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Coalition airstrikes against ISIS have killed 800 civilians

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/30/17, 10:36 am

The U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State (ISIS) has killed at least 801 civilians in airstrikes, the Pentagon said in a Thursday report. The report said the deaths occurred between August 2014 and October 2017. The coalition carried out more than 28,000 airstrikes and is still assessing 695 reports of civilian casualties, the report added. “We continue to hold ourselves accountable for actions that may have caused unintentional injury or death to civilians,” the Pentagon said.

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Mixed U.S. reaction to North Korea missile launch

International | Plus, a Bosnian war criminal’s final act of violence, the pope’s strange trip to Myanmar, and more
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/29/17, 01:03 pm

NORTH KOREA launched early Tuesday its longest-range rocket to date, an intercontinental ballistic missile potentially capable of hitting the East Coast of the United States. The test flight was the first in two months, coming after tightened sanctions and U.S. efforts to stop the country’s nuclear weapons program. At the White House, President Donald Trump said, “It is a situation that we will handle.” But others expressed more concern. Sen.

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In an image provided by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Slobodan Praljak drinks from a small bottle during a hearing Wednesday.

Bosnian war criminal dies from self-poisoning

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/29/17, 10:37 am

A former Bosnian Croat military commander died Wednesday after drinking poison during an appeals hearing before the UN’s International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Croatia’s state television reported. Slobodan Praljak, 72, said he drank the poison from a small brown bottle shortly after judges upheld his 20-year sentence for his involvement in the Bosnian War in the 1990s.

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