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  • Two dead as F-16, Cessna collide in South Carolina AFP - 4 minutes 25 seconds ago

    A supersonic F-16 fighter collided Tuesday with a small Cessna trainer over South Carolina killing both people in the Cessna and spreading debris over a wide area, US officials said. The mid-air collision occurred late in the morning about 11 miles … More »

  • Afghan delegation to meet Taliban as twin attacks hit Kabul
    Afghan delegation to meet Taliban as twin attacks hit Kabul Reuters - 7 minutes ago

    By Mirwais Harooni and Hamid Shalizi KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Tuesday he had sent a delegation to Pakistan to meet with representatives of the Taliban, his first acknowledgement of official talks with the insurgents … More »

  • US plans to cut 40,000 soldiers from Army: official AFP - 8 minutes ago

    The US Army plans to cut 40,000 soldiers from its ranks over the next two years in sweeping cutbacks at home and abroad, a US defense official said Tuesday. The defense official said the army plans to announce the cuts soon. … More »

  • Pope urges dialogue in Ecuador in wake of protests AFP - 9 minutes ago

    Pope Francis appealed for dialogue on Tuesday in front of nearly one million people at an outdoor mass in Ecuador's capital, recently rocked by anti-government protests. "The enormous richness of variety... moves us away from the temptation of … More »

  • Iran nuclear talks extended, source says 48 hours left for deal
    Iran nuclear talks extended, source says 48 hours left for deal Reuters - 20 minutes ago

    By John Irish and Arshad Mohammed VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran and major powers gave themselves at least until Friday to negotiate an agreement on the Iranian nuclear programme, but a source from one of the powers said on Tuesday they had to wrap up in … More »