Thursday, September 15, 2016

World News Briefs -- September 15, 2016

Smoke rises over a damaged site as Civil Defence members try to put out a fire after an airstrike on al-Jalaa street in the rebel held city of Idlib, Syria. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

CNN: Syrian airstrikes kill 23; Russia, US allege violations

(CNN)At least 23 people, including nine children, were killed during airstrikes in Syria on Thursday, as the United States and Russia accused each other of violating a fragile ceasefire.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it was unclear which side was behind four airstrikes in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor, an area not included in the ceasefire. In addition to the fatalities, 30 people were injured, some critically.

Most of the casualties occurred when a school being used as a shelter for families displaced by the fighting was hit, according to SOHR.

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Syria has not granted ‘a single permit’ to aid besieged Aleppo, says U.N. official. Syria breaching ceasefire deal by blocking aid convoys, says UN.

Russia accuses the US of not fulfilling its part of Syrian ceasefire deal and claims 'American-controlled' rebels of shelling civilians.

US plans to shift military assets to Syria in Russia deal.

France says they need details of US-Russia Syria deal.

Top Russian general discusses Syria with Turkish counterpart.

Half of Syria's school children miss out on education.

Turkish warplanes hit PKK targets in Turkey, northern Iraq.

Israeli planes hit Gaza after rocket fire.

U.N. chief calls Netanyahu's 'ethnic cleansing' video 'outrageous'.

Saudi prince warns Iran against using force to pursue rivalry.

Houthis study U.S. truce proposal for Yemen: negotiator.


Philippines president ordered murders and killed official, claims hitman. Philippine hitman says he heard Duterte order killings.

Philippines' Duterte denies giving death-squad orders.

Philippines is not 'little brown brother' of U.S.: foreign minister.

North Korea says ready for 'another attack' against U.S. 'provocations'.

Ex-Afghan leader attacks new U.S. combat rules.

India, Afghanistan call for end to all support of militants.

Watchdog: US reconstruction fueled Afghan corruption.

Japan to boost South China Sea role with training patrols with U.S.: minister.

Obama ready to ease Myanmar sanctions after Suu Kyi meeting.

China launches second trial space station.

China deports Canadian detained two years on suspicion of spying.

Malaysia confirms debris found in Tanzania is from MH370.


Libya report slams British, French ouster of Gadhafi.

Libya's east-based parliament promotes powerful general.

Libya resuming oil exports from some major ports.

Anger at military threatens Nigerian oil cease-fire.

UN says South Sudan arms embargo possible.

U.N. commission lists rights concerns in conflict-riven South Sudan.

Family of three killed in grenade attack in Burundi crisis.

DRC: 'National dialogue still on'. Congo to form interim government that includes opposition members.

Tunisian former president says authorities pressuring media.


EU leaders must react to post-Brexit crisis, summit chair says.

Before Bratislava, Merkel, Hollande talk EU security.

Eastern German town of Bautzen witnesses clashes between locals and refugees. Germany torn apart: Mob of 100 neo-Nazis in vicious brawl with 20 asylum seekers who goaded them into violence in latest example of how Merkel's open-door policy is dividing the country.

Merkel braced for more misery in Berlin vote in anti-immigrant backlash.

Frontex says 23,000 migrants reached Italy in August.

French, German ministers in Ukraine to revive peace deal.

Ukraine: Russia backs 7-day unilateral ceasefire plan.

EU Parliament chief: Trump win could boost 'imitators'.

French police fire tear gas at labour reform protesters.

British ambassador to Saudi Arabia completes hajj after converting to Islam.


Obama will convene refugee meeting at United Nations: White House.

Obama: Oceans key to protecting planet from climate change.

Brazil ex-President Lula charged with corruption. Brazil’s Lula fights back against charges in impassioned speech.

Non-Aligned summit set to back Maduro in Venezuela.

UK and Argentina agree to cooperate on Falklands industry and flights.

Guatemala judge bars president's son, brother from leaving country pending probe.

Cuban invasion: Immigration highest ever, deportations lowest.

Rubio warns of terror attack from Cuba flights.


CIA Director: Daesh following different model than Al-Qaeda.

House votes to block releases from Guantanamo.

U.S. confirms two more freed Guantanamo inmates rejoined militant groups.


How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Thursday.

Global stocks rise as U.S. data dims September rate hike chances.

U.S. tax avoidance clampdown a potential headache for Apple.

Apple seeks fresh momentum with iPhone launch.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is officially recalled.

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