Trump refuses to apologize for 'absolutely fine' attack on John McCain

Donald TrumpDonald Trump on Sunday stood by incendiary remarks in which he mocked Senator John McCain over his capture during the Vietnam war, refusing to bow to a chorus of criticism from Republicans and insisting he has no plans to pull out of the party’s presidential nomination contest.

The outspoken business mogul, who leads a crowded field of Republican presidential contenders in several recent polls, sparked widespread condemnation on Saturday after declaring in Iowa that McCain, who was tortured during more than five years as a prisoner of war, was “not a war hero”.

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Awaiting bulldozers, South Hebron residents appeal for Western help

Awaiting bulldozers in HebronThroughout the nineties, the IDF carried out small-scale demolitions in Susya, claiming all residential structures on the agricultural land were built illegally. But in July 2001, the entire village was destroyed a day after the murder of Yair Har Sinai, a shepherd from the nearby Jewish settlement of Susya. The village was promptly restored but today, 14 years later, the Nawaj’ahs fear another forced deportation.

Last week, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), Yoav Mordechai, tried to convince the Nawaj’ahs to accept residential land outside the nearby city of Yatta, while continuing to own their agricultural land in Susya. But citing numerous precedents of land takeovers by settlers in the area, residents of Susya are refusing to budge.

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